I don’t know about you, but one of my pet peeves is when restaurants title a dish in a misleading way. Like whenever they have “Mexican salad” or “Asian stir fry” and it doesn’t resemble anything that an actual Mexican or Asian would eat. Not to mention that Asia is huge and encompasses so many different countries and diverse cultures… I also find it pretty funny when restaurants boast about their Cuban food. I have been to Cuba, and their food is definitely not a strong point. The street food is mainly cheese sandwiches, meh pastries, and really greasy pizza. However, I did have some amazing (and healthy) dishes while I was there! Like here:
My recipe for today is for my Thai Salad. It is so good! I had it for an appetizer at lunch and dinner yesterday. I can vouch for its authenticity because…
I stalk monks like its my job…
I tried to eat literally everything I saw while I was there. In some cases, I bit off more than I could chew. Like when I literally started crying from the amount of red chili peppers in my fruit baggy. They are big on chopped fruit, in a bag, with lime juice, sugar, and red chili peppers. He asked me if I wanted it tourist style or local style. I went for local. Which means 4 or 5 chili peppers instead of 1. BIG mistake. Can’t hang, can’t hang.
The only not-that-Thai ingredient that I added is a pinch of cumin and a sprinkle of cinnamon. The cumin isn’t key, but the cinnamon issss.
Recipe: Serves 1
Chop up 2 large handfuls worth of green cabbage, 1/4 of a red bell pepper, a handful of mushrooms, and some avocado. Throw into a bowl.
Squeeze the juice of 1/3 of a lime into the bowl. Add 1 tbsp of brown sugar, a pinch of cumin, a shake of cinnamon, and as much cayenne pepper as you like/can handle.
Stir well and enjoy!
Cabbage * contains fiber and antioxidants.
Red bell Pepper * the bright color is an indication of its high concentration of vitamins. It has tons of vitamin A, carotenoids, and vitamin C. Of green, red, and yellow bell peppers, red ones are technically the most nutrient dense.
Mushrooms * a great source of niacin, potassium, and selenium!
Cayenne pepper * high in antioxidants and temporarily raises the metabolism!
Lime juice * has been linked to weight loss, improved digestion, constipation relief, treatment of scurvy (vitamin C deficiency), and respiratory disorder improvement.