Nasturtiums. Beautiful. Spicy.
My son loves these flowers. He likes to snack on them when he's in the yard.
I love them in spring rolls, sushi, and soups such as this chicken curry noodle soup. This dish is paired with home-sprouted mung beans, mint, cilantro, rau-ram, green onions, and thai basil, and napa cabbage straight from the garden.
Khaubpoob is a traditional dish for many Southeast Asians. It may be called something different or it may even look slightly different. It is essentially fried red peppers with garlic, oil, other spices, and then coconut milk and chicken broth is used to make it's soup consistency. It is eaten with rice noodles, vermicelli kind. You can add in bamboo shoots, enoki mushrooms (oyster is great too!), and quail eggs.
This dish can be very high in calories and the noodles can make it challenging for those who suffer from diabetes and cannot eat too much white rice. If you just eat the broth and noodles, then this dish would be more dense in calories rather than dense in nutrients. The trick is to use a lot of veggies. Start out with 3/4 cups to 1 cup of noodles with loads of veggies. After you are done eating, listen to your body. Drink a glass of water. If you are still hungry, then have 1/4 cup of noodles with some more veggies.
I never discourage people from eating cultural and traditional foods. It is part of who we are. But it is still valuable to learn to listen to your body before, during, and after a meal. We should feed our bodies and our souls too.
**You can use soba, sweet potato noodles, and other noodles to substitute for vermicelli. #lifestylewok