I know that it’s two to three days before Christmas and everyone’s searching Pinterest for gingerbread men and “the perfect Christmas roast,” so the chances that you want to make an Asian noodle soup are slim.
However, I think a bit differently – healthy eating never goes out of season. So, if you’re looking to Pin something for after the holidays or you’re trying to watch your waistline to fit into that New Year’s Eve dress, I’ve got a flavorful, easy recipe for you today!
You may be hesitant to cook much with coconut milk, because of its high fat and calorie content, but the health benefits of coconut far outweigh its caloric value. Coconut milk contains antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties that help ward off sickness.
Furthermore, the high fatty acid content in coconut milk serves as a natural moisturizer for healthy skin and may help repair wrinkles and sagging in aging skin.
I know I’m getting caught up on the health benefits of coconut milk, but that’s because I’m in the middle of fighting off a cold as I write this. I blame it on the less than 24 hours I spent in San Francisco and the 12 hours I spent on a plane the other week.
I actually never get sick (which is hard to believe, since, I’m sick now.) Whenever I do get sick, it’s that kind of sickness where you can’t do anything else but, well, be sick. When I was younger (like in middle and high school), I, without fail, used to get sick around this time.
I blame the excitement of 2015, I have so many projects I”m working on that I can’t wait to share with you – of course, one of them I’ve already shared: my cookbook! Nevertheless, send your happy, healthy vibes my way.
This noodle dish has spicy undertones from the red curry, a crunchy al dente texture from the spiralized daikon, and a beautiful crispy tenderness from the vegetables. The preparation is easy and its a one-pot kind of meal (which, as we all know, is ideal.)
If you don’t eat soy beans or don’t like tofu, swap out the tofu for your favorite protein – this recipe pairs well with shrimp, skirt steak and even ground meat. It’s very versatile, because the flavors are simple and the vegetables are universal.
What are you planning for your New Year’s celebrations?
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