Tag Archives: paleo Thai cuisine

Spicy Thai Chili Cucumber Soup

 

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This is a SUPER EASY recipe that I put together while looking for ways to use my home made coconut milk. I didn’t have enough ingredients to make a recipe out of Sarah Fragoso’s new book Everyday Paleo: Thai Cuisine, so I decided to just make something up and improvise, while staying a little Thai-Spired. Please adjust the spiciness to your liking. the amount of Thai chili I used produced a pretty strong level of spice, and I used mostly yellow/orange and some green ones. So please adjust according to your own preference. As hot as it was, the flavors were beautifully complimentary, bright, warm, and comforting.

  • 6-7 whole Thai chilies – tops removed
  • 2 cucumbers, sliced thick
  • 1″ piece of fresh ginger, skin removed, and sliced with the peeler into soup
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper and onion slices
  • 2 bunches or more of fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 quart full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup (Optional)

Add all ingredients to a pot and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the vegetables are tender.

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Sweet Potato Beef Stew

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Oh slow cooker, how I’ve neglected you! I forgot how easy the crock pot makes my life on gym days. Nothing says happiness like coming home after a WOD a not having to make dinner. I took some spice cues from Thai Cuisine; using basil (But not Thai basil, since I couldn’t find it when I went ingredient shopping.) ginger, and lemongrass. Coconut milk added a rich creaminess, and everything really brought out the flavors in the yams.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs Grass Fed Beef Stew Meat
  • 2 Cans Light Coconut Milk
  • 2 stalks (3-4 inches each) Lemongrass, Chopped
  • 1 2-3 Inch peice of ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp Cayenne
  • 2 Yams
  • 1 Large Carrot
  • 1 Vidalia Onion
  • 5-7 Basil Leaves
  • Salt, Pepper, Paprika
  • 2 tbsp  Coconut Aminos
  • 2 Stalks Celery

To prepare, chop the yams, carrots, onions, and celery. Add the ingredients to the crock pot, and then add the beef and remaining ingredients. Cook on low for 8-10 Hours.


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