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Delicious Desserts of Thailand

Most Thai restaurants don’t offer or serve these Thai desserts. It’s because these desserts can take forever to produce. Some of these Thai desserts was originated from the royal palace in Thailand, where servants spent a lot of time preparing delicate and precious sweets for the royal family. Soon enough, these delicious desserts found their way to the streets of Thailand to be enjoyed by the masses.

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7 Thai Desserts You Didn’t Know Existed

Thai people love their sweets, and if you rely on the options that your local take-out place offers, you’re missing out. Usually, ending a meal with a plate of seasonal fruit like papaya, watermelon and pomelo is standard in the average Thai diet, but it’s just as easy for one to indulge in the array of intricate and… Read more at Food Republic

There are a lot of delicious snacks and food found on every street in Thailand, it is really easy to catch yourself nibbling on something at any given moment. It is also very hard to keep the weight off because of this exact same reasoning. However, many healthy Thai food that you can eat without any guilt.

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The Top 10 Healthy Thai Dishes

While traveling in Thailand, you will notice that everyone wants to know if you have eaten. Before even greeting you with a ‘hello,’ you will be asked, ‘gin kao ruang,’ meaning, ‘have you eaten yet?’ To be fair, there are so many enticing snacks and food vendors found on every soi (street), it is hard not to… Read more at Culture Trip

Thai Dessert: Trying Thai Street Food Desserts and Sweets. Street Food in Thailand Vlog

Thai Street Food is really delicious, It’s a must to try if you’re on holidays in Thailand. Thailand food markets are one of the best places to buy fresh and authentic Thai food, or to buy groceries and fruit while you travel in Thailand. There are so many Thai dishes on offer and the foods here are cheap, and so… Watch here

Originally posted 2017-03-17 10:24:50.

Fresh Thai Food Ingredients That Can Produce Alkaline

Most acidic fruits and vegetables that we eat can turn into alkaline in our bodies.

Raw and organic sugars like Honey produce alkaline ash, but because of a high concentrate of sugar this can also become acid-formers.

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(*) Should not be eaten with other foods. They are externally acid but alkaline internally.

Acid/Alkali Forming Foods

It must be noted that because a food is acid it is no indication that it REMAINS acid in the body. It can turn alkaline. Honey and raw sugars produce alkaline ash, but because of a high concentrate of… Read more at Palma Health

If you want to eliminate toxin and acid waste in you body, you need to help control the pH of your body.

This is possible to achieve through diet, the Alkaline Diet.

This diet will help you lead to a healthier body.

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The Alkaline diet: What it is and how it works

One word is enough to describe the alkaline diet – “balance.” Alternatively named the “acid-alkaline balance diet,” this approach to weight loss can have a profound impact on your health. A solution that eliminates acid consumed by the body through food, alkaline is a… Read more at DailySabah.com

 

Originally posted 2016-11-24 10:53:01.

WHAT MAKES THAI FOOD SO HEALTHY?

Thai cuisine is one of the best-tasting and also, one of the most healthiest cusines worldwide. The exotic taste, fresh and organic ingredients used in Thai food and cooking methods make Thai cuisine more delicious and mouth-watering. Though Thai cuisine has a very unique and special taste and aroma that can entice foodies, they’re also loaded with vitamins and minerals.

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12 REASONS WHY IS THAI FOOD HEALTHY TO EAT

You can enjoy at least three and up to four or five basic taste senses in each Thai dish; sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy. The basic ingredients of Thai food include; turmeric, galangal, coriander and lemongrass, chilies, coconut milk, and kaffir lime leaves. Thai foods are quite similar to Asian foods contained in a variety of flavors and spices. Some spices used in Thai food possess the healing properties for the human body… Read more at FOODIEMAGZ

Thai food is perfectly okay to eat every day, without risking your health, it all depends on the choices we make. To help you pick the right items on the menu of you favorite Thai restaurant, here’s a list of healthy Thai food items.

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Eat What You Love – 5 Healthy Thai Food Dishes

Universally adored and perceived as the healthy choice, it can trick one into believing that we can eat it all day, every day, without consequences. But like with just about anything in life, there is a flip side to this. Deep-frying, coconut milk based curries, MSG, sugar (lots of it), saturated fats… Read more at Thanyapura.com

Thai Shrimp Soup Recipe

Today we’re making a yummy Thai Shrimp Soup!… Watch here

Originally posted 2017-04-07 10:28:29.

Delicious Thai Dishes That Are Really Good For You!

Authentic Thai food is known to be really fresh and healthy. Using natural and fresh ingredients with lots of beautiful herbs, spices and vegetables. Thai dishes simply tastes amazing!

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Healthy Thai Food: 21 Delicious Dishes that are Actually Good For You!

Is Thai food in Thailand healthy? That’s quite a complicated question, mainly because there are so many different Thai dishes available in Thailand, ranging from processed, greasy, and sweet, all the way to fresh, spice filled, and vegetables galore… Read more at EatingThaiFood.com

Peanuts, fresh vegetables, Pad Thai, noodles, curries… whatever mood you’re on, most Thai restaurants have it. If you’re craving for some good and healthy comfort food, maybe try some amazing Thai food.

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No such thing as too much Thai food

Sweet, salty, sour and spicy. Thai food has it all. Although Thai cuisine centers around these four main flavors, it offers an endless range of dishes. With curries, salads, noodle plates and rice, Thai food can be go from sweet to brutally spicy. This is especially true for local Thai establishments… Read more at The California Aggie

Thai Street Food – Thai Fish Markets – Thai Street Food

Bangkok is one of the world’s best places to eat Thai food and street food. Also, there are many restaurants as well as street vendors cooking and selling Thai food that it can be difficult to find the really good ones. What we are trying to find are the places that serve authentic and delicious food, where the Thais actually love to eat… Watch it here

Originally posted 2017-01-27 10:45:50.

Pearl’s Famous Tom Kah Coconut Soup Recipes Card

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Originally posted 2015-05-07 16:35:42.

Stick To Your Vegan Diet With Delicious Thai Food

Most people, if surrounded by delicious and mouthwatering foods makes them feel like a little child in a candy shop. To anyone that is in a very strict diet or food allergies, the candy shop looks more like a room full of gold. Make one mistake, you’re diet is ruined or worse, you get a very bad allergic reaction.

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How to enjoy Thai food and stick to your diet

In general, it is best to stick with food that looks and is as close to its natural state as possible. The more fussed-over the food, the more likely it contains something you can’t or don’t want to eat. So choose plain steamed rice over fried rice, and fresh fruit over fruit-based desserts. The rule of thumb applies in all cases… Read more at CNN Travel

Looking for vegan dishes and vegetarian restaurants in Thailand is quite easy. Since many Thai locals are either Muslim or Hindu, it’s common in these religions to not eat meat of pork or beef. There are even vegetarian festivals in Thailand.

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Being a Vegetarian with Thai food

If you are a vegetarian, you are in luck with Thai food. Most Thai dishes consist of rice or noodles with vegetables, meat and sauce on top. Meat is viewed as just one part of a dish and not the main focus of the meal. Much of the flavor of Thai food comes from the sauces and vegetables, so you can frequently substitute Tofu or other protein based ingredients that you do eat for the specified meat… Read more at ThaiTable.com

Originally posted 2017-04-28 10:15:15.

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Pearl’s Famous Tom Kah Coconut Soup Recipe
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A Healthier Take on Tom Kah Coconut Soup This healthy version of a traditional Thai dish is prepared using macrobiotic principles. The vegetables are cooked lightly in water instead of oil and balanced herbs are used. This soup can be made vegan, if you prefer it, by using Bragg’s Liquid Amino as your stock base instead of traditional fish sauce.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 Bowls 25
Cook Time
45
Servings Prep Time
6-8 Bowls 25
Cook Time
45
Pearl’s Famous Tom Kah Coconut Soup Recipe
Print Recipe
A Healthier Take on Tom Kah Coconut Soup This healthy version of a traditional Thai dish is prepared using macrobiotic principles. The vegetables are cooked lightly in water instead of oil and balanced herbs are used. This soup can be made vegan, if you prefer it, by using Bragg’s Liquid Amino as your stock base instead of traditional fish sauce.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 Bowls 25
Cook Time
45
Servings Prep Time
6-8 Bowls 25
Cook Time
45
Ingredients
Servings: Bowls
Instructions
  1. Preparation 1. In a separate saucepan add coconut milk, kaffir lime leaves, galangal and lemon grass. Simmer for 30 minutes to 1 hour or so for taste. (when the broth is ready you can keep the herbs in for next step or dispose of the herbs if you desire) 2. In a separate pan saute the onion, carrot pieces in a small amount of water until they begin to soften. 3. When coconut broth is ready, add the sauteed vegetables 4. Then add optional vegetables and meat. 5. Stir in Bragg’s, fish sauce or sea salt and continue cooking 5 or 10 minutes longer until optional items are cooked. 6. Top with cilantro sprigs, green onion and lemon juice and serve. Enjoy!
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Recipe Notes

This rich tom kah coconut milk soup has been a long-standing favorite of Thai Spices’ patrons for years. It gets its unique rich flavor from quintessential Thai ingredients such as lemon grass, galangal root and kaffir lime leaf. It’s a quick and easy soup to make that’s surprisingly satisfying and delicious.

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Originally posted 2015-05-07 16:23:32.

Pearl’s Famous Tom Kah Coconut Soup Recipe

Tom Kah Coconut Soup

Tom Kah Coconut Soup

This rich tom kah coconut milk soup has been a long-standing favorite of Thai Spices’ patrons for years. It gets its unique rich flavor from quintessential Thai ingredients such as lemon grass, galangal root and kaffir lime leaf. It’s a quick and easy soup to make that’s surprisingly satisfying and delicious.

A Healthier Take on Tom Kah Coconut Soup

This healthy version of a traditional Thai dish is prepared using macrobiotic principles. The vegetables are cooked lightly in water instead of oil and balanced herbs are used. This soup can be made vegan, if you prefer it, by using Bragg’s Liquid Amino as your stock base instead of traditional fish sauce.

Important main Thai ingredients for Tom Kah soup.

Important main Thai ingredients for Tom Kah soup.

Most of the ingredients for Tom Kah coconut soup you can find at your local Asian grocer, a health food store or on Amazon.com.

by Master Chef Pearl Pardee

Ingredients

Half a white onion, sliced wide

2 cans coconut milk (not lite)

1 small size carrot, cut in thick matchsticks

5-6 kaffir lime leaves (sliced thin)

2-3 slices galangal root

2 stalks of fresh lemon grass, cut into 1″ pieces

1/2 of a jalapeno pepper cut into medium pieces (or more if you prefer a hotter soup)

(Optional) other sliced vegetables such as broccoli and button mushrooms, cooked chicken pieces or shrimp

2-3 tsp Bragg’s Liquid Amino seasoning or fish sauce or 1-2 tsp sea salt

Small handful of cilantro sprigs

1 green onion, sliced

2 tsp lemon juice

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Shown: galangal root, lemongrass, white onion, kaffir lime leaves

Preparation

1. In a separate saucepan add coconut milk, kaffir lime leaves, galangal and lemon grass. Simmer for 30 minutes to 1 hour or so for taste. (when the broth is ready you can keep the herbs in for next step or dispose of the herbs if you desire)

2. In a separate pan saute the onion, carrot pieces in a small amount of water until they begin to soften.

3. When coconut broth is ready, add the sauteed vegetables

4. Then add optional vegetables and meat.

5. Stir in Bragg’s, fish sauce or sea salt and continue cooking 5 or 10 minutes longer until optional items are cooked.

6. Top with cilantro sprigs, green onion and lemon juice and serve.

Enjoy!

Originally posted 2014-01-17 13:25:00.

Tips For Cooking Healthy Thai Cuisine

Most homemade dishes that tastes really great is made from using the freshest ingredients, and great Thai cuisine is no exception. Most Thailanders still doesn’t own a fridge up to this day. They are still used to buying fresh produce from the market on a daily basis.

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Top 10 tips for healthy Thai cooking

In the West, not everyone has an Asian shop on their doorstep but simply making the journey to your nearest supplier twice a year will keep you in fresh Thai flavours. Be sure to ask what day their fresh ingredients arrive from Thailand (it’s the same day every week), take your bounty home, give the ingredients a good rinse, let them air-dry for a bit, and freeze them the same day in an… Read more at BBC Good Food

If you think Thai cuisine is just all about fried fish cakes, pad thais and curries, think again. The foundation of Thai cuisine are incredibly healthy, with nourishing and healing herbs and spices. Also, uses vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables. This is a guide to healthy Thai cuisine ingredients that will definitely help you boost your immune system.

Healthy Thai Cuisine Ingredients

Guide to Healthy Thai Ingredients

Fiery ginger and its fragrant cousin galangal are packed with medicinal benefits that are ideal for winter. Gingerol, the active ingredient in fresh ginger, can help fight infections, particularly respiratory infections (goodbye winter colds!). Plus it’s great for treating nausea and is a powerful antioxidant… Read more at Asian Inspirations

TAMARIND: Everything You Need to Know – Hot Thai Kitchen!

Tamarind, known in Thai as “makaam”, is one of the most important ingredients in Thai cuisine. It is a staple in every Thai kitchen, and it plays a key role in popular dishes, such as pad thai! Many people cook with tamarind, but perhaps few know what the fruit actually looks like or… Watch here

Originally posted 2017-05-19 10:30:58.

Health Benefits of Thai Basil

Thai Basil is a great and excellent source of vitamins and essential nutrients. There are a lot of other nutrients, vitamins and minerals present in Thai basil that are not listed here such as vitamin C and omega-3 fatty acid.

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4 Unexpected Health Benefits of Basil

Basil leaves come complete with an array of antioxidants and other wonderful phytonutrients. Some of these phytonutrients, orientin and vicenin, which are in the flavonoid family, have been found to “protect cell structures as well as chromosomes from radiation and oxygen-based damage… Read more at Care2.com

Thai Basil seeds are said to have antioxidants, anti-cancer properties, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. Minimal scientific research has been done on basil seeds. Maybe because there’s no huge market for Thai basil seeds yet. But the future for basil seeds looks very promising based on preliminary research.

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Are Basil Seeds the New Superfood?

A detailed nutritional study of basil seeds is currently not available. But like other seeds, basil seeds contain all the concentrated nutrients and building blocks needed to grow a new plant. No toxicity or any harmful effects have ever been found for basil seeds. They’re recognized as safe to eat. Their basic nutritional make-up compared to chia seeds is… Read more at EcoWatch.com

Various Skin and Hair Benefits of Basil | Mind Blowing Basil Benefits

Basil makes a lot of sauces and dishes smell and taste extra special. But did you know that it is also being used in traditional healing for centuries now because of its impressive medicinal properties? It’s known to be highly effective against sore throat, fever, the common cold, cough, obesity, stress and even cancer… Watch here

Originally posted 2017-03-31 10:38:33.