Blog Challenge: 5 Foods

Picking 5 foods is a challenge, because of my sensitive stomach.  So here are the food items I love…that I can actually eat (or at least I force my body to like).

5.  Noodle Soups.  Ok…so I love Ramen noodle soups.  I could live on the various kinds from the cheapo ones at the grocery store to the rice vermicelli and rice noodle soups from the Chinese grocers.  I had to re-train my body to eat noodle soups.  It took close to three years before my body would play nice to my favorite instant meal.  Sure, people bitch about the sodium content, but it’s my way of getting the soup my Mom used to make at home.  Just add veggies and meat to the noodle soup and I’ve got a full course meal. 

I also love Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup…not the grown up version…the 50 cent can version.  Just add lemon juice and I’m a happy camper.  Cures what ails.

4.  Vietnamese, Thai & Indian Food.  I grew up with all three of these cuisines.  My mom was Thai, so I got authentic Thai food all of the time (trust me, not a fan of those American food nights).  When we lived in Chicago, our family was good friends with an Indian family, so I became a fan of a lot of different kinds of Indian food.  From 6th grade and on up, I fell in love with Vietnamese food, especially Pho. 

3. Curry.  I’m a big curry fan.  I prefer Thai curry, but I also love Indian curries.  I try not to eat the Thai version too much because the coconut milk is so fattening.  I love curry so much that I’ll eat it like soup…so long as it’s doused down with lemon juice.  Mmm…I think I’m going to go make a pot of curry after this challenge. 

2. Pad Kee Mao.  This Thai dish is the only dish that really hits the spot every single time.  I discovered that my stomach doesn’t like the consistency of thin noodles.  It’s so difficult to eat and not vomit up.  But Pad Kee Mao is a large flat noodle…but it’s the Thai basil that makes me sing with happiness.  Pad Kee Mao is also called drunken noodles.  It’s soo good.  It makes my mouth sing with happiness, especially when I douse it down with garlic chili sauce and vinegar.  Makes my tummy sing, “Yummy Yummy Yummy I’ve got food in my tummy.”  Trust me…it only sings this when I have Pad Kee Mao…no other dish.  {Note: food in my tummy without struggle…trust me…it sends pleasure signals all throughout my body because it’s so happy I could finally eat something.}

1.  Green Beans.  I have a very odd obsession with green beans.  I’m an addict.  I love green beans sauteed in garlic, olive oil and sea salt.  I even like the cheap version out of the can where it’s loaded down with salt and bacon fat.  Add green beans to any Asian dish…best part of the dish!  Yes, I love me some green beans.

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