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KNSTINE
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8/22/07 5:11 P

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That is awesome advice!! Do you think that using the 'lite' coconut milk in my own cooking would help? I mean I know that coconut milk really isn't ever "good for you" but... I love my curry *pout*

I will deffinately try the substiute you mentioned.
I think I've decided that the red curry tofu will be my 'cheat' meal once a week. (with the sauce on the side of course)

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8/20/07 8:22 P

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The reason most Thai curries and laksas are horrendously high in fat and calories is that they are made with coconut cream or milk. If you avoid anything with coconut cream you should be fine. That includes satays, which include the double whammy of lots of peanuts as well!

I've found a great trick if you like cooking Asian food at home. If you are vegan you can made a substitute coconut cream that's low in calories and fat by using soy compound (dehydrated soy milk). Just add enough water to get a creamy texture then add a few drops of coconut extract. And the best thing is that it doesn't curdle like some brands of soy milk can do while cooking.

Vegetarians can use evaporated milk with a few drops of coconut extract in the same way.

Edited by: EVILWOMBATQUEEN at: 8/20/2007 (20:26)


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8/20/07 8:08 P

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I am addicted to veggie sushi. Low cal and very low fat. You can buy it prepared at some grocery stores.




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8/20/07 10:39 A

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I go out of my way to find restaurants that offer brown rice as an option instead of just white. Besides that, look for the simple steamed veggie/tofu meals--most asian restaurants offer that. I like to order a steamed veggie platter with brown rice and a side of sauce of your choice (my sauce of choice is peanut sauce-yum!). Other things you order could be veggie sushi, edamame, salads and soups.

Hope that helps,

Nicole



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KNSTINE
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Ok How long was that title?? Geez. I've become mildly addicted to asian type foods as of late, and I know as a culture their food is pretty healthy, but everything that I read on sparknutrition seems pretty horrible fat wise (Pad Thai, or Red Curry Tofu both having over 30 grams of fat per serving.) What are the best choices at Thai/Japanese/etc. places?

Thinking about Bento (http://bentocafesushi.com/) for lunch...so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!! :) emoticon

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