Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I have a confession - I miss junk food

When I was told I had celiac disease, I was so relieved that there was finally an answer to why I had been SO unwell for so long. I went gluten-free straight away, immediately. I sometimes wish I had had a 'last meal' (or several). It's not that I really miss junk food - it's more that I miss the ease of junk food. There are times when I just can't be bothered cooking. It's too hot, too whatever and I just want food without the bother of cooking it. Rice noodles are just the thing. I had a pile of coriander (cilantro), so I made this sauce...

1/4 cup fish sauce (nam pla)
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup lime juice
Mix together, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Then add
2 long red chillies - finely chopped
1/3 cup finely chopped fresh coriander

Serve the sauce over rice noodles, top with chopped peanuts, snowpea sprouts, shredded chicken or thinly sliced steak. Cool, fresh, delicious.
I wish you could smell this!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I did the same, gluten free immediately. I too wish I had one last gluteny meal. I probably would have had a scone from DD's Country Cafe in Waitoki. They are the best scones (probably in the world) and I have to drool over them each morning on the way to work when I stop to get coffee. They are always freshly baked just as I arrive for my coffee!