Vegan & Vegetarian

Stir Fried Kangkung Terasi

This recipe is from Mama Miyaki again. This dish perfectly complements the chicken karagi from my last post. I met water spinach for the first time in Cambodia. After cooking with it once I was hooked. It became a regular vegetable in my kitchen (is it a veg.? It looks more like green leaves to me..??). You could buy it all year round in the markets in Siem Reap. I loved the freshness and feeling of this super healthy food (do I think ‘healthy’ because we are brought up thinking ‘spinach’ is super healthy?)

Anyway, here are these luscious green leaves in their full splendour!

water spinach

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Fresh Veggie Strips with Khmer Dipping Sauces-Ginger Fish Sauce & Tamarind Sauce

Here are some pics of veggies that I prepared for the party to go with the dipping sauces. You can use almost any veggie that can be cut into pieces (radish, carrots courgettes etc.etc.) or leaves (like salad, mustard or cabbage even). They use all sorts here to go with many, many dishes.  It’s a good way to eat those greens. I love green. It should definitely be added onto the nutrition list of what our body needs. Somehow the chlorophyl in green veggies and leaves is a must for my body! After a year of studying herbal medicine at the Samuel Hahnemann Schule in Berlin (amongst many other subjects-but I didn’t finish the course because I did a runner to Asia;-)) I realized why. It’s the blood of plants and somehow we need it in our bodies _ can’t really explain but I just know my body craves it.

The sauces I made here for the first time and they weren’t perfect. Since then I’ve made them again and then had the same thing made by my girlfriend. Her’s tasted far, far better. I will get her recipe and post it. She said the sauces have as much variety in them as one wishes. I made the sauces below from my favourite Khmer food website-Khmerkorm,  on the net. See bottom of page for links.  At the time of this party 2-3 months back we were not together so I couldn’t ask her.

How even the common old cucumber can look so scrumptious!! Even the dark green one-I thought it’s a courgette when I bought it-but no, it’s a cucumber too!! 🙂

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Carrot & Pea Sized Aubergines with Long Green Beans Pasta & Broccoli Coconut Cream Sauce

Phew, what a long title! This recipe is an extension of my ‘broccoli & coconut cream soup’ recipe. I even made another dish out of it! Really an experiment that tasted good like it is below rather than mixed with the soup I thought!

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Broccoli & Coconut Cream Soup

First of all apologies for not being able to reply to comments or likes and checking out the blogs of all the wonderful people who take the time to look at mine.  I have a friend visiting me here for a week or two that I met in Bangkok 4 months ago. We spent a lot of time together and have developed a friendship and I am over the moon to have visitors that I can show around my new new home city:-) I will definitely get round to it!

Here’s a delicious and easy vegan soup recipe I created. Reasons being that I’ve read a lot of information on the net about vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower , cabbage and pak choi being good for reducing the activity of an over active thyroid. So I am trying to include more of these vegetables into my diet.

I’ve made this soup twice now and here is the recipe for my favourite version which is also the easiest. It tasted best without the optional veggies in the ingredients.

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Fried Chinese Cabbage Side Dish

Here’s the recipe for the fried Chinese cabbage side dish that accompanied the bird curry I posted yesterday!!

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Green Mango & Tamarind Soup

Today I made this delicious soup. Got sick of watching TV and lying around being weak and feeling miserably bored!

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Easy Tomato & Onion Side Salad and Coriander & Kaffir Lime Rind sauce

So here is the third part and final part of the dinner I made last week when a friend came to visit from Kuala Lumpur. Here is the side salad and sauce recipe that accompanied the “Fried Cambodian Fish Bengali Style”  and “slow fried 3 Aubergine & Pepper dish.

God, all these terms and names of dishes. This is new to me! Normally all I care about is that my food tastes good and is made with fresh and natural ingredients. Since I’ve started writing these recipes for this blog, I’ve noticed that I don’t know the names of many of the fruits, vegetables or other food that I cook with and eat. I know it in Bengali but not in English and sometimes only the German name pops into my head. And to make it more complicated now I’m learning Khmer 🙂

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Slow Fried 3 Aubergine and Pepper-Bengali style

Here’s the recipe for the 3 aubergine and pepper side dish-cooked Bengali style like in my family!

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