10 March 2013

New starts and taking action

Taking that first step is always difficult. It is even more difficult when you have to take that first step more than once.

 About 3 years ago I was diagnosed with PCOS. I tried a variety of things and started to get in under control last summer. Everything fell apart last year health wise and I finally have a new path to go along. The short of it is, giving low gi a go properly, exercising at least twice a week and new drugs so that I can push a trip to hospital to later in the year.

I'm still planning on keeping this part of my life alive but, you can also find me over on tumblr. Just search for nellimay.tumblr.

The first step was awareness, next one is action. This week is all about action.

11 January 2013

Thai Red Curry Paste

One of my favourite curries is a Thai red curry. It's tasty and goes well with most proteins. You start with a paste and then add too it. The recipe I use is from a book that Dad and I fight over. Technically it's his book but it spends more time at my house.

The recipe says to use dried chilli but I use fresh and it comes out fine. The paste freezes really well and can be used months later with no loss of taste (or at least none that I found).

Thai Red Curry Paste
makes about 10 tablespoons

10-12 fresh, hot red long chillies
5 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
140g shallots, chopped
1 Tbsp fresh lemon grass, slices thinly
3 thin slices peeled fresh galangal or ginger
1 thin slice of fresh kaffir lime rind
6-8 fresh coriander roots, washed and coarsely chopped
freshly ground white pepper
1/4 tsp shrimp paste or 2 anchovies
1/2 tsp gnd cumin
1/2 tsp gnd coriander
2 Tbspn bright red paprika

Stick everything in a blender with some water and blend to a paste.