Hello everyone. Quick introduction: I am a Canadian teacher working in Taiwan. I just starting going raw mid-December, with hopes of ending my IBS troubles and being fit and healthy in general. I am so grateful for finding this website; the recipes alone have been a godsend.
Good to meet you, corecries! I'm happy to find someone else in my neck of the woods---or more like jungle. I've been to Thailand a few times and know the food variety is similar, yes. I don't know about you but I can't find regular kale here, although there are tons of Asian greens available, many of which I don't even know the English names of, so I have been trying out different things weekly.
Have you met anyone else on here from Asia? It seems like most a North American or European, so I often feel out of the loop for some ingredients. Anyways, yes I hope we can keep in contact!
First Asian-inspired recipe (although it's not that creative!): I had a wheatgrass and pineapple smoothie at a store the other day and it was surprisingly good. Very grassy but pleasant with the pineapple. I can't find wheatgrass here and don't feel like ordering kits off the web, so I just made up my own local version:
half a pineapple
several leaves of choi sum (the green kale-like plant with the tiny yellow flower in it)
a piece of ginger (thumb-tip size)
Whiz in the blender! I've also added an apple and some cinnamon, which was also good.
Thanks for introducing yourself and I hope to hear from you again!