What You'll Eat
Lots of rice and noodles. There isn’t one Asian diet, but Oldways, a nonprofit food think tank in Boston, developed a consumer-friendly Asian diet pyramid. It calls for rice, noodles, breads, millet, corn, and other whole grains every day, along with fruits, legumes, seeds, nuts, and veggies. You can also have a daily dose of fish or dairy, if you choose. Once a week, you can dig into eggs and poultry, and red meat is OK once a month. Sake, wine, and beer are allowed in moderation, and you should have six glasses of water or tea each day. And don’t forget to top those Asian meals with herbs and spices like amchoor, chiles, curry leaves, fennel, garlic, ginger, mint, and turmeric.
The cookbooks and sites below will give you a good start in adding basic Asian recipes to your repertoire.
Last updated by Angela Haupt | December 05, 2013
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