The most frustrating part of the Paleo Diet for me has been the inconvenience of it all. It’s surprisingly difficult to eat fresh, local, unprocessed food. Cucumbers grow blue fuzz in the vegetable tray if I’m not careful (and it’s very easy to be not careful when you work full time and have a “spirited” toddler and a daily gym habit, etc.) Daily grocery trips are almost a necessity for fresh dinner every night.
Except. There are some rare breeds of pre-made foods that are pretty decently close to following Paleo rules and the Roi Thai brand of curry soups fall firmly into that category.
Our Thai Nanny brought us some back when she visited her family in Bangkok last winter and said they were very good. And we knew we’d hit pay dirt with her endorsement.
And just so I’m clear — none of the Thai stuff you find in the Safeway grocery aisle is remotely Thai, and most of it is pretty North Americanized crap. But this curry is perfectly spicy, amazingly fragrant, and, with the addition of some thinly sliced peppers, mushrooms, and chicken or tofu, it’s a super fast and very healthy meal. Corey and I love the Red Curry the best, and we frequently eat it over roasted spaghetti squash for some extra bulk.
When our supply dwindled, we searched around desperately online to see if we could find somewhere that would ship the curry to us in Canada. But then we heard that they sold this brand at T&T, our local Asian supermarket. This weekend I bought 20 of them: Panang, Green and Red.
It’s not totally Paleo because there is some salt and also palm oil but every other ingredient is whole and fresh and something you’d totally recognize.
Several thumbs up, definitely see if you can find it in your Asian market as well.