Little did I know about Cambodia (and Cambodian food) before I got there to visit Angkor Wat. But during my very first breakfast at the Park Hyatt in Siem Reap, when I was welcomed with a feast of local gluten & dairy free rice desserts (Akor was my absolute favorite), I discovered that traditional Khmer food is naturally free from two of the most common allergens: gluten and dairy products!
“After Eight” have always been one of my favorite treats growing up… (How could they not? I mean, did you try them?) But now that Sugar and I aren’t getting along that well anymore, I started to make my own Paleo Chocolate Peppermint Patties.
Who can better design a gourmet gluten and nightshade free bruschetta than an Italian fine dining Chef?! I meet Rolando Manesco in the beautiful glass restaurant “Theo Meo”, the Italian bistro at the gorgeous Intercontinental in Bangkok, and being that both of us are from the Milan area and ardent food lovers, we start chatting about delicious gourmet food, travel and the most amazing resorts around the globe.
Like many other of the recipes you can find on this website, this delicious Green Mango Salad with grilled fish, garlic, holy basil and lime has an exotic story behind it.
It’s not every day that you can learn to prepare a gourmet raw Pad Thai salad from a fine dining Executive Chef who cooked for Madonna, Beyoncé and Elton John.
If you are familiar with this blog, you know I have quite a few Thai food recipes in here, and a grain free pineapple fried rice, that was also paleo and compliant to the Autoimmune Protocol, seemed like the perfect addition to complete this collection!