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Growing up in New England, I was raised on rather bland flavors. While I love New England baked beans and a good pot roast, the flavors aren’t really bold, spicy or exotic. When I moved to Houston my taste buds went into a bit of culture shock! All of a sudden I was eating stuffed jalapenos and alligator on a stick! Houston is also a melting pot of cultures, especially in the science community that we were in so we were introduced to a ton of Asian flavors as well. Last year I read a cookbook all about Asian Fusion which really intrigued me. Food fusions basically take the style of one culture and mix it with the flavors of another to create a totally new creation. This is an Asian Fusion idea that I threw together for an easy, quick weeknight meal and we were all very impressed!
In my house, top your own anything is always a big hit. We do top your own salads on a regular basis, too. Something about giving the kids control over creating their own plate makes meal time more fun. You can use whatever toppings your family enjoys. I wanted to include bean sprouts but they were out of stock so I went with water chestnuts for that added crunch. Get creative with your toppings and every meal with be a little bit different! I used some San J gluten free Tamari Sesame salad dressing as the liquid while simmering the meat but you can use your own favorite Asian sauce.
Asian Fusion: Top Your Own Thai Burrito
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire and has worked in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging and freelance writing to share this knowledge with others. Learn more about her HERE.