Who said the endometriosis diet had to be boring - here is a tangy and tasty recipe with flavours of the orient.
Noodles with Vietnamese Sauce
Meat free, gluten free, dairy free, soy free
Note* Many more ‘high-street’ supermarkets are beginning to stock ingredients for oriental dishes requiring obscure ingredients. If they do not stock them, then ask them and they may add them to their stock list.
1 Soak rice noodles in a large bowl of cold water for 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.
2 Make the Sauce: In a blender or food processor combine coriander, basil, garlic cloves, lemongrass, jalapeno pepper, fish sauce and 2 tbs of peanuts. Blend until the herbs and peanuts are coarsely chopped. Then when machine is running, add the oil in a thin stream. Then add the remaining peanuts, and continue to blend until all peanuts are coarsely chopped.
3 Put the rice noodles into a large pan with ½ cup / 150ml of water over a medium-high heat. Stir until most of the water has been absorbed and the noodles are tender.
4 Add almost all of the pesto, and stir well, adding a few tbs of water if the pesto is too thick.
5 Taste the pasta and add more pesto, lime juice, fish sauce if you like. Garnish with remaining peanuts and serve immediately.