On visiting my extended family out of state, I found three people heavily into Weight Watchers, counting “points” like no one’s business. They like my cooking, and it’s been an interesting twist for me to think of great, low-point foods for them.
I can dilate on the “how” if people are interested, but I just wanted to set down that I tried making phad thai but subbing thinly sliced cabbage for the rice noodles.
I knew if I managed the moisture issues with the cabbage that this would turn out at least alright. But it wasn’t just alright–it was incredibly good. Part of that might be simply about freshness, because I bought all the ingredients new, even down to roasting the blanched peanuts from the Asian store just hours before the meal. But I have to say, this was extraordinarily successful, and zero “points” except for the palm sugar, which I didn’t know how to calculate.