I make a Thai coconut soup....oh yum, sounds odd, but its wicked good.
1 can coconut milk (has the fat in it, so just drop that in the pan too)
1 can coconut milk can of Milk
1 package of rice noodles (cooked and placed into cold water,you can replace with angel hair/any type of noodle)
shrimp (sea food) or Chicken (cooked)
chili sauce (hot suace or ground chili's we call it rooster sauce)
bean sprouts, peas or pods, celery, carrots (sliced thin), onion, garlic, broccoli (what ever your family likes) now place a drop or 2 of olive oil in a pan, keep tossing veggies veggies and meat until veggies are becoming tender and hot add in drained rice noodles toss until hot.
Add coconut milk and milk in with veggies and meat, add one tsp (more or less according to taste!) of the ground chili paste/sauce.
Let sit for 10 min so the flavors blend.
Serve with chicken curry, use 2 tsp (according to taste) curry (red is hot, green is less hot), add 1 lb ground poultry, onion diced and peas or corn (just enough to show color), cook til done.
lay on bed of lettuce (tell your cousin tuff, lol , lettuce is good for you! hee hee)
you can make a dressing out of sesame oil a bit of vinegar with garlic.
Also you can leave off the curry chicken and make a salad with thai peanutbutter dressing, that is tastey too! Weird sounding but great.
Good luck, keep us posted please!!!!