Melissa from theclothesmakethegirl.com is my friend in a parallel universe where we wear all black and sit at dingy coffee shops talking about PRs, words that make us smile and debating why dogs are better than cats. And I have blunt bangs. Yes. Oh, ok, back to this universe here is my FAVORITE recipe from her:
This recipe is also in her cookbook which is my, of course, is my #1 favorite cookbook in the whole wide world! I was able to do laundry, water the basil, help my son write a letter to his cousin, and make mayo all while my “uninspired soup” cooked away!
I started this recipe at 7 in the morning, it finished cooking right at 9 and I was still able to make the 1030 wod before a swing shift! Phew- that’s a lot to do before an eight-hour day at the office!!!
The wod that I made it to that day was a real high point for me. I was able to do it RX’d (prescribed… get it… like a doctor–ha ha) AND in the time cut off. Yay me!!
I topped my crispy crack-pork with home-made guac and salsa and day dreamed of telling Melissa how bad ass she is… without creeping her out.
After a “body weight” based wod today (REALLY?! Talk about salt in the wounds for not doing better at the lean up challenge!!), I came home starving. Straight up HANGRY! I gave pintrest my ingredients: mango and chicken. This is what came up:
Mango Chicken Salad with Spicy Ginger Dressing by the Smoking Chestnut
Since the recipe isn’t “paleo”, I changed things up a tad:
- 2 t minced ginger
- 2 T Sriracha
- 2 T red wine vinegar (organic that I got from Green Leaf)
- 1 T Tamari
- 1 t coconut aminos
- 1 T sesame oil
- 2 boneless skinless breasts grilled and chopped
- 1 mango, chopped
- 1/2 head purple cabbage, diced
- 1 Okinawan carrot, julienned
- 3 Okinawan chives, chopped
- 1 zucchini, julienned
- handful of cilantro, chopped
- 1 T sesame seeds, toasted
It made me happy. It made JR happy.
Then I got super pissy. Don’t know if it’s: driving to Naha in the wind (which reduces the already low speed limit to an excruciating crawl); my husband going on his man trip tomorrow; celebrating JRs birthday without his dad and while I’m at work; super irritated that a friend has complained about not being invited to activities- and then when I do invite them, they don’t come; 39 days without a cigarette, trying to herd 12 cats to play bunco, or this “rare blue moon“. Whatever it is, I hope it passes as fast as it came on!
Ugh. Well, at least I’m “well fed“… get it?? Get it?!?!