If At First You Don’t Succeed, Thai Thai Again.

Get a net.

I’m about to toss you some seriously scientific shizzle.

Ready?

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

                                                                                               -Sir Issac Newton

Applied to my life, this means that for every good action, there is bound to be some sort of bad reaction.

A few examples:

Action: Promise a month of recipes that will convince you to get your greens in.

Reaction: My computer crashes and I can’t blog for two weeks.

***

Action: Work overtime to get some extra green.

Reaction: Spend extra income on car repairs.

***

Action: Dog vomits unknown green substance on carpet after eating kitchen scraps.

Reaction: Dog proceeds to re-ingest green regurgitation.

Girl vomits.

***

Action: Plant garden to reap the rewards of fresh greens.

Reaction: Get a lush garden full of green……weeds.

***

Action: Wear lovely, new green top in accordance with new dress code to work.

Reaction: Have three adults and one child call you a leprechaun and wish you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

***

Action: Spend 1.5 hours shelling pistachios to make pistachio butter.

Reaction: Boss gags while tasting it.

***

Action: Have a refrigerator filled with green produce.

Reaction: That is green because its moldy after being a little over-zealous at the Farmer’s Market.

Action:

Use up the non-moldy greens to make Thai Inspired Broccoli Slaw

Meet the greens:

Thai Green Curry Paste

Green curry paste is a spicy combination of chilis, lemongrass, and Thai ginger. This recipe uses an entire four ounce bottle but you may want to start with a tablespoon or so and adjust the flavor to your liking.

Broccoli Slaw

Baby Bok Choi

Green Onion

Prepared broccoli slaw is a tasty and easy way to get those healthy greens in. Give it some ethnic flair with a spicy green curry dressing that takes only seconds to put together. If you can’t find baby bok choi, go ahead and use regular green cabbage or leave it out all together.

Thai Broccoli Slaw

1 (12 oz) bag broccoli slaw

2 heads baby bok choi, shredded or 2 cups shredded cabbage

3  chopped green onions + additional for garnish

For dressing:

1 (4 oz) jar green curry paste (found in the ethnic food aisle)

1/4 cup rice vinegar

2 tablespoons  unrefined coconut oil

salt + pepper, to taste

Put broccoli slaw, bok choi, and green onions in a large  bowl.

Whisk together green curry paste, vinegar, and coconut oil.

Pour dressing over the greens.

Toss to coat.

Tidbit: Add shelled edamame to make it a meal.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Reaction: Feel satisfied that another month of challenges has been completed.

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And when some science geek gets all nerdy on you and tells you that  this is a laughable example of Newton’s third law,

react by punching him in the pocket protecter and tell him to stop being such a douche.

Sorry about the language.

Perhaps I need something to wash away the series of unfortunate events that left a bad taste in my mouth.

Cheers to keepin’ it clean and gettin’ in all those greens!

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4 thoughts on “If At First You Don’t Succeed, Thai Thai Again.

  1. Action: Husband plants a 72 foot garden.
    Reaction: He leaves town, we get a hard frost and wife is scrambling to find sheets, towels, tarps, anything to cover the 72′ garden in the dark.
    Action: wife saves garden
    Reaction: kills husband.

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