Seven Veggie Stir-Fry

Seven Veggie Stir-Fry

I don’t remember my mom ever telling me I had to eat my vegetables. 

As I recall, roughly from the age of four on, there were no late nights sitting around the table, having been told to clean my plate or I’d have no ice cream, no whining at the sight of peas or broccoli on the table, and rarely a green been pushed aside.

In fact, I’m pretty sure I remember a few times I was upset about there being too little peas on multiple occasions.

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Rockin’ it Seaside Thai Noodles

Rockin’ it Seaside Thai Noodles

Okay, I don’t think I’ve ever had a drink in a coconut, but I do think it would make up part of the perfect backdrop for dining on a plate of shrimp-and-scallop-adorned Thai noodles.  Spicy seaside food that’s exotic and delectable without knocking all your hard beach-body work!  So even if you’re making this as a pseudo-summer-getaway dish, you know you’re not making a mistake.

Speaking of which…

Apparently mistakes can be a good thing.  Mistakes are part of the learning process, they tell you in grade school.  Mistakes are normal, even if they often involve a little frustration and embarrassment – like sending someone a text that was meant for someone else.  Stuff like that builds character, right?  Mistakes were not encouraged in driving school.  For good reason, really… but we’re not really going to talk about that.

Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that when I come up with a whole recipe without looking at any other instructions, I tend to make a lot of mistakes. 

Like, why did I cook my noodles first?  That leaves them to sit and get dry and gummy while I do everything else.  Why did I sauté everything separately instead of saving time and doing them all in the pan together?  How did I manage to overcook the scallops?

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