I think a friend of mine said it best the other day when she called me on the phone and the first thing out of her mouth was $@&%*!# winter!!!
Don’t get me wrong I love snow as much as the next guy, like on that first snowfall there’s just something about it, it just brings joy to your core. Then February rolls around and there’s a sixth and a seventh “falling” and you start to think… ok snow you’re great and all but we’re all good down here.
By the tenth and eleventh storm the snow is no longer white. It’s actually taken on this grey colour and it’s become a wet slushy consistency that covers everything, so you can’t see the hidden patches of ice which makes walking and driving super fun. Then the temperature drops to -20 and all of a sudden I want to punch winter in the face.
A couple of weeks ago we got dumped on and I kid you not it took me almost 3 hours to shovel my driveway. That morning I was all like this will be so good for me, get outside, lots of fresh air, bring it on snow. Two hours in I was like what the @&%* was I thinking. Its freezing, I can’t feel my hands or my face, my back hurts and why does it feel like my driveway is the longest driveway of life.
Winter it’s been fun, but you can go away now.
But don’t worry I found the perfect solution to beat the winter blues
No Noodle Thai Chicken Stir-fry
2 small zucchini
1 tbsp. coconut oil
1 tbsp. coconut aminos
1-2 tsp. hot sauce
1/2 lb. of ground chicken
1 1/2 tsp. of fresh minced ginger
1-2 garlic cloves crushed
Handful of coriander
¼ cup of chopped cashews
In a frying pan toss in your chicken, garlic and fresh ginger and get that going.
In another pan, heat up your coconut oil and toss in your spiralized zucchini and carrots. You want to just heat them up slightly because if you over cook your veg they’ll be too soft and get mushy, you want them to retain a bit of that crunch.
Once they have been cooking for a few minutes toss in your coconut aminos which is just a fancier version of soy sauce, hot sauce and ground chicken (make sure your chicken is fully cooked through before adding it in) this is just to get all of those good flavours incorporated into one.
Now the fun part, time to plate it up, top each dish with a good sized handful of freshly chopped coriander, cashews, ½ an avocado, a good squeeze of fresh lime juice and salt and pepper to taste.
And just like that dinner is served, a well-deserved treat after 3 hours of manual winter labor.