A month flies by without a visit to the gym, and the day after I go I’m all sorts of sore.
It takes me a while to recoup, and then a month goes by (again).
When I finally do get back to the gym, I’m back to being sore.
My friend told me I’m “going too hard.” I walked on the treadmill for 45 minutes and did four low-weight arm exercises… If that’s going to hard, then I’m a lost cause.
Tom Kha Gai- Coconut Chicken Soup
Recipe by Chief Michael Smith
The first time I ever ordered Tom Kha Gai was at my favorite Thai restaurant, Wild Ginger, in Littleton, Colo. I don’t know who out of my family decided to convince the rest of us to try it as an appetizer, but I’ve been addicted to the sweet and tangy concoction since. I love to order it for pickup, pour it over rice and watch a movie as I slowly finish the whole container off. YUM.
Last night my boyfriend Shane and I tried this Tom Kha Gai recipe from Michael Smith. I’ve made the soup a few times with a recipe that was authentic and close to Wild Ginger’s (never quite made it though), but I’ve forgotten where that recipe came from.
We tried Smith’s, and it didn’t quite reach the same flavor as the lost recipe, and nowhere near Wild Ginger’s. It was much more limey, and didn’t contain onions (which in my opinion are ESSENTIAL! I didn’t realize onions weren’t on my shopping list until I had already got home and started cooking. I didn’t have time to go back to the store.) The shredded carrots were weird too.
So, why am I posting this then if it seems I disliked it? Although it wasn’t like the Tom Kha Gai I’ve had before, it was delicious in its own right, and I would most certainly make it again. Shane really liked it too!
Click here to go to the recipe!