Coconut-Lime Slaw and Save the Chard

Today’s Run: 7.5 recovery miles

After my run, I met up with my pal Sarah, who is house-sitting here in town, for some walk-and-talk time. Our plan was to walk and then have breakfast at the cafe by where she’s staying, but the place was closed. What the heck. So we just extended our walk so we could hit a different coffee shop. Walking + coffee = happy. We had a little discrepancy, though…my Garmin said we walked 3.9 miles, and her iPhone said 4.57. Hmmm, satellites, confused much?

Fun fact about Sarah: Sarah has been teaching in the same district for the entire time that I’ve been here, but it’s just been recently that we’ve started hanging out and I’ve learned that she’s a really cool person. Way to miss the cool friend boat for six years, Cassie.

Anywhoo, when I got home, I attacked the massive weed patch that was my garden. The good news is that it actually looks like a garden now. The bad news is that my Swiss chard looks like this:

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What is happening? Can it be brought back to health? Help me, Internet friends. Save the chard!

That was a little dramatic. Here’s a recipe for you to make up for the melodrama.

Coconut Lime Broccoli Slaw

1 package broccoli slaw

1/4 c. coconut milk (the kind in a can by the soy sauce, not the drink)

1/2 can water chestnuts

1 T. safflower oil or other neutral oil

Zest and juice of 1/2 lime

1 T. rice vinegar

1 t. honey

Mix everything that’s not slaw or chestnuts, then dump it all together and mix it up.

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Easy and tasty. If you’re still looking for a side dish for that 4th of July BBQ, this is a good one!

Can you save my chard?

What are your 4th of July plans? I’m running a 5k in the morning, which should be interesting since I’ve done speedwork a whopping two times since Boston, then doing political stuff that I don’t really like to do for the rest of the day.

I have most of a can of coconut milk left over. What should I do with it?

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3 thoughts on “Coconut-Lime Slaw and Save the Chard”

  1. Hey Cass, Dad says your chard has bugs, maybe grasshoppers. You’ll need to dust it with something to get rid of them and stop the chewing. You can use standard insecticide or they make some organic ones as well. Good luck!

  2. Woo hoo for *heart flutters* from friends! Thanks for admitting to the world that we are friends! Now I know you are really my friend and not just humoring me! ;0)

    Chard? What in the world is chard? I guess I am not much help on the saving chard campaign.

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