Monday, 18 March 2013

Will Run For Thai Coconut Soup

I'm not a big fan of winter running.  Mostly, I freeze for the first km and then I find myself peeling off the layers and putting them back on until the run is over.  I am  however, a  fan of big bowls of Thai coconut soup after a frosty run.  

Farmer was kind enough to let us (Jeb, Hank, & I) join her for a run this Saturday.  Farmer doesn't actually like running with us.  I'm pretty sure she only invited us along because she was sure that we wouldn't take her up on the offer.

  Apparently I talk too much.   Hank prances along so effortlessly that he makes it look like you might be moving backwards or at the very least standing still.  Jeb is a bit of a spectacle.  He prances.  He rarely prances at the pace you've selected.  He's either so tired he can hardly bear to walk (or so he makes it seem) or he's so excited that he wants to gallop.  Occasionally the run turns into a contact sport when both of the boys get a twinkle in their eye and decide that it would be a good time to tackle each other.

People stare.  It might have something to do with the tunes that farmer belts out.  It might be the spandex.  It's hard to say.  We may not be running together for a while.  

  Will Run For Thai Coconut Soup

(Serves 8)


1T coconut oil
1T minced garlic
1 T minced ginger
1 medium onion roughly chopped
8 C vegetable broth
2 T Bragg (or soy sauce)
1 tsp red curry paste
2 stalks lemongrass (cut bulbs into 2-3 inch pieces and discard the stalk)
1 C full fat coconut milk
1 C cooked rice noodles
1 1/2 C mushrooms (e.g. button)
1 C sliced carrot
2 C broccoli florets
1/4 C red pepper thinly sliced
1-2 T fresh cilantro
3 T lime juice

In a medium pot bring water to a boil.  Cook rice noodles according to package directions.

Heat coconut oil in a large pot.  Add onion and cook until translucent.  Add garlic and ginger and cook for 1-2 minutes.  Add vegetable broth, red curry paste, Bragg and lemongrass.  Bring to a boil, add carrots and simmer for approximately 5 minutes.  Add mushrooms, broccoli and red pepper.  Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until vegetables reach desired firmness.  Add coconut milk, rice noodles, lime juice and cilantro.  Remove lemongrass pieces and discard.

running is hard work

I have no idea that I don't actually fit in this tiny space.

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