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Feb 20

Rainbow Thai Salad

Welcome to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama, Emily from Whatever Floats Your Oats, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl, and Cassandra from Powered By Bling, to create awesome healthy recipes each week! Today’s theme = Eat the Rainbow! Make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well!

Have you entered my giveaway for a bag of hemp hearts yet? (If not, head on over! 😀 )

Happy Friday, everyone! I think one of the kids from my peds rotation left me a parting gift of…RSV. I have been congested for the past two weeks and it’s transmuted into a chronic cough that sounds terrible. There’s a chance that the patients/staff in psych suspect I have TB. ._. I am surviving though, and everyone there is super nice. The long hours are not fun, but it could be worse, and at least I get free lunches! (Hooray for cutting down on that grocery bill! I don’t think I’ll even break $50 for this month! :] )

One of my med school friends and I semi-regularly congregate each weekend to do a massive food-prep for the week. She happened upon Gimme Some Oven’s Rainbow Thai Chicken Salad and upon seeing the picture, I knew we had to make it. For serious. It’s beautiful. I may even have stopped breathing for a moment or two. Such was my awe. :O

Colorful recipes make me super happy. This was super, super tasty and packed with all sorts of delicious nutrients! I sent a picture of it to Linda and went home that weekend so I could make it for her, because I had to have her try it.

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If I had the time (and the money to buy avocados + mangoes regularly), I would totally make this every week! <3

It did take longer than it should have, because I ripped up all of the cabbage by hand. (…Yep.) Also, my peanut butter wasn’t being cooperative and was refusing to mix with the natural oil, so mixing that all up for the dressing was somewhat of a struggle, but if you have cooperative peanut butter and perhaps a food processor to dice everything for you, this should be a piece of cake! <3

Rainbow Thai Salad

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Ingredients:

(Salad)

    • 2 cups purple cabbage, shredded
    • 3/4 head green cabbage, shredded
    • 1 12 oz. package of carrots, shredded
    • 1 green bell pepper, cored + diced
    • 1 orange bell pepper, cored + diced
    • 1 yellow bell pepper, cored + diced
    • 1 mango, peeled, pitted + diced
    • 1 avocado, diced
    • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
    • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
      The colors get a little muted with the dressing, but still delicious!

      The colors get a little muted with the dressing, but still delicious!

       

(Dressing)

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2-3 tbsp hot water
  • 2 tbsp mango rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp (gluten-free) soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp sesame oil
  • juice of 1 lime
  • pinch of red pepper flakes

Instructions:

  1. (Dressing) Whisk all ingredients together until combined. If the dressing is too thick, add 1-tsp amounts of hot water until it reaches your desired consistency!
  2. (Salad) Toss all salad ingredients together until combined. Drizzle with dressing and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

End-of-Week-ish Recap!

  • I’m trapped in my psych rotation and have taken to attending the group counseling sessions, which have actually been pretty helpful. Find out how to let go of past grievances!
  • This week’s Dish The Fit was on…writing your own manifesto! Check out mine!
  • I’m a FitFluential ambassador! :D! I also shared 10 confessions on the blog that may or may not be elaborated on in the near future!
  • Check out my review of Manitoba hemp hearts and find out how to make a Protein Banana Cake in a rice cooker!
  • How do you show compassion? I teamed up with over 1000 bloggers for #1000Speak to write a post about compassion, kindness, non-judgment, and helping others.

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  1. Susie @ SuzLyfe

    I love the vibrancy of thai food, and duh the flavors. I’d probably make mine with PB2 or peanut flour, but this is super similar to the peanut sauce that I make for Alex! SO good for hot and cold preparations
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    1. Farrah

      Agreed! 😀 I still haven’t had a chance to try PB2 or peanut flour! (Too much peanut butter I need to use up before I can justify getting any!)

  2. Annmarie

    So pretty and vibrant, I love it!!!
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    1. Farrah

      Thank you! 😀 I would gladly eat this every day!

  3. Elizabeth @ Enjoy Every Bite

    That salad looks amazing!! I love colorful, veggie meals because you know they’ll be tasty and super healthy! Happy weekend — stay warm!!
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    1. Farrah

      Thank you! I adore this salad! <3 The colors make me happy, hehehe. Hope you have a great weekend too! I'll try not to freeze!

  4. Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    I love a recipe that starts with ALL of the pepper colors! You know it is going to be good!
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    1. Farrah

      Very much agreed! :D!

      Hope you have a great weekend, Julie!

  5. Elsie @ Sharing Healthiness

    Hurray for free lunches!! :) I love food that tastes good (obviously..duh!) but if it also looks good then that is an added bonus! I hope you feel better soon <3
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    1. Farrah

      hahaha, agreed! I used to never care about what food looked like as long as it tasted good, but it does actually make a difference! 😛

  6. Jaelan @ Making Mrs. M

    That salad looks SOOO good! Yum!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks! <3 It's one of my favorite salads ever!

  7. Jess @hellotofit

    Such beautiful colors in this recipe! Great minds think alike, since we both have Thai-themed foods this week :P. Looks delish, Farrah!
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    1. Farrah

      They do indeed! ;] Thai food is wonderful, and thank you! <3

  8. Sarah

    YUM! I really like cabbage salads (not coleslaw) and thai food! What I love even more is peanut butter! I’m going to have to try this, thank you for sharing!
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    1. Farrah

      Yay! Sounds like this is the perfect combination for you! 😀 Hope you enjoy it!

  9. Pragati // Simple Medicine

    This sounds really amazing. The perfect flavors, all mixed together. Thanks for sharing!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks! I adore this salad! <3

  10. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    I am always a huge fan of the Thai flavors!
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    1. Farrah

      Same here! :]! It’s one of my favorite cuisines!

  11. Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl

    What a gorgeous salad!!! I LOVE pretty food :)
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    1. Farrah

      Thank you! I’ve definitely grown to reallyy appreciate pretty food as well! :]

  12. Alina

    Oh my goodness, isn’t this the most colourful salad in the world? I could just it eat right now, it looks absolutely delicious! And very nutritious, too!

    1. Farrah

      Agreed! 😀 I’d totally eat this every day! <3

  13. Tamara

    That looks amazing and delicious. I am one of those women that really dislikes cooking… I do it so my kids have warm healthy meals. However this salad looks like something I would not mind making. Thanks for the new recipe.

    1. Farrah

      I hope you like it if you end up making it! 😀 If you have a food processor/chopper sort of thing, making this will be super super easy! :]

  14. Ariana

    Oooo that sounds so good! Do you think if I just kept the dressing on the side it would keep for the week? I’ve been needing to switch up my salad game for the week and this looks like it would do the trick!
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    1. Farrah

      I think it will! I did that and it was fine! :] (I definitely used it on more than just salad, haha.) Just mix it up a little if it happens to settle/separate! :]

      1. Ariana

        Awesome, thanks!! 😀
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        1. Farrah

          Anytime! 😀 Hope you have a great weekend! <3

  15. genevieve @ gratitude & greens

    I am all about eating the rainbow! Love all the colours and the Thai flavours! Have a great weekend Farrah :)
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    1. Farrah

      Agreed! <3 Thank you, and I hope you have an awesome weekend as well! 😀

  16. Esther

    What a beautiful looking salad! And delish too!
    (Sorry again for the wrong link-up recipe from me)
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    1. Farrah

      Thank you!

      You never need to apologize for pancakes! <3 I can't wait to try making them! (My pancakes usually turn into sorry messes, but at least they'll still taste good!?)

  17. Christine Gallagher

    I love that this is so good for you and it’s so pretty
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    1. Farrah

      Yes indeed! 😀 I would love to eat this every day! 😛

  18. Katie

    Yuuuuuummmmm I want that dressing for *all* of my salads!
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    1. Farrah

      I have a container of that dressing in my fridge for exactly that purpose! :]!

  19. Tiffany

    Farrah, this looks incredible! I love Thai food so much. I’ll definitely be making note of this recipe to try later.

    P.S. I hope you feel better soon!
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    1. Farrah

      I hope you enjoy it! I would totally eat this every day if avocados and mangoes were always in season. *-*

      Thank you! I hope so too! I think my coughing and hacking is scaring people into thinking I’m dying. D:

  20. Ima Mosier

    This looks delicious. I love all of the colors.
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks! I think the bright colors add to how much I enjoy eating it, hehehe. :D!

  21. Yuliya

    Yum! This really does look like a beautiful and delicious recipe! I love for my food to look colourful, too!
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    1. Farrah

      Same here! It brightens up the dreariness of winter! 😛

  22. Sun

    Wow, this salad looks beautiful and after reading the recipe list, sounds absolutely delicious as well. I love anything crunchy, with a bit of sweet and spice. Nom :)
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    1. Farrah

      I think you’d definitely love this one then! 😀 I love the crunch and the colors too! :]

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