Dear lovely people at Zico Coconut Water,
I am sure that when you passed these out at the Founders 5K last weekend….
…you expected they’d be used for nutritious post-race hydration. However,
your product, while just okay on its own, is divine when mixed with rum. Perhaps you should start selling to bars. Because I think a lot of people would dig the Zicolada.
Thank me later.
Today’s EAT: Coconut two times on the blog today? Coco-loco. But I was feeling very Thai tonight:
Tom Kha Gai soup is one of my favorite Thai dishes, but surprisingly I’d never attempted to make it until tonight. It’s super easy – I followed this recipe, for the most part, omitting the bok choy and rice and adding some sliced mushrooms and scallions. So easy and delicious! Lemongrass can be a bit tricky to find in grocery stores (I got mine at WF) but aside from that, there is nothing complicated or fancy about this soup. Definitely adding it to the rotation!
Just in case the soup was a flop, I also threw together a quick spicy stir fry with chicken, bell peppers and lots of fresh basil.
Both dishes were heavy on the fish sauce which, as disgusting as it sounds, is one of my favorite flavors. Last summer when I was traveling around Southeast Asia, we stopped in a little town in Vietnam where fish sauce is manufactured and the smell took me right back! Mmm…so much good food on that trip.
Today’s DRINK: Thai food calls for Thai beer, right?
Alright, so it’s pretty much generic light beer in terms of flavor. But the label is full of travel memories that made me smile.
Today’s RUN: Confession – I skipped tonight’s track workout. Actually, I didn’t run at all today. My legs just sort of felt like they needed a rest day, so I went with it. I guess it makes sense – it had been several days since my last day off. Throw in a race on Saturday and a long run on Sunday and several days of working on my feet and that’s a recipe for dead legs. I’m sure a little break will do them good!
Today’s QUESTION: Have you had coconut water? Do you like it? I really am not a huge fan of the texture – a little slimy – unless it’s mixed with rum and ice. 🙂 For normal running/re-hydrating purposes, I think I’ll stick to Gatorade!