When temperatures drop, chilis and soups shouldn’t be your only go-tos. The Thai-inspired Tomato, Coconut Shrimp I’m sharing with you today is a fall favorite of mine. It’s perfect alone or served over rice–white, brown, jasmine or cauliflower, you pick. This dish is not only warming and satisfying, but also lean and clean.
As you probably guessed, this chili is a Giada De Laurentiis original recipe. I’m a big fan because I’m always on the hunt for meal prep-friendly recipes that are simple, mess-free and filling. While chili is my usual go-to, it’s not exactly a meal I crave on hot summer days. That is, until I found this recipe.
Collagen, collagen, collagen. Everyone is talking about collagen these days. I first learned about collagen protein from my trainer who suggested it when I asked for a post-gym supplement. I did a quick Google search and found that collagen promotes healthy joints, hair, skin and nails. SOLD!
If you’re reading this post and don’t have a slow cooker, STOP and order one from Amazon immediately. Seriously — they’re game changers. Meal prep? Hassle free. Queso dip? Easy. Shredded chicken? Even easier. Carne con Papa? Tambien! Slow cookers literally do it all and require very little in return.
After spending three weeks away from home, I felt myself yearning to be back in MY kitchen. I emphasize MY because there’s something special about a person’s very own kitchen. The mismatched pans, the collection of knives and colorful bowls, they all carry a story. In this case, a story about me.