Friday Favorites: Treat Yo Self Style

kind bar and coffee at starbucs

It’s a treat yo self while trying to accomplish as much as possible from a coffee shop kinda Friday.

What are you doing to make yourself happy today? Besides enjoying some of my Friday favorites below, of course …

  1.  Strong is the new pretty: This mom takes fierce and empowering photos of her daughters, and they’re amazing.
  2. Put an egg on it: Hands down the best life advice ever.
  3. Spring citrus kale salad recipe: Helloooo, lunch!
  4. Yoga poses to relieve stress: Enjoy some relaxing me-time with these gentle, restorative poses.
  5. The Bay Area’s best staircases: Incorporate these bad boys into your next outdoor run!
  6.  Shelter dogs in a photo booth: Get ready to squeeee your way through this article.
  7. 27 inspirational Ron Swanson-isms: Because, Friday.
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Recipe: Spicy Asian Chicken Salad

Spicy Asian Chicken Salad

The way I see it, “cooking slow” doesn’t always have to involve slaving away in the kitchen for hours. Whether dinner prep takes 20 minutes or 5 hours, taking some time to consciously prepare a heartfelt and healthy meal using the best ingredients at your disposal is the foundation of a happy, delicious meal.

Take this Spicy Asian Chicken Salad recipe, for example. Brimming with flavor, it didn’t take long at all to prepare, and was the perfect go-to dinner after an evening workout. Whatever it looks like, I promise it’s delicious, and (at least to my palate) slightly spicy thanks to the addition of jalapeno and Sriracha.

I’ve made similar Thai-inspired salads with a more ginger-y appeal, cilantro, and a slightly different vinaigrette, but this one, based off of Linda Wagner’s recipe, offered a delicious alternative.

Spicy Asian Chicken Salad Recipe

(modified from Linda Wagner’s recipe)

Ingredients
  • 1 head cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced finely and cut into halves
  • 1 large cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 2 tbsp toasted cashews or peanuts
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 4 tbsp Bragg’s Liquid Aminos (tamari or soy sauce work too)
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • drizzle of honey or maple syrup
  • juice of 2 limes
Directions

Place all ingredients into a large plastic bag and shake vigorously until well mixed. Pour into bowls or onto plates. Enjoy!

Serves 3-4