Veggie Face Plant + Asian Snap Pea Salad with Orange-Sesame Dressing

After a rather comfort-food-filled couple of days (umm pulled pork… ummm fried chicken… um beer!), it was time to get some veggies in mah belly.

Sunday the huz grilled a couple steaks, and we had early-season grilled corn (which was surprisingly delicious!), roasted brussels sprouts, and Dilled Potato Salad. Gosh I love summery meals.


Asian Snap Pea Salad with Sesame-Orange Dressing

Recipe from Cooking Light

Tonight I made a new veggie-licious salad for dinner. The veggies were prepped by me on the weekend, so it was easy to toss together after work. In a hot skillet with canola oil, I sautéed red bell pepper and sliced carrots.


After a minute, I added trimmed snow peas, orange zest, and salt to the skillet. I used snow peas in place of sugar snap peas. Ever since I made Coconut-Curry Chicken Soup with snow peas last month, I have been a fan of this green veggie.


I allowed the veggies to cool for about five minutes and mixed together a dressing consisting of:

    • fresh orange juice
    • rice vinegar
    • soy sauce
    • toasted sesame oil
    • brown sugar


After cooling, I mixed the crisp-tender veggies with scallions, baby spinach, and the orange-sesame dressing, and sprinkled with sesame seeds. I served this with Trader Joe’s Vegetable Masala Burger and rice.P1070732

Interestingly, Cooking Light informs its readers that “Vitamin C from the orange juice, bell pepper, and peas helps your body absorb iron in this salad.” Pretty cool, eh!?

This was a tasty new spin on green veggies. We’ve been in a bit of a green veggie rut – asparagus, brussels sprouts, or baby greens salad every night. It’s nice to change things up! You can find the Asian Snap Pea Salad recipe at Cooking Light.

It’s been too long since I have made Kale Chips, methinks.

After dinner, the huz was helping me unload the dishwasher, and we were duet-ing some ridiculous made-up song (I’ll spare you the lyrics), and I started laughing so hard I couldn’t stop.Laughing out loud

At one point I had a glass of water in my hand, my multivitamin tablet in the other, and spent a good 60 seconds talking myself down from my fit of hysteria. I instructed the huz to not make me laugh, and then swallowed the tablet. As I was drinking my water I suddenly burst into laughter again and spit out the water in my mouth onto the kitchen floor. FAIL!

But the fail gets worse!

After spitting my glass of water on the floor, I took a step toward the sink, in my too-long fleece pajama pants, slipped in the water on the laminate floor, and fell SMACK ON MY FACE.

That’s right J. Lo. I picked my body up and DROPPED IT ON THE FLO!

If you go hard you gotta get on the floor
If you’re a party freak then step on the floor
If your an animal then tear up the floor
Break a sweat on the floor
Yeah we work on the floor
Don’t stop keep it moving
Put your drinks up
Pick your body up and drop it on the floor

Face. Plant. First I cried. Then I laughed. Hysterically.

Wet Floor

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One thought on “Veggie Face Plant + Asian Snap Pea Salad with Orange-Sesame Dressing

  1. awwww sorry to hear about your spill….I took a tumble a few weeks ago so know it’s no fun (I actually still have the bruise haha!). But good on you for getting up and having a laugh!!! I love that J.Lo song btw, so catchy

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