Thai Celery Salad with Peanuts

Whisk together the following and set aside:

3 TBS extra virgin olive oil

The juice and zest of 1 fresh lime

2 tsp fish sauce

-Cut 9 stems of celery into thin slices on the diagonal.

-Chop up the following into thin slices:

½ a bunch of chives or 3 scallions

1 small red pepper and/or 1 jalapeno

-Take the leaves off of a bunch of cilantro.

-Chop 1/3 cup of roasted salted peanuts.

-Toss the dress with the celery, scallions, peppers, cilantro, and peanuts.

-Serve fresh.

Thai Cabbage Salad

Combine the following in a large glass bowl:

1 head green cabbage, sliced thinly

3 carrots, grated

1 cucumber or 2 lemon cucumbers diced small

1 bunch cilantro, finely chopped

1 jalapeno, finely chopped

-Toss together.

For the dressing:

-In a small glass jar combine the following.

½ cup white vinegar

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Few dashes of sesame oil

1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari

1 tsp Sriracha

4 garlic cloves, minced

2 TBS raw sugar

-Shake well.

1 cup peanuts, chopped

-Make dressing in jar and store until ready to serve.

-When ready to serve toss salad and dressing, add peanuts last.

Thai Basil Chicken

-Chop up 4 cloves of garlic and 2 jalapenos (peppers are spicy, use caution when handling).

-Assemble the following to add while stir-frying…

1 TBS fish sauce

1 tsp palm sugar

½ tsp soy sauce or tamari

-Pull all the leaves off of 1 bunch of Thai basil and leave whole.

-Add 2 TBS olive oil or ghee into a heated wok or large frying pan.

-Add the garlic when the pan is hot.

-Stir fry the garlic until aromatic, then add 10 ounces ground chicken to the wok.

-Use a spatula to quickly stir-fry and break the ground chicken meat into small pieces.

-When the chicken meat changes color, toss in the jalapenos and the seasonings (fish sauce, palm sugar and soy sauce) and continue to stir-fry.

-Add in the basil leaves and do a few quick stirs until the basil leaves are wilted.

-Sprinkle two dashes of ground white pepper into the dish, do a final stir and serve immediately.