Ingredient: shredded carrots

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Turkey Thai Larb

Serve with Jasmine rice and Thai spiced slaw-

I love Thai food for it’s freshness of ingredients and the different spices come together so beautifully. Larb is a Thai salad but it is meat based. it is a staple of Thai Isaan food and is found at all Thai American restaurants. Traditionally each bite is eaten with a scoop of sticky Thai rice but since this may an ingredient most of would not have access to I have substituted fragrant jasmine rice. It is also usually made with ground or minced pork but there are versions made with chicken or duck. I like to have this recipe in my home file as I sometimes crave Thai but prefer to control the ingredients and save myself some money since it is so easy to make.

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Chicken and Kale Quinoa Bowl

One of my favorite meals to order at our local First Watch lunch spot is the Pesto Chicken Quinoa Bowl. It is so crave worthy I knew I had to figure out how to make it at home so I invited good friend and TWM tester, Megan Weathers, over to help me recreate this nutritionally powerhouse one-bowl meal. I think I nailed it and I even have an equally amazing vegan version in the Suggestions (thanks to adapting for vegan-eating Megan).