Green Curry Fritters

Green Curry Fritters

I hound my dad at every opportunity to eat less, put down the salt shaker, cut out the butter, consume less alcohol, start an exercise routine, and the list goes on and on. Frankly, the man doesn’t take the best care of himself…and selfishly, I wish he did. He has a gym membership and a daughter that’s a dietitian. I review his labs, make suggestions, and yet…nothing ever changes.

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  • I hound my dad at every opportunity to eat less, put down the salt shaker, cut out the butter, consume less alcohol, start an exercise routine, and the list goes on and on. Frankly, the man doesn’t take the best care of himself…and selfishly, I wish he did. He has a gym membership and a daughter that’s a dietitian. I review his labs, make suggestions, and yet…nothing ever changes.
  • Unfortunately, my dad has this non-healing wound on his leg. Wanting to take the “non-Western” route, he has been seeing a chiropractor for the past many, many weeks receiving infrared treatments. I haven’t done any research myself, but based on conversations with my mom, it all sounds very experimental. As it would end up, my dad’s wound is still not healed.
  • Last night, my dad called. He wanted to know what a “gluten-free diet entailed”.
  • “Let me guess, your chiropractor suggested this?” I asked.
  • “No, his assistant suggested it.” he replied.
  • Head –> Tabletop. I love that everyone is a nutrition expert giving advice. And worse, that advice is received and adopted!
  • No symptoms, no testing…just a blind suggestion to cut out gluten. Would it cause harm? No. But none of my suggestions were any that he took into consideration (i.e. exercise, reduced alcohol intake, etc.). He did try an amino acid supplement I suggested. Small victories.
  • When I had gotten through rattling off all the foods that contain gluten (and naturally, many of the foods he enjoys most) he was still determined to cut out gluten. He also shared that he was total to cut out fruit because “it contains sugar”. Seriously? Should I tell my dad this conversation is bordering on offensive? Thankgoodnessmydaddoesnotreadmyblog.
  • Gluten-free friends, swap out the panko for gluten-free breadcrumbs and this here is one of Cooking Light’s top recipes of 2012. I wouldn’t say these were my favorite recipe from Cooking Light in 2012, but they were definitely a solid recipe that I would give an “A” to!
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  • Green Curry Fritters from Cooking Light
  • 2/3 cup panko
  • 1/4 cup green onions, diagonally sliced
  • 1 lb ground chicken breast
  • 2 Tbsp canola or olive oil-based light mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp green curry paste
  • 1 Tbsp dark sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sambal oelek (chile paste)
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil, divided
Read the whole recipe on Prevention RD