In a sea of blogs about detox programs, quitting shit and throwing down kale smoothies, Shannon's Kitchen is a breath of fresh air. Why? Shannon is like me, eats healthy most of the time and is a firm believer in the 80/20 philosophy of eating. On top of that, Shannon has a gutter mouth that makes me roll around on the floor in stitches. Behind her smile (and mine) is a wicked sense of humour and the language of a trucker with a giant side of WIT !!!
Fair warning, there's going to be a few swears scattered through the rest of this post. If swearing offends you, it would be best to skip this one.
Ok. It's just the naughty kids left now right?
When a healthy website has the tag line 'healthy food. inappropriate language. zero fucks given,', then I must look. I first stumbled upon Shannon's blog with a post about coconut oil aptly called "Is coconut oil just for rubbing on your titties, or is it truly a superfood?" and laughed my arse off. I shared it on our Facebook page and it was one of the most popular posts we shared, which is why I knew I had to track Shannon down and get a recipe for our site and have her answer our Fast Five questions.
Chilli Prawn Zasta
Below is my sedate version of the recipe. You'll make it just fine from what's below. If you want to laugh your pants off, click HERE and read it on Shannon's site instead.
- 150g raw prawns (get shelled ones – don’t be silly)
- 3 tablespoons coconut cream
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced (or 2 tsp of the already crushed stuff)
- handful of chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 1 birdseye chilli, finely chopped
- 1 tsp coconut oil (or whatever but it’s bloody tasty)
- 2 zucchinis (cut up with a spirooli) + 2 teaspoons of coconut oil or butter
- Heat frypan with coconut oil over a medium heat
- Fry garlic for a short period of time then toss in prawns, give them a stir and then add the chilli and cook for a couple of minutes until the prawns are opaque
- Add in the parsley and the coconut cream then simmer
- In a second frypan, saute the zucchini in coconut oil or butter and lightly cook
- Season the prawns with lemon juice (to taste)
The Fast Five with Shannon from Shannon's Kitchen
We like to learn a little bit about the faces behind the delicious recipes we share. We put our Fast Five questions to Shannon and here are her answers. I'm going to give you another warning here. There are swears. Lots of them. And worse haha!!! Proceed with caution. If you're eating, reading this at the same time may prove to be a choking hazard. Put the fork down NOW!
Q | At Shop Naturally we strongly believe in the 80/20 philosophy of eating & living. When you’re taking some time off from your own healthy eating regime, what tickles your fancy?
A | Ohhhhhh, good heavens. What a sexy question. Steak and chips with a chocolate soufflé chaser and an absolute fuck-tonne of red wine! If I am feeling particularly dirty and processed-food-crazed, I go bonkers for burgers, BBQ Shapes and M&Ms. Like, insanely crazy. What have you done to me, Joanne?! Now I’m so excited I’m going to have to pardon myself to put a sanitary napkin in my pants. Or sit on a beach towel.
Q | Finish this sentence. “I would kick Chris Hemsworth out of bed for a mouthful of ……………….”
A | Jamie Foxx’s penile apparatus. Fuck, where is that beach towel?
note from Joanne - I'm seriously waiting for someone to say Captain America. Hang on, that's my answer!
Q | You’ve had a long day and you’re too tired to cook, but you know you need to. What’s your favourite healthy meal to whip up in under 10 minutes?
A | To avoid being a god damn animal and driving through Ronald’s tunnel of shame and inhaling a McChicken, I would whip up Vegetable Noodles with Spicy Green Pureed Shit. It’s basically spiralised vegetables, and whizzed up peas mixed with curry and coconut milk. Dangle a few nuts on top of this arrangement and you have yourself a comforting, delicious meal in 10 minutes, and possibly some nipple erections from flavour-based excitement.
Q | Who inspires you and why?
A | My son, Jack. He is two and he is such a brilliant little human. He is curious, gentle, loving and hilarious. He thinks farts are funny, and I do farts, so therefore, I am funny. He makes me a better person, and he made my heart become huge.
Q | Tell me one thing people would be surprised to know about you.
A | Kindness to animals is probably my greatest passion. I have yelled at strangers many times in the event they are lacking such kindness. This occurred the other day at the Melbourne Zoo, when an uncivilised human was clapping, shouting and generally being a complete dickwad to a pacing, gorgeous tiger. She was on one side of the glass looking rightfully pissed off. I was on the other side of the glass, next to the knob. So, being on Team Tiger, I gave the douche a schooling on respectful behaviour. It’s tough to be haughty when you have a child wearing a crocodile hat on your hip, but I think I pulled it off. Then I went and cooled off with a burger and chips.
You can learn more about Shannon from the links below.