Occasional stories, food and travel inspiration

Occasional stories, food and travel inspiration

Prawn Lettuce Cups with Thai Dressing

I had this argument with my husband a few years ago.

“There are so many things about you that just drive me crazy,” he began.

“For instance, you never shut the refrigerator door properly; you never check that it’s closed. If we were on a space mission to the moon we’d all be dead because right after take-off you would have gone to the fridge for a drink and not shut the door properly behind you. The extra energy the fridge used trying to keep the drinks cold would cause a drain on the whole guidance system and the ship would crash. And we’d all be dead,” he said crossly.

I was nonplussed but only for a moment.

“Well, if we were on a space mission to the moon, we’d be dead before we even left the ground,” I shot back.

“Yeah? How so?” he asked.

“After visiting the toilet you would have washed your hand and left the taps dripping. The water would have flooded the decks and we’d all have been electrocuted,” I said triumphantly.

“I don’t leave taps running,” he said.

“Yes, you do. I’ve had to turn them off at least half a dozen times in the past week.”

“That’s not true.”

“Yes, it is.”

“Is not.”

“Is so.”

“Is not.”

“Hand on my heart, on our daughter’s life, it is true,” I said.


“Well, there must be something wrong with the taps because I always make sure I turn them off properly,” he sulked.

“So when you do something wrong, there’s something wrong with the equipment but when I leave the fridge door open it’s just me being careless?” I asked sarcastically.

“Yes!” he yelled.

Sadly, Mr Hungry Australian and I are now getting a divorce. Not because of the fridge door or the taps although that would have made a great story. Jokes aside, I am thankful that we are now at the stage where we can share a chuckle about the crazy things we used to fight about.

My ex and I also share a love for Thai food; this dish is inspired by all the lovely seafood salads we ate on our honeymoon in Koh Samui. It’s perfect for a shared appetizer or you could serve it as part of a Thai-inspired meal. I hope you enjoy it.

Now it’s over to you. What’s the craziest argument you’ve ever had with a loved one? 

Thai Prawn Lettuce Cups

Prawn Lettuce Cups with Thai Dressing



Dietary notes: gluten-free, meat-free, dairy-free & nut-free. Certainly not flavour-free though.

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