Wednesday, February 19, 2014

spicy thai noodles

hey there. happy wednesday. 

the snow is slowly melting. i only fell in the middle of the street/traffic once. i couldn't be more ready for spring. 

in the meantime, we're eating things that keep us warm. i try not to cook a lot of pasta, but this dish has become a favorite. and for pasta, it's a more healthy route to go. 

one box of brown rice noodles (i order these from amazon: )
1/2 cup oil (sesame or olive)
1 t red pepper flakes
6 T honey
6 T good quality soy sauce
1 heaping T PB2 or peanut butter (pb2 is peanut butter with 85% fat removed. 
it's in powder form and is GREAT)
here she is: 
shredded carrots, cooked slightly (about a cup or more)
green onions (about 1/2 cup or however many you like)
steamed broccoli, optional (about a cup or more, chopped fairly small)
cooked chicken, optional (however much you like)
cilantro (about 1/2 cup or more)
peanuts (a handful or so)

add oil to a small pot and turn heat to high. add red pepper flakes. let cook for 2 minutes. 
strain the oil into a bowl to get red pepper out.
add honey, soy sauce, and PB to the oil and stir. set aside.
bring pot of water to boil then add noodles. cook about 4-5 minutes, stirring gently a few times.
(ok, you've been warned)
drain pasta and immediately pour oil/sauce over pasta and stir. 
add chopped green onions, shredded carrots, broccoli, chicken, peanuts to pasta. 

dish onto plates. top with more cilantro and a few more peanuts. 


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