Trying Thai

Every time I make Thai food Matt gets a little nervous. A while ago, Matt experienced Thai for the first time when I experimented with making Thai pad. I made him a plate, he took a picture, and then sent it to my mom to prove to her that he was giving it a try. After a few bites, he sent another picture to my mom: A bowl of Raisin Bran. That still makes all of us laugh and every time I make something “out of the ordinary” Matt gets his cereal bowl ready.

Matt didn’t need to be as nervous last night, because last night I made a peanut ginger sauce. I make a peanut sauce dish often (it is one of my favorite sauces)-the only difference is the sauce was store bought and that’s not normally my kind of thing. So what the heck, I found a recipe…tweaked it a bit…and voilà!

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To my surprise, it was so simple…and tasty! I served it over some chicken, steamed veggies, and rice.
I also drizzled some Sriracha hot chile sauce over mine-it would be delicious mixed in the sauce (if you like heat).
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The good news: the cereal bowl remained in the cupboard (phew!) and I will never buy jarred peanut sauce again.

Peanut Ginger Sauce
1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk
1/4 cup Thai red curry paste
1 cup peanut butter
3 TBS soy sauce
1 1/2 TBS white vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 clove garlic diced
1-2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger (depending on taste)
1/4 tsp sesame oil

Put all of the ingredients in a sauce pan, except the sesame oil. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly. Cook 3-5 minutes until sauce thickens. Be careful not to burn. Remove from heat and stir in sesame oil. Let sit a few minutes, as it will thicken more. Use to marinate meat, or use over pasta or rice dishes.
*recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven

Today’s Workout:
Plyo Workout

Here is a refreshing post-workout smoothie. It has this stuff called Greek Cream cheese in it. I found it at my grocery store yesterday. It is a combo of whipped cream cheese and Greek yogurt-YUM! If you cant find it at your store, you could probably just add a little whipped cream cheese and Greek yogurt to your smoothie.
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Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie:
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 TBS whipped Greek cream cheese
1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp Guar gum (thickener)
Blend it all up and enjoy!

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One Response to Trying Thai

  1. Cheri aka SissyPoo April 18, 2013 at 8:15 am #

    Is this the peanut sauce you gave me to go with the rice noodles? If so, LOVED it!

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