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!
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).
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
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.
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!