NEW FEATURE: Monday Meals

Starting next week, I will begin featuring healthy meals, meal plans, and cooking tips to fit your lifestyle as well as your family’s. Healthy eating is possible in a quick and easy fashion, especially when everyone is asking “What’s for dinner?”, even when it’s your own stomach!

Since this will be reader-guided feature, I’d love to hear what you read more about when it comes to healthy eating.

 

Spicy Thai Noodles

(found from http://asmallsnippet.blogspot.com) I loved it so much, its’ now a regular staple in our house.

Ingredients:

  • 1 box linguine or angel hair pasta
  • 1-2 Tbsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sesame oil
  • 6 tbsp honey
  • 6 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 carrots, peeled and shredded
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • Toasted sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. Boil noodles. Drain.
  2. Heat both oils and crushed red pepper over medium heat in a small saucepan. (2 Tbsp. of pepper makes this dish VERY spicy. I used 1 Tbsp.)
  3. While oil boils, chop the green onions, cilantor, peanuts, and shred the carrot.
  4. Drain out pepper and reserve the oil.
  5. Whisk in the honey and soy suace to the oil.
  6. Toss noodles with oil mixture.
  7. Refridgerate overnight or until cold. (If short on time like me, pop the bowl in the freezer.)
  8. Before serving, top each individual serving with onions, peanuts, cilantro, carrots and toasted sesame seeds.

You can also marinate chicken or beef to grill and add to top the noodles.