I’ll be writing a more extensive post soon, but today I just wanted to share one of my go-to recipes for when I don’t want to cook anything fancy: Peanut Pasta! It’s just pasta and vegetables tossed in a simplified version of Thai peanut sauce. Healthy, quick, dairy free, gluten-free and sugar-free (depending on your peanut butter)!
-1/2 pound of organic brown rice penne*
-Approx. 2.5 cups of veggies**
-1/4 cup of peanut butter
-3 tablespoons of coconut milk
-2 tablespoons of soy sauce
-1 tablespoon of sesame oil
-1 tsp of garlic powder
-1 tsp of onion powder
-1/8 tsp of cayenne (vary depending on how spicy you like it, this is a medium heat)
-Salt and Pepper to taste
Optional: Fresh juice from 1/2 a lime, bean sprouts, peanuts, etc. for some fancy Thai action
*You can use any kind of pasta you want. A spaghetti or fettuccine may need more sauce to cover all of the pasta. If you’re not concerned with gluten, whole wheat pasta could definitely be substituted. Rice noodles are also really great with this recipe.
**You can use any vegetables you want (are you seeing a theme here?) I like to use the microwave steamable veggie packs because they’re too easy.
Directions: Cook the pasta and vegetables separately. In a big mixing bowl, toss together all of the ingredients. Top with bean sprouts and crushed peanuts if you’re feeling inspired!
Until next time,