Tonight, I made another great recipe from Skinny Bitch in the Kitch. The Skinny Bitch Pad Thai is seriously the best pad thai I've ever eaten:
The sauce (a combination of agave, mirin, and some other stuff) really makes this dish pop. It's sweet, yet sour, with a hint of lime tanginess and just a touch of saltiness....heaven. Notice the cute little bean sprouts. I sprouted those myself. I started a cup of dry mung beans in a few Mason jars on Monday night. And by today, they were ready to eat. It made a ton, so I'm up to my ears in sprouts!
Of course, the best part about pad thai are the accoutrements, like chopped roasted peanuts, cilantro, and lime wedges.
I've heard some complaints that the Skinny Bitch cookbook is just easy recipes that rely too heavily on processed faux meats. And though the book does call for quite a bit of fake meat products, there's plenty of other dishes, like this one, that do not rely on processed foods.
On the other hand, I LOVE faux meats! There's one breakfast sandwich that calls for fried tofu, faux Canadian bacon, and fake cheese. And I can't wait to try it!