EARTH ANGEL VEGAN’S VEGETABLE PAD THAI will turn any omnivore into a vegan! You will want to make this sweet and spicy treat every day. It is so simple to put together you will be amazed. The chopped peanuts on the top are essential to make this dish taste authentic… don’t skip them unless you have to. If you have a fresh lime… serve it with a lime wedge to be squeezed on right before you eat it. Chopped fresh cilantro and green onion tops are a delicious garnish too.
RECIPE: serves 4
1 box flat brown rice noodles (the brand I get has 5 individual servings and I make them all to serve 4)
1 bag of frozen oriental vegetables (I like the ones that contain mushrooms and water chestnuts)
2 heaping tablespoons natural peanut butter
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup Wildtree sweet thai chili sauce (or other asian sweet spicy chili sauce)
1 tablespoon ginger minced (I buy the ginger paste in a tube in the produce isle)
3/4 cup vegetable broth
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup fresh chopped peanuts
Chopped cilantro, chopped green onion tops and lime wedges for additional garnish (optional)
Put a large pot of water on to boil. Warm veggies in the microwave or on the stove or steamer. While you are waiting on the water to boil make the sauce and chop the peanuts and additional garnishes if using. To make the sauce get out a small sauce pan and a spoon or whisk. In the pan put the peanut butter, soy sauce, garlic powder, Wildtree chili sauce, and ginger over medium heat and whisk until the peanut butter dissolves. In a cup whisk together the veggie broth and cornstarch and whisk it into the sauce and bring it to a boil whisking to keep it smooth. Once it has come to a boil and the sauce has thickened somewhat turn of the heat.
When the water comes to a boil for the noodles… shut of the heat and add the noodles. Stir until they are all nicely separated and then leave them in the hot water for 5 minutes. Set a timer! After 5 minutes drain the noodles and return them to the pot. Toss the noodles with the sauce. You can add the veggies to the mix or serve them on top of your noodles. Top each bowl with chopped peanuts and the other garnishes if desired.
Wildtree products are all natural, organic and preservative free. This sweet thai chili sauce is so delicious. I use it in the chick pea taco recipe with the asian slaw. It is good on rice or greens. It adds a zing and sweetness to any vegetables. So good to dip sushi or spring rolls into! Is is a must have sauce!
You can buy Wildtree from me online at http://www.mywildtree.com/gerri
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