Cabbage Pad Thai

If you hadn’t noticed, I love dishes where you can really devour the whole thing and not only not feel bad, but feel really good afterwards! Ya feel me?

Anyhoo. This one took some developing, and I feel like I’ll still tinker with it here and there, but I finally felt like I got the flavors where I wanted them!

Also, I don’t usually make a habit of using those miracle noodles, but they are clutch here for the texture! Again, you could also use traditional rice noodles, too…

This is about as non traditional pad Thai as it gets, but the flavors were on point, IMHO 🤗.

And you can legit eat the whole pan and feel like you did something good for the ol bod! Pad Thai usually makes me feel sleepy and a little heavy, which is totally ok sometimes! But I’m the afternoons I rely on lunch for a pick me up… not a one way ticket to nap-town. I have 3 kiddos: 18mo, 3 and 6. Ain’t nobody got time for naps!

Anyhoo. Onto the recipe!

Ingredients:

• 1 bag cole slaw. Unless you want to chop your own cabbage and stuff…

• 1/3c bone broth

• 1.5 tbsp Fish sauce

• 2 tsp braggs liquid aminos

• 1tbsp maple syrup

• optional: 1 tsp lemongrass paste and ginger paste*

* I really love the spicy tangy-ness these add, but they aren’t for everyone!

• 2tbsp coconut milk (weird, I know, but it really rounded out the flavor profile!)

• 1tsp chili garlic paste

• juice of 1/2 lime

• 3-4 tbsp peanut butter powder

• 1 pkg miracle noodles, any variety

Directions:

1. Heat a sauté pan over med/high heat

2. Add bone broth, fish sauce, liquid aminos, maple syrup, coconut milk and chili garlic paste.

3. Stir that for a minute or so until all ingredients are incorporated

4. Add your cole-slaw and cook stirring occasionally to incorporate all the sauce into the cole slaw. It should look like this:

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5. Sprinkle the cabbage with PB powder like this:

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6. Add the miracle noodles on top and combine thoroughly. It should look like this:

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7. Add siracha if you’re me and toasted sesame seeds and/or chopped peanuts and dive in!

Toasted Turmeric Ginger Spiced Oats

Mmmm. So warm and cozy and filling and crunchy and oozy and fresh and anti-inflammatory all at the same time. I got the idea for these after I fell in love with Turmeric Lattes and thought, why not? It’s a really great, flavorful base that goes really well with lots of things so you can use it multiple ways.

And I usually just do this for one serving because I like eating steel cut oats hot and fresh. So here goes:

1/4c steel cut oats (SCO from now on cuz I’m lazy…)

3/4c water 

1/8 tsp turmeric

1/8 tsp Ginger

1/4 tsp cinnamon

Dash salt

1 tbsp sucanat or organic sugar

Heat up your pot. Add the SCO and let those boys toast for a bit (maybe a minute or two). 

Add your powders and salt and let it toast a bit more, maybe 30 sec).

 Add your water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and add your sugar. Swirl and stir the pot a bit. Cover and allow to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring every so often to prevent sticking to the pot. Scoop out your gold, oatey goodness and top to your hearts content! I love coconut, berries and a teensiest amount of dark chocolate 😋. Or a few walnuts and blueberries.