I can’t wait to share this dinner with you friends! 🙂
It definitely made it’s way up to the top of the list as far as favorites are concerned… so. incredibly. good.
And don’t worry, The Man will back me up on this one too, it was love at first sight for both of us 😉
But before we get to the cookin’ how about a lil’ cocktail hour… kapeesh?
With a little help from our garden… guessssss whooooo 😉
If anything can make this work week bearable it’s gonna be this 😛
Fresh mint muddled w/ sugar, rum plus club soda. Even w/out the lime it was fabulous!
Okay, now let’s get cookin’…
- red onion
- farmer’s market zucchini
- farmer’s market eggplant (love these light purple ones!)
- 1/8 cup peanut butter
- 3 tblsp soy sauce (this brand is seriously superior)
- 2 tblsp rice vinegar
- 2 tblsp water
- fresh ginger (about 1 tblsp, sliced)
- 2 tsp sugar
- sprinkle of red pepper flakes
Chop the veg, chop the chicken, mix the sauce and get ready to stir-fryyyyy!
First in – the veg – cooked up using 1/2 tblsp veg oil.
Once browned on the outside I added some water and covered to steam & get tender (great trick for low fat cooking!)
Then the veggies were removed, and the chopped chicken (2 breasts) were stir fried in 1/2 tblsp veg oil until close to done.
Then they reunited!
And also made friends with some cooked fettucine (about 1/2 package) and the peanut-soy sauce.
And it was love at first sight…
Or at first bite 😉
The Man and I both agreed that this was amazing.
The peanut flavor was so pronounced with the perfect blend of tangy soy plus vinegar and a hint of sweet with the sugar. The sauce coated the noodles and veg perfectly…. ahhh okay I’ll stop now hahaha.
To go with our stir fry noodle dish I came up with an Asian take on my favorite cucumber/tomato salad.
Fresh tomato from our garden, cucumber, red onion, lemon basil, basil, S&P plus some bottled Asian sesame dressing.
Served on the cutest plate ever, which Fanatic Mom came by and left as a post-work surprise for me at our house… thanks Mom, I love these!!! 🙂
The salad was perfect. Lemon basil is legit friends. As are fresh off the vine tomatoes.
Can’t get enough.
Digestion and relaxation are in order!
TGIF…. for real.
Enjoy your night everyone 😛