Meatless Monday Recipe: Cheater Pad Thai

What's better than a delicious dinner that is healthful and nutritious?  How about a recipe that's also simple and quick?

I recently came across a recipe called Cheater Pad Thai in the cookbook Happy Herbivore. Now, I crave it constantly. What I particularly love about it is that I always have suitable ingredients on hand.

Even better, it's never the same delicious experience twice in my kitchen.

When I come across a recipe I like, I use it more as a guide than a how-to.  Don't let specifics hold you back.  If you open your cupboard and don't have rice noodles on hand, use spelt spaghetti noodles, wheat soba noodles or regular old linguine.  Have bell peppers and carrots you need to use up?  Throw them in.  Adding what is in your fridge can increase the nutrition value. Plus, the added color will be enticing.

#Meatlessmonday Cheater Pad Thai Sauce
2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp warm water
1 tbsp peanut butter (chunky)
1/2 tbsp sriracha or chili paste (or more to taste)
1/2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ginger powder
1/2 package of fresh or frozen stir fry vegetables
1/2 cups bean sprouts

Wisk together ingredients. Combine sauce with rice noodles (cooked as package directs). Add bean sprouts and combine with fresh or frozen stir fry veggies.

This recipe makes two large servings. Double the recipe for a family of four.

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