Pad Thai is one of my favourite Asian dishes, but something that I have only recently started making myself. When you get it in a restaurant, it is normally really greasy, so I have lightened it up a bit and here is my variation of it.
– 1 chicken breast, grilled and sliced
– 1 head of broccoli, cooked
– 2 garlic cloves, chopped
– 1 Tbsp honey
– 2 Tbsp nut butter (I used almond butter)
– 2 tsp olive oil or sesame oil
– 1 Tbsp chili sauce
– 1 Tbsp fish sauce
– 1/4cup/60ml water cup
– 1 red bell peppers, thinly sliced
– 170g/6 oz noodles (I used buckwheat soba noodles), cooked and drained
– 4 spring onions/scallions, sliced
– 2 limes, quartered, for serving
– 1 tbsp chilli flakes
1) In a blender, combine the garlic, honey, almond butter, oil, chilli sauce, fish sauce and water and puree until smooth and set aside.
2) Heat a large pan and add the cooked chicken and pepper slices and cook for 2 minutes.
3) Add the sauce, cooked noodles and broccoli and cook for a further 2 minutes.
4) Serve with spring onions/scallions, chilli flakes and lime wedges.
Today I have spent WAY too much time on Pinterest. Did you know I am on Pinterest? You can find me here. We moved house a few months ago and although we said we were going to decorate pretty much straight away, we were so stressed after just finding space for all our stuff, we just kept putting it off. Now we are a bit more organised, we are starting to think about what we want to do with the house – and what better place to get inspiration than Pinterest.
The first room to decorate will be the main bedroom. It is going to be pretty simple, just painting a feature wall behind the bed and then getting some bedside tables and then hanging some pictures/art.
The next project shall be the office. Which is currently the gym. The gym equipment is going to be moved into the second bedroom, as we don’t have people staying too often, and it will free the smallest room up for the office, which is what it was originally intended for. Seeing as my main job is as a researcher (I work from home), and I am now spending a lot of time writing too (as well as this blog I am one of the editors for an awesome online music website called Guitar Cafe), the majority of my time is spent working on the computer, so it would be nice to have a dedicated place to do all of that and then at the end of my working day (I need to get better at having a working day, and not just working every hour I am awake), I can leave the computer and my work there and go downstairs to relax. It will also be good to have some kind of filling system for all the bits of paper I have around the house at the moment. So – that is the plan and I thought Pinterest was going to help me and make the process that little bit easier, but it seems to have given me about 30 other projects I want to start.
Are you on Pinterest? Have you found any good ideas for your home on there?