Tuesday, March 20, 2012

i ♥ peanut butter

i pretty much think peanut butter is the world's most perfect food. it's creamy. it's kinda sweet. you can it plain or with a huge variety of other foods. it can be eaten at every single meal of the day. what other foods can do that??

so last night we had peanut butter pasta. if you know me at all, i do not like pasta. i think we were feed to much as kids. but this is one way i will eat it. i started with nigella's recipe and tweaked it to fit our real food challenge.

1 lb whole wheat pasta
1 cup natural peanut butter (only nuts in ingredients)
1/2 cup soy sauce (no sugar)
1/4 to 1/2 cup sesame oil (i used 1/2 cup b/c i love it!)
3 finely chopped scallions
3 cloves smashed and finely chopped garlic (i used 5 b/c i love garlic too)
1 tbsp sriracha ( i would have used more but mikey doesn't like it spicy)
juice of 1 lime

2 cups snow peas

1/4 toasted sesame seeds

cook pasta according to package directions. in the last 2 minutes, add the snow peas. while cooking mix together all other ingredients adjusting to your taste. drain the pasta and peas. put them back in the pot and toss with peanut butter mixture. it's best to do it while the pasta is still warm so it melts nicely together. serve and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. yummmmm!!!

i love this with asparagus instead of snowpeas but that's what i had on hand. feel free to add chicken or shrimp. more veggies like red peppers would be great too!


blog author said...

why is my comment gone?? I wrote something witty and fantastic here earlier today. Oh well, you'll have to settle for this one instead:
YUM! :)

kay said...

told you! :)