i have so much to do today.
so why am i sitting here, curled up with cold blueberry oatmeal, writing a post?
because it's worth it.
and i can't be THAT selfish.
i must share this delectable recipe.
last night i made pad thai for the first time, following this scrumptious recipe. (go on, open it up and prowl through. it seems like a lot of steps but it's not - it just has really clear directions.)
i didn't have all the ingredients, though, and in spite of that, it actually tasted spectacular.
here's what i changed:
i used coconut oil with about a teaspoon of peanut butter, since i didn't have peanut oil. the subtle taste of coconut - yum!
i stir-fried the egg in sesame oil (the thought of coconut with egg just seemed wrong).
i had 1 leftover chicken breast, so i used that instead of tofu.
i didn't have real garlic, so just used garlic powder.
i used chicken broth instead of vegetable broth.
i was out of lime juice, so i used lemon.
i didn't have peanuts, but i had pecans, so i popped them in the blender and used those.
i didn't have bean sprouts, so i left them out.
i topped the whole thing with a generous amount of chopped fresh cilantro, and added a bit more soy sauce at the end.
and ooh yes, my soy sauce has calamansi in it (it was the only kind i could find without wheat - and i LOVE it! so much better than straight soy).
the flavour was spectacular, and unlike some pad thai i've had before, this was not dry at all - it was succulent and juicy. i realize it's probably the pregnancy hormones' fault, but i could have cried from happiness when i ate this. yum!