Thursday, October 20, 2011

Delicious Eats

Well, the latest culinary endeavours both come from Eat, Live, Run - what can I say, the woman knows what's she's doing! - and we'll definitely be making them again. (Probably.)

First up:  Homemade pad thai. That actually tastes like legit pad thai, rather than a pale imitator! (Even though the dish is pretty pale. Whatever, don't get picky with me!) It has some pretty authentic ingredients, like fish sauce and tamarind (I now know exactly what it feels like to be looking for something in the grocery store when I have no idea what it looks like. At least I was in the right section!). This is probably why it tastes surprisingly close to what you'd get from an actual Thai restaurant. Verdict: YUM. And bonus that the hubbub liked the tofu! He was pretty skeptical. We will definitely be making this again.
Her pad thai, not mine.
Next up, we have split pea soup. This is the probably making again recipe - only because we haven't actually had it yet. I made it on Tuesday evening (it takes a GOOD 3 hours to make), and froze most of it, but preliminary examination indicates that tonight's dinner should be YUM. It was really not labour intensive, the ingredients were pretty cheap, and it makes a large batch, so really - all signs point to "making again." As long as it is fairly yummy. Which it should be. (I'd chop up the carrots smaller next time though - rookie mistake!)

Again, not my split pea soup. Crackers are a good idea, though.

1 comment:

  1. Just for the record, I want it known that I like to pretend to make a big deal about tofu. The pad thai really was delicious.

    Also, Emily has neglected to mention that I tasted the pea soup the night she made it, and was already raving about it. Then we had it tonight, and it was even better (and I got more than I did on Tuesday). It was super-thick, which is how I've always liked it.