However, I have still been cooking. I'm always reading magazines, flipping through cookbooks, and browsing Pinterest for inspiration. I made these "drunken noodles" based on a Pinterest find from popsugar (http://www.fitsugar.com/Healthy-Stir-Fry-Thai-Noodle-Recipe-16072881).
112 g whole grain vermicelli (2 servings)
10 oz ground turkey
1 head broccoli, chopped
Baby carrots, chopped
Onions and peppers to taste, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbl olive oil
1 jalapeño minced
2tbl Shredded basil
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
3 tbl Sriracha Sauce
Juice, 1 lime
1/2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp fish sauce
1. Start with sauteeing the garlic and jalapeño in 1/2 tbl of olive oil. Add the ground turkey and cook until no longer pink. Add the basil at the very end.
2. Meanwhile, boil water and cook noodles in another pot.
3. In a third pot, take the leftover olive oil and saute the remaining produce. If your home is not adverse to produce you can just take the turkey out of the pot and use that same pot for the remaining produce. Alas, that isn't our house.
4. Combine the sauce ingredients and add to the meat and produce pan. Cook on low for 2-5 minutes until warmed through.
5. To serve, mix all the ingedients and serve with extra lime wedges.
Verdict: This was a winner. I was able to get three servins out of this for us, 2 for dinner and one for leftovers for lunch the following day. It somewhat filled my current Thai craving, although I still want to go over to the Thai Spoon for dinner one night soon. The noodles had plenty of limeyness and saltiness from the fish sauce. I expected it to be a different type of hot - the heat was hiding underneath the layers of flavor. David seemed to like his boring version without produce too. I bet it is even better with rice noodles in the traditional style.