Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Coco Cooks!

You would think that being super pretty, really skinny, extremely funny, and borderline brilliant would be enough right?

Nope. I also am a great cook.

It's too much really, but God blessed me with lots o' talent. I kid, I kid. But I really do love to cook and usually whip up dinner every night for my gorgeous family.

Hubby and I eat pretty low carb during the week, this means two dinners. One for us, one for my wild Indians. I try to cook as fresh and as organic as possible. Key word being "try."

This recipe was discovered when I was preggers with Tess, and I was addicted. Why she wasn't born with a raging peanut allergy is beyond me. Bram loved it as well. I am making this tonight for the kids and thought I would share. EVERYONE in your family will be a fan. Promise. It is super healthy and can be made 100% organically without a problem.

Nutty Noodles with Chicken

1 package (12oz) Soba noodles-I use whole wheat fettuccine noodles, we ain't got no Soba noodles in my neck of the woods.
2 cups frozen, shelled edamame
2 cups shredded carrots
1/2 creamy peanut butter
1/2 Asian sesame or ginger salad dressing
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
1 cucumber, sliced

1) Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add noodles and cook 3 minutes. Add edamame and carrots to noodle water and cook 3 more minutes. Drain.

2) In a large bowl, whisk together peanut butter, salad dressing, and 1/4 cup of very hot water. Add drained noodle mixture to peanut sauce and toss to coat well.

3) Add chicken and cucumber slices and toss again. Serve warm or at room temperature.


On a side note, that Overstock.com commercial with the two singing farmers bugs the ever living shit out of me.


Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

I am loving this-except Peanut doesn't like peanut butter? What kind of a 4 year old is she? I'll see if this flies with her and let you know...I'll be having my first give-away soon to commemorate my 100th post so stay tuned, TX Coco!

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

Hey, girl. Is it 1/2 CUP of peanut butter and also for the dressing? YOu left out the measurement in your post...

starnes family said...

God really put you at the top of the list when he was handing out gifts, huh?


Looks great...I'm going to do this tomorrow night. I make a boxed version that sounds similar, but am anxious to try the real thing.

Michelle said...

YUMMY! thanks for this recipe!

Soxy Deb said...

SOunds yummy. I know my hubby would love it. I don't do peanut butter though. Not that I dislike it, I just don't really enjoy it either. I'm weird like that.