Thursday, July 16, 2009

CEiMB: Aromatic Noodles with Lime-Peanut Sauce



I was very excited when MrsBethorama from Supplicious picked this recipe, as it was on the short list when I was trying to find a CEiMB pick. It looked flavorful and healthy and were it not for Father's Day, I probably would have picked it.

So much enthusiasm and happiness going into this week. I cut up all my veggies the night before while something else was cooking to speed up putting this together. I hate to admit this, but it was the first time I bought Sugar Snap Peas or Snow Peas. Now I'm a big fan. Since I'm not a big fan of whole wheat pasta I decided to try something else. I found some Rice Sticks at Trader Joe's that looked intriguing, so I gave them a try. I found them very delicious and perfect for this dish. I just love Trader Joe's!




I got a chance to use my still-relatively-new Cuisinart food processor, yay, and it all came together quite nicely. I cut the recipe by half, and the three servings I got seemed fairly small, but I didn't feel hungry after I ate the first one.

I liked this so much (by far my favorite CEiMB recipe to date) that I may bring one to work today even though my company is buying us lunch. Whatever they will feed us just won't be as good as this. This will definitely be going into dinner/lunch rotation soon.

9 comments:

Peggy said...

we loved loved this! Yours looks delicious. I definitely will be making it again soon.

sara said...

Looks great, so glad you enjoyed it. Though I am still glad you picked the strata because that was so good too. I just made it again this past weekend. The rice sticks sound perfect, I used some udon noodles.

applecrumbles said...

Agreed ..possibly the best recipe to date. Looks good.

Marthe said...

I really liked this too and will be making it more often!! Yours looks sooo good!

Mary said...

That looks great...I will have to try that trader joe's noodle thingie....

Pamela said...

I wish that there were a TJ's closer to me. But it's always worth the trip when I go. There is nothing like the food processor, is there? I really enjoyed this one and found myself pretty happy with the serving size. Very tasty! Your dish looks wonderful.

Alyssa said...

I agree.. this is going into my lunch rotation as well! I think I'm going to make a TON of the sauce up and freeze multiple batches.. so all I have to do is thaw the sauce/cook the noodles and veggies.

Cheers!

Leslie said...

Don't you love Trader Joe's? They have so many cool things. I'm glad you discovered you like sugar snap peas, they're one of my favorite veggies! Your dish looks awesome!

thenotsoskinnykitchen said...

Looks delicious!

I have had sugar snap peas before, but I always forget how much I like them until I have them again.

I had to sit out this week, but I'm going to look for those rice noodles - that just sounds really interesting and perfect for this.