thai anyone?

14 Jun

While my parents were here I had to make some delicious peanut pad thai. This dish has seaweed noodles (kelp noodles) Kelp noodles one of the best food inventions. They actually have very little taste, but they are almost clear and shaped like noodles- the perfect pasta! There are endless possibilities of raw dishes with these great noodles. Kelp noodles are the gel that comes from the kelp, is completely raw, and looks and tastes like noodles. Sea vegetables are so important in the raw food diet to get all the trace minerals. Kelp helps with thyroid function. Now you can only get kelp noodles at asian markets, and there aren’t exactly any that I am aware of, here on the eastern shore. So I had my mom pick them up before coming down here. Sadly, one of the asian markets that I previously got kelp noodles at recently closed. The other asian market in Centreville (since there are SO many) did not have the right ones 😦 So she made the effort to get a form of  kelp noodles, but it ended up being the green, soggy kind. So I had to improvise and use soy noodles this time. They were very close to the composition of kelp noodles, but soy noodles technically are not raw. The dish still turned out great though!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fresh baby bok choi gives the pad thai the perfect crunch. I love how this dish is loaded with vegetables, and I don’t often eat bok choi or radishes, so it’s a great way to get in that variety.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are the soy noodles (should be kelp noodles, but look identical) Soak in water and lime juice for a bit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raw Pad Thai  (this recipe was originally from Sunny’s Raw Kitchen)

Veggies

2-3 cups sliced baby bok choi

1 cup julienned carrot

1 cup grated or julienned daikon radish

1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

2 green onions, sliced

Sauce

1 cup raw almond butter

2 Tbs fresh ginger

1/4 cup coconut water to thin

4 Tbs lime juice

1/4 cup agave nectar

3 Tbs nama shoyu (or soy sauce)

4 tsp sesame oil

2-3 garlic cloves

1/2 jalpeno chile (I used a tiny bit of chile powder)

Soak kelp noodles in water and lime juice for 20 minutes. Then drain and combine with veggies (may need to cut some of the long kelp noodles) Combine sauce in vitamix and pour noodles & veggies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This raw “peanut sauce” is similar to the sauce I made for the lettuce wraps. It is soooo good-I could just drink it plain (well maybe not too much). I did not hold back with the sauce!

 

 

 

 

 

For dessert? Raw chocolate coconut ice cream!

 

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