Post Workout Pad Thai

3 06 2011

Happy Friday Friends! I hope you learned a lot about Chloe yesterday; I’ll do the ABCs of me sometime soon:-)

Here’s the lowdown on my workouts this week:

Sunday: 3000 yard swim

Monday: 45 mile ride

Tuesday: 1 hour treadmill run

20 minutes easy pace

Intervals (35 minutes)

1 minute @ 6.8

1 minute @ 7.5

1 minute @ 7.0

1 minute @ 8.5

1 minute @ 6.5

(Repeat 7x)

5 minute warm down

I did the workout with my new elastic laces on my sneakers:

I swapped my laces out with some elastic laces called ibungee speed laces so I can have speedier transitions during my upcoming triathlons. Last year, I had tried using Yankz, but my feet grew numb in them 😦  So, I shelved the idea of elastic laces until now, and friends, no numbness this time! My ibungees worked really well, so I’ll be keeping them on for the remainder of the season! I will be trying them this weekend during a training tri with the DC Tri Club! I’ll let you know how it goes!

Wednesday: Bike to/from work Round trip, 23.5 miles

Thursday: Laughter; I saw Bill Cosby live @ Wolf Trap

(I know, this doesn’t really count as a workout. But, since I overslept and missed Chloe at the pool, Thursday became my rest day)

Friday: Swim, 3000 meters

Saturday: Training Tri! (400 meter swim, 16.5 mile bike, 3 mile run)

Now onto the recipe!

I was craving some Thai food earlier this week, so post-run I stopped at the grocery store to grab a few things I needed for some Pad Thai. Pad Thai is my FAVORITE Thai dish, so I hunted around for some recipes that looked tasty, but also practical; I didn’t want to buy some obscure ingredient that I’d only use a tablespoon of for this ONE dish. I found a recipe over at Runs With Spatulas earlier in the day that looked pretty quick, easy, and healthy (it was adapted there from Cooking Light), so I walked in the door after my workout and got to cooking!

It was quite easy actually, and VERY tasty!

Pad Thai

Adapted from Runs With Spatulas

Ingredients

8 ounces uncooked flat rice noodles
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon garlic chile paste (such as sambal oelek)
3 tablespoons canola oil
splash of rice wine vinegar
1 block of tofu
2 eggs
1 cup green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup fresh bean sprouts
1/4 cup peanuts, unsalted & dry-roasted, chopped
Cilantro (for garnish)

How to:

Start by cooking your noodles. Bring a large pot of water to boil over high heat. Add noodles and cook according to package directions. Drain.

While the water is boiling, drain the tofu (if you have a press, which I don’t, you could use the press here!). Chop it into bite sized pieces, and fry the pieces in some oil in a fry pan.

Meanwhile, get started on the sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar, soy sauce, fish sauce, lime juice, and garlic chile paste and rice vinegar. Set aside.

I tasted the sauce and decided to add a splash of rice vinegar, but I had already taken this shot 🙂

Chop up the green onions and garlic cloves.

In a large skillet or wok, heat some oil over medium high heat. Add garlic, and stir-fry until fragrant. Crack the two eggs in and begin to scramble. Add the chopped onions, and continue to scramble. When eggs are cooked through, add the noodles, tossing to combine.

Pour sauce over top and cook for a few minutes longer, until all the noodles are coated and cooked through.

Serve topped with  bean sprouts, 1 tablespoon peanuts, chopped green onions, and cilantro.

Question of the day: What is your favorite Thai recipe?

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6 responses

3 06 2011
Emily

i’m signed up for the training tri too! not positive i’m going to do it but hopefully I’ll see you there!

3 06 2011
321delish

Yay! I hope I can meet you in person!

3 06 2011
Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons

This looks beyond awesome! Pad Thai is still one of those things I’ve never had b/c at thai restaurants I beeline for some drunken basil noodles — but this needs to happen in my kitchen =)

3 06 2011
Erin @ untilyoutri

Yum! That looks awesome. My favorite thai recipe is red curry chicken. Mmmm…

6 06 2011
321delish

MMM do you have a good recipe?

5 06 2011
Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food

ohh I love this! My husband also made a recipe similar to this one, there really is nothing like pad thai! 🙂

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