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Main Dishes27 Oct 2008 10:36 pm

Drunken Noodles is one of my favorite Thai dishes.  Some restaurants call it Spicy Noodles and the actual Thai name for the dish is Pad Kee Mao which literally means Stir Fried Shit Drunk.  No one really knows why this dish has this name as there’s no alcohol in it.  The best explanation I’ve heard is that it’s a favorite of late night drinkers in Thailand, on their way home from the bar when they are Kee Mao.  (Others say it’s because the noodles can’t stand up, like a drunk, but I don’t buy that.  Most noodle dishes are like that.)  You can make this with shrimp, chicken, beef, tofu or just about anything.  I’ve had it in restaurants with various veggies added in like onion, green pepper, string beans and more.  Mine is a simple recipe with just noodles and meat, but I like to serve it with a steamed (microwaved) Asian green veggie on the side like Baby Bok Choy or Choy Sum.  The simple greens make a nice contrast with the complex flavors of the Drunken Noodles.


Blendtec Blender Recipes&Desserts13 Oct 2008 12:15 am

Here’s a simple recipe for the Blendtec Total Home Blender. This might work in other blenders too, but consider getting a Blendtec.   This makes a nice, sugar-free, zero carb, chilled mocha smoothie.  It makes enough for two smoothies in normal tall water glasses. (more…)

Blendtec Blender Recipes11 Oct 2008 09:47 pm

Blendtec Total Home Blender

We just bought a new Blendtec Total Home Blender.  As blenders go, it seems rather expensive.  But so far I am impressed and think it’s worth every penny.  I’ll be posting a lot of Blendtec recipes as I perfect them.  So far I’m primarily working on non-dairy, low carb, frozen desserts.  In the meantime, find out more about the blender here:  Blendtec Blenders