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my two loves . . .

Hello! My name is Kathryn - a Georgia girl and bona fide bread lover. Well, that is until I met and fell in love with Justin. Let's be real, I still LOVE bread and all things gluten-ful, but have given up that life for a gluten-free one - because now, I am a gluten-free lover.

I have always loved food. Cooking it, eating it, discussing it. I hope you'll try some of the recipes I've posted and you'll see - gluten-free cooking is accessible and delicious!

playing with pad thai

Shrimp Pad Thai

Tonight was my third time making pad thai. Before anyone gets too excited, it’s sauce out of a packet, I haven’t tried from scratch – yet. 1st attempt: chicken. including the scrambled egg and everything. That evening, J and I confirmed what I had long suspected…I don’t like scrambled eggs in my noodles. But other than that, it was pretty good. Chicken pieces could be smaller, no biggie. 2nd attempt: smaller chicken. no eggs. very good.

3rd attempt: shrimp…It’s the recipe on the box, for god’s sake. should be good. should be a no brainer. I seasoned the shrimp with Old Bay (wanted to see what the extra flavor would do with the sweet pad thai sauce). I was about done sauteing the shrimp when I realized I’d forgotten to buy scallions. hmmmmmm…is it really a big deal, I think at first. Then as I continue to prepare the dish, chopping peanuts and cilantro, slicing the lime, I realize it is a big deal. The scallions are supposed to cook a little bit with the noodles and sauce AND they’re bright green! missing the scallion flavor was disappointing enough but then, there wouldn’t be the color! (wow – I’m so dramatic…)

Anyway, bummer I didn’t have scallions, but I carried on with shrimp pad thai. No more incident and then we ate. The shrimp had that slow, spicy flavor that Old Bay delivers, every time. I have to say though, the pad thai itself was so sad. everything was the same color, so it looked boring, and it just tasted…so…flat. Even with fresh cilantro and lime juice it was a boring pad thai.

Moral of the story – DON’T FORGET THE SCALLIONS! Well, I guess the moral really is – read the recipe CAREFULLY before you go to the grocery.

(On a completely different note, cute plate, huh?! they curve a bit, so they’re great for “soupy” stuff. )

Recipe courtesy A Taste of Thai. (I obviously mean the GOOD recipe, with scallions…)

10 July 2010 - 1:03 pm Introductions are in order… » xo Gluten Free Lover xo - [...] to wait till J and I can afford to buy a house.) Also, she puts egg in this dish and I’ve mentioned before that I don’t do egg in my Asian rice/noodle dishes. I’m not sure why that is exactly; I [...]

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