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08-20-2007, 04:18 PM
Does anyone like this? I made it over the weekend and threw it out. It was gross! Perhaps I did something wrong?
08-20-2007, 04:33 PM
Some people will like it; some wont. That's the way it is with food. I did like it.
It's a question I put in my smoothie book: "Will I like all the recipes in the book?" Response: Not likely. We all have different tastes and what one likes, another may not.
My suggestion, make a smaller portion of something in case you don't like it. Keep it simple.
Also, recipes are guides. IF there's a flavor in a recipe you KNOW you don't like, such as cilantro, exchange for one you do like, for example, basil.
08-20-2007, 05:03 PM
I did make a smaller portion and like the individual ingredients, but didn't like them together. I will try it again in a few weeks. It may have been because I was congested and my taste was off. Although, that didn't appear to affect the eggplant pizza I had. Oh well. No big deal. There are plenty of things that I do like. Thanks for your input. :)
08-20-2007, 05:13 PM
Oh I LOVE the Pad Thai! I make it in my Level One classes all the time and everyone who's ever tried it loved it. But everyone won't like the same things and that's fine...'tis one of the many things that makes us all unique! :)
08-20-2007, 06:09 PM
I do like the pad thai but I'm going to have to fiddle with it. I love the squash and mung bean sprouts but it's the almond vs. peanut butter that I have to get used to.
I used to make a peanut sauce with noodles. Not fancy, kinda trashy sauce:D It had peanut butter, garlic, coconut milk, red pepper flakes, plus a few other spices. I'm going to combine the two. I really need that coconut milk taste mixed with garlic and red pepper flakes. I also used to add green peas and carrots to the noodles. Gah, I miss that dish but I really do think I can recreate it using the pad thai as a guide. I just have to get over the almond butter thing - although I do have some jungle peanuts in the cupboard - but they just taste like raw peanuts:p
Oh! I just found the SAD recipe. Let's see if I can "translate"
1/2 c. almond butter (was pb)
3 T Nama Shoyu (was soy)
1 T vinegar
1/2 T red pepper flakes
1/2 T minced ginger
1/2 T minced garlic
2 T agave?? (was sugar)
1/2 can of lite coconut milk - I'm thinking some coconut oil/butter??
That's it. Blend and pour over angel hair sqaush, maybe some shredded carrots, and peas!
I haven't tried this but it sounds good, doesn't it?? I think I'll try it tomorrow. I have to run to the store tonight.
I'm glad you posted b/c I've wanted to figure this recipe out for awhile but have been lazy. Like I said, I do like the pad thai but it just made me miss the peanut sauce I used to make. I really, really, need the garlic, ginger, red pepper taste. Ohhhhh, I'm hungry now...
PS I was just remembering (again) what I love about the sauce and I would say blend all ingredients except the ginger, garlic, red pepper. Put those in after and let sit. Maybe in a dehydrator to mingle the flavors?? Or carefully on the stove (doing the finger test)?? I just loved crunching down on a bit of garlic or ginger while devouring my dish.
08-20-2007, 06:58 PM
I have found that recipes you may not like in the beginning will appeal to you down the road as your tastes change so give it a try again later one. I just posted a picture of the one I did on the latest food thread. . . was it anything like that??
all the best,
08-20-2007, 08:01 PM
I have found that recipes you may not like in the beginning will appeal to you down the road as your tastes change so give it a try again later one. I just posted a piture of the one I did on tha latest food thread. . . was it anything like that??
all the best,
Yep! Except for the greens on top.
I think that I like more of a peanut taste...pretty much what elfinbaby said.
Rawkinlocs, do you make the recipe as is or do you make changes to it.
08-20-2007, 08:06 PM
CaliRaw, I make it just as is. I will tell you, Erin is so right because when I very first ever made this back when I first went raw, it was "okay" but it wasn't one of my favorites. But after being raw for a while and then revisiting that recipe, I found that I loved it. So, don't try to force it. If there was ANY little inkling of anything you liked about it, maybe the flavor but not the texture of the "noodles" or maybe you felt it needed something, then give it a while and then go back and try it again.
If you can pinpoint, what exactly was it about the recipe you disliked? The whole thing, the flavor of the sauce, or the bean sprouts, or...?
08-20-2007, 08:11 PM
It was mostly the flavor of the sauce. I bet if I made it with roasted almond butter, I would like it more. :D
Lady Green Jeans
08-20-2007, 11:40 PM
The first time I made the recipe, I did not like it at all. Did not care for raw almonds in the least at that time. It grew on me slowly. I now enjoy raw almonds more (not a "love" thing yet).
08-21-2007, 07:09 PM
My daughter just ordered a spiral slicer from Alissa for my birthday! I can't wait to try this and the other pasta recipes. I will have to get Alissa's dvd from my friend and watch it again. We both have the book, but she bought the dvd.
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