Today we’re talking Thai food. Pad thai, to be exact. Kenny and I have been huge fans of pad thai for quite some time now. But, when you have a gluten allergy, you have to be extra careful with any type of Asian food. As you probably already know, soy sauce contains gluten, and pretty much all Asian food has soy sauce in it in some way.
This is the first time I tried my hand at a homemade version, and I must say, I’m pretty darn pleased with how it turned out!
I decided to get a little crazy and make it paleo-friendly by using spaghetti squash instead of rice noodles. Trust me, it is JUST as good! I would not tell a lie. You get to control the ingredients that go into it, but still keep all of the flavor and comfort.
I kept it healthy and filling by using chicken, peppers, carrots, cilantro and crushed peanuts. It really comes together when tossed in a simple sweet and savory sauce that is as close as I could get to my favorite Thai restaurant. Oh man, my mouth is watering as I type this post.
It’s time to make our own takeout, my friends.
*Side note, if you want to keep it strict paleo, you would of course take out the peanuts.
Update on Surgery Recovery
As I told you last week, I had knee surgery. I had this weird growth/tumor thing that was growing in my knee joint that they had to remove, as well as some cartilage issues that we needed to take care of. I had a lot of wear and tear in my knee from back in my cheerleading days. Everything went well, and recovery is going as planned so far. I really haven’t been in too terribly much pain, the pain meds are definitely doing their job. I was finally able to go much longer without pain pills today, so I was able to write this post. I’m not going to lie, I don’t know what it feels like to be drunk, but I can imagine that that is exactly the way I feel when I take them. Oy, not fun.
Anywho, I just wanted to say thank you for all of the well wishes and prayers! They are much appreciated! I CAN’T WAIT to start working out again!