I love peanuts. Like, alot. If it was socially acceptable, I would smother my face with peanut butter. And just because the Universe adores to play cosmic jokes, It sends me the man of my dreams, who just happens to be allergic to the very thing I love most after myself. Therefore, from the moment I said I do to this wonderful man, I also said “See you later!” to peanuts.
With time, I learned to substitute peanuts with other nuts and seeds. However, the one thing I am still struggling with is eating Thai and Vietnamese dishes without peanuts. Do you understand how bland a pad thai is without peanuts?! Being a very all-or-nothing kind of person, I crossed off pad thais from the foods I could eat in the presence of El Hubo. And then a miracle happened: I fell on a peanut-free veggie pad thai recipe made by Oh She Glows.
Before I proceed, can I just take a moment to say I love every recipe this woman makes? All the dishes I make from her book are an instant hit with my guests. Therefore despite my initial ban on peanut-less pad thais, I was willing to give Oh She Glows’ recipe a chance.
And boy oh boy was I glad I did! My parents and in-laws, who I made the dish for, are still raving about it one month after I had them over. In the recipe, the author suggests using gluten free-noodles but I substituted them with carrot noodles to increase the veggie factor.
While this pad thai recipe is not the traditional one I fell in love with, I adore this healthy twist that I can share with El Hubo. And isn’t sharing food with the people you love what makes eating so enjoyable? 🙂
Let me know in the comments if you try this recipe. And if each bite feels like a hug to your tummy, please share it!
Much love and hugs,