Love at first bite

I can’t wait to share this dinner with you friends!  🙂

It definitely made it’s way up to the top of the list as far as favorites are concerned… so. incredibly. good.

And don’t worry, The Man will back me up on this one too, it was love at first sight for both of us 😉

But before we get to the cookin’ how about a lil’ cocktail hour… kapeesh?

With a little help from our garden… guessssss whooooo 😉

Fresh mojito. 

‘Nuff said.

If anything can make this work week bearable it’s gonna be this 😛

Fresh mint muddled w/ sugar, rum plus club soda.  Even w/out the lime it was fabulous!

Okay, now let’s get cookin’…

The Veg:

  • red onion
  • farmer’s market zucchini
  • farmer’s market eggplant (love these light purple ones!)

The Sauce:

  • 1/8 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tblsp soy sauce (this brand is seriously superior)
  • 2 tblsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tblsp water
  • fresh ginger (about 1 tblsp, sliced)
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • sprinkle of red pepper flakes

Chop the veg, chop the chicken, mix the sauce and get ready to stir-fryyyyy!

First in – the veg – cooked up using 1/2 tblsp veg oil. 

Once browned on the outside I added some water and covered to steam & get tender (great trick for low fat cooking!)

Then the veggies were removed, and the chopped chicken (2 breasts) were stir fried in 1/2 tblsp veg oil until close to done. 

Then they reunited!

And also made friends with some cooked fettucine (about 1/2 package) and the peanut-soy sauce.

And it was love at first sight…

Or at first bite 😉

The Man and I both agreed that this was amazing. 

The peanut flavor was so pronounced with the perfect blend of tangy soy plus vinegar and a hint of sweet with the sugar.  The sauce coated the noodles and veg perfectly…. ahhh okay I’ll stop now hahaha.

To go with our stir fry noodle dish I came up with an Asian take on my favorite cucumber/tomato salad.

Fresh tomato from our garden, cucumber, red onion, lemon basil, basil, S&P plus some bottled Asian sesame dressing.

Served on the cutest plate ever, which Fanatic Mom came by and left as a post-work surprise for me at our house… thanks Mom, I love these!!! 🙂

The salad was perfect.  Lemon basil is legit friends.  As are fresh off the vine tomatoes. 

Can’t get enough.

And now?

Digestion and relaxation are in order!

TGIF…. for real.

Enjoy your night everyone 😛


7 responses to “Love at first bite

  1. Mojitos, stir fry and salad- yes please!

    I love the low-fat cooking tip about steaming the stir-fried veggies with a bit of water. I do that all the time!

  2. Fun drink. I’m not sure I’ve ever actually tried a mojito! And I love any peanuty type sauce! So good in stir fry and noodle dishes. Hooray for Friday!

  3. Yummmmmmmmmmm! I have had a ginormous eggplant sitting in the fridge all week, couldn’t decide what to do with it. Now I am torn between eggplant parm stacks & eggplant stir fry! Decisions, decisions I tell ya! TGIF lady 🙂

  4. Oh my gosh…I can’t believe that is from your garden?! You have yourself a green thumb! Mine is pretty much black.

    I’ve never had a mojito but I’d be game to try it! 🙂

  5. Swoon over the mojito. Hands down, my favorite drink ever. So refreshing!

    Your dinner looks fantastic. I love me some peanut sauce. 🙂

    TGIF! I’m so glad the week is coming to a close for you, it sounds like it’s been a long one!

  6. I’ve never cooked with eggplant, but some of your recipes sound so yummy that I am going to have to try it soon! Especially this one!

  7. Fresh mojito?? YES please, one of my favorite cocktails!

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