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Tofu Pad Thai Recipe

Who doesn’t love Pad Thai? Well, I’m sure plenty of people don’t, but I do. I invited my brother, Kai, and his girlfriend, Sophie, over to have dinner and hang out last night while Hungry was in San Diego with his brother. Sophie had the fun idea to cook Pad Thai for dinner. I had never made Pad Thai completely from scratch, so this was a fun project. There were certainly the ups and downs, like roasting the peanuts to perfection and then overcooking the noodles, but it’s all a part of the journey! Sophie came up with this recipe and it is really simple to do, even if the directions look lengthy. It’s basically cut, cook, and season! It’s an incredibly easy Pad Thai recipe that will make sure to load you up with your vegetables. You can add or take out whatever you’d like–make it your own and most importantly, have fun!

Chop it up

Chop it up

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Sophie and Noke cooking

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Easy Pad Thai
Serves 6
A fun dinner to cook at home for the whole family


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Prep Time
15 min

Cook Time
15 min

Prep Time
15 min

Cook Time
15 min

Ingredients
  1. 3 cloves garlic
  2. 3 carrots
  3. 1 red bell pepper
  4. 1/2 cabbage
  5. 1/2 a bunch of green onions
  6. Olive oil
  7. Soy sauce
  8. 1 block firm tofu
  9. 3 eggs
  10. 1 package of flat thin rice noodles
  11. 1 cup bean sprouts
  12. Hoisin sauce
  13. 2 limes
  14. 1 cup peanuts
  15. Red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. Cut up carrots and red bell peppers into strips. Slice up cabbage and loosely chop up green onions
  2. Put water on to boil in a large pot
  3. Put raw peanuts in a skillet with salt on a low heat
  4. Square the tofu and put in oiled skillet, top with soy sauce. Cook tofu on medium-high heat with a lid on it
  5. Heat up a wok and saute garlic in olive oil. Add carrots, green onions, and red bell peppers for 5 minutes and add soy sauce
  6. Put in the cabbage and add soy sauce (only if low sodium)
  7. Scoot the vegetables to the side in order to scramble the eggs on the other side. Once the eggs are cooked, mix in with the vegetables
  8. Once the water in the pot is boiled, cook noodles as directed on your packet
  9. Drain noodles and put in the with vegetables and olive oil. Add the tofu. Mix together with tongs
  10. Chop the roasted peanuts
  11. Serve with lime, bean sprouts, and chopped peanuts
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Pad Thai always fills me with warm good memories of eating it growing up with friends and family. This will be another great addition to the string of happy memories. Even if it may seem intimidating, I want you to try it! Go out and get the veggies you want and then dive in. This is a great meal for a group and even more fun to cook with people! The most important part of journeys, whether they be exploring a new recipe or diving into a new career path, is that you should never take yourself too seriously and always allow yourself to have fun. What’s the point otherwise? Anyhow, enjoy and use this recipe to stay hungry and fit!

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Noke certifiably shredded up her bed yesterday

Noke certifiably shredded up her bed yesterday

Best Thai in Boulder: Aloy Thai

Instead of getting Chinese take-outs growing up, we always got Thai. And I am oh-so-happy for that! It’s rare that I’m not in a mood for Thai food. I just love all the deep flavors right along with that spark of zest at the end. And because we grew up having it as take-outs, it reminds me of home in a weird way. We’ve tried a lot of the Thai places in Boulder and finally we took a friend’s advice to go to Aloy Thaiand I’m so glad we did! The combination of a great price and awesome taste knocks it out of the park.

Aloy Thai Cuisine

Let’s start with the dishes. The first time we came here was after a gym session (surprise, surprise), and I wasn’t feeling so hot. Everyone at work was sick around me, and I wanted to burn anything out! When we would get sniffly or sick as a kid, instead of chicken noodle soup, my dad would go get us Tom Yum Soup, a spicy Thai soup. It is so delicious and has that kick that will make your nose run. So you know I went there and ordered a huge bowl of Tom Yum Noodle Soup with Tofu. Serving was so big I had a full lunch of it tomorrow. Chris got the pineapple fried rice with chicken and he devoured it with a big smile on his face. And he got it a second time when we came back! I got the Pad Thai the second time. It wasn’t spectacular, but it was still good. We also have gotten the vegetable fresh spring rolls numerous times and love them–so fresh and we nearly drink the peanut sauce that goes with it.

Veggie fresh spring rolls!

Veggie fresh spring rolls!

Tom Yum Soup

Tom Yum Soup

The atmosphere is also excellent, with Thai designs and a yellow-orange lighting. They have plenty of staff and the service is always great. The music is nice and it is never too loud. The price definitely seals the deal. The huge tom yum noodle soup was only $9–NINE DOLLARS. Chris’ pineapple fried rice came to only $11. It was such an amazing dinner for such a good price, we are constantly going back.

If you’re in Boulder and craving some Thai, stop at Aloy Thai. It has delicious dishes that won’t break the bank. Avoid the Pad Thai, but dig into anything you can get your hands on! Hungry and Fit gives Aloy Thai a big thumbs up. And as always…stay hungry and fit!

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Two cuties under the pingpong table

Two cuties under the pingpong table