Sunday, December 14, 2008

I am ready to cook the shit out of some food. I have 3 days left of school for the semester and after that I am going to cook up a storm. I haven't really been eating very well or healthfully lately, so there's really nothing to report here. Hopefully soon I'll be able to entertain you all with delicious food posts.

I miss good food!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Pad Thai Review #1

You're probably wondering what I had for Thanksgiving this year, huh? Well, I'm not telling you just yet! Trust me, it's nothing special, it's just that I've been meaning to do this for quite some time now.

This is my first Pad Thai review in a series of... a few. This one comes from the lovely freezer section of Trader Joes.

It says "Traditional Thai Style rice noodes in a peanut base sauce with tofu, scallions and carrots."

As you can see, the description is dead on:

There are a few chunks of tofu and some shaved carrot pieces. I really used to like this PT bowl, but I was disappointed the last two times I bought it. There needs more vegetables and sauce. When I heated this up I threw in about a cup of frozen (then cooked) pepper strips and also a tablespoon or so of peanut butter. It's really lacking in the flavor department.

Additionally, this pretty tiny bowl contains 600 calories. Really? For some noodles in sauce? That is pretty much half of the calories I would need in a day, only to be devoured within 5 minutes.

Needless to say, I would buy this again if I was craving Pad Thai really badly and was near a Trader Joes.