Wednesday, August 02, 2006

fat-coated fat

I made a Thai peanut-coconut type stir-fry for dinner tonight, and It's fabulous! Probably from all the fat: peanut butter, peanut oil, toasted sesame oil, (lite) coconut milk, and yes, even tofu has a little fat! There are other healthy ingredients in it too, like tamari, rice vinegar, red curry paste, carrots, onions, garlic, broccoli, and mushrooms. Lots of mushrooms. Mmm. All slopped over soba noodles. Mmmm.

I never really liked stir-fry as a child, and I still don't care much for it as an adult . . . but the one exception to the yuk-stir-fry rule is the fat-coated fat version. :)

Ah, well. Sometimes, you just gotta live a little.

11 comments:

KleoPatra said...

Fat is beautiful! This sounds like a groovy stir fry, Catherine!!!

funwithyourfood said...

I've been using a lot of oils and eating like a fatty lately. I don't even care. It tastes good dang it!

Teddy

Vicki said...

i totally agree, catherine! i have some soba noodles in the fridge begging for some fat! i think i'll give it to them.

Crystal & Ryan - Café Cyan said...

Too funny!! Sometimes it's just true...but still good :)

Btw - I'm really happy to hear your dad is testing the soup. That's really great of him. My dad would never consider it.

-Crystal

Emily said...

at least it's mostly good fats, right?

Michelle said...

Yum! Your stir-fry sounds awesome. And the fats in your dinner are good fats....

OMG...last night Conan O'Brien put on a stick on Mustache for a while--it was hilarious! I heart mustaches. And Conan, cause he's down wit the mustaches.

Megan the Vegan said...

Fat makes your hair shine!

Melody said...

Sounds delicious!.. eating this once a week or so is not a bad thing. it's a lot healthier than eating a steak and french fries!

Catherine said...

Kleopatra, it was indeed a groovy stir-fry -- I ate almost the whole thing! Just a few bites left that wouldn't fit in my tummy.

Teddy, me too! I wonder whether there's some survival mode kicked in by the hot weather? Usually, my appetite disappears when it's this hot. Huh.

Vicki, soba noodles are my FAVORITE. They are so quick and so good for you!

Crystal, my Dad's actually more of an adventurous cook than my mom -- he's the "make it up as you go" cook, while my mom is definitely tied to recipes. He's also been the pie maker and bread baker in the house, ever since I was a little kid.

Emily, yeah, except for the saturated fat in the coconut milk, all good fats. :) I have no fear of fat -- except trans fats, of course! Ew.

Michelle, you'll have to come over for a fat-coated fat stir-fry sometime soon. :) Hooray for Conan and mustaches!

Megan, awesome! My hair's been kinda fried lately from all the swimming and sun, so maybe it's telling my body to ingest more fat?? ;-)

Right on, Melody!

Carrie™ said...

Go ahead and live! Enjoy your food. Moderation is the key. This one sounds good with lots of healthy stuff.

Alessandra said...

this sounds really yummy..it kinda reminds me of the dish this Thai guy i met at webdate dot com cooked for me. i never thought i'd like stir-fry because im health conscious but it was too good to pass up!