Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thai Travel- Guest Post by Paige of Artsy Anthropology

I love to travel and regularly share photos from my travels on the blog so it's exciting to have a guest blogger today sharing her travels to a place I've never been... Thailand.  You may have noticed this isn't a cooking blog so it's extra exciting to have Paige sharing one of her recipes today as well.  Everyone give a big welcome to Paige. 

Hello, my name is Paige, over at Artsy Anthropology!  I am so excited to get to guest-post over here today!  I am going to share some of my pictures from my trip to Thailand a few years ago (my undergraduate graduation trip), it was beautiful!  If you keep reading, there's a delicious, easy "Thai" dish below!

First off, I have to say that I have traveled a lot, and Thailand has some of the most beautiful beaches and oceans in the world! Check out this view, remember that giant, devastating tsunami that impacted the island's off of Thailand's mainland... this island was the worst hit, and it is still just absolutely beautiful.

Aren't these boats just too cute?! They are like a water taxi, you take them any time you travel off of the islands.

Pretty much what all of the bungalows are like... they are about 30.00 (USD) a night, and they are awesome. They usually have their own bathroom and shower... and for a little more money, air conditioning.

This is the view from the main deck of our hotel at Mango Bay, it was amazing here! 

This is the boat ride to Mango Bay - check out that water, isn't it amazing?!

There was a lot of time riding the train (which from one end of Thailand to the other is about $8.00... if you ride in standard class). There was a lot of train riding, bus riding and ferry riding - it was a different locations nearly every night for 14 days, but that's the way to go because we saw almost every island.

I love Thai food, the flavors are just so yummy! Some of them are hard to reproduce at home, but not the peanut-chicken - love it!

This recipe is quick, easy, filling and makes enough for left overs!

What you need:
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon peanut butter (I like crunchy)
1 table spoon honey
Juice of 1 lime (not completely necessary)
1 tablespoon of minced garlic (looks like a nubby root, found with veggies at store like cucumbers)
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 to 1 tablespoon red garlic pepper flakes (depends on how spicy you want it)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 boneless chicken breasts (about 1 pound) - cut into about 1 inch pieces
Snow peas, broccoli, zucchini, water chestnuts (all go well in this)

Linguine or spaghetti noodles

What you do:
1. Cut chicken into cubes and put into a deep frying pan you've preheated some olive oil in.
2. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add noodles.
3. Make the sauce by combining all the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and microwaving for about 30 seconds, this will melt the peanut butter enough to mix everything together.
4. Once the chicken is almost cooked, add your veggies for a few minutes. Add the sauce as well so that the veggies and chicken can get evenly coated.
5. Once the noodles are all done, mix everything together and serve.


Melissa Wright said...

That recipe sounds yummy!

Emily Hope said...

Oh I just returned from Thailand from a two week honeymoon. I am super excited to stumble on this post.