If you know me at all, you probably know that I love the Taste of Home "family" of magazines. They publish Taste of Home and Simple & Delicious, among others. I've been a subscriber to one or more of the magazines for a good 10 years. Well, a few months ago, their website had a couple of contests available for entry and I decided to go for it. I got an e-mail Monday from an associate editor saying that I had won third place in one of the contests!
"Congratulations! You came in 3rd in our "Easy, Healthy Suppers" Contest! My name is J--- M------ and I'm an editor here at Taste of Home's Healthy Cooking, and I want to congratulate you on taking third place! Your recipe was Thai Chicken Pasta. Your winnings include a check for $200, and we'd like to feature you and your recipe in the issue of Healthy Cooking. (You'll receive a free copy of this issue, too.)"Yay! He asked me to send a picture (Jeff told me immediately which one that would be) and some background information about the recipe. If you would like a copy of the magazine (that's you, Mom) you can buy it pretty much anywhere magazines are sold, starting in mid-November. Or naturally, you can go on their website and subscribe!
Here's an approximation of the recipe that will be published:
Thai Chicken Pasta
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 green onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, diced
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup chicken broth (or water)
½ cup peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
In a small saucepan, saute onion, garlic and ginger in oil. Add remaining ingredients, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook over medium-low heat until well combined and heated through.
1 cup rotisserie chicken, shredded
8 oz whole wheat vermicelli or angel hair pasta
Coarsely chopped dry roasted peanuts
Cook pasta according to package directions, drain. Toss with sauce and chicken. Add toppings to your taste.
This picture is an old one, and it's not completely accurate (note the almonds and the regular pasta)but it was all I had!