Peanut Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles)

DSCN4375I truly don’t understand how people don’t like peanut butter. I mean I get how you can be allergic and all but in that case you got to at least love the smell right? I’d seriously EpiPen myself all day if I were allergic to nuts. Is there a daily limit on that kind of thing?
Peanut butter can be great for you too, it’s just that normally peanut noodles are a nutritional nightmare. Enjoying some in moderation is always an option, but with this recipe I can eat a GIANT portion any time of the week. All the while I won’t have to wear sweatpants to work, because we all know those are reserved for just Fridays.Screen Shot 2015-10-07 at 7.27.05 PM

Serves 2 or 1…

Ingredients:
Sauce-
3 tablespoons peanut flour/powdered peanut butter
1 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons tamari/braggs liquid aminos
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
1 tablespoon coconut/rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Juice from 1/4 a lime (about 1/2 tablespoon)
½ teaspoon chili powder
2 teaspoons Siracha or hot sauce of choice
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon coconut sugar or alternative sweetener

Base-
2 medium-large zucchinis
1 large carrot
½ cup sliced mushrooms
1-2 scallions
1 tablespoon chopped peanuts
Optional-
1 cup edamame or precooked shrimp
1 cup shredded cabbage (for even more bulk)

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Directions:
Whisk together all sauce ingredients into a small saucepan.
Spiralize zucchinis and cut strands with knife or kitchen shears so you don’t have any overly long pieces. Slice carrot and mushrooms and add them to your veggie pile.
In a large sauce pan, heat 1 teaspoon of sesame oil. Once heated, add your zucchini, carrots, mushrooms and optional shredded cabbage. After one minute, add your precooked and thawed edamame or shrimp. Stir around until vegetables are soft and protein is heated through.
Once finished, remove veggie mixture with slotted spoon. Pat with paper towel to remove extra moisture (so sauce doesn’t get too runny).
Meanwhile, heat up your peanut sauce in the saucepan for ~1 minute. You could alternatively heat your sauce in the microwave as well.
To assemble, simply pour sauce onto your zucchini noodles and toss to coat.

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Garnish with chopped scallions
Remove from heat and top with scallions and chopped peanuts.

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This one is especially fun to eat with chopsticks 🙂

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