A follow-up note to my last post: Just to be clear, I typically don't clean. It was a rare occurrence that I cleaned. I'm usually fine living in moderate chaos. Ryan on the other hand, is a neat freak and I leave the cleaning up to him. Thank you, Ryan!!
Ok, now that we have that cleared up, onto another Vegan with a Vengeance recipe - the Brooklyn Pad Thai. We've made plenty of pad thai dishes before, but now that I've tried this one, it's going to be the one we stick with. I made a few alterations such as lowering the sugar drastically as well as reducing the oil. I don't think it affected the taste of the dish at all. I'm just not one for super sweet sauces.
A big tip that Isa gives in the book is to cook the pad thai in 2 batches to avoid stickiness and boy did that tip work! We were thrilled with the outcome of this dish and it had just the right amount of spice for us.
I brought the leftovers to lunch the next day and some of my girlfriends asked for the recipe because it looked so good. Not only did they ask for the recipe, Rachel actually made it for her and her guests (who also loved it)! I think that's one of the first times that has happened to me. Usually when I give a recipe to someone, it takes awhile for them to try it, but not in this case :) It's neat to hear what others think about the same recipe.