Coconut milk is some kind of wonderful. However, due to the recent discovery by PETA that a Thai company was abusing monkeys by forcing them to pick coconuts from the trees. “The animals were kept tethered, chained to old tires, or confined to cages barely larger than their bodies, deprived of any semblance of a life,” said PETA.
Any coconut milk purchased from Chaokoh, and other Thai coconut milk producers, represents the misery of a chained-up monkey,” according to PETA EVP Tracy Reiman. Thanks to PETA’s efforts, Kroger, Albertsons, Safeway, Wegmans, Costco, Target, Food Lion, and Stop & Shop have suspended the sale of Chaokoh coconut milk.
Other brands, located in Thailand, use this same horrid practice, but PETA investigations revealed that is only happening in Thailand. A good rule of thumb is to avoid any canned coconut milk from Thailand.
This dish can be used with different vegetables. And if you are not a fan of Herbs de Provence, feel free to substitute cumin/oregano/garlic powder.
I love peanut butter and I am also a fan of spice. The great thing about this recipe, besides that it comes together in a few minutes, is that you can use more or less peanut butter, depending on your taste. Additionally, you can add as much spice as you can handle, or leave it less spicy for the faint of heart.
I made a batch of spring rolls today and this sauce is excellent with them, as a dip for fried tofu, or even a topping for veggie bowls.
The word Eurasian means a combination of European, or European American, and Asian cultures. When I made this recipe I was trying to create crispy-crunchy Brussels sprouts that had an emphasis on Italian flavors. My decision to use Pad Thai rice noodles seemed like just the perfect and unexpected accompaniment to the dish. Additionally, the rice noodles are gluten-free so, in my mind, a winner!
You can serve the Brussels Sprouts on their own as a side dish or mixed with traditional pasta but I would strongly suggest you first try using rice noodles.
I went light on the red pepper flakes, which can be adjusted to individual taste. I used the CHICKENLESS Better than Bouillon however the vegetable variety would also work great.
This dish also works great for leftovers but I recommend adding a splash of water and a drizzle of olive oil before reheating.