What I Ate This Week | Finally! A Good Pad Thai Recipe + Blog Wonkiness Update

If you’ve been having trouble commenting lately or you’ve been noticing my posts disappearing and reappearing, it’s because I switched hosts this week. The transfer was a long, drawn-out process with many freak-outs on my part, both major and minor. (My posts are being deleted! All of my comments are gone! Where’s the picture I just uploaded?) Big thanks to Sarah at One Starry Night for helping me move my blog over and her patience in dealing with the issues I was having with my hosting (and my freak-outs). I think by now the DNS stuff has finally settled and you should all be able to view my posts and comment without issue. Knock on wood!

Here’s what I ate this week:

Pad Thai with Tempeh Pad Thai with Scrambled Tofu Tempeh // It’s so hard to find a good Pad Thai recipe, but this is the best I’ve made so far. It’s not exactly like the Pad Thai you get at restaurants, but it’s pretty close. I had tempeh on hand, so I used that instead of tofu and because I couldn’t find tamarind paste, I subbed in pomegranate molasses. Delicious!

Fresh Corn, Poblano & Cheddar Pizza Fresh Corn, Poblano, and Cheddar Pizza // This is one of our favorite recipes. It’s the perfect way to welcome summer. Oh, hello summer! Aren’t you all warm and sunny and full of fresh corn?

Cascal Cascal // Mini review! Last week, Cascal sent some samples of their fermented sodas for me to try. (Disclosure: I received samples, no payments or anything like that, and I wasn’t obligated to post about them here.) When I saw “fermented soda,” I immediately thought this would be like carbonated kombucha, but it’s more like a cross between wine and soda. There’s no sugar added, so they’re just sweet enough–perfect. My favorite variety was Fresh Tropical, which combines the flavors of Mango, Jasmine, & Kaffir Lime–it paired well with the Pad Thai I made this week.

Quinoa, Corn and Zucchini Medley Quinoa, Corn & Zucchini Medley + Curried Green Beans // The quinoa dish is a great dinner for hot days–I love cold salads like this. And the green beans were simply sauteed in a little bit of oil and curry powder. Super easy!

Broiled Polenta with Mushrooms and Cheese Broiled Polenta with Mushrooms and Cheese // My husband made these while I was in the midst of one of those aforementioned major freak-outs related to my blog. So maybe it doesn’t look as pretty as Julie’s, but it still tasted delicious! We added a bit of truffle oil too.

Kiersten Frase

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    • Kiersten Frase says

      Thank you! And I’m hoping I’m done with major blog upheavals for a while. I am too high strung to deal with this stuff–every little thing sends me into a pathetic spiral of panic.

  1. says

    Thanks for trying my pad thai recipe! I’m so glad you liked it, even with the substitutions you had to make. That pizza looks amazing too…I love corn as a pizza topping!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      You’d think tamarind paste would be easier to find! I guess I’ll have to put that on my list the next time I head out to the Asian market. But the pomegranate molasses worked fine–we loved it! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

  2. says

    Switching hosts is a major pain! I had to do that once and YIKES! On the bright side, I bet that absolutely delightful looking corn cheddar pizza cheered you right up :) I’ll certainly be trying that combo – what a wonderful summer tradition.

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Yeah, it was pretty awful and I didn’t even do the work! :) I’m hearing that my blog is still down for some people today, but I’m trying not to stress about it. Let me know if you make the corn pizza–it’s so good!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      It is so hard to find a good recipe! A lot of them are either bland or just noodles in peanut sauce. This recipe is good because it has that sweet & slightly tart flavor that takeout Pad Thai has.

  3. says

    I’m actually salivating here! I love pad thai like nobody’s business, and I always order it. If I get adventurous and order something else, I regret it.
    And the corn and poblano pizza! Pinned. Yum. I’ve been considering a pizza stone for the grill this summer, so we can keep having pizza without making the house sweltering.

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Me too and I’m so glad I finally found a recipe that tastes like the real thing! :D The recipe is really easy too–the hardest part is finding the tamarind paste. ;)

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Yeah, I am way too tightly wound to deal with this kind of stuff. ;) When something goes wrong and it’s not something I can control (like the DNS stuff!), I totally go into meltdown mode too.

  4. says

    I have never had polenta but it looks so delicious! I’m going to have to try that one. And it’s never occurred to me to try quinoa in a salad before either. I’ve just perfected my cooking technique (I’m impatient) and it might be time to branch out!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      I love cold quinoa salads–you should try it! Sometimes they have them at the salad bar in Whole Foods too. You just cook the quinoa as usual, toss it with the dressing and whatever else you’re using, and then refrigerate it.

  5. says

    I wondered about the commenting. I’m not one to have to sign in to something in order to leave comments, so I’m relieved you’re back in business!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Things were really a mess! For a while, it was taking several tries to get comments to go through too. That’s just what happens when you switch hosts, but it doesn’t make it any less stressful. ;(

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