Recipe: Peanut Wok Noodels

I found this great recipe for peanut dip on a whim one night when John was bored with regular old potstickers (we have them weekly, the pre-made bagged kind…) and it was delicious!!!  I decided to try to x5 the recipe (or something like that) and see if I could make it into a peanutty rice noodle dish full of veggies.  It is officially now our all time FAVORITE dish!!  And if you’re trying to cut down on starch and up your veggies, you could totally leave the noodles out all together.  But basically this is everything I love about food in one bowl.

Recipe for the crusty peasant bread here.

This recipe is as easy to bulk up as you can imagine.  We make tons at once and keep the leftovers in the fridge for the rest of the week.  This here was for the Elders, who happened to be gluten free.  So the bread was for us, hehehe.

Peanut Wok Noodles
Serves 6
A peanutty, rice-noodley veggie delight.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Peanut Sauce
  1. 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  2. 1/2 cup coconut milk or mayo*
  3. 1/2 cup soy sauce
  4. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  5. 1/4 cup lemon juice
  6. 6 cloves garlic
Other things needed
  1. see notes**
  2. 1 package rice noodles or brown rice noodles
  3. 1/2 head cabbage, shredded with salt and pepper
  4. 4 rainbow carrots, thinly sliced with salt and pepper
  5. 2-3 cups fresh snow or snap peas
  6. 1-2 sweet potatoes, thinly sliced with salt and pepper
  7. 1/2 bunch green onions, diced
  8. 1 can drained water chestnuts
  9. 1-2 pounds of preferred cooked meat (here it was shredded pork, we also LOVE sliced and sautéed chicken apple sausage)
  1. Make the peanut sauce first by whisking all ingredients together and keep it in the fridge until ready to mix into other ingredients.
  2. Make the rice noodles according to package directions.
  3. Sautee the cabbage and cooked meat together in coconut oil, until cabbage is fully cooked and meat is warmed up.
  4. Broil the sweet potatoes and carrots until almost burnt, about 7 minutes each side.
  5. In a wok or huge pot/roasting pan, combine everything together and toss with as much peanut sauce as you like until evenly coated. Serve warm.
  1. *I like to freeze coconut milk in an ice cube tray. The size of our tray evens out to be about 1/4 cup per cube, so I just pop some out whenever I want to cook with it!
  2. **You can put whatever veggies you want in this dish, and however much you like to serve as many as you need.
Hopes and Dreams

Pic overload from the past while ….

James on a fall morning^

7 year anniversary date^

Morning snugs with my bugs ^

Right before we surprised my mom on her doorstep for her 60th birthday! ^

Celebrating our anniversary with an overnight getaway at the Google apartment–BABY FREE!! ^

Gramma Jac and her Blessing ^

Life is just wonderful^

Best frenemies ^

I randomly overheard James tell a very inappropriate joke in his primary class one Sunday and pulled him out of class and made him go to Relief Society with me as punishment and he fell right asleep ^

We are able to go on regular date nights now and LIFE IS AMAZING. We have a bunch of photos on California Ave for each date we go on there. ^

At the Google protest against Trump’s imegration ban, Uncle Matty came too ^

Never stop imagining, James ^

Found this scene one day, it’s James on the left, Charlie in the middle and Auggie on the end ^

My first favorite profile

No cavities and a non-baby Auggie! ^

At James’ Lunar New Year celebration at Young Fives, it was so fun! ^

My heaven boy^

James is learning to read and he finished the first Bob Book set all  by himself–JW had the great idea of throwing him a party for it^

Valentine’s Day brothers^

Happy little Charlie, never grow up ^

When he is sweet, there is NOTHING sweeter on this good earth! ^

Auggie at 18 months, 15% for weight at almost 22 lbs, 5% for height—just as squatty as my other two!!^


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Girls Trip 2017!

To say I love my women is a gross understatement.  They are so much fun, honest, fiercely loyal, validating, brilliant, amazing mothers and true friends.  I’m so lucky that my sisters and mama are my best best friends!

We stayed at the beautiful beach house in Aptos and loved being together.  It was basically monsooning the entire time but we were together and that was the whole point and all that mattered!


Scenes from Christmas 2016 and our winter break!

Didn’t want to not record the wonderful Christmas and winter break we had in 2016!  We were all throwing up on Christmas Eve Eve but managed to be feeling good enough to have some stew for a fancy Christmas Eve dinner and JW’s annual Christmas Light Show.  Auggie ended up throwing up again on Christmas evening but we were all better by the time we headed to Utah that following Tuesday.  Only to be met by the stomach flu that everyone else had!  Luckily we never caught it until a few days after we got home.  THAT was rough.  But we LOVED having Christmas in California on our own for the first time!  It was so nice to be together with just our little family and then to head to Utah after the celebrations and not have to worry about lugging tons of gifts home, etc.  It was the best of both worlds.  I don’t know what got into them, but James and Charlie were the most angelic they have EVER been that first week of our trip.  They made me look amazing, and I loved it.  I was able to trick Erin into thinking I have some degree of control over them, ha!  Then the last few days they acted normal and my cover was blown, hehehe. But the three boys together are quite the show and I have a blast dragging them all around together and getting the comments.  They really are just hilarious, and I’m sure I look hilarious myself as I try to herd the cats.

Charlie was a part of the light show ^

Santy’s delivery! ^

Christmas morning genuine reactions! ^

Oh, the gratitude!! ^

Christmas morning at church.  We just had Sacrament Meeting but at one point James exclaimed, for all the surrounding pews to hear, “CAN WE THE HECK LEAVE ALREADY??”  I can’t believe we expected tiny babies to sit through CHURCH when they knew there were new toys just waiting for them at home!

Our Christmas Eve dinner spread ^

All the Christmas Eve barfers ^

James playing with Uncle Jake on the computer in Utah, I thought this was a cute capture ^

Tons of adorable snow photos and memories made!!  Thank you, Utah!

A hot hub ^

The boys with Grammy Great and Grandpa Bob, we adore them! ^

Christmas with three boys could not be more fun!!!