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Who needs takeout when you can make your own at home in 30 minutes? This delicious and healthy Turkey Pad Thai has all of the sweet, salty, and tangy flavors we love about Thai food from the comfort of your own kitchen. Kate, Recipe Hunter

Kate Swanson, NoshOnIt Recipe Hunter

THE RECIPE

Turkey Pad Thai

Thai takeout with turkey tonight

Save your money and skip the takeout tonight. After all, Thai food is all about a balance of flavors and textures and this Pad Thai recipe delivers…in just 30 minutes! It’s a sweet, salty, tangy, and crunchy combination that comes together for a quick fire dish that’s as healthy as it is delicious. Instead of the “bulk” coming just from noodles, Katie adds shredded Napa cabbage to make the dish a bit more filling without weighing you down. The sauce, made from a mix of brown sugar, fish sauce, vinegar, and tomato paste, is sautéed with the noodles until absorbed then tossed with cooked ground turkey. Sprinkle some crunchy nuts and fragrant herbs on top and you’ll quickly realize that you may never need takeout again.

THE CHEF

Katie Webster

Professional Recipe Developer and Food Stylist

Katie Webster from Healthy Seasonal Recipes

I am a freelance recipe developer and food stylist. Add to that healthy food blogger, mother of two, exercise fanatic and chocoholic. I am a lover of food science, health, seasonality and eating locally grown, organic food whenever possible. I live with my husband and two daughters in Vermont.

Katie a true food writing, food photography, and recipe development pro. In addition to sharing her healthful, seasonal, handmade recipes with us on her blog, Healthy Seasonal Recipes, she’s also a decade-long contributor to Eating Well with her recipes appearing in eleven of their cookbooks! One of the things we love most about Katie’s style is that it’s true from-scratch, seasonal cooking. Since her family subscribes to a year-round CSA, they always have the best of the season literally at their doorstep, allowing them to eat and cook naturally and organically.

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THE TIP

How to Cook Rice Noodles

Asian rice noodles used for pho or pad thai are more delicate than other common pastas. Instead of boiling, cook rice noodles by soaking in hot water.

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