When I think quick and easy meals, I usually turn to Asian food. Like this peanut sauce Pad Thai! You’ll love the balance of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy that’ll hit the spot every single time!


  • 1 cup peanuts (or 1/2 cup peanut butter)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • Sesame seeds (optional)


  1. In a saucepan, whisk the sauce ingredients over medium high heat for 5 minutes, until the mixture thickens like pancake batter. Allow to cool. (If using peanuts, heat up then blend all of the sauce ingredients.)
  2. Place the rice noodles in a bowl and cover with boiling water. After 5 minutes the noodles will soften. Drain the noodles really well and toss with the peanut sauce.

Naomi Hazan is a self-taught chef based in New York. She’s been in love with food for as long as she can remember and credits that mostly to her strong Middle Eastern roots and family. Naomi started cooking at the age of 12 for family, holidays, and small get-togethers among her friends. Today, she caters for all types of affairs, from intimate sheva brachos to events for hundreds of people. Naomi always had a strong belief that good food is one of the best ways to bring people together - after all, some of the best times are shared over a great meal. Naomi can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.