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Spicy Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing

A tangle of rice noodles and crunchy veggies tossed with a spicy peanut dressing. This is a light, refreshing salad that would go well with grilled chicken , shrimp, or pork skewers.

I really enjoy Thai food -- it is very fresh and vibrant, often spicy, perfectly balanced flavours and textures. It is the kind of food that just makes you feel good.

Research has shown that spicy foods can make you happy. When you eat capsaicin ( this is what makes chili peppers spicy), your brain thinks that you are in pain which causes your body to release "feel good" endorphins. Hmmmm... Interesting.

Spicy Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing

1/2 lb. rice stick noodles
1 large carrot, peeled and julienned
4 oz. snow peas, strings removed and julienned
4 oz. cucumber, julienned
3 green onions, sliced thinly
1 cup thinly shredded cabbage, red or green
4 oz. dry roasted peanuts, chopped

Peanut Dressing:

6 Tbsp. all natural peanut butter
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
juice and zest of one lime
1 1/2 Tbs…