We may be geeks, but that doesn’t mean we don’t know how to create great things in the kitchen. Some of the best dishes can be made quickly and easily as long as you know what you’re doing. Let’s get cooking!

A dish I discovered that I really enjoyed cooking – and eating – over the last couple of years is this dish, although I’ve learned to make a few adjustments here and there to turn it into something I enjoyed even more.

That’s really the best part about learning to trust your abilities in the kitchen – being able to adapt and make changes on the fly. With the Thai Peanut Noodle dish, I started out with a traditional recipe, including soba noodles and some steak bits, and slowly switched things up to include chicken and even some tempeh.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

Heat up some oil in a large pot on the stove and chop up some stuff – an onion, a stalk or two of broccoli and some tempeh. Once it’s nice and warmed up, throw a diced onion and the tempeh into the oil. Give the onions a little time to cook and then throw in the broccoli. Make sure you give the tempeh enough time to cook and the broccoli enough time to soften.

Thai Peanut Noodles 1

Feel free to season everything as you like it here as well.

While the broccoli, onion and tempeh are cooking up, boil some water to cook some pasta. I prefer the texture and size of linguine to the soba noodles. If you’d prefer the more traditional Asian fair, you can toss the soba noodles right into the vegetables. If you’re more like me, cook the Italian pasta in another pot and, once it’s done, toss the pasta into the pot with the onion, broccoli and tempeh.

Mix thoroughly, because you want to get everything spread around perfectly once you start putting the sauce over it all.

Once everything is all mixed together, take a scoop or two of creamy peanut butter and stir a little bit before throwing in about half a bottle of Thai peanut sauce. Then some more stirring. after you dish the food on to the plate, top the food with some peanuts.

Thai Peanut Noodles 2

Such a great meal.