Pad Thai… that I made.

by Maren on April 4, 2013

Good Morning! Actually, good rainy morning.

It’s been raining all night here in Sausalito and it doesn’t look like it’ll be letting up anytime soon.


Our little window herb garden is definitely soaked.

Donner woke up extra early because Max woke up extra early for work so he can come home extra early this afternoon. So I’m sipping my usual cup of coffee for breakfast and enjoying my it’s extra early hair!


Haha! Classy.

Kassi Containers!!!!


I was contacted about a week ago by a rep from Kassi Products to try a few of their high-quality stainless steal leftover lunch containers. Of course I said yes because I’m the queen of leftovers for lunch these days.

My little box came in the mail over the weekend and I’ve been super duper excited to try them out.

They are:

  • BPA Free
  • made of high quality food grade stainless steel
  • Phthalate free
  • and dishwasher safe. extra points there!!


My little set has a 16oz, 8oz and 5oz container which is perfect for my itty bitty sized leftovers. It’s not that I’m trying to eat itty bitty, it’s because I always eat way too much for dinner and don’t leave enough for my leftovers the next day.

Which get’s us to PAD THAI!


I made Jenna’s Pad Thai because all her recipes are delicious. If you’re like me… you don’t frequent an asian market to buy curry or pad thai supplies so Tamarind is a little hard to find.

I did a substitution search and found that if you mix equal parts lime juice with light brown sugar it’s a really common substitution for tamarind. I made 2 TBSP like Jenna’s recipe calls for and I added the hot boiling water like her directions described.


I think, for next time I’ll skip the boiling water part. My pad thai was awesome and it tasted good but it was a little bland. I like a punch of pad thai flavor. It was also a little heavy on lime. Which I think will take care of itself if I skipped adding the boiling water to the “tamarind”.

But all in all I made pad thai and it’s delicious. I kept stealing bites this morning while I was packing up my Kassi lunch container.


I like how solid the containers feel and it’s obvious that the lids are tight. I always get really nervous about putting little containers like this in my purse. Spilled pad thai all over my day planner and my iPad is NOT COOL!


I think I’ll be using these little guys for a long time!!


  • work: 10-5
  • fitness: rest day
  • cook: Chicken Marsala and Mushrooms from Top Chef University
  • to-do: stay dry!!!


Have you ever been to an asian market?

no I’m a little bit scared to go.

What kind of leftover containers do you use?

I used to use a laptop lunch box from Whole Foods but it was a little clunky.

Do you like TuttiMelon?

I just tried it and I didn’t. I miss my yogurtland!!!!!!!

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Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) April 4, 2013 at 8:26 am

Those containers look awesome! I’m a wee bit jealous. :) I use the actual brand Tupperwear & also some glass pyrex. I really like yours!!

I’ve found homemade pad thai isn’t usually as good as buying it. It’s something I like to order more than make it at home.

I’ve been to Asian markets, they have some cool stuff in there! Like awesome sodas with a marble in them, and that candy that has the edible paper…

I’ve never even heard of TuttiMelon. lol. I think you’d really like Yogurt Time in Santa Rosa or Yogurt Farms. Those are my two favorites. Have you ever been to Golden Spoon? That one’s pretty good, too!


Sonia the Mexigarian April 4, 2013 at 12:01 pm

I really like those containers. I use my Pyrex right now or Glad tupperware (cheap!) and do worry about spilling food all over my bag. not fun at all. tight lids are a must.

Asian markets are fun, but can be confusing and sometimes I feel out of place since I don’t know where things are. Ranch 99 Market is a big Asian chain as well as Mitsuawa (Japanese), though I tend to hit the mom and pop shops like in Japantown SJ. Hell, we have 5 major Asian markets within walking distance of us. That’s what happens when I live near Milpitas.

TuttiMelon. hmm never been. I have been to TuttiFruti :) and Yorgurtland, both yummy places.


Nikki April 4, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Those containers are sweet! Love the colors. As for TuttiMelon, I’ve never had a froyo I didn’t like…


Corrie Anne April 6, 2013 at 10:09 pm

those sound awesome — we have a lot of glass containers as well so we can microwave them. i’m always afraid to go to new little stores, but it always turns out well!


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