Noodles with Peanut Sauce
Eight ounce of spaghetti , broken in half or whatever noodles you like. I used gluten-free spaghetti.
Stalk of celery wth some of the leafy part included
Half a red bell pepper
Half a sweet onion
Cup of fresh broccoli
Cup of fresh cauliflower
1/4 cup peanut butter
Two tablespoons water
Two teaspoons sesame seed oil
Two tablespoons rice vinegar
Two tablespoons Tamari Lite
Half teaspoon ground ginger
One tablespoon brown sugar
Eighth teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
Eighth teaspoon coriander powder
Place peanut butter in a small bowl. Gradually beat water and oil in into peanut butter with whisk until smooth. Whisk in vinegar, Tamari, ginger and cayenne until blended.
Sauté onion and celery in a splash of olive oil in a large pan
Steam remaining vegetables
Cook pasta as you like it
Add vegetables into the pan with the onion and celery. Then add in the pasta and stir it all together and until well mixed. Start with half the pasta and add in more as needed; I like more sauce and less pasta.
It. Is. Good.
Serves two or three or four, depending depending on hunger factor!
Bread from McKenzie’ Bakery in Kalamazoo. Pane di como. It is good.
I cut up a half of a banana, sliced in some mango, plopped on a quarter cup or so of Daiya Black Cherry Yogurt…quick and tasty! It barely qualifies as a recipe, more like an idea and an excuse for me to take a picture of something I like liking at. (At which I like looking?)
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How about this? Broccoli Salad
In water, sauté:
1/2 cup chopped onion; 1/4 cup raisins; after a couple of minutes add in a bunch of finely chopped broccoli (or however fine you like it). Add in some salt and pepper. Stir everything together. Let it sauté until it is not-too-smooshy and not-too-crispy.
Options: Sprinkle in some bacon bits that are real or fake and/or sprinkle on some shredded coconut. It’s a basic recipe that you can enhance (or not) with curry or other spices and herbs.
This just shows that you can make stuff up and it can end up tasting really good! I did …..and it did.
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Okay, I wanted to keep this simple because it means I’m more likely to prepare it………..so….think “quarters”……..
1 quart cooked lentils
1/4 teaspoon each: curry powder…ground cumin….thyme…..salt…..cayenne pepper…dried basil
1 quart vegetable broth (low sodium)
1/4 of an onion
1 stalk of celery and 1 carrot – chopped; 1 clove of garlic-smashed chopped very finely (don’t know how to make these be a quarter of anything..maybe 25 cents worth of each?)
Saute the onion, celery and carrot in broth or water; add the lentils and the garlic, basil and the spices.
Simmer for awhile ..um….maybe 2 quarters of an hour and there will be soup!
I stopped writing each day
and I gained weight and felt sad
But worth a shot to get back into the routine
All I need is a line a day
My one and only lovely daughter at the bookstore.
A sprig of hope for spring….