Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Peanut Sesame Noodles!
Peace and quiet...it's what we all try to achieve daily. My kids (the 13 I teach each day!) are resting on their mats. Peace and quiet is present for the moment. In 15 mins. lights will go on, center choice will continue and my peace and quiet will be gone. This past Sunday was my daughter's 15th birthday party. We served kid food to the teens and I prepared adult food for the rest. I adapted a recipe from epicurious.com and it was more than a hit. The guests were clamoring for more but the bowl was empty....should've doubled it. So, as soon as my sister teaches me how to put the picture on my blog, I'll send it. Meanwhile, here is the recipe. It was fabulous...next time I'll double it AND add grilled chicken.
For peanut dressing:
1/2 c peanut butter
1/4 c soy (I used gf tamari)
1/3 c warm water
2 T chopped fresh ginger
1 med. garlic clove chopped
2 T red - wine vinegar
1 1/2 T Asian sesame oil
2 t. honey
1 t. dried hot red pepper flakes
I put all of the ingredients into a deep bowl and used my immersion blender to mix until smooth. What a great kitchen tool
that immersion blender is! I have the Cuisinart one from Linens and Things...use your 20% coupon and it's $50.00.
For the noodle salad:
3/4 lb. dried linguine or spaghetti (I used Tinyada spaghetti)
4 scallions, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper cut into 1/8 inch strips
1 yellow bell pepper but into 1/8 inch strips
3 T sesame seeds toasted (I used black sesame seeds for color)
Place the sesame seeds in the toaster oven to toast them. Watch carefully as they toast quickly. Also, refrigerate your jar of sesame seeds to avoid spoilage.
Cook pasta in 6-8 quart pot of boiling salted water until tender. Drain and rinse well immediately under COLD WATER FOR THE TINKYADA pasta. Add pasta, scallions, pepper, and sesame seeds...toss and enjoy. It's better to mix dressing with pasta just before serving.
Makes 6 side dishes or 4 main course dishes.
There, my first recipe for my blog. I hope you'll try it. Meanwhile, my peace and quiet is over for now. I am peaceful in my new endeavor. I'm almost like a peacock, strutting with pride at how gluten free my life has been for the past week and what I have to look forward to. I wish you all peace and quiet for all your days.
Thanks for your support!