Saturday, July 25, 2009

Weddings.... and a thai-inspired noodle dish

My husband and I went to a wedding today. The wedding was beautiful: the bride wore white,the groom wore a tux and converse, the bride cried, the groom cried, the bride's mother cried, the bride's father cried, I cried and the non-vegan reception lasted hours. Like I said it was a lovely wedding and when it ended I was starving!

Enter my newest, quick creation: Thai-Inspired Quick Noodles. I realize nearly every vegan has some sort of peanut noodle thing that they eat, so I thought I'd add mine to the fray. Here is what I came up with:

Thai-Inspired Quick Noodles
(Makes two side servings or one main dish serving.)

I threw these together on the fly, so my measurements are approximations.

1/8 lb whole wheat noodles

3 scallions, chopped

1/2 red bell pepper, jullienned

1 clove garlic minced

1/2 cup snow peas, chopped

3-4 tablespoons peanut butter

juice of one lime

1/4 cup rice vinegar

soy sauce, to taste

siracha hot sauce, to taste

1 tablespoons sesame oil (I prefer the dark oil)

Crushed peanuts to garnish


Cook pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, combine peanut butter, rice vinegar, soy sauce, lime juice and siracha sauce. Mix to a smooth, thin, paste. Once pasta is nearly finished add snow peas to pot, allow to blanch and then drain the combined pasta and snow peas. Set aside.

In the same pot heat the sesame oil and saute the remaining vegetables (including the garlic). Turn the heat to low and add the peanut paste. Stir constantly until heated through. Toss the noodles into the peanut mixture (depending on the consistency of your peanut butter, you may need to add additional rice vinegar to thin the sauce). Top with crushed peanuts and serve.

This winds up our week with our inlaws. Tomorrow we will be returning home and then we leave to go CAMPING with my folks. Hmm... vegan camp food.. I won't be able to write about it until I return but right now I am envisioning asian cole slaw, vegan potato salad, veggie burgers and lots of grilled vegetables.


  1. All I have to say about this dish is WOW. I really enjoyed this and so did my family. If you have kids then hold off on the siracha and they will love the peanut butter. What a great dish this is. Thanks on another brilliant recipe. Give me more! The Don

  2. Don-

    My husband and I love spicy food and always tend to turn up the heat. Always feel free to reduce or leave out the hot stuff.

    Thanks for your comments!