Monday, October 5, 2009

Peanutty Rice Noodles and Veggies; Another Butternut Squash Soup

I just read about Vegan MoFo on another blog and did a little reading up on it. I guess October is the Vegan Month of Food so to celebrate I am going to try to cook/blog a bit more if I can. Tonight, I had a little caffeine (please don't tell the pregnancy police...they seem to be everywhere) so I have been super-efficient since arriving home from work. I made "Kids Choice Yummy Peanut Noodles" without my actual kid in mind since she likes her noodles plain but I mixed anyhow and she ate it. My husband then told me he did not like rice noodles so, in the end, this meal was for me. I think it will make a good cold lunch for me too since I work out of my car. I used Trader Joe's Rice Sticks as my noodles and just microwaved a bag of 365 Thai Stir-Fry Mix. On the side are some Ling Ling Spring Rolls which were also good. I should have added some frozen Edammame for more protein but I forgot.

The other day I also made a butternut squash soup in my crockpot from the Year of Slowcooking website. Obviously I used Veg broth and I also used leeks instead of onions. I have never had butternut squash soup but it sort of reminds me of baby food. Overall, the flavor was good. Somehow the picture of my soup seems to be missing so I will post whe it turns up.


  1. Did you like the peanut noodles. I really like them in restaurants - especially peanut sauces that are dipping sauces. I have never had any luck making them. I also found a peanut sauce in the store (vegan) and was very excited, but the taste was not quite as good. If you recommend these noodles, I'll try it again!!

  2. I have never had peanut noodles at a restaurant so I am unsure if I can compare these but I thought the sauce was really good on the rice noodles. I think I will make this again even though no one else seemed to appreciate. The author of the recipe said to keep the sauce separate if you are going to eat as left overs and I think she had a point. I mixed it all up and it was not nearly as good!