Dinner

Peanut Butter My Noodles, Please

I’m a big fan of peanut sauces. They incorporate two things that I love in this world: Asian food and peanut butter. How can you even get better?! When I first was flipping through the pages of Vegan with a Vengeance at the bookstore I came across the recipe for “Cold Udon Noodles with Peanut Sauce and Seitan” and I knew I had to buy the book so I could make this. I love udon noodles and I love peanut sauce but had never tried seitan. Well, I just finished a plate of this and can definitely say it was worth the cost of the book! The peanut sauce is highly addictive, with hot chili sauce, garlic, ginger, peanut butter, maple syrup and soy sauce in it and it goes perfectly over the noodles. This sauce would also be great served over soba noodles, sans the seitan. The seitan makes for a much heartier meal, one that I need before I go into 5 hours of kitchen production tonight!

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I’m pretty stuffed right now but I’m sure come 8:00 I’ll be ready for a snack so I’m bringing some Annie’s Cinnamon Bunnies with me. Hopefully it will be an early night considering all we have to do is decorate our one cake then deep clean the classroom but you never know. Next three weeks I’m going to Custards class where I’ll be slaving away on creme brulees and mousses. I’m just thankful to be moving on at this point because there were definitely some moments during these three weeks where I wasn’t sure I would be able to, considering I missed more than the allowed max. of days. Luckily I’ve made everything up and have a pretty cool chef instructor that was very understanding.

Have a great Friday! Wish me luck on my cake decorating—photos in the am!

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8 Comments

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    Romina
    May 16, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Yum yum! Great combo: noodles, peanut butter and seitan. Gotta say, Isa’s peanut sauce is kick ass! =]

    Glad to hear you enjoyed the seitan!

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    jenna
    May 16, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Does anyone have ideas on what to do with all the leftover seitan I have? Ive never cooked with it before so I’m unsure of what to do with it!!

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    ibex hk
    May 16, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    such a pretty dish! great combo for sure 🙂

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    VeggieGirl
    May 16, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Yes, ‘Vegan with a Vengeance’ is DEFINITELY a worthy cookbook (it was my very first vegan cookbook, ever!); and yes, peanut sauce IS amazing :0)

    I’m glad that you’re enjoying your class – keep it up! :0)

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    Monica
    May 16, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    I want to buy the book just try this recipe. PB and Asian food are 2 of my favs too.

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    natalie
    May 17, 2008 at 12:25 am

    What does seitan taste like? I’ve always been kinda scared to try it haha

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    Teddy
    May 17, 2008 at 4:57 am

    I’m looking forward to those cake photos!

    Teddy

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    MizFit
    May 17, 2008 at 10:30 am

    ok Im SO WONDERING if my PB2 (powdered p-butter) would work in something like this.

    Im gonna try it out.

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