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#1 Old 09-23-2003, 03:31 PM
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My g/f made a spicy peanut pasta sauce a few months ago, and it was awesome. But it took a bit of time to make. Finally we had it again the other night and it was soooo good. Next day I was craving it again, but didn't want to go through the trouble of making it ... and a shortcut occurred to me. It turned out terrific! She says it's her new substitute for mac 'n' cheese. Here's the shortcut:

Boil ramen noodles for 3 minutes (I'm told that Top Ramen Oriental is vegan *crosses fingers*)

Drain off water. Throw in a glob of peanut butter and 1/2 of the seasoning packet and stir vigorously, adding a little oil if desired.

If you have some spicy Thai peanut sauce on hand, pour a little of that on. And/or, add some salt, pepper, powdered ginger, powdered garlic, and powdered red pepper.

If you feel like taking the trouble, chop some green onions onto it. (If not, it's already delicious.)

Obviously you can dress up this recipe with all kinds of veggies ... but it's a great quick fix too. I actually made some at 4:30 this morning when I woke up hungry.....
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#2 Old 09-23-2003, 09:11 PM
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The oriental flavour is at least vegetarian, but it has MSG so it makes me loopy.
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#3 Old 09-24-2003, 12:49 PM
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I make a version of something like this without the ramen. I usully use brown rice pasta, but you could use noodles or pasta of your choice. For the sauce I use: peanut butter, tamari, ginger, garlic and chili sauce. You could also add a bit of the sweetener of your choice if you want it sweet. I sprinkle sesame seeds on top and sometimes add veggies (green onions, bean sprouts, broccoli, etc.). I eat it at rom temperature. It's my quick meal when I don't feel like anything too elaborate. Yum!
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#4 Old 09-24-2003, 01:03 PM
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There is a variation on this theme on the vegweb recipe site. It is very fast and easy (usually done in the time it takes to boil the water and cook the pasta in it) It involves pasta, peanut butter (duh!) red peppers, white wine vinegar and a couple of other things. It has become a staple in our house
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#5 Old 09-26-2003, 10:12 PM
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I swear to Gourd!

I am the only person around who just plain LIKES msg.



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