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rice noodles with peanut sauce

Rice Noodles with Peanut Sauce

April 5

A few days ago I was scouring Lady and Pups’ website for recipes that use black sesame. For some reason a recipe of homemade wontons swimming in this peanut sauce came up, and I knew that I had to make it immediately (the black sesame creation will be coming soon!). Not only did the peanut sauce look amazing, but I’ve had a bag of peanuts sitting on my shelf for months now. We’re moving soon and I am trying to get through all of the dry ingredients that I have stockpiled over the months (same reason that I was looking for a black sesame recipe!). Out of all of the nuts that we go through on a consistent basis, peanuts is not one of them and I couldn’t think of any better way to use them up.

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vegetarian pho recipe

Vegetarian Pho

December 27

Sometimes a recipe is so tightly tied to its meaty roots that making a vegetarian version seems like an unforgivable bastardization of the dish. For me, pho is one of those dishes. Vegetarian pho is something that I have thought about making ever since we went to Vietnam four years ago. Whenever I found a vegetarian version during our travels, I savoured that hearty bowl of soup like you wouldn’t imagine. Even in 40C heat and 100% humidity, the soup was worth it (is it ever too hot for soup?). However, I always suspected that my bowl of pho was nothing like the meaty broth that my travel partner was eating across from me.

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miso udon soup with soft boiled egg recipe

Udon Soup with a Soft Boiled Egg

December 9

Before I started this blog, I imagined the kitchens of food bloggers to be filled with wonderful food all of the time, and especially, an endless list of ideas for dinner. While I can’t speak for anyone else, figuring out what to make for dinner is a pain almost every single night in our house. On top of the hassle of figuring out what to make, lately, there have been so many nights when it’s already 7 o’clock, we have no idea what to make and I’ve had to whip something up on the fly. Generally I want the meal to be satisfying but healthy and on the table in under twenty minutes. Luckily, this soup fits the bill.

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peanut soba noodles

Peanut Soba Noodles

May 19

What do you make on a busy weekday night? As long as we’re feeling asian, peanut-y flavours, this dish is our go to. Not only is it delicious but it is so, so fast to throw together. Here are the steps I go through to whip up this meal in a snap: Put water on a boil for soba noodles, mix together sauce, cook soba noodles (they only take 3-4 minutes and it is possible to cook any vegetables you may be using in the same pot, making it a one-pot meal), rinse, reheat.

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