Saturday, January 12, 2008

Ginger Sesame Noodles with Broccoli

This was a fast-to-throw-together weeknight meal from a couple nights ago. And when we're looking for fast and easy recipe ideas these days we often open up Quick Fix Vegetarian. Our very slightly modified version of this recipe involved whisking together a sauce of tahini, brown sugar, rice vinegar, soy sauce and water. We got some whole wheat spaghetti cooking and while that was happening we cooked garlic and lots of ginger in a little peanut oil. The sauce was added to that, and then in went the cooked spaghetti, along with broccoli that was added to the spaghetti pot for the last few minutes of cooking. Everything was tossed together along with a little sesame oil, and then it was sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds at the end. Delicious and done in 30 minutes flat (and that includes some time for washing a few dishes).


For dinner tonight we went out for some great Ethiopian food since it was Darlene's birthday, but I still spent some time in the kitchen this morning whipping up a special breakfast - pancakes with blueberry sauce and lemon tofu cream. The birthday girl was quite happy with this treat.

11 comments:

Romina said...

Yum!! Those noodles look appetizing.

Cherie said...

The pancakes look absolutely perfect! Happy birthday, Darlene!

Anonymous said...

Those pancakes look amazing. Did you make the lemon tofu cream recipe up? Or can you provide a source? It looks delicious.

Don't Get Mad Get Vegan! said...

happiest belated to Darlene. that's a fine way to start one's birthday!

Chris said...

Thanks everyone!

anonymous - the tofu cream was adapted from Cooking with PETA. Blend all this stuff in a food processor:
1 12 oz. box silken tofu, 1/2 c. canola oil, 1/2 c. powdered sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, 1 tsp. lemon extract, 1 tsp. lemon juice, 1/4 tsp. salt.

Melody Polakow said...

Happy Birthday Darlene!

Those pancakes look great, but the sesame noodles are calling my name. Delicious!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

What a lucky gal! I'd love pancakes like those on my birthday! yum yum.

Vegan_Noodle said...

Happy Birthday wishes to Darlene! What a treat to wake up to those pancakes. :-)

Allie B said...

Mmm, I want some of those noodles!

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

noodles look great. pancakes look even better!

VeggieGirl said...

pancakes for Darlene's birthday?? what a delicious way to celebrate!! especially with that topping - yum!!