September 20th, 2005

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Udon noodles with stir-fried vegetables and spicy peanut sauce!

This is a recipe I made up but took inspiration from several recipes in The Garden of Vegan (great book!). So, if the ingredients aren't in exact measurements, forgive me. Feel free to adjust as you see fit. It's all vegan and amazingly delicious! In fact, I'm eating it now!

Use enough udon noodles for one person and follow the directions on the package. Set aside.

1 Medium yam chopped into about 1/2" pieces
1 Medium stalk of broccoli in florets (I'm not sure if this is the right terminology)
Handful of snow pea pods
1/2 Large white onion chopped into 1/2" pieces
1 shallot chopped into 1/2" pieces
1/2 Large red pepper seeded cut into strips
1 Medium carrot chopped into "pennies"

Cook the yams and carrots in boiling water until cooked feeling but not falling apart. After cooked, add them to the other veggies in the frying pan. In a medium frying pan, sautee the veggies with about a Tbs. of sesame oil (you could use olive, but the sesame gives it a nice Asian flavor) and a Tbs. of Bragg's with two cloves of minced garlic.

Perfect Peanut sauce (I modified this recipe from The Garden of Vegan by Tanya Barnard and Sarah Kramer):

For one serving:
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup peanut butter (I like chunky)
1/2 tbsp Bragg's
1/2 tsp rice vinegar (I made it without this and it was fine)
1 tsp Asian chilli sauce (or less if you don't like it spicy)
1/2 tbsp liquid sweetener
1/4 tsp dried red pepper flakes
1-2 tbsp water if you think it's too thick

Combine all in a bowl and warm over med.-low heat before serving.

Put the noodles on a plate, add veggies, and top with sauce. Mix and enjoy!

If I left out anything, please let me know. I'm new to writing out my recipes.

PS I wrote this out in the middle of eating it. Turns out I could only eat half of this, and I hadn't eaten all day. So if you're just making it for yourself, you may want to half everything, depending on your appetite. :)
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Healthy Autumn Meals

Whew, I haven't been here in a while. But, anyway. My boyfriend stopped eating meat a while back, but all he seems to eat at home is junk food. I cook for us a lot, usually every Friday to celebrate the end of another week of school. The things I make are healthy, but sometimes I just don't think they're as nutritious as they need to be.

So, I was just wondering if anyone had any non-time-consuming, nutritious, healthy meals that I could make for us? Right now I'd prefer Autumn/Winter meals, but anything is helpful.

PS - Are there any foods that help cure headaches? I can't seem to get rid of mine.

Thank you!
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