Thursday, September 3, 2015

Just a Quickie!

Today's Mofo prompt is Quick, Easy and Delicious! I had several ideas floating around in my head, and all of a sudden while milling around the library I got a mad craving for cold sesame noodles. It was one of those cravings that just would not be denied. I knew none of my other ideas would satisfy my craving. Luckily for me, cold sesame noodles fit perfectly with the prompt. I only learned in the past year or so that sesame noodles are made with tahini! I always thought it was peanut butter. But since tahini is made from sesame seeds, it makes sense. I didn't have plain old tahini, but I do have Trader Joe's Tahini sauce which is just tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. It worked like a charm!
                                                               Super Easy Sesame Noodles
  • 3 T. Garlic Tahini Sauce
  • 2 T. Roasted Sesame Oil
  • 3T. Soy Sauce
  • Juice of one Lime
  • 2 Scallions sliced
  • 2  Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 T. Sriracha
  • 12-14 Oz. Long Pasta of Your Choice ( I used Angel Hair)
While the water is coming to a boil, blend the first seven ingredients together for your sauce. Cook pasta according to the directions, and rinse with cool water after draining. I find it helps the sauce to not get so sucked into the pasta, making it clumpy. Mix sauce with pasta, and eat right away, or let cool down for the classic cold dish. You can add any veggies you like to this dish. It was cooked, and mixed and ready to eat in under ten minutes. I couldn't wait for it to cool, so I had some right away. The cold leftovers will be a delicious breakfast!!
Sesame noodles and salad!
I love quick meals like this that also make excellent leftovers. I mean, these don't even have to be heated up! I've used all kinds of noodles for this dish. I've used gluten free spaghetti, wide and thin rice noodles, and of course angel hair. It's one of those use what you have flexible recipes that I love.
In keeping with the theme of quick, easy and delicious, I thought I would mention a couple of my favorite frozen veggie burgers. I like to have a box of frozen vegan burgers on hand for when I can't be bothered to cook, for whatever reason.
                                         
My Two Favorites!
I love Trader Joe's Vegetable Masala burgers soooooooo much! I missed them so much when I was in PA. They are not too spicy, but they have a wonderful warm spice to them, and they are made from potatoes, and other veggies like carrots, green beans, and peppers. They are really tasty with some sprouts, and a shmear of Just Mayo. A newer discovery in the vegan burger world is these  Qrunch burgers. They are vegan, and also gluten free. Qrunch is a gluten free and vegan company. I really love these Spicy Italian burgers. They have a nice zip to them, and I'm dying to make some kind of vegan Parmesan hoagie or something.
Do you like to keep emergency packaged food on hand for those can't be bothered to cook days?

7 comments:

  1. Gotta LOVE tahini! I will have to check out that company! I'm not familiar with it - LOVE learning about new-to-me-companies! Thanks!

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  2. I love tahini too! Qrunch is a pretty cool company, and their burgers are really good! If you have a Wegman's near you, they carry this line.

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    1. I haven't seen the line in the Lakewood Wegmans but will look again :) Thanks!

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  3. Oooh, i love sesame noodles! There are so many versions and recipes out there-the combo i like best is with creamy peanut butter, toasted sesame oil, soy sauce, lime juice, garlic and ginger
    And those masala burgers are a favorite of mine too! I also always have trader joe's meatless balls in the freezer too. It sounds weird but i love the hot meatballs ontop of a big salad
    Ttrockwood

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  4. That doesn't sound weird at all! I am a big fan of different temperatures and textures mixed together. I will have to try their balls! I usually use peanut butter for my sesame noodles too, but the tahini sauce actually worked out really well.

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