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Sesame Noodles

This is always a favorite, it’s like noodles with a peanut sauce, but instead of peanuts it’s sesame seeds. This is adapted from Blue Eggs and Yellow Tomatoes.

3 Tbsp tahini

3 Tbsp soy sauce

2 Tbsp brown sugar, packed

1 tsp sambal oelek (or a pinch of cayenne or garlic chili sauce)

2 Tbsp finely chopped onion

1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil

Rice noodles ( I used 4 oz-up to 6 oz would work)

Combine the tahini, soy sauce, brown sugar, and sambal oelek together in a large mixing bowl.

Heat the sesame oil in a small saute pan over medium high heat, saute the onion, garlic, and ginger until the onion begins to brown.  Add to the tahini mixture.

Cook the rice noodles according to the directions on the package. When they are tender add them to the sauce and combine well, adding some of the cooking liquid if needed.

You can serve this with almost any type of protein. I served it with tofu, which I think always goes well with this type of dish.  I simply drained, cubed, and mixed the tofu with some of the sauce. This was enough for me, I do love tofu. Make sure you get the type of tofu that’s in the water, extra firm- Nasoya is my favorite brand.

I also sautéed some cabbage with garlic, ginger, and soy sauce, and added some steamed carrots. Yum!

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Weekly Menu

I began to make the menu on Thursday evening, then finished it up after I got home from the farmer’s market.   I started pulling out some cookbooks and looking through the latest Cooking Light and Martha Stewart Living magazines. Here’s what I came up with:

Saturday: Lentil Minestrone, tomato salad

Sunday: Herb-Roasted Brined Turkey Breast, roasted potatoes, salad

Monday: leftovers

Tuesday: leftovers

Wednesday: Sesame Noodles, cabbage, carrots

Thursday: Thai Tofu and Winter Squash Stew

Friday: potluck and movie

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