{ Recipe } Rainbow Noodles with Peanut Butter Satay Sauce

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Let’s talk about nostalgia.

So many of my minimalism efforts are thwarted by…  nostalgia. Where does this sensation come from, and why does it have such power over me?

Now I realize that I’m somewhat of an extreme case.

Just to give you an idea of Ann on the Nostalgia Meter: I listen to old music 95% of the time, (my amoureux now knows all the words to Nat King Cole despite himself,) and I’m just enamored by the way they used to sing, used to dress, used to farm, etc. Birthday cards from the past, grandma’s jewelry, and real watches — those “one-function gadgets” are apparently old-fashioned now — delight me. (Do you ever feel like you were born in the wrong generation?)

Not to mention, I also grew up being nostalgic… watching old movies, surrounded by antiques, and swimming in all things Fred Astaire, hence DOUBLE nostalgia. I have nostalgia for the nostalgia I felt when I was a little girl!

Can you imagine my plight as I strive to pare down my wardrobe, life, stuff?

I blame my parents. Unequivocal “sentimentals.”

But, honestly, I must also thank them for inculcating this… let’s call it, appreciation, for the old-fashioned essence of yore. Even if I’m a bit plagued by it.

Anyway, you probably came for the peanut butter.

So, today, we’re making asian satay sauce rainbow noodles. Not much to do with nostalgia, unless of course you live in, or come from, a south-east asian country.

This dish is crunchy, chewy, sweet, spicy, and all things holy. Let’s make it!

Rainbow Noodles with Peanut Butter Satay Sauce

Rainbow Noodles with Peanut Butter Satay Sauce

If you love pasta (and who doesn't?) and peanut butter (ditto), this is your gateway into true ecstasy AND massive veggie consumption.

Prep time

10 min.

Cook time

6 min.

Total time

20 min.

Ingredients

Serves 2.

  • 200g gluten-free noodles (brown rice for example, or soba)
  • 1 carrot
  • ¼ head red cabbage
  • ¼ zucchini
  • 1 tomato
  • ½ head white cabbage
  • 4 radishes
  • ½ yellow pepper
  • Or whatever vibrant veggies you dig…
  • Decorative herbs like parsley or cilantro, and maybe some sesame seeds

Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp miso (shiro miso for gluten free)
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1 inch/3 cm-ish ginger
  • ½ clove garlic
  • 1 tsp tamari (GF soy sauce
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp agave/rice/maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Make noodles as directed on the package, though, we always undercook a bit for massive al dente-ness. Once you’ve strained the pasta, run cold water over it to stop the noodles from cooking. Set aside with a bit of olive oil mixed in so that the noodles don’t stick while you’re making the sauce.
  2. Finely chop all your rainbow veggie (julienne them if you’re boss like that.) Arrange them artistically in a circle around the plate, except radishes and decorative herbs.
  3. Throw all the sauce ingredients into a powerful blender. Blend very well so that there are no ginger bits.
  4. Swirl noodles into the middle of all the glorious veggies.
  5. Drench with satay sauce. Decorate with radish circles and decorative (and detoxing!) herbs.
  6. Enjoy! Maybe with a cup of jasmine tea. (Mmmm.)
Notes & Tips

To watch us do this recipe at 5 Lorette, click on our YouTube vid!

If you make this recipe, make sure to hashtag us! #VeggieMagnifique

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What about you, dear reader? You into nostalgia, rainbow noodles, or both?

Leave me some advice in the comments below: Should I get rid of my birthday cards from 10 years ago?

In the meantime… I remain, yours truly, a peanut-butter loving nostalgic,

P.S. Merci to Rina and 5 Lorette for lettin’ us film all day. 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Rainbow Noodles with Peanut Butter Satay Sauce

  1. claireso says:

    Thank you for this yummy recipe, can’t wait to try it! I love the way you share your intimate thoughts on nostalgia too 🙂

    In Portuguese, we have a special word for nostalgia, it is “saudade” and it is a mix of joy + melancholia = when you miss something and it makes you happy to have known or lived it.

    I also suggest for French-speaking readers and listeners the great program “Remède à la mélancolie” on France Inter station; the guests give their list of what makes them beat melancholia or nostalgia. It’s cheering and poetic!
    https://www.franceinter.fr/emissions/remede-a-la-melancolie

    1. Ann says:

      Thank you so much for your comment, Claireso. Saudade! Yes! That’s exactly it. Sadly we don’t have an exact equivalent in English, but AdS told me about this word, and it says everything that I feel. And thank you for the nostalgia program — can’t wait to have a listen! (I need all the help I can get. 😉 )

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