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Lazy Peanut Noodles

Do you want to make noodles that are slightly more sophisticated than Ramen but don’t require much additional effort? Then this is the recipe for you!👇

I adapted these peanut noodles from a recipe for sesame noodles I found on the internet by Jo Cooks. My inspiration was a new jar of toasted sesame oil from Trader Joe’s that I could not wait to use! I had most of the other ingredients handy and made it my own. So easy, tasty, and toddler approved!👧👩‍🍳👍

We enjoyed the noodles for dinner and tried them cold the next day for lunch. Some recipes suggest incorporating chili oil or sriracha but I had neither on hand so it needed a little extra something to balance out the umami flavors. A squeeze of fresh lime juice was just the trick.🍋

You will need: 2 packages of Ramen noodles (minus seasoning  packets), 2 T sesame oil, 2 T red wine vinegar, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1 tsp ginger, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 T peanut butter, handful of peanuts 

To prepare:  Place both packs of noodles into boiling water and make the sauce while they are cooking by whisking together the remaining ingredients. Once noodles are done, drain, return to pot, and add sauce to stir in while still hot. Pour into bowl and top with peanut halves.

Feel free to add any desired protein. I was lazy and did not plan ahead and thaw chicken breasts in time to prepare so ended up popping some frozen chicken nuggets into the oven to serve with it. The nuggets worked surprisingly well and added another crispy element to couple with the noodles. Enjoy!🍜


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Mood Ring Kitchen

I’m a self teaching home cook and aspiring foodie entrepreneur. I enjoy coming up with creative ways to prepare flavorful food such as snacks, desserts and everything in between. Cooking is a way for me to challenge myself and satisfy curiosities about different ingredients.

The hope is to produce something thoughtful, memorable or every once in a while maybe even wonderful. I enjoy following my “gut” and exploring new recipes that can be comforting, exciting and nourishing. Above all else, I enjoy exploring the emotions surrounding food and writing about those experiences. 😝👩‍🍳👩‍💻

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