Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Peanut Veggies/Noodles/Fruit

Thank you for all of the lovely comments on the interview! You guys are too sweet.

Was it me, or did today feel like Wednesday? After work, I did the usual run around at home which involved laundry, a walk with Frank:

...dinner prep, and then out the door to teach Body Attack. Since Josh has a dinner meeting tonight, I just had to get my dinner prepared. I was contemplating all day what I wanted, but knew it needed to involve peppers since I have 5 sitting in the fridge. I decided to go with a slimmed down version of Rachel Ray's Hot and Cold Sesame Noodles:

Ingredients
1 large apple chopped
1/4 cup whole wheat pasta cooked
1 pepper chopped
1 serving broccoli/broccoli slaw
1 tablespoon naturally more peanut butter (or brand of choice)
1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon rice vinegar

Directions
With a whisk, mix together peanut butter, soy sauce, hot sauce and rice vinegar. Toss cooked (but cooled) pasta, vegetables, and apple in sauce mixture. Enjoy or put in the refrigerator to enjoy later- this allows the vegetables to really absorb the sauce (I think it makes the dish extra tasty and is perfect for me on the nights I teach!).

Can't wait to come home to this! Later tonight, I know I will also be enjoying a snack of pumpkin with honey and cinnamon since this:


was on sale at WFs for 99 cents!

Whats on your dinner menu tonight?

50 comments:

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

The pasta looks delish! I love all the veggies & apples. Yummy!!

Leah @ L4L said...

You should def put more pics of Frank on the blog. Love that face!

Not sure what's on the menu tonight! Something with smoked salmon my daddy gave me! Wheee!

Jessica said...

Ohmigosh! All day I thought it was Wednesday. How weird is that?!?

homecookedem said...

Adorable picture of your doggie!!

That recipe looks great!! I bet the combination of chopped apples and PB seals the deal!! :)

Jenna said...

Oh, Frank. You are too adorable.

We are going to have soup and grilled cheese. It is just that kind of day here in Minneapolis.

However, your peanut pasta salad is tempting to make instead...

Anna said...

Cereal or oatmeal:P. it's a work night

VeggieGirl said...

Love Frank :)

Shannon said...

frank!!! and yummy food :) have a good night!

Dawn said...

you know you can leave frank-man with us when you travel nex time. that face, how I want to squeeze that face.
(I stocked up on the WF's pumpkin too, good deal)

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

I'm still at work and starving. I want your dinner - broccoli and peanut butter in the same bowl. Love it!

Ashley Lauren said...

I took advantage of the pumpkin sale at Whole Foods this weekend too :)

Thanks for the recipe! Broccoli slaw makes everything better!

Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) said...

Dont ya love how pumpkin stuff immediately goes on sale right after Halloween?! lol

I love how you added apple to your pasta dish.. what a super combo!!

Lauren said...

I am so happy to hear the interview went well. I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you my dear!

Dinner tonight was a kicked up Grilled Cheese and Tomato soup, but here is a BIG surprise....

I have Peanut Noodles and Stir Fried veggies on the menu this week! It's really not even ironic anymore, i just kind of except it now. ;)

Glo said...

that dish sound good but for some reason I can't wrap my mind around eating that combo with added peanut butter......love your bullie!

Maria said...

Great eats! Love the Frank photo too:)

Stephanie @ cookinfanatic said...

Score, great deal on the pumpkin! Tonight's menu included london broil, roasted broc/tomatoes/onions and basmati rice :) Have a great night!

Jessie (Vegan-minded) said...

Those sesame noodles look delicious! I love the flavor combination of apples with peanut butter, so I can imagine how good this dish probably was.

thedallasceliac said...

I had mac n cheese with peas and applesauce - and left my camera at the office. :)

Those noodles look delicious. I bet I could make them GF.

Today feels like Wednesday to me, too.

allijag said...

It TOTALLY felt like Wednesday today!

and honestly - i laughed out loud when i saw that picture of Frank! He is the DEFINITION of adorable!!

BroccoliHut said...

Frank is such a cutie--he never fails to put a smile on my face!
I had stuffed squash for dinner tonight with curried chickpeas, couscous, & cashews!

lilveggiepatch.com said...

Frank!

I love cold noodles. Yum yum yum!

For dinner, I had tuna and orzo.

lesley living life said...

Awww ... cute picture of Frank : )

I hope you thoroughly enjoyed your pumpkin ... 99 cents? Nice buy!!

Nicole said...

First off, thanks again for the advice! I had a little trial session today during the largest spin classes at the gym for about 10 min, and I did great (or at least that is what the head instructor said)! I'm still a little nervous, but I'm sure that it will fade with time. My guru keeps telling me that I have almost 7 years of solid riding experience (indoors/outdoors), and that I should not be scared! :)

As for dinner, we had baked chicken sliced over some leftover couscous with grapes, nuts, and avocados mixed in over a bed of mixed greens with a lemon/olive oil dressing drizzled over. Amazing!!

Ada said...

Aww your pooch is the cutest thing ever!!!

Deva (Voracious Vorilee) said...

Mmmm that looks yummy! Yesterday did feel like Wednesday, but I have Friday off, so it WAS my Wednesday! :-)

Pam said...

Hey Frankie Boy...you big handsome hunk...xoxo!

Enjoy!

healthy ashley said...

Your dinner looks so good! I love anything with a peanut sauce :)

Frank is the cutest!

Lizzy said...

Rachael Ray always know's whats up! When i know that i'm preparing dinner for myself i seriously think about it ALL day cause i always want to make something yummmy!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

.99 cents for canned pumpkin--score!!

Ohh Frank--what a hunk :-)

K from ksgoodeats said...

FRANK!!! Love him - he always looks so unphased in his pictures!

I really need to give your pumpkin/honey/cinnamon combo a go. It sounds fantastic!

I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday (now that it IS Wednesday, haha!)!

Samma said...

I love Body Attack. Next time I come to Charleston I want to come to your class!

brandi said...

that pasta sounds great! I love the idea of the apple in it.

Jenna said...

Frank is too cute! :) pumpkin for $.99?? thats awesome!

Krista said...

That noodle dish you made sounds stellar!! I like that there were only a few ingredients for the dressing. I bet it would also make a good marinade for tofu.

Great sale on the pumpkin! WOW!

laura dishes said...

I was so confused all day yesterday... how was it only Tuesday?!

Love that canned pumpkin is only 99cents at WF... I haven't been able to find it anywhere in Atlanta!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Do you just eat the pumpkin straight from the can and top it with honey/cinnamon? Easy!

Esi said...

I like that snack you have going on there!

Barbara said...

Super good pasta dish!
And I love that adorable face in the first photo!!

Julie said...

I'm about 98% sure that I'm making that for dinner tonight or at some point this week. mmm!! pumpkin is seriously the PERFECT snack :)

big night tooooniggght! hope Josh is read to lose hahaha ;)

teresa said...

yummy! i love the look of those noodles! great deal on the pumpkin too!

Bec said...

aww what a cute pup! i think i am having a spinach salad

Alison said...

Frank is quite possibly one of the cutest dogs ever. I'm not just saying that either - what a face he's got!

Dinner looks really easy and good too, love the peanut sauce idea!

eatingtolivelovelaughtri said...

Is Body Attack the same thing as Body Combat?

mtbcy said...

I love the idea of throwing an apple into the peanut noodles! I added some pineapple last time and it was delish! Hope you have a wonderful day!

fittingbackin said...

Frank's picture makes me smile! As does that yummy pasta - rotini is too cute!

Tonight I'm having rotini too - in a creamy sundried tomato sauce with chicken!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

Oh hi Frankles! :) So funny Erica; when I started reading this post I got confused because I was like...wait...I thought it was Wednesday!?
THEN I realized this is last night's post ;)

Molly said...

Can I just say that I'm a little bit obsessed with Frank? What a handsome boy! I miss all my animals at home, so seeing Frank's cute face warms my heart.

Britt said...

That dish looks awesome!

Frank is too cute. Don't tell my pooch Reggie I said that though.... he may get jealous. ;-)

Jamie Walker said...

can I have your dog? :) he's so cute!

Kris | iheartwellness.com said...

Your pooch is so cute!!! I want to pet those wrinkles! LOL