Monday, June 22, 2009

First Post!


I'm going to apologize in advance for this post; I'm feeling a bit under the weather today and as a result, my food choices have been less than stellar. In addition to that, Sammy's bank decided they would hold a cheque on him for FIVE business days and we are almost entirely out of groceries. That said, today is a perfect example of how vegan food doesn't necessarily require thought. Or even many ingredients, for that matter.

I had very a very uninteresting peanut butter and jam sandwich for breakfast AND lunch today, but for dinner I did throw a few (boring) things in a saucepan on the stove:

(I don't list any measurements here for two major reasons: 1, I rarely measure anything, and 2, all of this should be to your own personal taste).

Curried Noodle Soup
- spaghettini (or any other noodle of your choice)
- vegetable broth
- finely diced garlic
- curry powder
- black pepper
- red pepper flakes
- sesame oil
- sea salt

Over medium-high heat, gently fry garlic in a little bit of light oil. Add curry powder, black pepper, and pepper flakes for about 30 seconds once the garlic starts to brown. This is to toast the spices and intensify the flavours. I used about 3/4 of a teaspoon of curry powder for about 4 cups of water for a pretty mild broth, but feel free to adjust to your tastes. Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Add noodles and let simmer until they're softened to your liking. I like to finish with a few drops of sesame oil - I think it lends a bit of earthiness to the soup. Adjust seasonings as you see fit and then eat!

I would post a picture but the dog peed on my camera (please don't ask), and the lighting isn't good enough for my cameraphone just now. Sorry!

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