Category Archives: noodles

Rice Noodle & Vegetable Bake

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A good, cheap 3-days-until-payday bake, using store cupboard staples (particularly relevant for January, the Official Month of 3-Days Till Payday).  Nothing too sophisticated but moreish and goes down well with a spot of ketchup!

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FATFAL Noodles

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1) RIP Rik Mayall

2) Spent Monday off work sick, and the rest of the week playing catch-up.  Tired, narked, tired-narked and thoroughly tarked-noff.   Fortunately found this recipe, which, even if you’re not hungover, ticks the boxes of quick, convenient, tasty and pleasingly messy to eat.  F**k All This For a Laugh Noodles, if you will….

http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/hungover-noodles

Right Kids?

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FAlliNg sKiES

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Tired, run-down, and in no great hurry to get out of bed this morning and see what the Forces of Heck have planned for me today.  Limped home after work in desperate need of something warming, wholesome, light, yet nourishing, that I can cook whilst dancing round the kitchen to Soft Cell’s “Sex Dwarf“, vodka and coke in hand.

Oh look, still got 2/3rds of a jar of miso and ginger paste.  Hmmm….

Settled on a version of the tofu and cabbage soup from the other day https://theanxiouscook.wordpress.com/2014/04/27/ich-will/, only with quorn chicken pieces and carrot slices instead.  Slung the rest of the veg into a Japanese-influenced stir-fry + some cashews for extra protein. Result.

Now, where was I? Oh yes.  “SEX DWARF. ISN’T IT NICE, LURING DISCO DOLLIES TO A LIFE OF VICE……?”

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Ich Will

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Oh, it’s raining again.  Oh well, in these situations one can only kick back, turn up the volume on a Kerrang! heavy-metal compilation on the iTunes (hi Rammstein!), and look to yet another comforting soup.

One of the Seven Wonders of Tangleton is the small Cash & Carry/Off-Licence shop hidden behind the White Lion Hotel at the top of the town centre.  Every possible type of flour, spice, herb and lentil that an Anxious can stagger home carrying.  Today’s haul included a huge bottle of soy sauce, coconut cream, two tins chickpeas, zaatar, somaq and chives, for a princely £8.  Unfortunately this frugality was somewhat blown by having to buy miso from the Marks & Sparks Foodhall, as no other bugger in Tangleton appears to stock the stuff.  And even then it is a miso and ginger “recipe” paste, rather than miso paste / firstworldproblems.

Still, mustn’t grumble.  The ginger ended up as quite a nice note in the below soup recipe…..

Original recipe from here: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/apr/27/simple-joy-miso-soup-nigel-slater-recipes

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Tanglepore Noodles

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In my search for that elusive stir-fry hit I’ve moved onto Singapore Noodles, with somewhat more success this time. This recipe incorporates both (yellow-brownish) curry powder and (virulently yellow) turmeric, so those who like to cook/eat whilst wearing white clothing, may wish to look away……..now

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Pad Tangle

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Monday Night Blues left me with a desire to drink a vast amount of vodka. I managed to turn right at the Alcohol Aisle though and spent the money instead on the ingredients of an over-complicated Pad Thai (complete with egg “netting”*) that was edible enough but didn’t really hit the spot. Bit of a Tofu-Dog’s Dinner as you can see:

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*http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/oct/14/jane-hughes-vegetarian-pad-thai-recipe

The supermarket didn’t have any tamarind sauce, so I went with a “Tamarind & Date Chutney” as the emergency alternative, which turned out in itself to be a Thing of Great Beauty & Wonder. I’m already having tentative thoughts involving the rice-flour pancakes from the other week….

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The Pad Thai did leave me with some lime juice and shallots going begging though, and I still need lunch sorting, so I had a go at http://inpursuitofmore.com/2013/01/18/recipe-red-lentil-shallot-sun-dried-tomato-hummus/, together with some pitta breads and salad.

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