I arrived home the other day with a huge box waiting on my doorstep. It was way too big to include a record so I knew it wasn’t anything I had purchased. I laid it on the table and went about an evening training for my upcoming half marathon. When I arrived back home after the run, the box was empty (except for a cat) and our table was littered with jars of Peanut Butter. Seems J-Fur had gone a little crazy after I finished her jar of organic Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butter. Making sure that it wouldn’t happen again was as easy as ordering 12 jars. While I’ve tried really hard, I have yet to even make a dent (although I am halfway through the first jar).
Have a lot of peanut butter on your hands? Try this:
Peanut Butter Noodle Salad
-8 ounces Udon Noodles
-1/2 cup Peanut Butter
-2 Tbs. Soy Sauce
-1/2 Tbs. Chili Oil
-1 inch slice of fresh ginger, grated
-2 tsp. brown rice vinegar
-3 garlic cloves, minced
-10 baby carrots, small dice
-1 cup napa cabbage, small dice
-1 zucchini, cut into matchsticks
-1 cup snow peas
-1 bunch green onions, small dice
-1 block of tofu
1. Cook the noodles according to directions. Drain and rinse in cold water. Set aside.
2. Mix the peanut butter, soy sauce, chili oil, ginger, vinegar and garlic. Set aside.
3. Steam the carrots, zucchini and snow peas, until tender. Stir Fry the cabbage slightly, also until tender. Add the zucchini, snow peas, carrots, cabbage, green onions and sesame seeds to the noodles. Toss.
4. Stir Fry the tofu in sesame oil until it reaches your desired texture. Dump into the noodles. Toss. Pour the sauce over top, stirring until everything is well combined. Allow the flavors to mesh for a bit in the refrigerator (mine tasted best after siting overnight). Eviscerate it!
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The new “Loathing” video:
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