I have used recipes for a very long time. But very recently I have started to make things without recipes (ahh, cooking, you are so different from baking!) I figure that I watch a lot of Food Network and a lot of Top Chef, so I can probably throw together at least a few things without a “how-to”. That’s what I did tonight!
Peanutty noodle and veggie stir fry!
So I know that peanut sauce needs some
- peanut butter
- soy sauce
- lime juice
Then I added some extra water and rice wine vinegar to thin it out a bit (I’ve never heard of vinegar hurting anything!)
Here’s a tip I used on my lime. It wasn’t so juicy, so I nuked it for about 15 seconds — juice city!
I had some asiany noodles in the pantry, so I boiled them up.
I need some veg! I just used what was in my crisper — green pepper, cabbage, zuc and onion.
They weren’t really cooking up fast enough just with the heat of the pan, so I added some water and a lid — Steam those suckers! If the way you’re cooking isn’t working out, change it!
Then put it all on a plate and pour on the sauce! Top with scallions — just because I know scallions in chinese food are delicious!
Don’t know what to do for dinner? Just think about what you love to eat, think about the flavors that go into it, and give it a shot! If it doesn’t turn out, remind your family that without you they’d be hungry and that they shouldn’t worry, they have many more years of dinners for you to perfect your culinary skillz!