This recipe is inspired by a recipe I shared on my Instagram stories. Here I occasionally share my more spontaneous cooking ventures. They showcase my way of cooking, which is more intuitive and thus I hardly ever use recipes. Yet I find it fun to write these dishes down and share them with you. This is a simple recipe for one of my spicy “flu fighting” soup.…
Noodle salads are one of my go to dishes when I want something fast, filling and delicious, all you need is a tasty sauce and some colourful veggies to turn it into a meal! This is definitely a quick and easy recipe. It took me about 3 minutes to whip up the sauce and not much more to chop the veggies, you could all of this while the noodles are soaking and by the time they are done you’ve got yourself a meal. You could possible make this colourful rainbow noodle salad in less than 15 minutes, lets make it a challenge!
Just like many people like to dress up during halloween, well be dressing this salad up with a dark satay sauce, made using black tahini, which you can make yourself and you’ll find a little how to by clicking the link. The sauce will turn this once beautiful salad into a messy dark bowl of deliciousness.
Of course feel free to play around with the ingredients by using different veggies or a different type of noodle, I used rice noodles which I coloured with purple cabbage to make it blue and being able to transformed to pink with a few drops of lime. You can find out how to make these noodles by clicking on this link. Unicorn noodles aren’t required but its a fun way to turn a regular salad into a Harley Quinn inspired salad, perfect for Halloween!
Now lets start cooking! And as usual feel free to leave a comment below or to tag me into your recreations on Instagram. Bon Appetite!
You might have noticed that I have a thing for rainbow foods, and especially when they are done with natural food colourings and aren’t only a pleasure for the eye but also nourishing to the body and soul.
When I first went vegan it was mainly motivated by health and spiritual growth, and the more it became motivated by the ethical and environmental side of the vegan spectrum the more I stared to move away from my “healthy” approach and started eating everything as long as it was vegan. I’ll do a post on that whole subject on the near future and how my body did not agree with me on this approach, but for now I’ve come to the conclusion to focus on nourishing dishes to once more feed my body and soul, with some lifestyle tweaks here and there. Of course keeping in mind that thins should be balanced so some vegan “junk” every now and then in special occasions, why not!?
Now this brought me to this dish, its fast and easy and all round good food! As a rainbow food fanatic this bowl is one of the most comforting foods I’ve had this week. A prefect dish to feed those chakras, am I right!? I added a simple and fast peanut satay sauce to the bowl and it was a feast!
The fact that the corn, broccoli and noodles all go in one pot already makes this one dish I’ll be revisiting many times I wont feel like cooking. The mushrooms were also very simple, they are cooked with some sweet soy sauce and Sriracha, thats it.
You can choose what type of veggies you’d like to include, maybe you are craving cauliflower or spinach, just add them to the bowl, and if you don’t like corn or anything else you can also choose to leave it out. One thing I wouldn’t skip on is the satay sauce, it will put a smile on your face, oh and did I already mention that the sauce is sweetened with dates, bye bye refined sugar!
It’s absolutely optional to colour your noodles, but when you do decide, don’t be afraid of spending extra time, I just threw some natural food colourings on the finished noodles and they were done. And the blue one is simply made by soaking it in water boiled with purple cabbage, this is a no fuss kinda dish.
Tip: Make the satay sauce while the noodles are soaking this way you’ll safe even more time!
If you like this recipe or have any questions or suggestions feel free to leave a comment below and tag me in your recreations on Instagram.
Now lets get cooking!
One of my favourite quick meals are noodles dishes, they take a minimum amount of time to create without compromising in flavour. Apart from chopping the onion, garlic, mushrooms and boiling the noodles you don’t really need to prep anything else. This dish is perfect for when you’re tired and don’t feel like spending to much time making food but still want to eat something thats healthy and yummy!
For this dish I used broccolini which is a mix of broccoli and Chinese broccoli, but feel free to use other vegetables like this alien like Romanesco pictured above. But seriously look at the geometry, its a piece of art! I almost feel bad eating it.
You can also choose to use fresh spinach instead of frozen, I just like to keep my freezer stacked with lots of prepped fruits and veggies so i can make some quick meals, like this one. For some extra creaminess i added the tahini. You can always play around with flavours, like adding sesame oil at the end, or using some hot peppers like adjuma or habanero.
I’ll be working on some more quick and affordable dishes, and always feel free to leave suggestions over here or on Instagram.
New years eve is around the corner and who doesn’t like a good snack!? With these noodle swirls you’re sure to please a major crowd. They are quick and easy to make and of course fun to eat, i mean 30 minutes to make some delicious snacks, sounds like a good deal right?…