Saturday, May 2, 2009

And now for something completely different

After a week of cooking Mexican food I need to (a) not cook much this week (b) cook really easy things and (c) make something besides Mexican food.  I went with all my cravings for vegetables and pasta tonight.  This is a recipe from Jack Bishop's cookbook, A Year in a Vegetarian Kitchen.  It is Emerald Peanut Sesame Noodles (the emerald is from spinach in the sauce) served with roasted yellow beets and asparagus.  For the noodles I used Whole Wheat Spaghetti.  And you can't see it in this picture, but one of the best parts of this dish is the fried scallions that go on top of the noodles.

Emerald Peanut Sesame Noodles


  1. oh wow! the emerald peanut sesame noodles look beautiful, and they sound wonderful, too! i've never had yellow beets before - i'd like to give them a try some day (i have finally learned to love purple beets!). think i might have to look into A Year in a Vegetarian Kitchen - if it's full of recipes like these it's something i should definitely own!

  2. I love that cookbook! I've actually made that recipe before, too, it was really good. I really like how lots of things in that cookbook are really quick & easy to make.

  3. That is a pretty dish! I'd love to try yellow beets one day, I don't think I can get them here. They look nice.