Monday, May 14, 2012

Brain Power Free Dinner - Peanut Sauce with Soba Noodles

San Francisco is a lovely place to live but its public transportation does not come without the occasional incident. My bus ride to work is short and direct so I generally dare'st not complain but in the past year and a half I've had a few "interesting" moments.  First, when my bus driver made the announcement for everyone to, "Look carefully before you sit down" since two separate passengers had found hypodermic needles on their seats earlier that day... charming! Another time a mentally disturbed passenger begged me to help her take her earring out and then tried to spend the rest of the 10 minute ride petting me before I had to tell her to back off.   And then of course today, bedraggled and completely exhausted after a ridiculously busy work day and a grueling bootcamp class, I boarded the bus only to have a taxi ram into it from the side half a block later --- which of course meant we all had to get out and wait for the next dang bus.

Soooo all ranting aside, I was freaking exhausted when I got home tonight and all I wanted was a satisfying somewhat healthy meal that didn't require a lot of work.  Instead of my earlier plan to try a new recipe I recycled my spicy asian peanut sauce from the other night, boiled up some buckwheat soba noodles, heated up some frozen mixed veggies and voila... dinner was served. If you are cranky and hungry try this out!

Here's the peanut sauce recipe one more time for good measure :)

Simple Peanut Stir Fry Sauce - Makes enough sauce for 2-3 bowls of stir fry.
Just add cooked (heated) frozen veggies and cooked soba noodles for a delicious dinner.
Recipe originally found here, at

3 tablespoons natural peanut butter
1/4 cup water 1 tsp low sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tsp sriracha chili sauce

 -Whisk together above ingredients and stir in with your cooked soba noodles, veggies and serve!

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