I come to you today with one of my favorite recipes this fall; vegan noodles. Since we moved in, we decided to cut out on meat (especially red), and cook with as many fruits and vegetables as possible. It’s not an issue for me since I’m not particularly fond of the taste, living alone I would eat meat one maybe twice a month, but my husband used to eat it every other day so this is a major change in his diet, but one he initiated himself so I can say for sure he’s happy about it. I mean I know he is. Well I hope he is.
It’s the first savory recipe I’ll have on the blog and many more are to come; I’ve been asked to stop posting pictures on snapchat but I don’t think I can, I like to flaunt and stunt, so instead I’m gonna share the recipes so you can see how easy it is to put together a healthy meal for two. I had to adjust because I was used to cooking for four people minimum, but I learned how to manage. I also always put the same portions on each plate and my husband keeps asking me why if I’m just gonna end up giving him half of mine, but he does not get that pictures are all about balance. I can’t have a large plate and a small one, it wouldn’t look right and I’m a person with issues.
And honestly you should learn how to cook for yourself, when I lived alone I used to cook everyday, I wanted to eat homemade things and I deserve the time and effort, so this recipe goes out to every person out there living on their own, you deserve to eat right. Plus when you come home at night and you’re tired you’ll always find leftovers so that’s a plus.
So back to the noodles, what you’ll need is :
- Half a pack of noodles
- 2 yellow peppers
- 2 green peppers
- 2 red peppers
- 1 red onion
- 1 carrot
- Olive oil
- Soy sauce
- Teriyaki sauce
- All the herbs (bay leaves, parsley, cilantro, thym, origan.. yada yada, I told you all the herbs)
For this recipe you’ll need a wok (or a plain big ass pan), a small pan and a saucepan.
Thinly slice your onion and put it in the small pan with a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper and let it cook slowly until it starts to get caramelized.
Cut your carrots into cubes and put in boiling water inside the saucepan with a bit of salt, check it once in a while, you want your carrots to soften but not too much.
Slice your peppers into strips and mix them altogether in the wok with olive oil, some bay leaves, and salt and pepper. Usually peppers take a bit of time to soften up so you might wanna start ahead of time to let them cook all they please.
When your onion is caramelized throw it on your wok, and do the same once your carrots are done.
Add olive oil to your taste and add your herbs (honestly it’s up to you how much you wanna put it, I always feel like the more you add the better it tastes).
Put your noodles in cold water for like 3 minutes just so they can soften up, and then put them into boiling hot water so they can reaaally soften up for good. Noodles are spoiled like that, they want it hot AND cold.
When they’re done, take them out of the water and put them into the wok. Add some soy sauce, some teriyaki sauce, not a lot just a tad, you can always put more on your own bowl, you just don’t want it to be extra salty for everyone.
Stir up once in a while, and add water into your wok (half a glass at most) so you can have some sauce. A little secret is to add butter, a teaspoon let’s not get crazy, to make your noodles soft and tender just like you are.
The recipe is now done, you have a delicious meal in front of you, dive in !