Thursday, May 21, 2009

RQ Cooks- Cold sesame noodles for the allergic

Someday soon I'll come back and write about non-food things, but for right now I'm so stressed out and freaked out and just plain scared of the future that what's for dinner is the only question I can answer.

Kid is allergic to wheat. That's the source of his horrendous dead cat smell. Roomie is allergic to a million things (including wheat and peanuts) so cooking is an adventure in creativity. Enter- rice noodles.

I had sesame noodles at Kid's b-day sushi dinner and have been thinking about them ever since. So here's my version for peeps who can't eat stuff (and for those of us who can)

1 pack of rice noodles (pad thai noodles work great) cooked, rinsed, drained and cooled

chopped scallions

in a bowl mix
6 to 8 tablespoons tamari (wheat free soy sauce)
3 tablespoons sun flower butter (which is awesome because you get whole seeds in it) or peanut butter
4 tablespoons vegetable oil (if you have sesame oil- you can use this in place of some of the veggie oil)
pinch of red pepper flakes
pinch of cayenne (more of either or both of these if you like spicey)
a generous glob of toasted sesame seeds

add noodles and scallions. Keep mixing. It will take a while. Add a wee bit more oil if it's really too thick.

Taste- seriously. It made need more tamari if (like me) you want it fully of salty goodness.