Spicy Peanut Noodles

Spicy Peanut Noodles by The Soup Diva!

The Soup Diva

  • 2 cups cooked protein (chicken, shrimp, or tofu suggested)
  • 8 oz medium rice noodles
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil (or other oil of your choice)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp crushed ginger
  • 2 cups vegetables in bite-size pieces (shown here: broccoli and carrots)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2-3 tsp chili garlic paste
  • 1 14 oz can coconut milk
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Scallions, cilantro, lime wedges, and/or chopped peanuts for garnish

Boil noodles until al dente and drain most of water. During this time, heat oil in skillet on medium heat; add garlic and ginger, stir and then add vegetables and cook until starting to soften. Stir in peanut butter, soy sauce, honey, fish sauce, chili paste, and salt and pepper. Reduce heat when smooth and stir in coconut milk. Add additional seasoning as…

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Kung Pao Cauliflower

The OM Project.

The OM Project

This recipe by Circus Gardener’s Kitchen is similar to the spicy cauliflower wings I posted up a few weeks back. Treating cauliflower like little bites of chicken, you can season them, bake them, and grill them exactly the same way. Think of this as healthy General Gao’s and stick little tooth picks in them.


1 head of cauliflower, broken into florets, each about 1½-2 cm
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 red chillies, seeds in, finely chopped
2 cm piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
4 spring onions, sliced, including green parts
50 g unsalted peanuts, dry fried and roughly chopped
2 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
50 g organic cornflour

for the ma-la cooking oil

125 ml roasted peanut oil (use groundnut oil if not available)
2 star anise
1 tsp Szechuan peppercorns
1 tsp dried chillies
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil

for the marinade

100 ml organic…

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Gingerbread Kit

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Fritters – whether banana or saltfish, this is something Jamaican households tend to love. Aaah… Fritters.



Banana fritters is pazham pori in Malayalam, is made across kerala as a snack at home with tea. It’s our tea time snack. This is made using plantain or “Nendrapazham” which is highly nutritious and good source of potassium and vitamins A & C.

As any fritters banana fritters also made by dipping the plantain slices in sweetened flour and then deep fried or shallow fried in oil or butter.

Banana Fritters / Pazham Pori Recipe


  • 3 Ripened Banana /Nendrapazham
  • ¾ cup Plain Flour/Maida
  • 3 tbsp. Rice flour
  • A Pinch of Turmeric powder (to give the colour)
  • 2 tsp. Sugar
  • A pinch Salt
  • ¾ cup water
  • Oil for frying


  1. Peel the skin of banana and cut into two equal from center.
  2. Take one potion and cut into 3 slices lengthwise.
  3. So from one banana 6 slices are made. Slice other banana same way and keep it aside.

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Chocolate Chip Brioche

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Mushroom & Olive Pizza

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One Pan Roasted Lemon Potatoes and Asparagus with Salmon

Another great dish from What’s For Dinner Moms!

What's for Dinner Moms?

You know I love one pan meals. Less pots and pans means less clean up! What I like even more is not having to cook it too. I was away for the day with my daughter while she danced. When we got home my partner had dinner ready for us.

As she was looking around the internet there are tons of recipes and videos for this dish. Some use honey, some use mustard or vinegar. Just pick what will work best for your family. She went very simple with olive oil, fresh lemon, garlic and black pepper.


Well, this actually ended up being two pans to fit all the salmon, asparagus and potatoes she wanted to make. We usually make enough to have four to six servings at dinner and then enough for one or two leftover servings for lunch.

We had this meal with a green side salad.

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