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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Grocery Haul, Noodle Dinner Dish

I always say how much I enjoy seeing all of yr grocery hauls; I figured I might as well reciprocate. This is a simple weekend haul (as opposed to a weekday, during which I'll usually stop by Whole Foods and get a couple fun but unnecessary items): these are staples, which ought to last me about a week.


Bananas, portabella mushroom caps, organic carrots, lemons, spinach, avocado, Bonne Maman Wild Blueberry spread, Irish Style oatmeal, Sabra roasted red pepper hummus, and just barely visible on top of the hummus, sundried tomatoes.
Some of that fresh stuff got used with a couple other pantry items to make dinner that night:


Like an iceberg, you can only see the tip. Spinach on the bottom, noodleized carrot ribbons, steamed broccoli, rice noodles, topped with a sliced portabella cap.
I whipped up a quick sauce for it: tahini, lemon juice, tamari, powdered ginger, and wayyy too much red pepper flakes.


It was passable. Probably would have been nice with some sesame oil or rice vinegar in the sauce.

24 comments:

  1. Yum! Oh how I love grocery days!!! <3

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    1. me too! Everything is fresh and you have the best plans for everything. It's all downhill from there, though.

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  2. I think the bowl looks great. And you know I love that sauce.

    Your staples are similar to mine. Especially greens, bananas, avos. Can't live without those. I'm the same way with Whole Foods. I stop by and and get completely ridiculous, but fun, treats about once a week.

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    1. Funny, I stopped eating bananas for a while and didn't really miss them but I am glad they're back. They are perfect hermetic little entities.

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  3. I can't believe you don't make your own hummus! Truly; I'm shocked.

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    1. Yeh, it's a slightly guilty sorta secret. I've done it before but I don't like to use canned chickpeas so at the rate I go through hummus, the soaking, cooking, and pureeing time isn't all that worth it. And honestly... I like the texture of storebought hummus better.

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  4. I love seeing people's hauls! That looks like a nice plate of food. I have made sauces like that (but I usually include garlic) and you're right, roasted sesame oil is lovely.

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    1. Oh, garlic would have been a good addition too! I don't know why I didn't add it.

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  5. Seconded on the grocery hauls. Not sure about portobellos though. Think something about the texture weirds me out. Shiitakes though, I could eat a metric truckload and demand MOAR

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    1. I like allll mushrooms. These were actually a little bit of a downer, though. One went completely bad and the other two were just too watery and tasteless. maybe they had all gone bad. Yech.

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  6. I'm always bad about throwing in too many red pepper flakes to sauces--glad I'm not the only one!

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    1. I tried to pretend it wasn't horribly spicy. It was rough.

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  7. The sight of the portabella slices is making me feel hungrier than I thought I was. Did you cook it or is it raw?

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    1. I kept the mushroom raw. I was sort of intending the sauce to be a marinade for the mushrooms but I kept adding things and just ate them "as is."

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  8. Wow! Looks really gourmet. I'd order that in a restaurant.

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    1. What a compliment. I'll assume you'd expect a neater table for it to be served on.

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    2. This is one of the rare times that the book under the bowl seems apropos.

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    3. It's a Smashing Pumpkins fan mag!! Hahaha

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  9. What a beautiful noodle bowl!! Looks like a perfect meal :) Great haul too! I also have similar staples :) Gotta love sun dried tomatoes those are definitely a staple in my kitchen!

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    1. Oh I am well aware of the love affair you have with sundried tomatoes. I don't eat them often, but I didn't want fresh tomatoes for whatever reason. They're very potent dried; it's a nice change.

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  10. No such thing as too many red pepper flakes! Never ever!

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  11. Oh man, I love that Bonne Maman stuff...my family is hopelessly addicted to it. Strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, apricot, we know no limits of the lovely Bonne Maman. And then I wash and keep the jars for smoothies and whisky. Not together. Love those jars.

    And my only problem with heat always, always comes from red pepper flakes. Little devils! I find them the hottest of all hot stuff (besides scotch bonnets, of course!) and they get hotter and hotter in marinades, or anytime they are left to sit and steep. Um. Yeah. And I love all hot stuff (hot sauce, dried peppers, fresh ones, really!).

    XOXO

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