I’ve spent the last few weeks testing and tweaking a cookie recipe, which you may have seen pop up on my Instagram a couple of times, only to still not be quite satisfied with the result. More tweaking, and more cookies needed! The good thing about blogging about food is that these recipes generally become the evening’s meal (who wants to cook again after a day of cooking?), and the bad thing about blogging is that these recipes generally become the evening’s meal..! So when you are testing sweet recipes you end up eating a lot of baked goods, which is both delicious and not quite as nutritious as those week’s you’re testing savouries. This is one of the reasons I mostly stick to savouries on this blog (the other reason is that I love cooking savouries!). So, whilst the cookies still need work, here’s the other, less decadent meal that is in high rotation in our house (though one could argue its decadence, I’m sure!). By high rotation I mean that I easily make these Satay Vermicelli Noodle Bowls once a week!
Made with peanut butter, and possibly half the ingredients of a traditional recipe, this is my cheat’s satay sauce. Totally morish and a cinch to pull together, it requires minimal stove time and is very adaptable to whatever veggies you have on hand. I’ve served it here with vermicelli noodles and panfried tofu, but you could go the steamed baby potatoes, tempeh and boiled egg (if you eat them) route like a traditional Indonesian Gado Gado. I really love the vermicelli, because they cook so quickly and are both light and filling. This satay sauce is also delicious in rice paper rolls… My favourite too-hot-to-cook food.