A few weeks ago, I got a puffy envelope in the mail from my Mom. Oooo, she was sending me a present. I like presents. Even more so when it's not my birthday or Christmas. Inside were these. Chopsticks she brought back from her trip to Japan. They even came with a little stand to rest them on between bites.
There was a pinky-red pair for me and a blue pair for Jim. Aren't they cool? Also in the envelope were these little green packages. Sometimes Carrie's not to swift on the uptake and I said "What are these? Wet-Naps? Why is Mom sending us Wet-Naps from Japan?" DUH!! I then clued in. It's tea! Didn't I feel a little stupid. Cut me some slack - there was no English whatsoever on the packages.
I decided it was high time we put these babies to work. And I've been dying to try a particular recipe and with the heat we've been having, a coolish dinner seemed just right. Here we have Cold Udon Noodles with Peanut Sauce and Seitan from Vegan with a Vengeance!
I used up the rest of the seitan I had made and this dish was really good. I didn't have scallions, so I used green onions.
Jim really liked the peanut sauce that goes with it. It made A LOT for just the 2 of us, so we now have dinner for tonight.
Earlier in the day I made Cherry-Almond Muffins also from Vegan With a Vengeance.
Isa has come up with a really good muffin here. What a fantastic flavour combination! The only thing I did different for this was cut the amount of almond extract in half. I love almonds, but not a big fan of the extract flavour. One teaspoon gave just a hint which was perfect.
If you haven't made these yet.....what are you waiting for!? Cherry season is almost over. GO! Make them now! You won't be disappointed.