Friday, July 30, 2010

The Daring Cooks go nuts!



How lame am I? The posting date for this was over 2 weeks ago, and I completely forgot about it. I made this rice noodle salad with a cashew dressing just before leaving for a month-long business trip. I am now on the train on my way home again, finally posting it. It was delicious, and the cashew sauce was the elusive peanut sauce I've been trying to perfect for a while. It was smooth and creamy with a strong hit of garlic and ginger. Also in the salad were poached chicken, red peppers, asparagus, snow peas, carrots and tons of cilantro. maybe something else too, but I can't remember now. There have been an awful lot of good meals in Toronto since I made this. Yum. Maybe I'll make it again now that I've got some free time in my future. Yay me!
Though I've long missed the deadline for this challenge, here are the blog-checking lines:
The July 2010 Daring Cooks’ Challenge was hosted by Margie of More Please and Natashya of Living in the Kitchen with Puppies. They chose to challenge Daring Cooks to make their own nut butter from scratch, and use the nut butter in a recipe. Their sources include Better with Nut Butter by Cooking Light Magazine, Asian Noodles by Nina Simonds, and Food Network online.
UPDATE: Here is the printable PDF of the challenge and a bunch or techniques and recipes.


5 comments:

Margie said...

I'm glad you found that elusive peanut sauce you've been working on. Your salad looks delish, love the addition of asparagus & snow peas.

Mimi said...

Better late than never! A delicious looking salad.
Mimi

Valérie said...

Hey, you made the challenge, that's all that counts! It looks great, so fresh and healthy! I also made a noodle salad for that challenge, and it's become a household favourite!

TeaLady said...

That looks amazingly delicious. Glad you found your 'peanut' sauce.

twitcher said...

mmmm, another tasty thing to make in the hot weather. Thanks Mary!
j