This is a super easy dinner, inspired by this recipe:
1 lb whole wheat spaghetti (or even better, soba noodles)
6 tablespoons peanut oil, divided up
8 tablespoons creamy peanut butter (ideally the kind where the oil separate out)
8 tablespoons soy sauce
4 teaspoons (not tbsp) sesame oil
4 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 diced, sauteed zucchini or other vegetable
optional — peanuts, sesame seeds
Cook your pasta as directed, typically 7 minutes for 1 lb of ww spaghetti. Use plenty of water to keep it from becoming too starchy, ideally a large pasta pot filled almost to the top. Mix in 2 tablespoons peanut oil.
In a medium bowl, whisk together 4 tablespoons peanut oil, 8 tablespoons peanut butter, 8 tablespoons soy sauce, 4 teaspoons sesame oil and 4 tablespoons brown sugar.
Offer your kids a choice of ingredients — I offer pasta, sauce, zucchini, peanuts and sesames.