Spaghetti for Peanuts

Source: Diet for a Small Planet
Date tried:November 10, 2017
Yield:4 servings
Time needed: 45 minutes

This was a complete flop with the family. Sounds good on paper, but although I love black olives, they detracted from this dish, as did the sauce. A simple oil & garlic dressing might have been much better.

Spaghetti for Peanuts

Spaghetti for Peanuts
2 cups broken spaghetti
2-4 Tbsp margarine
3 Tbsp whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 cups buttermilk or low-fat milk
1/2 onion finely chopped
3 drops hot pepper sauce
1/2 cup sliced black olives
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped peanuts
1/3 cup bread crumbs

Cook spaghetti until tender. Drain and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350oF.

Heat margarine in a medium saucepan.
Add flour, salt, mustard and pepper. Stir until flour is brown.
Add buttermilk, onion, pepper sauce. Stir until thickened.

Put half the spaghetti in a casserole.
Top with half the olives, cheese and peanuts.
Repeat layers.
Pour sauce on top and sprinkle with bread crumbs.
Bake for 25 minutes.

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Peanut Purée Soufflé

Source:Recipes for a Small Planet
Date tried:July 23, 2017
Yield: 6 servings
Time needed:1 hour

Prior Preparation needed
Cook raw peanuts until very tender. (Since peanuts are actually a sort of bean, I used the same timing as for dried beans and that worked well.) See instructions below on making the purée.

Well,just after trying “a soufflé that any fool can make”, here is a much more tricky one. This came out quite nicely, but the flavour was not remarkable and I don’t consider the result to be worth the effort.

Peanut Purée Soufflé

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A Cold Morning for Hot Peanut Cereal

Source: : Recipes for a Small Planet
Date tried: October 2, 2012
Yield: 2 servings
Time needed: 15-20 minutes

This is one of my favorite breakfast porridges and I don’t wait for a cold morning to make it. I prefer the cracked wheat to the whole wheat flour, but the flour is good if you prefer a very creamy texture. For an interesting taste variation, use buckwheat flour instead of whole wheat flour. Delicious!

A Cold Morning for Hot Peanut Cereal

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