Inglourious Basterds

Directed by Quentin Tarantino


Welcome back to FoF! Tonight we’re diving into one of my favorite directors, Quentin Tarantino, and his WW2 set epic Inglourious Basterds. Nominated for 8 Academy Awards and taking home 1 thanks to Christoph Waltz’s dynamo performance, Inglourious belongs amongst the top echelon of Tarantino flicks. Rated R for violence and language. Some subtitles throughout. Opinions as always are welcomed in the comments on where we’ll be chatting back and forth during the movie. 
Thanks again for joining in tonight especially if its your first time. ________________________ START TIME : 8 PM CT. HOW TO WATCH : STREAMING ON NETFLIX. 

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Peanut Noodles with Kale and Mushrooms

If you’ve been feeling blah about the official arrival of fall this week, I have a lovely and easy recipe to make you feel every shade of happy about the shift of seasons and the new produce it brings.

{Related: Never sure what’s in season when? Grab my free seasonal produce calendar right this minute!}

Today’s recipe is a simple dish of noodles dressed in a peanut sauce, and tossed with garlicky kale and sautéed mushrooms.

Peanut Noodles with Kale and Mushrooms

It is the kind of vegan dish that feels satisfying and savoury. One you can serve to conventional omnivores without them complaining about being fed rabbit food; one that you will look forward to when you go home to make it on a weekday night and suddenly realize that, wow, the days are getting shorter fast.

These peanut noodles with kale and mushrooms taste vibrant and rich, they are nourishing and well-balanced, and they also fit easily into a busy schedule. You can have it ready in about 30 minutes start to finish, and you can break down the preparation by preparing the sauce and sautéing the vegetables the day before, and cooking the noodles the day of.

Peanut Noodles with Kale and Mushrooms

These days, the noodles I like to buy — the ones pictured in this post — are organic rice noodles flavored with turmeric from Autour du Riz, and the bright yellow color does help with morale.

As a bonus, if you make a full recipe of these peanut noodles for four but there’s just two of you at home, you can divide what’s left into handy lunch boxes, and take it to work the next day. I like to eat the leftovers cold as a salad, but they reheat well in the microwave as well.

Peanut Noodles with Kale and Mushrooms

Oh, and spoiler alert, this fine dish of peanut noodles with kale and mushrooms is one of the recipes featured in the vegetarian batch cooking plan for fall that I am preparing for you! Very excited to share this with you soon — stay tuned.

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Peanut Noodles with Kale and Mushrooms Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serves 4.

Peanut Noodles with Kale and Mushrooms Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons all-natural unsweetened peanut butter
  • The juice of 1 organic lime
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or fish sauce
  • 400 grams (14 ounces) dry noodles of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 150 grams (5 1/3 ounces) kale, about 4 stalks, center stem removed, leaves sliced into ribbons
  • 400 grams (14 ounces) brown mushrooms, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced


  1. In a small bowl, thin the peanut butter with the lime juice, whisking until smooth. Whisk in the sesame oil and soy sauce. Stir in a little water as needed to get a pourable sauce, creamy and not too thin.
  2. Peanut Noodles with Kale and Mushrooms
  3. Cook the noodles according to package instructions, and drain when cooked.
  4. In the meantime, in a large skillet, heat the 1 tablespoon olive oil, add the kale and mushrooms and garlic, and cook 4 to 5 minutes, until softened.
  5. Peanut Noodles with Kale and Mushrooms
  6. Add the vegetables and peanut sauce to the noodles, and toss to combine. Taste, adjust the seasoning, and serve.


  • The peanut sauce can be made up to a day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.
  • The kale and mushrooms can be cooked up to a day ahead. Cover, refrigerate, and reheat before serving.
  • If there are leftovers, I like them cold as a salad the next day.
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Peanut Noodles with Kale and Mushrooms

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The fall is near, students are going off to college, and young adults are moving into their first apartment.

Outfitting a kitchen for the first time can be daunting: there’s so much stuff available in cookware stores, what does one really need?

I have put together a selection of (what I consider to be) kitchen essentials for beginner cooks, allowing them to spread their wings and begin their cooking life on a solid foundation.

You will notice that I did not select the cheapest option for each item, but rather I picked models that will last a lifetime.

Certainly each cook will have to adapt the selection to their financial constraints and see what they can afford. But if you’re the parent, the big sister, or the older friend who wants to get them something nice as a housewarming present, this is what I would wholeheartedly recommend.

You’ll be giving them the gift of learning to cook with equipment they can trust, and these are pieces they’ll take with them from one apartment to the next.

They’ll hold that saucepan in their hand for decades, remembering the pasta days of their youth.

For the experienced cooks among you: is there anything you would add to my list? If you had to start again from an empty kitchen, what would you get?

The Essentials

Nice to Have

See also:

Minimalist Kit for the Traveling Cook
Inside Earlywood
Best Gifts for French-Loving Cooks

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