Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Black Bean Noodles

So much going on here lately. The battle to keep our community school open continues . . . hard to say if we are making progress. I also broke my KitchenAid mixer, which means I had to close down the bakery. I was planning to stop when the baby came in June, so this just hastened the inevitable. There was no way to knead everything by hand and still make money. It's still sad, though, because I really enjoyed baking for the neighbourhood. But, there is still plenty of other things to do, which means quick and easy meals like this are always welcome.

The amounts are up to you, depending on how many mouths you have to feed.
- noodles (I use an eggless chow mein noodle)
- broccoli, but into small florets
- minced garlic
- tofu, cut into cubes
- black beans, rinsed and drained
- black bean sauce
- hoisin sauce
- green onions, sliced

1. Cook noodles as per the directions given.
2. While noodles are cooking, heat a wok over high heat. Add a few splashes of water along with the broccoli. Stir fry broccoli in the water for a few mins, until it gets tender but is still bright green (add more water when needed).
3. Add garlic and tofu and fry for a few mins, adding more water, if needed.
4. Add cooked noodles to the pan, along with the beans. Add enough sauce to your liking. Heat through. Add sliced green onions, stir well, and serve.