I’m often inspired by recipes that I find on other foodie blogs. When the other cooks say their recipe uses what any pantry would contain, I laugh. Not my pantry! I don’t think my pantry items are weird, but they certainly aren’t what a lot of other people have.
I saw a recipe recently that sounded delicious and easy, but I didn’t have gorgonzola on hand, even though I love gorgonzola. It called for fresh spinach, but I didn’t have fresh spinach. It called for non-fat evaporated milk and I didn’t have that, either, nor did I have linguine.
What I did have was a bundle of buckwheat or soba noodles, crumbled feta cheese, and a big batch of freshly picked red chard out of my garden.
Here’s my version of what sounded like a terrific dish. Remember, this was just for one person – me. So if you are going to make it for a family, adjust the amounts accordingly. Also, use whatever is in your pantry.
Feta, Buckwheat Noodles, and Freshly Picked Red Chard
I put about ¼ bundle of buckwheat noodles on to boil.
While that was underway, I heated 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil in a small pan.
Into this I sprinkled about 1 tablespoon of whole wheat flour and whisked it together until it was thick. I added a little liquid coffee creamer (not flavored) to make everything a little saucier.
To this I added about ½ cup of crumbled feta cheese and gently mixed it together.
As everything was about finished, I quickly sautéed the deveined and chopped red chard in another teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil.
I mixed everything together and ate! Some might want a tad more salt, but the feta is salty enough for me.
This was a quick and easy meal that was ‘ono loa, very delicious.
A hui hou!
2 thoughts on “Feta, Buckwheat Noodles, and Red Chard”
I had to laugh at the bit about what cooks’ pantries contain. I too, have been puzzled by what they keep on hand. I think it’s great you took the recipe and substituted for what you had and it turned out great. It sounds good and I will be trying it soon!
Christine in Alaska
Sorry I didn’t post your comment earlier, but I’ve been off island with no internet access. Where in the world are you in Alaska? I used to live on Kodiak! I didn’t realize I had readers that far away!