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A simple dinner: butternut squash, turnip greens, and sausage noodles


butternut sausage turnip greens noodle

With all the family tragedy and bullcrap going on, it has been a while since I can just spend time on doing things I like. Well, there’s my effort in socializing in the new environment, in doing research, in just making the best of my life. It’s tough, but the highlights are enough to make me less scared of the next failure – speaking like a true cynic that I am! Ironically as I am studying positive psychology, I really don’t believe in it. It feels satisfying sometimes to have a fellow cynic to bitch about life with, and then LAUGH together. The cynic’s guide to survival: do not take yourself, or anyone else, or death, seriously.

So, since I’ve been so busy thinking about useless morbid stuff like that (and reading “The Emperor of Maladies”, a truly fabulous book), it’s been hard to cook something worth posting about. Even this recipe I’m about to post is really simple, but it turned out so well that just thought I should share. I want to share it with you, fellow cynics and ambitious men and women who have little time to cook but don’t want to succumb to the lure of restaurants.


4 Sausages (we used venison, but any will do)

1 bunch of turnip green or any leafy greens

Half a butternut squash, diced

Juice of 1/3 a lemon

1 onion, sliced

1 tbs oil

2 tbs shriracha or tobasco sauce or any hot sauce of choice

A lot of thin Chinese noodles (fresh; if it’s dried boil till just soft, not too soggy)

Fish sauce or soy sauce, to taste

1. Do these all at once to save time, if you want: steam or boil the greens (boil with very little water), cut up the sausage and saute with onion, and boil the squash.

2. Remove the sausage, and saute the noodles in the same pan you used for the sausage.

3. Mix everything together, then season with hot sauce, lemon juice, and fish/soy sauce to taste.


2 Comments Join the Conversation

  1. Wow, it looks yummy and seems very doable! And hey, good to see you writing something again 😀


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