Step 1: Cook Some Pasta...
Fill up a pot with water, put it on the stove, and wait for the water to boil.
Pick your pasta. I used Whole Grain Rotini, but really any shaped pasta will work. I personally like the rotini since the sauce gets all stuck in the curls of the pasta. Pour your pasta into the boiling water, add a bit of salt, and stir. You should turn down the heat a little at this point as well.
I like the directions on some boxes of imported Italian pasta that read "Cook until done." How much simpler could you get when telling someone how to cook pasta? How do you know when pasta is done? You taste it, of course! If it's not too chewy, drain the excess water out of the pot and set the pasta aside.
Step 2: Chop an Onion
It can't hurt to add more vegetables to the pasta. On different occasions, I've made this in the past with adding fresh spinach, basil, parsley, and bell peppers as well as the onion.
Step 3: Sauce
Put a bit of mustard into a bowl. On this particular occasion that I made the sauce, I used organic spicy mustard. Any type of mustard does work, and there won't be all that much of a taste difference once with the rest of the sauce.
Next, add a scoop or two of peanut butter into the bowl with the mustard. I prefer to use peanut butter that hasn't been sweetened. The ingredients should read peanuts, salt, and possibly oil (as in the peanut butter I used). Both chunky and smooth peanut butter work perfectly fine. Use what you have.
Take some oil (I used olive oil) and slowly pour into the peanut butter and mustard while mixing with a spoon until the mixture reaches a smooth consistency. It really doesn't take all that much oil.
Finally, mix some soy sauce in with the rest of the sauce.
That's my basic recipe for my peanut sauce. Once the sauce is made, it's time to cook the onions and mix everything together...
Step 4: Cook the Onions
Step 5: Mix Everything Together...
Once your satisfied with the seasoning, remove from the heat and dish the pasta out.
Step 6: Add Garlic & Eat
And the pasta is done. Eat it. Enjoy it. Be sure to experiment and improve the pasta!