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

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.

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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PrintPeanut Noodles with Kale and Mushrooms Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 10 minutesTotal Time: 30 minutes
Serves 4.

Ingredients2 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 mincedInstructionsIn 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.

Cook the noodles according to package instructions, and drain when cooked.
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.

Add the vegetables and peanut sauce to the noodles, and toss to combine. Taste, adjust the seasoning, and serve.Notes
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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In HM Chief Inspector of Education v. Interim Executive Board of Al-Hijrah School, (EWCA, Oct. 13, 2017), the England and Wales Court of Appeal held that a Muslim school which admits both boys and girls, but for religious reasons separates them into sex-segregated classes, violates the Equality Act 2010.  The opinion of Etherton, MR (joined by Beatson, LJ) concluded that the separation operates to discriminate against both boys and girls, saying in part:An individual girl pupil cannot socialise and intermix with a boy pupil because, and only because, of her sex; and an individual boy pupil cannot socialise and intermix with a girl pupil because, and only because, of his sex. Each is, therefore, treated less favourably than would be the case if their sex was different.They also point out:It is common ground that the School is not the only Islamic school which operates such a policy and that a number of Jewish schools with a particular Orthodox ethos and some Christian faith schools have similar practices. In a separate opinion, Lady Justice Gloster argued that on the facts of this case, it should be found that the school’s practice also has a more detrimental effect on girls than on boys.  She said in part:One does not need to be an educationalist, a sociologist or a psychiatrist to conclude that a mixed sex school: (i.) which, whether intentionally or otherwise, tolerates an environment where extreme and intolerant contemporary views about the role and physical subservience of women, and the entitlement of men physically to dominate and chastise them, are on display, or available to read, in the school library; (ii.) whose teachers approve the expression by the pupils of gender stereotyped views about the roles of women as homemakers and child minders and the role of men as the breadwinners; (iii.) where girls are always required to wait for an hour during the school day so that the boys can take a break first; and (iv.) where no, or no sufficient, consideration is given to promoting equal  opportunity, is a school where a strict sex segregation policy subjects girls to a greater risk of extreme and intolerant views and is likely to reinforce or create misogynist attitudes amongst the boy pupils towards them.She also points out that the Equality Act contains an exception for single-sex schools, i.e. schools that only admit students of one sex.The Court also issued a press summary of its decision.  Schools Week reports on the decision.