Asian Edamame Salad

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I think I may be in a sugar coma……ugh!! The holidays have gotten the best of me. I actually am craving something good!! Asian Edamame Salad is a refreshing change after this past month.

Asian Edamame Salad

Having been on a sugar frenzy for the past month, my body needs a change. Both Tim and I are ready to get back to better eating habits. More fresh….a lot less sugar! Continue reading “Asian Edamame Salad”

Asian Veggie Noodle Bowl

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It’s the weekend…..oh hum……a rainy weekend at that……..lets cook!! Asian Veggie Noodle Bowl is good today, and tomorrow, and the day after that!

Asian Veggie Noodle Bowl

I adapted this recipe from Southern Living, it looked so good I had to try it. Plus, noodle bowls are all the rage and we just stay current!!

Good warm, room temp, or cold, this is really an awesome dish. You can eat it today…..and by the way, I couldn’t quit eating it, so I had to put it away…..no self control!

Asian Veggie Noodle Bowl

I did put some in a container for work on Monday. Now, contrary to popular belief, I think our school lunches are awesome, but they are geared for kids, so I pack a lunch sometimes.

This is one of those times. I love, love, love asian food. This noodle bowl is the perfect blend of all of my favorite things.

Asian Veggie Noodle Bowl

Rice noodles are fool proof, just cover them with boiling water and let them set……what could be easier?

The sauce is a mixture of soy, rice wine vinegar, honey, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, and sweet chili sauce. It is slightly spicy and the sesame oil with it’s rich amber color and distinctive nutty flavor, gives the noodle bowl that Asian flavor I love so much. The black sesame seeds give it a hint of color, but if you cannot find them toasted sesame seeds will work just as well.

Asian Veggie Noodle Bowl

All the veggies give a crispy freshness to the bowl, and make it a pretty bowl and make its pretty healthy. Vegetarian if you will……

Need a dish today and lunch tomorrow? Try Asian Veggie Noodle Bowl …….and sing the Asian Veggie Noodle Bowl praises !

Asian Veggie Noodle Bowl
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup rice wine vinegar
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 14 ounce package rice noodles
  • 1 15-ounce can cut baby corn, rinsed and drained
  • 1 8-ounce can sliced water chestnuts, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas. sliced
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped green onions
  • Black sesame seeds for garnish
Instructions
  1. Whisk together first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl; set aside.
  2. Cook rice noodles according to package directions. Drain and place in a large bowl.
  3. Pour vinegar mixture over hot cooked noodles. Toss to combine. Add vegetables, toss to combine. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired. Serve hot or cold.

 

Spring Chicken Soup

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Spring Chicken Soup

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Awww Spring is in the air……last week was freezing, what a difference a day makes……today was in the 40’s and it will be in the 50’s the rest of the week…..So long Winter…….Hello Spring!

Although the winter here was nothing like the folks out east, it has seemed long. I am ready for my flip-flops and no coat…….I hate shoes and coats…..both are too cumbersome.

So, it’s still chilly out, and Tim and I were in the mood for chicken, so how about chicken soup? But, lets pay homage to Spring……..Spring Chicken Soup.
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