Sunday, January 26, 2014

Day 26: Open Sesame (Noodles)!

Sesame Noodles

I'm always looking for an excuse to eat noodles, so I scoured the net and found this gem. To be honest, I didn't know what soba noodles were, so I had to look that up. Nor did I know what it meant to Julienne a carrot, so I also found that here:

Like usual, I cook with a lot of what I have on hand and modify accordingly. So for this recipe, I used the following:

  • Whole Wheat Spaghetti Noodles
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbs. lemon juice
  • Ground ginger, to taste
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 carrots, julienned
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 2-3 tbs. sesame seeds
  • 3 scallions, chopped
It's pretty easy, just combine all of the sauces and powders into a bowl, put half in a frying pan with the onion, carrots and red pepper. Once Noodles are cooked, add to frying pan and pour the remainder of the sauce on top and stir it up. Garnish with sesame seeds and scallions.

The result? Mixed reviews. Amber gave it an A, however, it was soy sauce heavy for me. I'd try it again by usingabout half as much soy sauce, or just go back to my standard oil and garlic.

Thanks for the support... from most of you ;)

It's strange, I gave myself 30 days to try this diet. I decided if I didn't feel better, have more energy and lose weight, I'd go back to what I've always done or try something new. Well it's been 26 days. I do feel better. I have less mood swings, less headaches, more energy (or at least I do more after work and the baby goes to bed than veg out and watch tv) like cook, blog, play music, etc... I've also lost 12 pounds to date. 

So my next goal is to keep this up though the Get Lucky 7k, Mid March. At that point I'll have my cholesterol re-checked and if everything is still improving, I'll just keep on going. After this first 30 days, I won't be blogging every day. It's a lot more work that I thought it'd be. But I'll still be adding new recipes and anecdotes weekly for sure. Thank you all for the support!

1 comment:

  1. You should look into getting the Soba Noodles, they are really tasty and full of good fiber!