This morning I didn’t hear my alarm (I might have put my cell on vibration…). I woke up late (as in I had to go right away). I dressed and left with some tea, a slice of Pumpkin and Cranberry Bread and an apple.
I came home after my class and made lunch for Diran and I. An Asian style lunch.
Adaptation of Asian Noodles with Shiitakes and Cashews on Shape Magazine’s website
- 4 oz uncooked soba (buckwheat) noodles
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
- 1-2 tbsp sesame oil
- 3 dried shiitake mushrooms
- 3 cloves garlic, pressed
- 1 carrot, cut in matchsticks
- 1 scallion, cut in strips
- 1/4 cup roasted cashews, chopped
- 2 pinches crushed red pepper
Directions: At least 2 hours ahead, put shiitakes in a bowl, pour boiling water on them and cover and let stand. Drain shiitakes, squeeze out excess water and slice them.
Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, stir honey, vinegar and soy sauce together in a medium bowl.
When noodles are cooked, drain them and rinse with cod water. Add them to the bowl with the honey mixture, add oil and garlic and mix until noodles are coated. Add shiitakes, carrots and scallions and toss. Serve topped with cashews and a pinch of pepper flakes.
Nutrition facts: 437 calories, 132 calories from fat, 15 g total fat, 3 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 661 mg sodium, 69 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 12 g sugars, 13 g protein – 114% Vitamin A, 22 % Vitamin C, 8 % Calcium, 21 % Iron
This was easy to make, and rapid – as in the time it takes for the water to boil and the noodles to cook.
I watched Grey’s Anatomy with Diran. He had some volunteering at the hospital and we went at Frites Alors! before and shared some fries. I studied a little and came home to do some laundry and make myself a light dinner since I wasn’t that hungry (because of the fries).
I made Caitlin’s Perfect Baked Tofu.
If the only tofu you had was not marinated, please try to make some with a marinade. The thing is made to taste like nothing so that you can give it the taste you want! I personally hate unseasoned tofu but I love it with a flavorful marinade!
I wasn’t feeling that well so I also had some herbal tea.
Tea always makes me feel better!