As this New Year begins, I reflect on the goals I hope to accomplish this year. The certain milestones I should aim for. And improvements and lessons learned from wrong turns and experiences. I plan on renewing my imagination.
Develop a stronger focus.
Reveal a better me, a stronger me, a wiser me.
I want to make cooking easier.
Because being connected to our food, makes us feel alive.
It allows us to take some time out of our day to enjoy the simpler joys in life.
Let's get back into the kitchen and start with the basics.
Honor ourselves with consciousness and respect.
These soba noodles should do the trick. Buckwheat noodles, fried egg, crunchy carrots and toasted sesame seeds -- what's not to like?
Try it a few times and you'll find your rhythm and before you know it, a healthful, soulful dinner awaits you in just a blink of an eye...
Eat well. Eat consciously. Eat to nourish.
Let's make 2012 a fabulous year together, shall we?
|Soba Noodles with Fried Egg||
- Handful of buckwheat soba noodles
- 1/2 lime, squeezed
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1/2 carrot, shredded
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
- small handful of cilantro, cleaned and chopped
- 1 tip of a green onion, cleaned and chopped
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 2 eggs
- In a medium pot fill with water and bring to boil. Drop noodles in and cook for 4 minutes at medium heat at a gentle boil.
- Rinse carrots and herbs and pat dry. Shred carrot and set aside. Finely chop cilantro and green onion and mix with shredded carrots.
- Test to see if noodles are semi firm, if so turn heat off immediately. Allow pasta to further cook in the hot water for an additional 2 minutes. Meanwhile prepare the dressing.
- In a bowl combine lime juice, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil and sesame seeds. Whisk well and set aside.
- Test noodles for preferred firmness/softness and strain. Return noodles to pot and mix in carrots, herbs and dressing.
- In a medium pan, heat oil over medium high heat. Crack egg(s) carefully into pan and fry until edges are browned and whites are set (sunny side up). Flip over and cook for about 1 minute for over easy, ~ 2 minutes for over medium, ~3 minutes for over hard.
- To serve: Place noodles in a bowl and top with fried eggs. Feel free to add a dash of chile powder or chile sauce for an extra punch!
On a side note, I received an unexpected surprise. As I was reading Food & Wine's Top Chef Magazine I found one of my photos I took of Tre Wilcox in there for the Restaurant Wars article! Can anyone find something funny about the photo?
Winner gets a prize :)