I joined an adult, intramural kickball team!
We are called the “Sons of Pitches” and had our first official meeting last night. I threw aside my introverted self and tried to talk to each member of my team. It was exhausting, but worth it! I can’t wait to get started! Don’t worry…. Pictures and score updates will be posted as often as possible!
For dinner tonight, I found an amazing looking Soba Noodle recipe in this month’s edition of Better Nutrition Magazine. I made a few tweaks to the original recipe (you may notice I didn’t even use Soba Noodles!) and ended up with a delicious winner of a recipe! If you are not a fan of heat, reduce the Red Pepper Flakes to 1/8 tsp, or eliminate all together.
Kelp Noodles with Wild Mushrooms and Ginger-Mirin Sauce
- 1 small pkg. Sea Tangle Kelp Noodles
- 1/2 Zucchini, spiralized into “noodles”
- 1 Tblsp Toasted Sesame Oil
- 1 lg bunch Scallions, thinly sliced (white and light green parts only)
- 2 small Red Bell Peppers, cored and cut into 1/4″ slices
- 1/2 lb Shiitake Mushroom Caps
- 1 (3.4 oz) pkg Beech Mushrooms
- 2″ fresh Ginger
- 1/4 cup Mirin
- 1 1/2 Tblsp Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
- 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
- 1/4 tsp White Pepper
- 2 cups Snap Peas, trimmed and sliced 1/2″ wide on a strong diagonal
- 3 Tblsp Black Sesame Seeds, for garnish
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped, fresh Cilantro, for garnish
- Rinse Kelp Noodles and cut to desired length. Set aside.
- In a wok or large skillet, heat sesame oil over medium heat. Add scallions, red peppers, and mushrooms. Toss or stir to coat with oil and cook for about 2 minutes, until mushrooms are soft.
- Peel and cut Ginger into chunks. Press juice through a garlic press. Discard solids.
- Add mirin, Bragg’s, red pepper flakes, white pepper, and snap peas to the pan and stir to coat. Cook 3-5 min., or until snap peas are just tender.
- Add Kelp and Zucchini noodles to the pan with the vegetables and stir to combine.
- To serve, divide between four bowls. Sprinkle each bowl with black sesame seeds and cilantro and enjoy!
This is one meal GF Guy would not enjoy. I seem to be making quite of few of those lately…. I guess it’s good to get it all out of my system before he comes back.
Speaking of GF Guy….
I get to visit him in Chicago in 7 days, 2 hours, 16 minutes, and 37 seconds!!!!! AHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
I’m just a little excited. Can you tell?!
Have a happy Friday, Everyone!
PS- Check it out! One of my recipes was featured on freecoconutrecipes.com!