Helloooooooo and Happy Humpday!
It’s been a little gloomy here in LA (at least in the mornings) and I’m kind of loving it…is that bad? It almost makes me want to spend more time outside exercising just because I won’t sweat my face off in 2 minutes, know what I mean? Anyway, a quick life update – in exactly one month at this time I will have graduated business school and will be on a plane to hawaii. HAWAII. What. Yep. So since we all know I’ve been working my butt off to get that #hawaiibody I’m gonna be real and tell you that I’ve also been letting myself sneak in some cheat food (and drinks) because they’re damn good. And truth be told, I don’t really feel all that badly about it. This recipe is actually not one of those cheat foods, though…it just feels a little naughty.
Inspired by this recipe, I made mine with whole wheat spaghetti this time around, but soba noodles are even better if you can find them. This dish is packed with protein and flavor and literally comes together in about 15 minutes once you’ve got all of your ingredients. The noodles also can be eaten hot or cold depending on what you’re feeling (and the weather, let’s be real), but truth be told I ate mine cold out of sheer laziness and hunger. This dish tastes bomb with some seared ahi tuna, chicken, or tofu if you’re a vegetarian, and then you’ve got yourself a complete, better-than-takeout meal. Swear.
Sesame Peanut Noodles
10 oz. of whole wheat spaghetti or soba noodles
1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp honey
1 1/2 tbsp of your favorite peanut butter
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1-2 tbsp sesame seeds
1/4 cup chopped scallions (optional)
1/4 cup cilantro (optional)
dash of sriracha (optional)
- Cook and drain your noodles according to the package. *Soba noodles take way less time than spaghetti!
2. While the noodles are cooking, whisk the sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, peanut butter and spices in a small bowl until smooth.
3. Add the peanut sauce to the drained noodles in the pot and stir to fully coat. Add in the sesame seeds, scallion, cilantro and sriracha if using them, and stir again to combine. Dig in!
Have a great rest of your week, y’all!