Monday, September 14, 2009


THIS LOOKS PRETTY GOOD TO ME. I'LL GET AROUND TO THE VERY SIMPLE recipe in a sec. See, every morning,(practically) after I open my computer, and check the mail...delete...I go see what's for dinner tonight!

It's pass or print.. if I print it, I jot down the ingredients on my shopping list, because with my Aries nature, I've got to have this tonight! Clutching the list, I take it with me on my daily walk through the park, tasting it over and over in my mind, making adjustments so I can claim it as my own. I always add or subtract a couple of ingredients. Then, exercise done, I stride up and down the aisles of the market till I've got dinner in my hands. Can't wait for tonight.


8 oz. Udon or Soba noodles/ 1/4 cup rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar/ 2 tbls. sesame oil / 2 tbls. soy sauce (low sodium)/ 1 tbls. honey/ 1/2 tsp. chopped ginger/ 2 tsps. chili paste/ 2 cups shredded, cooked chicken/ 2 cloves chopped garlic/ 1 medium cucumber, halved and thinly sliced/ 1 grated carrot/ 6 tbls. thinly sliced scallions/ 3 tbls. chopped peanuts/ 1 tbls. toasted sesame seeds/

Cook noodles, drain and rinse under cold water, drain. Combine vinegar and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Add noodles, chicken, cucumbers, and carrots. Toss to coat. Top with scallions, peanuts, and sesame seeds. Serves about 5/6. A light floral white wine goes very well with this.


alaine@éclectique said...

That sounds extra tasty with the honey, ginger and the crunch of peanuts. Quick and easy too. That will be nice in Summer with a leaf of lettuce and sliced tomato on side. Thanks, Lyn.

Lyn said...

Hi Alaine-
It awaits me now..can't wait to dig in!! I will have some tomato on the side..thanks!

Jeane Myers said...


Lyn said...

Hi Jeane-
Absolutely! And it was delicious!!

Unknown said...

Hi Lyn,

And that recipe serves 5 or 6? And you had it all to yourself?! Well!

I would enjoy the peanuts.

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
Adapt or perish!!
I could have had a couple of friends over...and I love left-overs!

Anonymous said...

I must write that I have never taken a recipe list on a walk Lyn. I don't even want to consider what's for dinner, especially as I usually walk just after breakfast. I'd love to pop in for one of your dishes as you have put so much thought into it. Thoroughly enjoy when other people cook, which isn't often at my place.

LYN said...

Hi Sylvia-
I must admit, I do think about food a to cook, baking especially, relaxes me..funny for a gal who's been quite slender all my life! I do eat!!

Anonymous said...

I love noodles, absolutely adore them. So yes; I am going to copy this. Thanking you.

A Cuban In London said...

This is one of my comfort foods. I love noodles with anything, so, I'm copying this recipe down. I will probably have mine with prawns (shrimps for you) this week. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Lyn said...

Hi SarahA-
Thank you...I agree, you can't go wrong with noodles!

Lyn said...

Greetings to a Cuban-
Thanks..what I like about this sort of recipe is that you can keep on mutating it! Yes to prawns!!


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