Wow, it's really late! Good afternoon!!
Frodo's doing MUCH better today. He's still stuck in either his crate or laying next to me...which is why this is so late. When I get a break from work I tend to head to the couch with him for some snuggle time, but that also means I'm not quite as focused on my blogging. :(
So, yesterday I worked in the office which means breakfast was a smoothie....
That's a frozen banana, Kale, Oatmeal, Cantaloupe, Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds and Almond Milk; all blended into a nice THICK monster. :)
|Don't worry...your eyes are fine...my pic's totally out of focus!!|
When I got home at 6 the Hubs was sitting on the couch with Frodo. Usually if I work in the office, he makes dinner so it's ready when I get home. Since he was clearly on the couch and not in the kitchen I knew we needed something that was quick.
Teriyaki Noodles it was!!
1 jar Shitake Mushrooms
1 package Bella Mushrooms
1 Red Pepper
2 bundles Soba noodles (2/3 of a package)
1/4 C Agave Nectar (or your favorite sweetener)
1/4 C Tamari Sauce (or soy sauce)
2 squirts Lemon Juice
Cilantro for garnish
I started by putting a pot of water on the stove to start boiling.
Then in a different pan I sauteed 1 onion.
When the water came to a boil I added 2 bundles of Soba Noodles. The package says there are 4 servings but then it's divided into 3 bundles?!?
After that I drained & rinsed a jar of Shitake mushrooms and added them, along with a package of sliced Bellas and 1 largely-chopped Red Pepper to the onions.
I let those all cook together until the noodles were done (9 minutes of boiling).
I drained the noodles.
And mixed a Teriyaki Sauce:
1/4 C Agave Nectar
1/4 C Tamari Sauce
2 Squirts of Lemon Juice
I added the sauce to the veggies and let it sit for about 2 minutes.
Then I stirred in the noodles and some Cilantro.
Well the Hubs wanted some form of animal on his plate so I cooked up a chicken breast on the George Foreman Grill then sliced it and put it on top!
I couldn't believe how much was left over! Those 2 bundles of soba made a LOT of noodles. Next time I'll only use one since there are only 3 of us. :)
After Kai laid down I decided that I REALLY needed to make up the "Rings" for her snack. I had thought about taking in sliced/cored pineapple & apples but after already taking in the rainbows I didn't want to over do it on the fruit.... Plus we've been snacking on the fruit here and I'm not sure there's enough left. lol!
A Google Search led me to this recipe for a 'clean' doughnut. I had all the ingredients which meant it was the clear cut winner!
Since the recipe makes 18 FULL size doughnuts and I was using my mini pan I cut the recipe in half. :)
Mix the dry....
Mix the wet (Coconut oil instead of Safflower Oil)
Mix the 2 together....
Dump into a baggie (or what ever your method of creating a pastry bag is)
And squeeze SMALL rings into the pan.
With 2 pans it still took me two batches!
After tasting them I decided they didn't have much flavor (next time I'll probably mash a banana into the dough) so I whipped up an "Icing".
1 banana + 1/2 T almond milk blended until super smooth.
Then each "Ring" was dipped in the banana icing.
Kai said she really liked these but I think it was more the novelty of eating "doughnuts" than the taste itself. lol!
I did hear that Tuesday's Rainbows were a huge hit!! :D