I always put off the packing, sorting, and cleaning for as long as I comfortably can, but since this is such a major move (a totally down-sizer, we even sold our bed!), I have already begun to tackle it piece by piece. This purging and packing leaves our home in a state of utter chaos, as I'm sure many of you can relate. As I begin to pack more of my life away, I always find that my diet get progressively worse and worse. I can recall our last move, which coincidentally took place around the winter holidays and university finals, where heightened stress, a disorganized kitchen, and no time for grocery shopping led to a week of eating potato chips and popcorn for dinner (ewww, I know). And to that I say, never again! I have made it my mission that this time I am going to be more organized, less of a basket case, and way better at eating real, easy, food.
Recharging Herb & Noodles
Recipe: (Serves 2-4) Print it Here
130 g Black Bean Noodles (or soba noodles)
½ Cup Watercress leaves
¼ Cup Packed Cilantro, finely chopped
¼ Cup Packed Thai Basil, finely chopped
¼ Cup Cup Packed Chive, finely chopped
1 Rounded Tbsp. Mint, chopped
1 Thai Red Chili, slivered
1 tsp. Olive Oil
2 Cloves Garlic
2 Tbsp. Tamari
2 Tbsp. Sesame Seeds
1 tablespoon . Lime Juice, or about 1 lime
1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
1 Tbsp. Grated Ginger
1 tsp. Honey or Liquid Sweetener of Choice
Plenty of Extra Herbs for Garnish
1.Cook noodles according to instructions, my Black Bean Noodles took only about 8 minutes to cook.
2. Meanwhile, prep the herbs and chilli and set aside.
3. Mix the ingredients together for the sauce, and taste. Mix until smooth. Prepare any extra veggies like avocado, snow peas, radish, etc.
4. Once the noodles are cooked, run them under cold water and drain thoroughly. Add them to a large serving bowl and toss with a splash of olive oil. Mix in the chopped herbs and pepper, as well as any extra veggies. Mix in the dressing.
5. Garnish with extra handfuls of chopped herbs (watercress and cilantro and my favourite), more chilli, sesame seeds, avocado, or cashews.