There are so many ways to find inspiration these days. I love being able to find recipes on Pinterest. I also love Tastespotting. People are so creative with their recipes and so talented with their pictures. Hopefully I will be able to get better.
Today's recipe comes through Pinterest and is from the blog A House in the Hills. It is a Sesame Noodle Bowl.
This looked beautiful, sounded filling, and (most appealing some days) had a short ingredient list. So I tried it.
1. I couldn't find completely buckwheat soba noodles. Even the ones that said 100% buckwheat had regular wheat flour in them. Lesson: Read labels carefully. So I used rice noodles instead.
2. I used regular white sesame seeds. It's what I had.
3. Instead of soy sauce I used Bragg's Liquid Aminos. And inadvertently used a scant tablespoon instead of a teaspoon and a half. If you use too much liquid aminos, I would suggest less salt. It wasn't horribly salty, but it was a little salty.
4. I started trying to use a peeler on my carrots, and then I decided it would be easier to grate them, so I did.
Delicious! I served it at room temperature and thought it was a perfect light, summery dish for this perfect summer time.
I tried a few more "posed" pictures.
Is it funny that I have purple chopsticks?
And these are the chopsticks that I bought in Tokyo.
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