July 30, 2010

Sweet Spicy Soba Noodles with Chicken

I like waking up and not feeling like it's 3am, the zombie hour. I very much enjoy the well-rested side of life at 5am. Thank you, goodnightsleep! Then I inhaled 8 cups of oatmeal, and almost fell over.

Wheat Germ Cinnamon Oats:

You are, so beautiful, to meee!!!
oats, hemp milk, cinnamon, frozen berries, wheat berries, almond butter, raisins, homemade granolaz.

Fruit:


Lunch:

that's the last slice of banana bread.
Why did this day have to come? I'll tell you why: it's so I can have an excuse to bake this weekend! I'm. Stoked.

Almond Butter Cinna Raisin:
ie: best sammie combo known to man.

Elliptical: 5mi - 49:27 + 20 mins weight/abs
  • Shoulder Press [25lbs] - 3x10
  • Chest Supported Row [30lbs] - 3x12
  • Seated Leg Row [20lbs] - 3x12
  • Bicep Curl [20lbs] - 3x12
  • Abs: [15-20 each] crunches, bicycle, reverse crunches, arm/leg raises, cross ankle crunch, one legged crunch.
Snack:


Soba:

Saw Brit eat some sweet potato buckwheat noodles, and was intrigued by their dark color. I found these fellas at the grocery store, and although they didn't have sweet potato in 'em, they still looked like fun.

HEAVEENNN:

Today was chicken day, and I wasn't super stoked about it. I just love veggie-based dishes, you can do so much with them and they force you to be creative. But oh my gosh this meal was amazing!!! I looked up "chicken n soba noodle" recipes on google, and I found this jewel on Food Network's website. I made a few changes (surprise surprise!) They weren't as brown and beautiful as Brit's plate, but, they tasted fantastic.

Sweet n Spicy Soba Noodles
with Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2.5 ounces soba noodles
  • 2 tbsp spicy homemade salsa
  • 1 tsp agave nectar
  • 2 tsp dry cilantro *use a few fresh cilantro leaves if you have 'em!
  • dash o' salt n peppah
  • 1-2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/3 chicken breast, diced
  • 1-2 tablespoons soy sauce *red wine vin, rice vin, garlic, onion, peppah
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil *omitted :(
  • 1 tsp dried ginger

Directions

  1. Cook soba noodles according to package directions - 4 mins in boiling water! Drain and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine salsa, honey, cilantro, salt n peppah. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water to the mix. Pour the 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil into a preheated skillet. Add the chicken and the blended sauce and cook until heated through.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine cooked soba noodles, soy sauce n ginger. Toss and then transfer to serving bowl. Pour heated chicken and sauce over noodles. Eat the plate of heaven, try not to inhale in under 4 minutes like I did.
Yogurt:

plain yogurt, agave, frozen strawberries, banana, frozen berries.

Oat Attack:

oats, wheat berries, muesli, delish.

Brownie:

Exact consistency of a delicious homemade black bean brownies, but this one is made with whole wheat flour ;) Hubby and I split this fella, and dreamed of having our fridge full of them 365 days a year.

I'm so happy it's the weekend, I want to drink it all in. But, sad news: hubby discovered a swollen tendon on his heel (you can see and feel it), and he was planning on running at 10K tomorrow to celebrate his birthday on Sunday. Make injuries stop existing, please! We're praying about it, giving it to God, and Eduardo is reading every internet article he can find that has to do with heel injuries. It's in God's hands, we just wish we could read His mind.

Happy weekend! Go eat some soba noodles!!

3 comments:

  1. I love soba noodles eaten cold with Japanese soy sauce! Yours sound fabulous too!

    I'm sorry about your husband's heel. Wishing him the speediest recovery!

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  2. Eating the last slice of banana bread is always a sad day for me, as well... especially when I have to wait for more bananas to ripen! But, at least it means you get to do more baking, and experience that sweet heavenly smell coming from the oven once more :)

    I'm sorry to hear about your hubby and his injury :( That really does suck, especially around his birthday, but just remember that everything happens for a reason, and if you give it all to God, it will turn out the way it's supposed to in the end.

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  3. Hope Eduardo feels better soon - heel pain is the worst. I love soba noodles, you reminded me I have some in my cupboard I need to use!

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