Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cold Buckwheat Sesame Noodles!

I had this for lunch today but I made it yesterday.  Since I didn't really go food shopping this week because I need to save money and I  thought this is a great opportunity to clean out my cupboard.  I discovered I had some buckwheat noodles! (among some other good things, which I can share later).  I made a quick teriyaki sauce with shoyu, brown rice syrup, sake,  apple juice and ginger.   I cooked this mixture on the stove until it slightly thickened.  Boiled my buckwheat noodles which cooked really fast.  Rinsed the noodles with cold water  and drained them really well.  I then tossed the noddles with toasted sesame oil (just a little) added some of my teriyaki sauce and  black sesame seeds.  Then I put the whole thing in the frig to chill. I will be making this again, it was that good.  It's so surprising and wonderful what dishes can be made with "limited" ingredients.  This is a life lesson to see what you can do and be creative with what you have already.   I  did wish I had some cashew or peanuts to chop and add on top with the cilantro which was divine as a garnish but it really didn't need it! It tasted just fine without the nuts. Here's a recipe for cold sesame noodles.

I encourage you all,  to go clean out that cupboard and see the good things waiting to be discovered! and tell me what you find! :-)



  1. Doing the same here too, Shevon. I found some brown rice and made a vegetable paella dish. It had zucchini, garlic, onions, tomatoes, red & green bell peppers, broccoli, and green peas. The brown rice simmered in vegetable broth and those things. In the end you add the peas and Parmesan cheese and put it in the oven for about 10 min. The recipe said "paella" but for me it was more like a risotto. This dish definitely had a lot of potential and I had almost everything in the house.

    I try to keep frozen fruits and vegetables on hand because you just never know. I also have my cabinets organized by cuisine. So each shelf has foods from specific cuisines. That way I can tell at a glance what I can or cannot do as well as what needs to be restocked. I don't know if that makes me OCD or not, but it works for me. lol

  2. Wow Libby you organized your cabinets by cuisine! That real interesting. I have never thought about doing something like that. I have all my baking stuff together but I think thats a great idea :-). Whatever works right! Your veggie dish sounds good too!

  3. Left you a blog award on my blog:

    More about my lower cabinets: There are 3 sets of doors. The shelf labels are: Italian, Asian, Cocina Criolla [for anything Latin], All-American, Breakfast, Sweet Stuff, and Staples that go with any cuisine. My mom rolls her eyes at this, but it keeps me from buying too much of the same thing by accident.

    Have a great weekend.



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