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I’m in a happy place right now. I got clarifications to a few questions I have been asking around, for a while now. While life goes on, I realized to my absolute horror that I feel terribly insecure when I have to cook for friends - fearing judgement and failure mostly. I didn’t experiment at all and decided to go the safe route and make some semi-readymade food. While in fact I should have experimented and gotten some really good feedback especially because I value the opinion of this friend.

This dish is very very very tasty per (R)oomie and I so wanted to make this when my friend and her hubby were home to visit - but I didn’t.

Let me quickly walk you through the recipe because its that simple.

What you will need:

Boiled and drained soba noodles

Olive oil - 1 Tsp

Broccoli - 1/4 Cup

Red Pepper - 1/4 Cup

Onion - Thin slices - 1/4 Cup

Sprouts - a handfull

Prepare the Sauce:

Teriyaki sauce - 1 Tbsp or mix Soy sauce and teriyaki sauce in a 1:1 ratio

Honey - 1 Tbsp

Chili Garlic Sauce - 1/2 Tbsp

Mix the above ingredients really well and keep aside.

Soba noodles when put into boiled water take no more than 4 minutes to cook. I love them so much for that. Unlike pasta which takes atleast 15 minutes to cook right  these noodles are healthy and cook super quick.

Heat some pure olive oil in a wok and add all the veggies and saute for 3-4 minutes. You don’t want to cook too long since the fun is when the broccoli is still crunchy.

Add the sauce - you might have to mix it up again because the honey tends to settle at the bottom. If you want to make a vegan version please substitute the honey with sugar, prefarably brown sugar. On medium high let this mix come to a boil - it wont take long maybe 3-4 minutes. Add the noodles and mix really well and take off heat immediately. You’re all done. Serve hot or cold.

This is a place some 12 miles from where I live right now. Very beautiful and serene.

I want to make a picnic happen sometime soon. A cycle, picnic basket, lemonade and all that jazz. ;)

The coastline is absolutely breathtaking.

Enjoy…

Off this goes to Presto Pasta Nights #216 hosted by Ruth :D

I am adding this bit to this post after I watched Jamie Oliver’s ‘Food Revolution’ and it blew me over. That someone so young would have such a strong belief about bringing about a healthy change filled our heart! All that demonstration about the duck feathers and human hair was pretty dramatic and I hope he got his point across. Eat healthy and eat safe people!

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