Encouraging Health and Happiness

What’s Cooking! July 6th

Hello!  Currently I am sitting at a coffee shop at Greenlake – looking at the beautiful weather and happy people.  Cooking in a hot kitchen does not sound so delightful – so I have chosen a  great Summer salad

I got this recipe out of Bon Apetite magazine – it’s got everything I love ;  Bursts of color, Asian flavor , heartiness without heaviness.

This dish will satisfy your belly and make it presentable for summer viewing as well!   i’m gonna double it and use it for lunches next week!

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Breanne Curran

Health Coach, Nutrition Specialist, Personal Trainer

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Cold Sesame Noodles with Summer Vegetables

We like vegetarian mains in summer; for a heartier dish,  add shredded rotisserie chicken or sliced grilled steak.



  • 1/3cupunseasoned rice  vinegar
  • 1/3cupvegetable oil
  • 1tablespoonSriracha (hot chili  sauce)
  • 1tablespoontoasted sesame  oil
  • 8cupsmatchstick-size pieces mixed summer  vegetables (such as carrots, radishes, cucumbers, and bell peppers; about 1 1/4  pounds)
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground  pepper
  • 8ouncesbuckwheat soba (Japanese-style  noodles) or vermicelli noodles
  • 1cup(loosely packed) cilantro leaves with  tender stems
  • 3scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1tablespoonblack or white sesame  seeds


  • Whisk first four ingredients in a large bowl. Add vegetables;  toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook noodles in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring  occasionally, until al dente; drain. Run noodles under cold water to cool them;  drain well and add to bowl with vegetables. Add cilantro and scallions; season  to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle sesame seeds over and serve.
  • nutritional information

    4–6 serving contains: Calories (kcal) 380 Fat (g)  20 Saturated Fat (g) 2.5 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g)  125 Dietary Fiber (g)  7 Total Sugars (g) 9 Protein (g) 7 Sodium  (mg) 125

Read More http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/quick-recipes/2012/07/cold-sesame-noodles-with-summer-vegetables#ixzz1ztKILxr3


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