I am going through a little phase right now.
Basically all I want to make is bowl food.
You know what bowl food is right?
I am a little bowl obsessed, but geez, bowl foods are fabulous. Ah huh, fabulous.
Also, how do you guys feels about soba noodles?
This was my first soba noodle experience and to be honest, I am not sure how I feel about them. I mean, the noodles with the dressing, the salmon and roasted veggies were so good, but I had a hard time with the color.
Look at them.
They are not that golden white color I am used too. No, they are more like a mix between brown, black and gray. And I was a little freaked. So freaked that I totally thought I bought the wrong kind of soba noodle so I ran to the store to buy another. Well that was obviously a huge waste of time. All soba noodles are buckwheat (I do believe some come half buckwheat half flour and next time I will try to find those) and they are all generally the same color no matter what brand you buy.
So I just said to myself either get over the color or reach for my standard angel hair pasta that I use ALL. THE. TIME.
Going against basically everything in my body and brain, I actually went for something different for once. I stuck with the buckwheat. My mom is going to be so proud. Although she really, really loves angel hair, so this might be the one time where she wished I would have gone with the usual.
Oh well, oh well. The buckwheat was actually really awesome. Totally different, but still awesome.
I can’t say that normal noodles would not be delicious with this because they would, and if the soba noodles are not your thing or you cannot find them just use some angel hair or spaghetti, but I like them with these flavors. Plus, they are loaded with fiber, which is really good for us.
Which is just awesome.
The one thing I have to mention about the noodle is just be sure to not over cook them. I am pretty sure that I let mine go a minute too long and they were a little bit mushy, so just pay attention them.
Apparently, I am easily distracted. Err, that has been apparent for a while and if you were around me for like five minutes you would know that.
These bowls come together super quick and are the perfect healthy weeknight meal.
Although, I feel that I should mention, I also had to make steak to go a long with these bowls. No one but my dad and I will even come close to fish in my family. Wait, that is not true my brother Brendan loves fish, but he left a few days with his kitten, Pandagucci.
Have I told you guys about Pandagucci?
Let me just give you a little info. Pandagucci is maybe the world’s cutest little kitten out there. See, Brendan is a weird one. In the snowboarding world he is known as the “Nicest Bad Guy You Will Ever Meet”. He looks a little tough around the edges, but he is a total softy and truly the nicest guy you will ever meet. This was especially proven over Christmas when he just showed up with his new kitten in tow. He took really good care of him too and of course, the cute little kitten was extremely popular. So much so that grown adults were fighting a five-year old to hold him. Pretty funny sight! Originally the cat’s name was Todd, but the family decided that Todd was just not a good name for the kitten. Somehow everyone decided on Pandagucci. No idea how, but it works, and that would be the story of Panagucchi.
Seriously, check out how cute he is. I miss him.
Anyway, my point was supposed to be (see – easily distracted) that if you are not a salmon eater you can make this meal with steak too, but the hoisin caramelized salmon is better.
So do the salmon.
And now, I believe it is noodle time. Yes!