noodles

Japanese Spaghetti Napolitan (Ketchup Spaghetti)

When I studied abroad in Paris, the mom of the family that I lived with made a simple lunch of spaghetti sauced with ketchup on several occasions.  The first time when I sat down to a bowl of it I think my eyebrows were somewhere up in my hairline.  Ketchup had never been anything more […]

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Garden Noodles & Greek Dip & Parfaits, Oh My! Refresh Your Bento Routine

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How was your Labor Day weekend?  Our was wonderful!  We got back last night from our Idaho adventure and had so much fun that the girls were wishing this morning, while getting ready for school, that we were still in Idaho.  But all adventures must come to an end and back to the grind we […]

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California Avocado Spring Roll Noodle Salad

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This week I’m sharing a deconstructed version of Vietnamese fresh spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce, one of my favorite meals on the entire planet, over on The Scoop.  This is a California Avocado Spring Roll Noodle Salad.  It happens to be gluten-free (just make sure the miso paste and chili sauce you use are […]

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California Avocado Ramen

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We are currently in the middle of a crazy wind and dust storm here in Utah.  I’ve watched a trampoline, sandwich board sign, and a trashcan fly by so far.  So while we hunker down and hope we still have a roof tomorrow morning, I’m going to share a new recipe with you!  I have […]

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Leftover Turkey Ramen

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*I hope you’ll join me in participating in 24 Days of Giving—one simple way each day, from December 1st through the 24th, to do an act of service for someone else. You can get all the details you need here. ——————————————————————————– I hope you had the most amazing Thanksgiving!  I know we did!  Now that […]

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Vegetable Yaki Udon for a Moon Viewing Bento

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Squirrel’s second grade class has been studying the moon for the past couple of weeks, and she’s been charting the moon’s changes each evening at home as an assignment for her Chinese class.

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Pulled Pork & Roasted Tomato Donburi (Rice Bowl) à la Ivan Ramen

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Pulled Pork & Roasted Tomato Donburi Makes about 4 servings Recipe Notes: This recipe makes more pulled pork than you will likely want for four servings, but I’ve found that if I use a smaller piece of meat it sometimes ends up a bit drier than I like.  The size of roast indicated will give […]

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A Trip to Manrikiya Noodle Shop

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When it comes to noodles, I’m a devotee of the Japanese varieties.  From thin nutty soba to fat chewy udon, the assortment of noodles used in Japanese cuisine is diverse, made even more so by the different ways in which they are served, whether it be cold with a dipping sauce or in a soup.  […]

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