If I could be any other woman for a day, it would be Ree Drummond, better known as the Pioneer Woman. But only for a day, because I am a City Girl and things like camping and hiking and farm animals and a lack of specialty food stores for miles around around kinda turn me off. Or frighten me. Or both.
But seriously, that chick has the some really awesome and fun recipe ideas and her photos are stunning (side bar, I can’t wait till its summer time and I can have that much natural light). She is the modern day everywoman, with delicious recipes, gardening tips, lifestyle ideas and a whip-sharp sense of humor.
I don’t usually go all Oprah on you all but this woman is the real deal. I want to Live My Best Life and maybe even live on a ranch for a little while too when I read her posts, when I’m not drooling from her food pictures.
In the meantime, the best I can do is take the recipes I like best and try and put them together. I intended to make enough of the following 15-minute recipe last night to have leftovers for lunch today… and let me tell you how that worked out.
It didn’t. Because I ate all 3 servings after my workout at the gym last night.
Do you think the Pioneer Woman would approve? I’m going to go ahead and say yes.
Simple Sesame Noodles
Recipe from The Pioneer Woman (recipe halved to serve a smaller group)
Serves 3, or 1 very hungry City Girl
- 6 ounces, fluid Thin Noodles, Cooked And Drained (I used whole wheat fettucine)
- 1/8 cups Soy Sauce
- 1 Tablespoons Sugar
- 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
- 1 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
- 1.5 Tablespoons Pure Sesame Oil
- 1/4 teaspoons Hot Chili Oil
- 2 Tablespoons Canola Oil
- 1 Tablespoons Hot Water
- 2 whole Green Onions, Sliced Thin
1) While pasta is cooking, whisk all ingredients (except noodles and green onions) together in a bowl. Taste and adjust ingredients as needed.
2) Pour sauce over warm noodles and toss to coat.
3) Sprinkle with green onions, serve and enjoy!
I did not have any chili oil on hand, so I substituted with a quick sprinkle of cayenne. Did the trick! I bet this sauce would also go great on some broccoli, or even with chicken as a marinade. Or a salad dressing… hmm…
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