I also made Drenna's Everyday Vegan cookbook recipe of Ginger Hoison Noodles. My family devoured this! We really loved the noodle flavor. If I remember right I made a note in my cookbook that the commercial brand of Newman's Own Ginger Sesame dressing has NOTHING on Dreena's sauce for this dish.
I really like the ease of preparation in Dreena's recipes. Melissa has been home this week, but she will be back as a junior staffer at a summer camp again Sunday and gone for another two weeks. So of course while she is here she must do the cooking for a meal. She chose Ginger Hoison Noodles. I said fine, but you are on your own because I need to work in the garden and will not be around to answer questions. When I came in she had a plate and said these are the BEST!
The lime smoothie is one of my own creations, but "green" smoothies seem to be fairly popular in blog land lately so I'm sure this will not be the first time you have seen it. Personally I like my smoothies to be incredibly light in calories so that I can enjoy a heavier dinner without the guilt. In my picture you can see that I use a magic bullet cup, tender kale leaves, fresh lime (the juice of one whole one), KAL stevia extract powder, and a frozen banana (for the creaminess) as well as 1/2 a magic bullet cup of ice. I may have added up to 1/8 C water to help the mixing process. I typically don't like banana, but in this recipe the lime flavor over powers it and with the kale in there (which adds nutrition, but picks up the flavor of the refreshing kale) ... I likes this drink.