Saturday, July 29, 2006

Ginger Hoison Noodles and a Lime Smoothie

I went through my food picture archives to see what I have cooked , but not yet blogged about. I found the following and they bring back fond memories so I will share them with you all today.

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!

Check out her blog to see just HOW much she liked it.


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.

21 comments:

Carrie™ said...

Dori, I love all your gleaming jars of freshly canned food, just waiting for the day they are released to be enjoyed. I would say $125 was well spent!
I wish I was picnicing in France right now. Johnny Depp lives there. Ooo-la-la!
The noodle dish looks amazing!! It's Dreena's recipe so I'm not surprised. I haven't made that one yet, but I'm adding it to my ever-growing list of "must trys".
Have a great weekend!

karen said...

MMM, I am going to try the Hoisin noodles this week. I have everything I need for them and they sound so good!

Just out of curiosity- how do you like the magic bullet? My brother brought this box home with the set of them. I haven't opened it yet.

Ferocious Killer Kat said...

that looks yummmm... you know sometimes I feel that I should not cook at all.. I wish that I could be staying near all you folks from veg*n blogs.. and then I could visit each one of you everyday and have an absolutely wonderful meal.. ;-)

Dori said...

Stright Edge ... you are invited to come for a meal anytime, but i doubt "seeing a land filled with corn fields and eating at Dori's" would be high on your priority list of USA things to do.

Karen ... we love the magic bullet! It is so easy. It has also helped me to accomplish getting my family to make their yummy smoothies to break their sugar laden ice cream habit PLUS get some good protein.

Carrie... the noodles, yes a dish to put on the must have list.

Cherie Anderson said...

The vegetables and the noodles look great! I'm coming over for dinner.

Megan the Vegan said...

I love that you use so much lime in the smoothy. That must make it so refeshing. I'm going to give it a try! Thanks

Jody from VegChic said...

Interesting smoothie, I wonder if I would like it with that much kale. Maybe I will give it a try someday.

Ginger hoison noodles sound yummy. Way to go Melissa for cooking up a batch!

The picnic thing looks pretty cool. Too bad we couldn't all meet up for a picnic somewhere in real life.

BTW - The canning stuff is pretty neat. I keep thinking maybe. Especially after you posted about canning the dried beans.

Melody said...

Love the smoothie... lime is the best.. I will definitely be trying this.

The hoisin noodles... YUM! It's great your daughter cooked dinner. I'm off to check her blog

Melody said...

haha Dori... I just went to your daughters blog.. love the blackmail ... I MUST do the same for my son. In fact, maybe his first food blog post will come very soon.

KleoPatra said...

Great stuff, Melissa! I left a note there for her. She's a leaf right off the beautiful branch. (Instead of a chip off the block...)

As for the lime smoothie, that is different! As in different = good. I love the lightness of it and nice to have a little creaminess from the frozen banana! YUM!

Urban Vegan said...

I love anything with noodles and anything with lime.

What is the magic bullet?

t. said...

The noodles truly sound good!

And the smoothie is pretty interesting! I may try it soon. Once me and urban have figured what the magic bullet is!

funwithyourfood said...

I'm not a big fan of hoison sauce. I always mix it with veggie oyster sauce b/c I find it to be a bit too sweet. The noodles sound good :)

Teddy

Dori said...

Hre's a l ink top amazon.com fopr a description of the magic bullet. It is a personal size blender that can do 1 pint or 1 C quantities at a time. We love it.

http://www.amazon.com/MAGIC-BULLET
-EXPRESS/dp/B000256O2G/sr=8-3/
ref=pd_bbs_3/102-0532641-1798500?ie=UTF8

Shananigans said...

The ginger noodles sound great! I don’t know about the green smoothie thing though, sounds so unappetizing to drink green sludge…lol. I think I’ll just stick with my fruity soygurt smoothies for breakfast.

Vivacious Vegan said...

Hooray! I'm not the only sucker with a Magic Bullet (although I got mine for Xmas). I figured it would suck as most infomercial wares usually do and didn't bother to take Although I've been pleasantly surprized with how much I use it and LOVE it. It's so convenient. Especially for quickly grinding flax seed every morning. When I added flax to my smoothie, I ground the flax first, then added the rest of the definitely give your lime smoothie a try the next time I have limes.

keda said...

thank you so much for sharing your lime smoothie recipie. i had it for breakfast this morning (i added a tablespoon of ground flax seed). it was surprisingly good. i say surprising because i always thought kale too overpowering to use in a smootie, but this was a perfect combination

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