Tag: easy

Damn Good Dill Sauce

Damn Good Dill Sauce

For the longest time I wasn’t able to have much dill. It’s not everyones cup of tea so not being able to make it as often as I’d like has me making up for lost time. This sauce is a one size fits all. I 

Lentil Sheet Pan Tacos

Lentil Sheet Pan Tacos

Sheet Pan Tacos have always been something I’ve been obsessed with as I’m always looking for something easy to make for dinner without sacrificing flavour. I also love tacos more than anything. They’re the perfect dinner, snack, lunch and these guys will not disappoint! I’ve 

Veggie Udon Noodles

Veggie Udon Noodles

Who doesn’t like a veggie friendly noodle? Udon of all noodles especially. They are delicious and chewy. We all like the big pay off when it comes to making dinner and something we can truly enjoy. Sometimes the effort seems too daunting and we end up ordering in. Through and through I’m a procrastinator and like to work smarter, not harder. Most of my dishes are fridge staples and any one can make them, why? Because I’m a home cook! No chef here and at the end of the day this is just what I’m eating for breakfast lunch and dinner.

Unfortunately with COVID I’ve been starved of this city’s most amazing foods. Sure takeout is amazing, but when you’re not working you need to be cost conscious. I also haven’t ordered in, in months. I know it’s wild but true! It’s made me get out of my comfort zone and make dishes I normally wouldn’t have because I’ve been trying to experiment with different flavours and cuisines. Asian dishes have been hands down my favourite to recreate. Once you have the staples your options are limitless! Also very vegetarian friendly and super simple.

This Udon was something I was inspired from a recipe by Hana Asbrink. Her recipe used bacon and seeing as I don’t eat meat I wanted to ‘beef’ (heh) it up with a mix of veggies I had in my freezer. The results didn’t disappoint. I’m always learning and seeing how I can put a spin on certain dishes while maintaining their integrity and I hope I did that here.

Veggie Udon Noodles

Veggie Udon Noodles

A simple riff on carbonara but with a twist and nothing really like carbonara at all. Perfect for a weeknight dinner.
3.25 from 100 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine asian
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Large Bowl
  • Large Skillet or dutch oven
  • Medium Sauce Pan

Ingredients
  

Sauce/Marinade

  • 3 tbsp Gochujang This is spicy and very flavourful so use less if you'd like it medium
  • 1 tbsp White Miso Paste
  • 1 tsp Fish Sauce
  • 2 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce

Main Ingredients

  • 2 tsp Minced Ginger
  • 5 cloves Minced Garlic
  • 1 lb Medium or Firm Tofu This is usually one whole container
  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 cup Grated Pecorino or Parmesan
  • 2 Portions Frozen or Fresh Udon Noodles
  • 1/2 cup Green Onion
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Peas and Carrots
  • 1 cup Frozen or fresh diced onion
  • 3 tbsp Neutral Oil Vegetable, canola, avocado all works here

Instructions
 

  • Dice Garlic and Ginger, and measure out frozen vegetables
  • Whisk all ingredients of the sauce/marinade together in bowl and roughly crumble tofu in the sauce to coat and marinate.
  • Boil Pot of water for udon noodles.
  • Add oil to pan and sauté onions, garlic and ginger together for 4 minutes.
  • Add frozen veggies and marinated tofu with sauce and cook all together for 4-5 minutes.
  • Take egg yolks and whisk in the grated cheese in large bowl.
  • Cook Udon noodles for approximately 40-50 seconds and place in veggie mix when done.
  • Once noodles are cooked, place all ingredients in large bowl with yolk and cheese mixture and toss to coat. Use reserve pasta water to loosen sauce if needed.
  • Top with green onion or any other garnish like sesame seeds and serve.
Keyword tofu, udon, veggies, vegitarian
Weeknight Freezer Fried Rice

Weeknight Freezer Fried Rice

Whenever I’m making a dish involving rice no matter what I always make extra. It’s the perfect excuse to have this dish and leftover rice is also the perfect quick dinner solution. My fried rice has changed a lot over the years and with cues 

Easy Breezy Cheesy Ramen

Easy Breezy Cheesy Ramen

I think I’ve said it before, I definitely got into instant ramen way too late in life. So I’m absolutely making up for lost time. It’s perfect. It’s amazing, I’m obsessed and I’ll never not have multiple packages of instant ramen in my house forever