Friday, July 7, 2017

Cooking In Summer is Dumb: Send Noods

It's a heat wave. Ugh!
I love summer.  My skin is darker, my hair wavier and freckles are out in full force.  Summer also means that the oven is set to off an the stove is on for no more than 30 minutes.  

This is my go to dinner/work lunch. The noodles and the ginger scallion sauce as the base, is versatile.  Oh, you don't eat meat? Add Tofu.  Oh you eat meat? Add Spam.  It works well with what you have and what you feel like eating. You can eat it cold or warm.  All you need to do is boil water and you can hard cook an egg while you cook the noodles at the same time, because, you know, get two birds stoned at once.



Ginger Scallion Soba Noodles

I will eat all kinds of noods but for this recipe I love buckwheat soba.  It cooks in 5 minutes and it when cooked properly has a good grainy texture and a salty flavor.

Ginger Scallion Sauce

Need:
buckwheat soba noodles. I get it at the Japanese market.
Thumb of ginger- Grated
depending on the size, 1 or 2 sticks of scallion - thinly sliced
equal parts lightly flavored oil such as sunflower or grapeseed and soy sauce.  so if you make 3 servings of noodles, 1/4 of a cup each will be good. In my case, I used 3 tablespoons each.
cap full of sesame oil
1/2 tablespoon rice vinegar or to taste.  I like a little bit more that most.
pepper to taste

Combine them all in a bowl, mix it around and let it sit for 20 minutes.

Noodles
1 bundle of buckwheat soba 
boiling water

Usually I cook it for 5- 6 minutes. If you take it too long, it will be too mushy.  But test it.  Should have a bit of bite but no crunch.

Putting it together
Drain the noodles and rinse.  Plop them back in the pot you cooked them in. Give the sauce a mix and spoon over the noodles.  Toss for a minute. Add more sauce to your liking. The pot should still be a bit warm from the cooking that the noodles will absorb a bit of the sauce.  I used half of the sauce.  The rest is for lunch or dinner the next day.

Pro Tip:
Boil eggs when you start to boil the noodles.  They will usually be done when the noodles are done cooking

If you have hearty veg like chard or kale, I will chop them and put them in the strainer.  When the noodles are done, pour the hot water though the strainer and you have perfect lightly cooked veg.



Saturday, July 1, 2017

No June Gloom Here

Holy Crap! It's July and that crept up so fast.  I ate some of the best food from fantastic LA restaurants at the LA Rising Chef and we went to wedding were I laughed so much my cheeks hurt and my head the next morning.  Here is June! 

Wanna see past months videos? Find them here!





 Grilled Potato? YES!! Charcoal Venice


 Dammit, those birds are so tasty!  Sqirl (duh) 

Tastes like ocean and cucumber. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

This Last Month in SnackChat


Whoa! Someone forgot to post!  By the time you read this I will probably be on a plane out to good ole Grass Valley for a wedding.  It seems like May was pretty much nonexistent as a month and poof it is nearly the end of June! It seems as if SnacpChat is loosing some steam thanks to Instagram stories but I am going to ride this wave.  SnapChat screenshots forever!!

fYou know where to find me: @log.lady

and now, your SnackChats


All the cheese puffs float down here Georgie.

Looks like they're baby gators.

I think this is how virus movies become real life

Always suck the head.
Hey YO!


It's all about presentation.

 


You're weird.

Maybe Chicken?



Monday, June 5, 2017

May Vlog



Oh Hey! What is that you say, May is over? WTF?! Well I was able to string together a new vlog.  One day I'll talk to you but until then, enjoy this small window into my dive bar life.



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Friday, May 5, 2017

This Week in SnackChat

Hello friends!  It's that time. That time when I judge you on the pics of food you send me.  I love you for it and thank you!  

Snapchat me!  @log.lady

As Always, thank you to my contributors!

My landlords decided to fumigate. I will probably never get breakfast from landlords.

 scrimps  


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

April

April! So this month, I turned 33 and I went to Austin for Moto GP.  This time around, everyone wanted to be the star.  And now, April!











Catch Up with all my other videos here: https://www.youtube.com/eizelleeatsout

Friday, April 14, 2017

This Week in SnackChat


Let's play catch up shall we!  Let's see, I turned one year older.  I didn't puke the bed this year and I threw a pretty awesome brunch party.  Not much really.  I head out to Austin in a week and I'm pretty excited!  

And now, your SnackChats! 

It will make you feel better about yourself.

BFast burrito life. 


 Love Starling.