Noodles at Noon

February 5, 2011

Er, 2PM!

This dreary Saturday has been perfect to just unwind a bit. Even if that involved going out of my house to yoga at my gym!

I found my new favorite class! Pilar is an awesome teacher – and there was MUSIC! And I actually broke a sweat and started shaking a bit at times. All that was missing was a kick in the thermostat and a lavender washcloth at the end and I’d be one happy girl. I will definitely be back to her class!

At home, I was lucky to have my lunch made for me while I watched a House Hunters!

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Matt decided to make a stir-fry and doubled his portion for me too.

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Here’s his recap of the recipe

Sunflower Turkey Soba Noodles

  • 2oz organic + local ground turkey
  • 1/4 red bell pepper, julienne
  • 1/4 green bell pepper, julienne
  • 1 celery, thin chop
  • 2 carrots, peeled into ribbons
  • 1 small head of broccoli
  • 1/2C frozen peas
  • sobas (for two)
  1. Sautee turkey, remove from pan
  2. Sautee veggies, adding peas towards the end.  Use soy sauce instead of salt for seasoning
  3. Combine everything and top with sauce and soy nuts
Sauce:
  • Combine 1T of sunflower and peanut butter
  • ~1T soy sauce
  • dash of apple cider vinegar
  • 1t brown sugar
  • if you need to thin it out a little, add some of the liquid at the bottom of the cooking veggies (which I did)

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It was delicious!

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Mint tea for sipping

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I love the anticipation before a dinner party! We’ve been sprucing up the house and getting out napkins and dishes. Excited about our menu – TBA!

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1 Coco of OperaGirlCooks.com February 5, 2011 at 4:22 pm

That noodle bowl looks amazing. Go Matt!

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2 AJ @ Flowing to Fifty February 5, 2011 at 4:25 pm

One word: YUM!!!!
Two words: Enjoy tonight. :-)

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3 Katie @ Healthy Heddleston February 5, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Have fun at your house party!

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4 Lindsey February 5, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Yum! The stir fry looks reeeally good!

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5 Chelsey (Cookteen) February 5, 2011 at 4:26 pm

that lunch looks so yummy!

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6 Camille February 5, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Oooh, I can’t wait to hear about your dinner party! Have fun!

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7 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen February 5, 2011 at 4:33 pm

That lunch is gorgeousss – props to Matt!

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8 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) February 5, 2011 at 4:36 pm

That stir fry looks amazing! I am going to buy the ingredients for it tomorrow morning.

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9 Maryann (The Balanced Bean) February 5, 2011 at 4:37 pm

I have been wanting to try soba noodles for a while now,I bet they tasted great with the sunflower seed butter!

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10 Mary Frances February 5, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Glad Yoga made your world go ’round!

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11 Annette February 5, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Me and the husband had lunch together also-how how I love that!

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12 Lauren February 5, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Wow! What an extravagant lunch! hehe
Glad you’re excited for tonight! And yay for good yoga! :)

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13 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 5, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Yum on that noodle bowl! Looks delicious!

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14 Jessica February 5, 2011 at 4:46 pm

You’re so lucky to have a husband that will do “real” cooking for you! If I ask mine to make me lunch, I get a heated up can of soup :)

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15 jen @ taste life February 5, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Man, I need a man who can cook!

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16 Courtney @ the granola chronicles February 5, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Mint tea sounds great right now. I’m currently enjoying some hot water with ginger and lemon. Can’t wait to read about your dinner party!

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17 Simply Life February 5, 2011 at 4:51 pm

thanks for the recipe – that looks great!

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18 Natalia - a side of simple February 5, 2011 at 4:52 pm

The tulips look beautiful opening up! They really add such spark and energy to the room/photos. Perfect for a dinner party :)

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19 Justeen @ Blissful Baking February 5, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Mmm that stir fry looks super yummy!

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20 Rachael February 5, 2011 at 4:55 pm

That noodle bowl looks SOOOO amazing! I want that right this second, ha!

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21 Katy (The Singing Runner) February 5, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Looks fantastic! :) Have a fun evening!

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22 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn February 5, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Yum! I haven’t had a good stir fry in ages, can’t wait to test out this sauce!:)

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23 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 5, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Lunch looks fantastic! Sounds like you have fun stuff ahead!

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24 Paige @Running Around Normal February 5, 2011 at 5:10 pm

What a lovely day! Glad you found a yoga class you enjoy! Instructors and music make SUCH a difference.

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25 Stacy @ Every Little Thing February 5, 2011 at 5:10 pm

It seems like it’s that kind of Saturday for everyone!

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26 Kathleen February 5, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Definitely bright colored foods and styling for a dreary Sat. – Love it! Glad you found a class you enjoy.

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27 Sara (Miles and Manhattan) February 5, 2011 at 5:26 pm

That looks DELICIOUS!!! Thanks for the recipe :)
xoxo
s

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28 Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) February 5, 2011 at 5:28 pm

I was shaking (and tipping over) in yoga class last week, too!! I haven’t done too many yoga classes, but the ones I have done have been great! They make me feel very relaxed and limber.

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29 Kiran February 5, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Love simple Asian inspired noodles, and this one screams Thai :D

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30 Emily @ Savory and Savage February 5, 2011 at 5:30 pm

The dining room table looks very elegant. Have a wonderful dinner party!

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31 stacey-healthylife February 5, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Have a great time.

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32 Maddie (Healthy Maddie) February 5, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Have fun at your dinner party! Your lunch looks amazing.

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33 Marisa @ Loser for Life February 5, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Great job on lunch, Matt! I want that now!

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34 Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete February 5, 2011 at 6:24 pm

I’m sure the menu will be wonderful – can’t wait to see it.

I love peanut sauce!!! Yum. I wish I had that for lunch!

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35 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) February 5, 2011 at 6:29 pm

I love noddles for lunch, and dinner, and sometimes breakfast. Great combo of flavors + textures in that bowl!

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36 dana @ my little celebration February 5, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Wow, lunch looked delicious! I have yet to try soba noodles, but am a big fan of peanut sauce. Interesting take on adding in sunflower butter. I’ll have to try it!

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37 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 5, 2011 at 6:46 pm

I’m obsessed with adding sunflower seed butter to my stir fry sauce!

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38 lynn @ the actor's diet February 5, 2011 at 6:52 pm

yummy lunch – i’ve never used the sunflower butter as peanuty sauce…bet it’s good!

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39 Andrea @ reallifeinrofo February 5, 2011 at 7:11 pm

I’m going to have to make myself something with that peanut sauce later! Yum! Thanks for sharing that :)

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40 Christin@purplebirdblog February 5, 2011 at 7:12 pm

I have been meaning to make a sunflower seed based sauce for a stir-fry for a while now… sounds so delicious!

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41 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) February 5, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Watching House Hunters AND having someone else cook…oh, I could get used to that :)

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42 Jess (Sweet Potato) February 5, 2011 at 7:15 pm

YUM! That stir fry look delicious! Isn’t it so nice to have husbands that cook?!

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43 Eating Bird Food February 5, 2011 at 7:18 pm

I want that noodle bowl!

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44 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) February 5, 2011 at 7:34 pm

Mmm…the noodle bowl is totally calling my name.

Have fun tonight! Dinner parties are the absolute best. Can’t wait to see what you have on your menu. :D

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45 Krissy - Shiawase Life February 5, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Sounds yummy! Though, I have to say, as a 1/2 Japanese…the plural for soba is, in fact, soba. ;)

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46 Jessica @ The Virtual Scrapbook February 5, 2011 at 8:03 pm

You have such cute kitchen stuff. And now I want some noodles!!

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47 Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama February 5, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Enjoy your dinner party! I have to admit, every time I read that Matt cooks for you I get a little jealous. I can’t imagine what it must be like to have a husband who can whip something up that looks that good! About all my hubby (who is amazing in many other ways…) can cook is a box of Annie’s Mac N Cheese. He does that well, though! :-)

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48 Mary @ Bites and Bliss February 5, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Sprucing up for parties is so much fun!! Than anticipation outweighs the fact you have to clean. Hope you’re having fun!

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49 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) February 5, 2011 at 9:03 pm

I remember being a kid and getting excited when my parents have people over for dinner. Mostly because the house is clean and you can smell something delicious cooking :)

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50 Whitney February 5, 2011 at 9:08 pm

oooo.. lavender washcloth! My hot yoga instructor waifs our faces with peppermint cold cloth and places it on our eyes at the end. LOVE IT, best part of the class :D

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51 Hannah February 5, 2011 at 9:11 pm

AMAZEPANTS! I’m definitely going to make your sunflower sauce and serve if over veggies tonight :)

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52 Josie @ Skinny Way Of Life February 5, 2011 at 9:12 pm

ohmygosh that noodle bowl looks so good! I’m making this tomorrow!! Thank you Matt!

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53 Emma February 5, 2011 at 10:11 pm

delicious…. I was like: Turkey :( ….wait! local and organic!!! =D

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54 KathEats February 5, 2011 at 10:39 pm

: ) Always!

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55 Christine @ Merf In Progress February 5, 2011 at 10:16 pm

I love soba noodles. That looks amazing! What a nice husband.

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56 Heather February 5, 2011 at 10:30 pm

This looks amazing! I love soba noodles! Hope you have fun tonight!

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57 Shannon (A Better Me) February 5, 2011 at 10:40 pm

I ate lunch super late today. Your lunch looks awesome! Have a great time tonight! :D

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58 ashley nicole February 5, 2011 at 11:19 pm

hey chica! i had an Asian lunch today too. what is it about the rain that brings on the Asian? hehe i hope that you had an amazing rest of the day. that’s great about your yoga class. instructors make all the difference.

love and health,
ashley nicole

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59 Alaina February 5, 2011 at 11:34 pm

What a fun dish! Certainly wish my husband was that creative in the kitchen. :-)

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60 Richelle February 5, 2011 at 11:48 pm

Mmmm, that noodle bowl looks awesome!

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61 KatieTX February 6, 2011 at 2:42 pm

I got soba noodles once, but they turned gray! Not exactly pretty to look at, but they tasted good! I have been eating way too much Asian-inspired food lately….

Question: What is your favorite type of music for yoga? I am an instructor. My coworkers and I always discuss music. I prefer songs with words and a cool beat. I teach more power yoga, so the traditional yoga music doesn’t work as well. Some recent trends include acoustic music (John Mayer’s acoustic cover of Free Fallin’ is pretty awesome to yoga to) and even hip hop! Just curious! You should totally do a post on this :)

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62 KathEats February 6, 2011 at 5:43 pm

I think I need to take one of your classes :) I love ALL kinds of music – from yoga chanting to Dave Matthews to hip hop. I guess I like it hear songs that people KNOW (for the majority of the time) rather than really obscure songs. I love to recognize one during class! And variety is best. Alternative in the beginning, hip hop in the middle, chanting at the end.

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63 Katie February 7, 2011 at 9:13 am

YUM! I followed your noodle recipe…delish!….perfect for my lunches at work this week. Thanks for sharing!

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64 Brooke at Plum Pie February 7, 2011 at 11:27 am

WHERE did you find a hard yoga class with music in C-ville? I have almost given up looking!

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65 KathEats February 7, 2011 at 11:28 am

ACAC! Pilar’s class. Wed and Sat.

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66 Brooke at Plum Pie February 7, 2011 at 3:14 pm

And I thought I had tried almost every instructor there. This made my Monday! Thanks :)

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67 KathEats February 7, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Say hi if you see me there!

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