Fall is supposed to be about hearty, warm, rib-sticking meals -- laced with cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg... right? On a chilly rainy day, absolutely.
As of late, there have been some absolutely gorgeous fall days. I'm pretty sure I saw the temps hit the low 70s earlier this week. Unbelievable, especially after it snowed the weekend before Halloween. But I love it. It just gives me more time to spend outside doing things (or maybe just running errands without being in a grouchy mood because I'm freezing).
If you can't tell, I'm not the biggest fan of winter. Thanksgiving? Christmas? Love. But I could totally do without gray slushy snow getting tracked into my house and finding its way into my shoes in the middle of January.
My husband especially hates cold weather. It means he gets icy toes stuck on him in the middle of the night. For some reason he seems to have a problem with this.
So before my fall and winter cravings hit full stride, I had to throw in a nice "lighter" dinner. Still filling and full of veggies, but not quite worthy of the stretchy pants. Thank goodness. I have plenty of that in my future.
Ginger Hoisin Stir FryAdapted from:
1 1/2 teaspoons green onions, finely chopped
2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
1/3 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
8 ounces soba noodles
1 tablespoon canola oil
8 ounces frozen broccoli
6 ounces mushrooms, sliced
1 (15 ounce) can cut baby corn, drained
In a small bowl, mix together the first 6 ingredients (through hoisin). Set aside. Bring a medium pot filled with water to a boil. Cook the noodles according to package directions. Drain. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add broccoli and stir fry for 1 minute. Add mushrooms and baby corn, cook for an additional minute. Add cooked noodles, and stir fry for 1 minute. Pour the prepared sauce over noodles and cook for an additional minute.
While good, not to mention fast, I think I could have gone for doubling the amount of sauce used. I didn't include it in the recipe as the sodium is fairly high, so I'll let you make that call. As with almost all Asian-inspired stir fries, you can easily switch out the veggies and add any kind of meat you wish. That's my kind of versatile dish.
|Serving Size 364g|
|Amount per serving|
|Calories 374||Calories from fat 52|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 5.8g||9%|
|Saturated Fat 0.5g||3%|
|Total Carbs 70.0g||23%|
|Vitamin A 14%||Vitamin C 117%|
|Calcium 7%||Iron 21%|