Showing posts with label asian flavors. Show all posts
Showing posts with label asian flavors. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Simple Sesame Green Beans

I just made The Boyfriend dinner and included these simple green beans as a side dish.  They are really delicious and easy to make and have only 4 ingredients (excluding salt/pepper).

Simple Sesame Green Beans

  • 1 lb green beans, trimmed 
  • 1 tbsp hot toasted sesame oil (or regular toasted sesame oil if you don't like heat)
  • 1 large onion, cut into half moons
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds (we used bamboo smoked black sesame seeds which we found at our local Asian market)
  • Salt/Pepper to taste


  1. In a 12 inch cast iron skillet, boil around 2 inches of water and salt liberally
  2. Place green beans in the water for 20 seconds, drain and rinse with cold water
  3. Heat the oil in the skillet until smoking hot, add the onions, pinch of salt and pepper and saute until they are golden
  4. Add the green beans and cook for 2 minutes; top with sesame seeds and season to taste with salt and pepper

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sushi Roll Up & More about compulsive overeating

I've been craving Sushi for the last 3 weeks, but have been too lazy to make it.  I'm not sure why, since it really doesn't take a lot of effort...?

I decided to make a super yummy Sushi Wrap instead for lunch yesterday and I'm so glad I did.  I used the last of the daikon and spiralized it into noodles, chopped up some carrots and made a quick Tofu Salad to stuff inside with baby collards and avocado.  So so good!  It totally hit all of the flavor notes I was craving and filled me right up without being too heavy.  I love using Nori in place of bread.  Here's the recipe I used for the tofu salad:

Tofu Salad 
  • 4 ounces extra firm tofu, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon vegan mayo (I used my hickory smoked white bean spread, recipe coming the next time I make it) 
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion
  • 1 big clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • siracha to taste 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
  • soy sauce or braggs to taste
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • Wasabi to taste
  • splash apple cider vinegar
To build the wrap, I placed the greens on the bottom, then the daikon, tofu salad, avocado and cilantro and wrapped it up.   For a Raw version, you could use either my Sprouted Lentil and Sunflower Pate or my Eggless Egg Salad.  

Simple. Delicious.Healthy. 

I am finding it MUCH easier to moderate my eating here.  Having a roommate helps... because I have told her about my issues with Compulsive Overeating.  I think sharing honestly with people is a HUGE step in overcoming this.  I find it MUCH harder to control myself when I go up to Portsmouth.. and when I stay in my X's house.  This is the house I used to live in and I think I immediately go back to feeling like I did when I felt trapped in an unhappy marriage.  I am learning a lot about myself with this move and so far am really really happy I took the chance to change my life! .. and just look at the Sunrise I get to see every single morning! 

For those of you who have issue with overeating, what do you find helps you the most?