Grilled Tuna with Sesame Noodles

tuna with sesame noodles

The Southern husband and I love us some seafood in the summer.  It's light, it's delicious, it's good for us and in the case of this particular recipe, it involves cooking some tuna for exactly one minute per side.  Yup.  One minute.  When you put this fact together with my favorite sesame noodle recipe (also super-fast) and a little lettuce - well, summer suppers don't get too much better. Read More & Get the Recipe

Chicken and Sesame Noodles


I have a bad, bad habit when it comes to sesame noodle recipes, which pretty much goes like this: I try every one I run across.  The noodles, the peanut sauce, the sesame seeds, the slight kick of spiciness...there's something about all of that that has me at hello, goodbye and everything in-between.  As a result, there are a few of these on this very site, and I love all of them so dearly.  I do. But this one...this one has a special place in my heart.  It involves tender roasted chicken and sweet shredded carrots.  It can be eaten hot.  It can be eaten cold.  And it is largely based on a recipe from Cooks Illustrated, which pretty much guarantees that it will be perfect every time you make it. So if you, like me, are head over heels in love with sesame noodles of all kinds, you must, must, must, must give this one a try.  I promise it will be the kind of love that lasts a lifetime.  Noodle-wise. Chicken and Sesame Noodles, adapted from Cooks Illustrated Chicken and Sesame Read More & Get the Recipe

Sesame Noodles with Cucumber Cashew Salad


I can't remember the first time I discovered soba noodles, but once I did I kinda felt like I had won the food lottery. Soba noodles are made of buckwheat, and addition to being really, really tasty, they are actually pretty good for you, as far as pasta goes. And when you pair them with a scrumptious sauce and nestle a delicious cucumber cashew salad next to them...well, it's a good day when you can say you are having a super-delicious dinner and being virtuously healthy all at the same time. Right?This quick cold noodle salad is another one from my week-long celebration of one of my new favorite cookbooks, STONEWALL KITCHEN FAVORITES, and if you haven't yet entered the giveaway for a signed copy of this fantastic book, click here. In the meantime, here's the scoop on this salad. The sauce is a speedy combo of garlic, ginger, scallions, tahini, chili paste, soy sauce and my personal favorite kitchen ingredient, peanut butter. You thin it down a little with some hot water from the Read More & Get the Recipe

Sesame Noodles and a Cookbook Contest!


First of all, for those of you eager to get to the contest, you might as well scroll right down to the middle of this post and look at the cover of the gorgeous new cookbook by Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman. But before I get into the contest details, I would like to submit this post as Exhibit A in my ongoing quest to do absolutely everything that the Pioneer Woman tells me to do. For those of you who don't know who she is, the Pioneer Woman writes the blog that all of us cooks/photographers/foodbloggers/dog-lovers aspire to. If you haven't visited her website yet, you are missing OUT. Not that she needs any help from me -- you will probably go from here to there and then never come back again. But if you PROMISE to return, take a look at It is a sight to see. Anyway, a little while back she put up a recipe for sesame noodles, and told us (and I quote), "Make them this weekend!" And since I am her devoted slave, I did. Amazingly, I had Read More & Get the Recipe