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Monday, March 18, 2013

What a way to start my week! 5

Well, I'm back from my two day hiatus and hoping to find all of you having had a fantastic weekend! 

First and foremost I am following the crowd and switching over to Bloglovin!
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 Now back to it!  My lay off came as a bit of a surprise and not at a great time as Rams and I have been trying to sign some contracts to redo our backyard...pool and all.  So needless to say Wednesday through Sunday I was applying for jobs non-stop...non-stop enough that I didn't even write my daily posts!

Since all I've been doing is job hunting, I have no fun weekend updates to share with you all.  So instead of linking up with weekend shenanigans I'm going to share with you a recipe I found on Pinterest that I made last night for dinner.

I made an incredibly CLEAN recipe to start the week off on the right foot!  Now, I can't take credit for is all The Pioneer Woman.

The name of the recipe is the Asian Noodle Salad.  I've made it how she recommends a few times, but now I take out some ingredients 
(noodles), and add some of my own.

Here is what you need:

Salad portion:
Any type of fresh veggies you want.  I use the following
- bell peppers (green, red, yellow and orange)
- purple cabbage
- Napa cabbage
- carrots
- green onions
- ginger
- garlic
- cilantro
- lime

Dressing Ingredients:
-Olive Oil
-Sesame Oil
-Soy Sauce
-juice of a fresh lime
-brown sugar
-serrano pepper (optional)

What Rams and I have added to ours:
- avocado
- green apple
- grilled chicken for protein

First thing you do is cut up all of the veggies.  
I slice julienne the bell peppers, chop the green onion.
Mince the ginger and garlic.
 Roughly chop the avocado, cabbage and cilantro.  

For the veggies, there isn't really a specific amount, just do as much as you'd like!

The dressing is as follows:
Mix all the ingredients below in a bowl or jar - I used a mason jar!

- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup soy sauce (I use reduced sodium)
- 2-3 tablespoons sesame oil
- Juice of one lime - I put a little extra
- 3 heaping tablespoons of freshly diced ginger - DO NOT forget the makes the dressing!
- 2 garlic gloves diced
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- chopped serrano pepper - a pinch or more if desired
- chopped cilantro - only do this if you are going to use all of the dressing right away, otherwise it will get icky in the dressing

Once all the prep is done grab a bowl and fill it up.  It is DELICIOUS and extremely healthy!  Rams and I will eat this for lunches or dinners - whatever floats our boat.  Here is the finished product!

Now if that doesn't look good to you are nuts!

Hope you all give it a try and tell me what you think.  Until tomorrow...


  1. That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing. Good luck with the job search!

  2. I hope your job-search goes well...I am currently doing the same!

  3. Wow, this sounds so delicious!! I'm always looking for new veggie-filled, super clean recipes, and this seems right up my alley! :)

    Best of luck with the job search! I'm sure it sucks at the moment, but (insert cliche alert) everything does happen for a reason, even if sometimes it takes a while to find out what that reason is.

  4. Wow that salad looks delish! I never think about making salads like that but this one I might have to try!

  5. I wish so bad that I loved veggies, but I don't. A lettuce and spinach salad with grilled chicken is about as much as I'll do. The salad looks pretty though and I wish I would eat that instead of a cheeseburger! lol


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