Simple Noodles

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Quick and easy noodles with mild flavors that taste pleasing to the palette. A one-dish comfort food that is healthy, balanced and nutritious.


I am a noodle person! I love noodles all the way.

Of course, my all time favorite is Maggi noodles! However, I do have a homemade favorite, mom’s noodles. Gosh, how much I love it.


Colorful vegetables stir fried on high flame and tossed with noodles and sauce. A one-dish meal with vegetables, starch, add in some tofu or chicken for protein, all in one bowl makes it a healthy, balanced and nutritious dish.


This is not a rich, sophisticated dish containing bold flavors. It is more towards light, simple, mild flavors and a soothing taste. It is such an unassuming dish but so pleasing to the palette. It will definitely catch you by surprise – something made with simple ingredients and plain flavors can taste so good.


Simple Noodles

Makes - 2 servings

Egg noodles/Soba noodles – 1 pktSoy sauce - 2 tbsp
Onion - 1 choppedVinegar - 2 tbsp
Capsicum - 1/2 cup choppedSriracha/Chilli sauce - 1 tbsp
Cabbage - 1 cup choppedBrown sugar - 1 tsp
Carrot - 1Oil - 3 tbsp
Green Beans - 1/2 cupAjnimoto(Chinese salt) - 1 tsp (Optional)
Ginger - 1/2 tsp mincedSalt - to taste

Boil noodles as per the instructions on the packet. Keep aside.

In a bowl, mix soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, sriracha sauce. Set aside.

Heat oil in a pan or wok, add minced ginger and stir till it flavors the oil.

Add the vegetables and stir-fry until they are tender and cooked but still crisp.

Add the cooked noodles to the pan and mix.

Add in the sauce, salt, and mix to coat the noodles and vegetables.

Stir on flame for 5 minutes to give the noodles some time to absorb the sauce.

Remove from stove and serve hot.

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Looking for an easy,super fast and yummy starter? Cheesy garlic bread is crispy with garlicky buttery flavor and bubbly with melted cheese.


It's holiday season and we were hosting a dinner party for our friends. I put together a fool proof menu but was undecided on the last appetizer. Keeping in mind the preping ,cutting , frying and cooking I already had in line I safely settled for the cheesy garlic bread. They are extremely easy, super fast to make and of course, very yummy!

Cheesy Garlic Bread

I dabbed some butter on the french baguette, dusted a little garlic powder, sprinkled parmesan cheese and seasoning ,then generously topped with mozzarella cheese and baked'em ! Out of the oven came these bad boys crispy and bubbly with melted cheese.Each bite had just the right amount of crunch and cheesy, garlicky flavor.

Cheesy Garlic Bread

These warm pieces of bread are very simple and unassuming but absolutely delicious. Garlicky, cheesy and buttery, this bread is off the charts in flavor and ease. As you bite into the bread piece, the hot cheese stretches into long strands and the garlic flavor really comes through. These are best when served warm with marinara sauce.

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Makes - 10 - 12 Servings

French Baguette - 1
Butter - 4 tbsps
Parmesan Cheese - 1 cup
Mozzarella Cheese - 2 cups
Garlic Powder - 2 tbsps
Italian Seasoning - 2 tbsps

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Slice bread in half lengthwise and place the two halves, cut side up, on a baking sheet.

Spread butter on cut surfaces.

Sprinkle garlic powder, seasoning and Parmesan Cheese.

Top with Mozzarella cheese and some more Parmesan cheese.

Bake for 10- 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Cut the bread into 1 to 2-inch pieces, and serve warm with marinara sauce.