First time using my pasta press attachment! It's not as intuitive as my pasta roller attachment, but the product was still amazing.
Serves: 2-3 | Time: 40 min
1/2 cup rice flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tbsp green tea powder
Up to 1/2 cup of water
1 tbsp ginger, grated
6 cups water
1/2 cup coconut aminos
The fresh tea noodles
4 eggs, soft-boiled (I used the Instant Pot method)
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
10 oz mixed mushrooms including shiitakes, sauteed
Small bunch broccolini
1 can #peas
Chopped green onion
Additional toasted sesame oil, to serve
In the stand mixer bowl, using the paddle attachment, combine the flours and green tea powder. Slowly add water mix on the dough hook for 5 minutes until smooth and the dough is uniformly moist. Do not make the dough too moist! The noodles will break and gunk up your pasta attachment to boot!
Attach the gourmet pasta press with the spaghetti attachment and set speed to 7. Divide small dough balls to make feeding the attachment easier. I rolled the dough balls in a little extra whole wheat flower. Feed the dough. Cut noodles to length as the come out.
Once you have your noodles cut, you'll want to lay flat on a floured counter for 5-10 minutes before cooking.
Now, bring water, ginger and coconut aminos to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, blanch the broccolini in a large pot of boiling salted water for 2 minutes. Drain immediately and immerse in a bowl of ice water. I did this before I got started on the noodles.
Heat 1 tbsp of sesame oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add mushrooms cook 3 minutes. Add in broccoli, and cook an additional 2 minutes. Set aside and keep warm.
Now, bring broth back to a boil and add the noodles. Cook 1.5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Serve broth and cooked noodles with mushrooms, broccolini, eggs, garnishes of choice and a drizzle of toasted sesame oil. Enjoy!
Yep, back to journaling. Just got my metabolic panel back and while most of my numbers are great and most of the bad ones are caused by genetic disorders that will have to be treated with medication, there are a few items that stick out.
My cholesterol is SKY HIGH. Time to cut out dairy. Time to limit eggs. I already spend a LOT of time at the store making sure cholesterol and saturated fat are as low as possible on non dairy and egg products (ironically, I just posted an egg dish I made over the past weekend, and tonight's recipe has egg, but that's it!). These foods are what are left as potential factors. Gotta do the right thing.
Oh but there's a problem. My vitamin D is LOW! And that is a rough spot to be in with high cholestrol to combat at the same time. I'm meeting with a nutritionist soon to go over all of this, and but for now a quick Google search suggests vitamin D-fortified OJ, and salmon might be the answer, because....
My Omega-3s are LOW too! And salmon is rich in Omega-3s so let's give it a go.
Food & Drink
3 cups of coffee
6 glasses of water
Banana, mixed berry, almond milk, ginger (could help lower cholesterol) and spinach shake (no peanut butter to avoid fat)
1 piece of smoked salmon
3/4 cup mashed potatoes
A piece of king cake (yeah, not good for me, but a friend gifted it to me, and I want it gone ASAP!)
1 shot whiskey (can't take advil and was in some serious pain)
10,038 steps (including ~3k with heavy groceries.)