January can be considered a tale of two months
On the one hand, there are all of these commercials and advertisements telling us that we need to get healthy. And they are probably the most ANNOYING thing ever. Don't get me wrong, I love Marie Osmond to death. The Nutrisystem commercials are something I'm ready to let go.
Especially when they impede on my daily hour of The Barefoot Contessa.
Jeffrey and Ina forever.
The problem is a lot of diet food tastes pretty bland. And it discourages people from eating healthy. It makes me sad to think that a lot of people think that diet food is inherently tasteless. And trust me a lot of it is. Have you ever tried a Lean Cuisine before?
Yeah I wish I hadn't either.
In all actuality all I want in January is a cuddly bowl of goodness. Which in a lot of ways might not seem like the most HEALTHY options, especially when cheese is involved (I'm looking at you penne a la vodka). And believe you me, I am 100% convinced that the best meals are the ones served in bowls. If I could eat anything out of a bowl, I would. I mean, are you at all surprised? Maybe it is a little bit of rebelliousness, deviating from the meals of my childhood, but college Sarah always took comfort in an endless bowl of angel hair with marinara eaten cross legged while watching episodes of Shark Tank.
Add a bottle of wine and you will find my ideal Friday nights.
The question is how does one best mimic the comfy-coziness of January with the get healthy get in shape feelings of the New Year? Well, look no further my friends. This combination of flavors, I assure you, will make you slap yourself silly and ask, "wait, is this actually good for me?" Soaked cashews blend into the CREAMIEST sauce ever. Paired with miso, it makes the best topping for carrot and soba noodles. It beats any takeout, and, once you soak the cashews, comes together in about 30 minutes. Add some brussels (yes I say they're optional, but they actually are not) and some tofu and you have yourself my last meal. Talk about delish.
Roasted Carrot Soba with Miso Cashew Cream
miso cashew cream:
And plus, healthy pasta means pasta everyday, right? Right.
23. Recent Grad. Human Vegetable Disposal. Putting the Chic in Chickpea.