Party of four


What. A. Breakfast.  You’ve seen this before here.  I live and die by this sauce.


I had it with leftover pizza


Some dip pizza in ranch dressing…I go for creamy cashew dijon sauce.

I was planning on grocery shopping in the afternoon, but the weather was too nice to ignore.  You see, every once in a while, the coastal fog cooperates and I get gorgeousness on my days off. 

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Which means, beach time!

Don’t let the running shoes deceive you.  This was a leisurely walk. 


For a July week day, the pier and the beach were pretty empty. 


I made a green monster with spinach, frozen bananas, almond milk, and ice when I got home.  The above is the first half.

And then I got to work on dinner.

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My girlies were coming over and I decided it was the perfect time to make Emily’s recipe that had been starred in my reader.


Cold noodle salads are such perfect summer meals.


Of course I made a few changes…

Instead of soba, I used rice noodles.  And I added carrots.  And instead of Emily’s sauce, I made my own (it’s the sweet orange maple one from my cookbook plus lots of tahini).


Here’s my recipe for those who haven’t purchased the cookbook.

  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • (optional) 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated

I doubled this and added about 3 tbsp tahini to it for the pasta.  Then I topped it in 1-2 tsp sesame seeds.


I should have cooked the noodles in a bigger pot because they stuck together (since I used the entire 16 oz. bag).  Oh well.  Still tasted good.




Kyle grilled corn on the BBQ for us too.

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Time to feast!  Cheers! 


Since it was a work day, the night ended at a decent hour.  We are so old.  But look, I inherited a ring!

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Comments (16)

  1. Lindsay @ Lindsay's List

    I neeeeeeed that ring! 🙂

  2. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats

    Haha you should wear that ring to work and see what people say! Although it would probably get snagged on things… Haha

  3. Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy

    i love leisurely walks on the beach! lucky you that it’s in your “backyard!” and what a delicious looking meal! great for a party:)

  4. jessie

    Sounds like such a laid back & chill day 🙂 That dinner recipe sounds amazing too btw. Ohh & what Asic’s are they?

  5. Lisa

    That ring is pretty cool. Loving how classy it looks on you;)
    Yum to that sauce, I need to make it minus the dijon…stupid allergy.

  6. Sarah @ Fresh Living

    Great post today! Do you have the recipe for the Creamy Cashew Dijon Sauce?

  7. jess

    first, let’s talk about your pink running shoes. fab. i need those.

    second, my healthy surprise box came in the mail. you hear that? my box came. (get it?!?!) and i just ate the most delicious kale krunch. i will text you a pic. i will say, though, that i purchased the $38 box and i’m disappointed because i thought there’d be more food…

    finally, i miss you. xoxo

  8. Elise (Post author)

    i linked to it in the first part of the post.

  9. Elise (Post author)

    they are the most obnoxiously bright pink…theyre perfection 🙂

  10. Elise (Post author)

    no idea. i got them off

  11. Elise (Post author)

    solely because they were pink of course 🙂

  12. Katie

    I am going to have to have myself a cold noodle salad for dinner tonight…just perfect. I’m also probably going to have some eggs/toast/cashew dijon sauce for breakfast – can’t get it out of my head!

  13. ethel

    I’m going to make this pasta since it’s con arroz…hehe…

    p.s. thanks for repping mama’s ring. 😉

  14. Angie B

    If a six foot tall random black woman with an afro walks up to you on the street and kisses you that will be me! That sauce it so live for! Thanks so much for sharing this!

  15. Elise (Post author)

    hahaha. awesome. glad you like 🙂

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