This time of year, I have long hours at my “real” job. Often, when I do get home, I don’t feel like doing anything except hitting the sack. Or maybe zoning out in front of the tv with a glass of wine, then hitting the sack. Sometimes it’s nice to have a nice hot plate of something that I actually made, which is when you need an arsenal of easy recipes that you can be eating in a matter of minutes.
I found this recipe for dragon noodles on pinterest, and they definitely hit the mark.
PROJECT RECIPE verdict: Keeper! This was so easy. And it calls for ingredients that you probably have right now. It’s perfect for whipping up on short notice. And, the most important part–it’s so delicious! We were surprised it was so tasty since it really only calls for a few simple ingredients.
How I changed the recipe: I didn’t have lo mein. I used whole wheat spaghetti. Also, I added a drizzle of sesame oil at the end. It was perfect with the spicy and fresh flavors from the sriracha and cilantro. Also, instead of only one egg, I used two.
I’ll definitely make this again since it was so darn easy, and you can pretty much whip it up with what you have on hand. Seriously, everyone pretty much as an egg, spaghetti, cilantro and green onions all the time, right? You could probably even substitute something like ginger and garlic for the green onions.
This was perfect for Meatless Monday. It was hearty and satisfying, even without the meat. The theme of the blog is meals on the cheap, and cutting the meat–even for one day a week, is a great way to save money. If you used soba noodles instead, it would have more protein, too.
How great is this blog? There are all kinds of simple recipes with simple ingredients that don’t break the bank. If the dragon noodles recipe is any indication how tasty any of the others are, this is definitely going to be a bookmarked site. It’s nice to mix up the usual recipe rotation every once in a while, and there are tons of easy and cheap recipes to mix in on this site. It’s worth clicking through the links above to check it out.