This post is dedicated to a very beautiful, talented, inspiring, chef & caterer living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest – Sylvia Fountaine of Feasting at Home. On her site you will find delicious inspiration to help you create healthy, wholesome and flavorful meals, grounded in the seasons. Her mouthwatering and picturesque food photography is what originally drew me onto her site. However, after reading all about Sylvia and what she honestly believe’s in when it comes to spending time preparing healthy simple recipes in your kitchen I became absolutely in love with her entire vision! She is truly an awe-inspiring woman to me in terms of her outlook on life, her insanely flavourful, healthy, delicious and unique recipes and of course her attention to every detail.
So thank you Sylvia for all that you do.
“Imagine that cooking not only feeds the belly, it feeds the soul. Imagine that time spent in the kitchen can actually energize you rather than deplete you. That cooking can become one of the most satisfying, creative pleasures you get to participate in everyday – a way to unwind after work and feel restored. And most of all, imagine feeling energized after a meal, because what you have created is not only made from wholesome, seasonal ingredients that will nourish your whole family, it’s a way to feed your creative spirit.”
Sylvia Fountaine of @feastingathome
With this specific “ginger sesame soba noodle soup” recipe Sylvia uses Miso broth which is a very good source of manganese and copper as well as a good source of zinc (all three are important mineral antioxidants). It is also a very good source of the mineral phosphorus as well as a good source of protein and dietary fiber. She also sears some tofu with a little bit of oil, salt and pepper which adds flavour and texture to the soup. Next we have the key ingredient… any guesses???
Expeller pressed, roasted sesame oil adding authentic mild flavor to Asian dishes. Sylvia explains “Toasted sesame oil is key though, even if you just have a couple drops to garnish your bowl, it will greatly enhance the overall flavor of the soup.”
The health benefits of sesame oil date back centuries, attributed to its powerful antioxidants sesamol and sesamin. The perfect finishing oil, add roasted sesame oil to your dish after the heat has been turned off. It is ideal to drizzle over a stir-fry, add to soups or salad dressings, toss cooked vegetables with, or add flavor to pasta dishes.
Sesame seeds have an amazing nutritional background, and are high in manganese, calcium and magnesium. Sesame Oil also includes the vital nutrients Copper, Iron, Tryptophan, Zinc, Fiber, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Phosphorous.
You can purchase this specific oil and many other natural cooking oils in spray and/or bottle form directly on https://chosenfoods.com or for those of you Canadian’s like myself you can also purchase it on https://well.ca.
Merry Christmas Eve!!! And many wonderful wishes sent to everyone as we go to sleep tonight only to be awaken by the feeling of Christmas morning. As we all know it only happens once a year so it is so important to be mindful now. Relax, unwind, and de-stress. All of that crazy preparation that has been going on for the past few weeks is gone, over! bye! Don’t worry about a thing, just be happy and grateful to be able to enjoy this time with the ones you truly love the most… that’s right… because that is what the joy of Christmas is really all about.