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Mid-Week Catch Up – Week 9

Wednesday, and the weekend is not far away. We have not been up to to much the past few days. On Monday we made a nice ramen. It is very simple and very quick even if you do the noodles yourself, which we always do. The broth is easily prepared and it only needs to cook for 10 minutes. This time we cooked the broth separately and poured it over the vegetables and noodles. We used spinach, broccoli and spring onion in this ramen, but it is so easy to vary what vegetables you have. Spinach and broccoli are both very good for you so we tend to eat them in our ramen most times.

DSC06484Otherwise it is mostly work and the days go by so fast. As I have written about before, my leg has been hurting since Christmas and I have not been able to run since. On Friday I finally went to the physio to see what the problem was. I was given some exercises that I need to do for two weeks in order to strengthen the muscles in my leg.

My hope and aim is that I will be ok to run a race on March 22nd. It is a pre-race for the Gothenburg Half Marathon that I will be running in May. It is basically a 10 km race that can give you a better start group. If you have never run the half marathon before you automatically end up in the slowest pace groups. So me and my sister (who I will run the half marathon with) will do that race together. Jason and Tommy (my sister’s boyfriend) are also running it.

Jason has been very good at keeping up his training. Yesterday he did a session on the turbo trainer and today he went home a little earlier from work to do 30 km outside before it got dark. It was a very gentle ride and he said he loved the fresh air he got. Jason is also a blood donor and today he gave blood again, hence the iron-rich vegetables in our ramen on Monday. I have to start as well, but I am really afraid of needles!

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Luckily the weather in Sweden is slowly changing into spring! Today was the first day it really felt like the spring might come soon. There is something in the air and it has been plus degrees for more than a week now. It is very early for Sweden to get spring this time of the year and according to the news it is almost a month early in the south of Sweden (the north of Sweden still has winter).

Jason’s dad Colin is coming this week for a visit and hopefully the weather will allow some cycling 🙂

We hope you have a great week and you’ll be hearing from us at the weekend if not sooner 😉

/Sofi

 

Ramen Soup with Fried Tofu

Ramen is a Korean and Japanese noodle soup dish. You use a broth as a base and flavour it with soy sauce or miso. We love eating noodle soup and this is an easy soup to make, but it tastes delicious and it’s the perfect soup to make now that autumn is upon us.


Ingredients Serves 4
Cooking time: 1 hour

  • 275 g fine flour
  • half a teaspoon sea salt
  • 100 ml warm water
  • 250 g tofu
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • half a chili
  • 100 g fresh spinach
  • 5 spring onions
  • 1-1.5 litres vegetable stock
  • sesame oil
  • 2 table spoons Japanese soy sauce
  • sesame seeds (toasted)
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  1. Mix the salt and the warm water, and gradually add it to the flour in a mixing bowl.DSC04581
  2. Knead the dough for at least 10 min until smooth and elastic. You might need to add extra water. Put it in clingfilm to rest for 30 min or longer.
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  3. Cut the tofu in smaller pieces. Fry them in sesame oil until golden and crispy.
  4. Prepare the soup. Chop the chili, garlic and spring onions. Fry them in sesame oil in a deep saucepan for 5 mins.DSC04592
  5. Add the vegetable stock and the soy sauce and let it simmer while you roll out the noodles.
  6. Cut the dough in 2 pieces.
  7. Sprinkle flour on a wooden surface.
  8. Roll out one piece using a rolling pin until the dough is 2-3 mm thick.
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  9. Roll the dough to form a tube.DSC04602
  10. Use a sharp tool to cut the tube into strips, 5 mm wide.DSC04604
  11. Roll out the strips and put the noodles in a bowl.
  12. Sprinkle some corn flour on top and mix to keep the noodles from sticking together.
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  13. Repeat with the other piece of dough. You need to cook the noodles right away to keep them from becoming dry.
  14. Cook the noodles in salted water in a large saucepan for 3 min.
  15. Add the spinach to your soup and turn off the heat.
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  16. Strain the noodles and serve them in a bowl.
  17. Pour some of the soup on top of the noodles.
  18. Add some fried pieces of tofu on top and sprinkle some sesame seeds over the soup.
  19. Enjoy!
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