With that said, life on the road means that my weekday life must be packed into a suitcase. Unfortunately, it's difficult to pack a kitchen stove so my dinners recently have been served in plastic boxes and styrofoam plates. That said, I do try to stay healthy best I can and stay away from Chinese takeout or the major chains you find in abundance out in the American 'burbs. Lucky for me - there is a Wegman's on the way to the hotel from my client site!!
For many years, I heard about the wonders of Wegmans. I finally experienced the beauty of Wegmans first-hand and I must say, that place is wonderful. It is wonderfully clean, wonderfully stocked, wonderfully staffed, and wonderfully delicious! It was described to me as: Trader Joe's meets Whole Foods meets Jubilee - and I concur. It's by far the best grocery store available for suburbanites. Though my purchases have been mostly from the expansive beer and prepared foods section - this week I discovered a bulk loose leaf tea section. Beautiful.
Anyway, I still try to find time to cook on the weekends to wind down. Cooking is very therapeutic for me. Some say the complete opposite - but I hope you too can find solace in cooking one day! The 2 things I miss the most when I travel is fried egg (this is surprisingly difficult to find on the road) and just simple brothy noodle soups. Here's one of my favorite Korean noodle soups: Mak Gooksoo ("Whatever Noodles" - Haha!). It's healthy and has a clean taste - enjoy!
Cook-to-Eat-to-Be-Happy Time: 20 minutes (or less!)
Difficulty: 1 2 3 4
- 1 squash
- 2 large / 3 small carrots
- 1 medium onion
- Dried anchovies (maybe like 10 fish)
- Dashima (dried kelp)
- Dried Mak Gooksoo ("Whatever Noodles")
1a. Boil another pot of water for your noodles.
- Chopped kimchi - 1 cup
- Sesame oil - 1 tablespoon
- Sugar - 1 teaspoon
- Sesame seeds - 2 teaspoons
7. Eat & Be happy!