Thank God for Work Wives

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I have been blessed to find amazing women at every job I have worked. Women who have motivated me, supported me, and kept me sane. While I started my first job working with one of my close childhood friends I also met Jessica. The front desk darling, JV is literally the nicest person I have ever met. She was quiet (at first) but clearly extremely smart and a customer service genius. We were work friends for a while until a random car ride where I discovered her road rage. I am sure she would pinpoint a different moment, but from then on I knew we were soulmates.  It has been such a fun ride since.

Jess is the reason I own my cat and my favorite Friday night date. She is a willing participant in any of my crazy ideas and is a gifted DIY crafter. While she is a taco connoisseur, I wanted to focus on some of our other favorite dishes for this post.  We are both obsessed with gourmet ramen and Fox in the Snow so the meal below is reflective of that.

First, the soup. This is more of a thai curry take on ramen but it is ideal for the crazy up and down weather for which Ohio is well known. If something ails you, make this. You will feel better almost instantly.

Thai Curry Soup

This will heal your soul. If you are looking for a heartier soup add rotisserie chicken or the sriracha tofu from TJ’s.

  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Total Time: 25m
  • Serves: 2
  • Yield: 2 bowls of soup
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Ingredients

  • 1 bundle udon or ramen Noodles
  • 1/2 cup carrots, chopped or julienned
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha (or more if you like the spice)
  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek (ground fresh chili paste)
  • 1 tablespoon miso paste
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 cups bone broth
  • 1 handful of cilantro, basil, and mint

Instructions

  1. Add bone broth and coconut milk to a sauce pan and simmer for a few minutes to combine over medium-low heat
  2. Add miso, red curry pastes, and the hot sauces. Mix in and bring the liquid to a boil
  3. If cooking with ramen add the veggies now, if cooking with udon noodles add the udon noodles now, reduce heat to medium-low to simmer
  4. Ramen: after about 5-7 minutes of the veggies cooking add the ramen noodles in to quick cook. Udon: with 5-7 minutes left in cook time add in the veggies to cook.
  5. Once the noodles are done cooking separate the soup into two bowls and top with herbs.
  6. Enjoy!

Finally, the dessert. I wanted to make something similar to the gorgeous and tasty galettes we share every time we go to Fox in the Snow. Seriously, you cannot leave that place without sampling at least one bakery item. Additionally, in the depths of Winter having a fond reminder of the better days that were Fall is a welcome escape. This salted-butter apple galette runs with both of those ideas. Add a little bourbon to your maple syrup whipped cream to kick this dessert up a notch. You won’t be disappointed.

Enjoy creating and devouring this meal with good friends :).

-Katie

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