Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Thank YOU and Sesame Noodles

Hi friends! Thank YOU so much for voting on what I should wear to the wedding (and for all your kind comments - you made my day)!! Gray is in the lead right now. Keep the votes coming!!

It has been a lovely day thus far. I did a two mile run this morning and then took body pump. Work was busy busy. This afternoon/evening I am working on cleaning the house. I also just finished prepping dinner, one of my favorites- Rachel Ray's Hot and Cold Sesame Noodles. I made Josh's with chicken:


And mine without+ extra veggies. It is chilling in the fridge and I cannot wait to dive into it later. Rachel has some fun and easy recipes. I usually try to lighten them up a bit.

Who is your favorite food network host? Do you have a favorite recipe from this host? I have a few favorites- Giada (Parmesan, Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad), Ina (Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad) and Ellie (Macaroni and 4 Cheeses aka Squash Mac n Cheese).

38 comments:

Maria said...

Glad you had a good day. I stayed home from work today-still sick. Tomorrow is going to be better-I hope:)

I like Giada-I love Italian and she makes a lot of fresh, healthy meals. I like Ellie too! I love this soup from Giada: http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/2008/10/hearty-tomato-soup.html

The beans add protein and make it really creamy!

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Holly said...

giada is fab and i love paula deen - gotta love a woman who loves her butter! i have a slight crush on tyler florence and alton brown too...this is sooo tough, i can't decide!

Esi said...

Sorry I missed the vote yesterday, gray is pretty, but I think I like multi better!

So happy you're having a great day. I used to love all the FN hosts, but these days I can only tolerate Ina and Ellie and I still like Giada's recipes, but hate her personality now. FN has this awful way of turning their hosts into caricatures.

cookinfanatic said...

I am such a Giada fan - I love her recipes and none of them are yet to disappoint! I also love me some Paula, her personality is to die for!! :)

allijag said...

I love Ellie's Squash Mac - that is one of my favorite winter dishes - EVER!

Dawn said...

Ina is my girl, forever and always. LOL
No gray, multi!!!

Krista said...

I think Canada and the US have some different hosts, but I like Giada and the Barefoot Contessa. Ricardo (Canadian) is good too and CUTE! :) Of course, Rachel Ray is right up there! We used to get Ellie, but not anymore. Makes me sad because I thought she rocked.

Aggie said...

I'm a big Giada fan! But I also love Ina...and Bobby Flay!

I have been wanting to make these noodles, I've seen them here before, and they always looks so good! And I still want to try Ellie's Mac and Cheese!

balancejoyanddelicias said...

woooo!! sesame noodle looks delicious~~~
I don't watch TV so I don't have a fav host! but i like Rachel's recipes a lot!

K from ksgoodeats said...

My favorite BY FAR is Giada! I've never been disappointed with any of her dishes. 2nd place goes to Ellie though. I love how healthy her dishes are.

I hope you have an equally fantastic Thursday :)

Lizzy said...

yay for the gray dress! ha i can't wait to hear what your gonna wear!

i can't choose who my favorite food network host is, because frankly i'm a food network junkie and i LOVE them all.

Jenna said...

Whooohoo, go GREY!!!! Lol :)

Those sesame noodles look off the charts. My favorite is definitely Giada, although her dishes usually are pretty heavy.

I am also a big Rachel Ray fan, but again, they aren't always the *healthiest*.

I have Ellie's cookbook as well, and I love it! I haven't tried her mac yet, but now that I know it is good, I'll have to give it a whirl.

Have a wonderful evening!

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

Giada is definitely my favorite. I love the way she says her cheeses :) I haven't really tried any Food Network recipes. I used to browse them all the time when I watched the show allllllll day long haha but I usually just use the show for inspiration.

lesley living life said...

Yay, I'm glad gray is in the lead!! ; ) haha.

I'm glad you had a lovely day ... I thoroughly enjoy lovely days : )

Anne said...

Wow, those noodles look fantastic! I don't have cable (and I don't even have a tv right now), so I haven't watched much food network. From the rest of these comments, it sounds like I'm missing out!

Have a great night, girl :)

Samantha said...

I think my favorite just changed to those noodles!!! I really like Ina, but there is a new show I have been watching called "5 ingrediant fix" and most of her recipes look amazing!!

BroccoliHut said...

LOVE Ellie and Robin Miller:)

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

Those noodles look good! I'm a Giada and Rachael fan. Alton Brown ranks pretty high up there too!

Leianna said...

Love Giada, have all her cookbooks!

J said...

I like to watch Giada because of her personality. As far as recipes...Rachel's are my fave they do have to be lightened up almost every time though. But, that's ok because it makes things fun.

Yum Yucky said...

My fav is Giada, so such a little sweetie pie.

Did someone say "pie"? Ooops.

Haleigh said...

My favorite food network chef is giadi, she is so petite and cute.. not to mention her recipes are amazing. I like Ellie too though..

Amari said...

I have always loved Giada, however my favorite food network show is of course Ace of Cakes! I can never get enough of that show! I am partial to brown this time of year, so I would go with the brown dress and jazz it up with some cute accessories!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Looks good--I love Rachael's recipes, they're usually unique! I really like Sandra Lee, but try to lighten her recipes up as well.

teresa said...

i voted gray too, but it was a hard choice because they were all so cute!

those noodles look to die for, i love noodles and veggies!

Julie said...

oh i LOVE those dresses! I vote for gray most def and the multi is my second choice :)

biz319 said...

Giada drives me crazy - lately every time I watch her show she makes a cut and then says "just like that." She must have said it 100 times!

mtbcy said...

I'm so glad I saw this post! Now I know what I'm having for lunch :) I heard Giada- I just found her cookbook on sale half price- can't wait to try out some of the recipes! I agree that it's fun to try and lighten up some of the recipe ideas from food network. Have a great day!

Dawn (HealthySDLiving) said...

Yay grey dress...love it! :)
My favroite Food Tv personality is for sure Rachael Ray, I LOVE her!

Alison said...

Yay for Gray!
Giada is so pretty! My fav FN host isn't on anymore - Sara Moulton. I started watching her show cooking live in 1999.

Taylor said...

Delicious!! I love Bobby Flay. In love. I swear.

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

ha! Just posted a similar recipe. My favorite all time cooking show host is Jamie Oliver :-) He's adorable.

Erika said...

I love Giado and Ellie! Too many recipes to note...

Love he gray dress!

Evelyn Fisher said...

I am a huge Giada and Tyler fan.

lilveggiepatch said...

YAY for a good day!

Those peanut noodles look so good... they're one of my favorite things to eat!

I don't watch the Food Network, but I'm going to have a little more time on my hands soon (hint hint) so maybe I'll get into it!

Sweetie Pie said...

Grey is an awesome choice!!

I love Ellie, Giada and Paula, and I also love the Neely's, since they are from my neck of the woods. Memphis barbecue is one of my favorite things in the world. No one else gets it right. ;-)

veron said...

Noodles with sesame are my favorite.