This term took on a whole new meaning to me yesterday. I’ve never craved home made mac n cheese or chicken noodle soup when I needed comfort – it was always a bowl of rice and miso soup. Yesterday, however, I needed the mac n cheese. The past few weeks have been emotionally exhausting, and I really just needed my food to give me a big hug. I made the Sriracha cookbook‘s version of mac n cheese – with a touch of rosemary added in. The food comforted me beyond belief and I woke up rejuvenated today, ready to take on whatever life had coming my way. To offset the intense cheese and dairy, I made a cucumber and tuna salad that I’ve been making since I was a kid. Simple, light, and delicious – a perfect balance to the heavy creaminess of the mac n cheese. Needless to say, the combination was fantastic and the food did exactly what I needed it to – take care of me 🙂
Tuna & Cucumber Salad:
2 persian cucumbers (or one medium sized japanese cucumber)
a can of japanese tuna (or tuna in oil, not water)
a dash of soy sauce
a dash of sesame oil
salt & pepper to taste
just toss all ingredients together and serve immediately.