Soba Noodles with Spicy Almond Butter Sauce {& a Giveaway!}

Soba noodles are mixed with fresh vegetables and tossed in a sweet and spicy Asian almond butter sauce. So easy to prepare and so full of flavor!

Soba Noodles with Spicy Almond Butter Sauce | ChezCateyLou.com

Good morning!  Did you have a nice weekend?  I was in town for the first time in 4 weekends, and it was so nice to just relax with TheBetterHalf.  And cook – I made 6 recipes for the blog!  Including this soba noodle salad!

Today I have two ways to make your Monday better…a quick, easy and delicious dinner idea, and a GIVEAWAY!

These Soba Noodles with Spicy Almond Butter Sauce are so simple to prepare and sweet/spicy/savory Asian inspired sauce tastes incredible.  The recipe comes from an amazing cookbook, Almonds: Recipes, History, Culture, and you can win a copy!  In fact I have three copies to give away today.  Scroll to the bottom of the post and enter to win!

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Carrot Cake Cookies

These carrot cake cookies have all of the warm and delicious flavors of carrot cake baked into a soft and chewy cookie!

Carrot Cake Cookies | chezcateylou.com

Happy Friday everybody! Is anything better than Friday? I really don’t think so! Sure you still have to wake up and go to work or school – but the promise of the weekend is ahead. It is such a great feeling! And what better way to celebrate Friday than with cookies – carrot cake cookies to be exact. How’s that for some alliteration?!

These aren’t just any carrot cake cookies – these are for the Mystery Dish challenge! That’s right, it is already time for another Mystery Dish challenge. In case you missed some of my other posts, Mystery Dish is a fun group that I’m part of with some of my blogging friends. Every month, the host sends out a list of ingredients, and we have to come up with something using the “mystery” ingredients. It is kind of like the show Chopped, with a lot less pressure!

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Carrot Bread

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Today I have another no-knead recipe for you.  No-knead has really become my favorite way to make bread.  It is just so easy, and more importantly, it consistently turns out great.

The one tricky part about making no-knead bread is the timing.  Once the dough is made, you have to bake the bread 12-18 hours later – even if life gets in the way.  In fact the other day I said no to plans after work because I had to go home and bake this bread!  It is slightly pathetic to let my baking interfere with my social life, but what can I say, I’m committed to making great recipes for this blog!  And I really wanted to eat this bread all weekend :)  Plus look at that gorgeous orange dough – I couldn’t let it go to waste!

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