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Green tea noodles – Donna Hay # 18 and a give away!

Green tea noodles with smoked salmon |

Wow… Saying that I am running behind in my own Donna Hay Challenge seems to be an understatement… I have sort of lost count but I do have to cook a LOT still… I haven’t forgotten by the way, in case you’re thinking that. Because I secretly really like cooking all the dishes from this particular issue of the Donna Hay magazine. It’s fun and challenging at times, but hey, I am only humar and I don’t feel like cooking (and shooting) a Donna dish every day.

And after our whole30 we had lost another month. Not an excuse really because I did start this challenge way back in March so theoretically i could have been finished easily.!

Green tea noodles by Donna Hay |

But anyway, expect a few more Donna dishes passing by here soon. I have a few beauties left to go. You do know that I am a huge Donna Hay fan right, so when we heard that the fabulous  Harper Collins, publisher of the Donna Hay books was going to sponsor us for the workshop by generously providing us with a copy of Donna’s latest book for each of the participants, we were thrilled! Each of the participants received a copy of  Fresh and Light which I absolutely love but I have the magazine to cook first so I am not allowed to cook from anything else at this stage… Lol… We had a few extra books so it seemed only fitting that I give one away to one lucky reader.

Green tea noodles with smoked salmon |

And you don’t even have to do that much. Leave a comment here on this post and share the Donna love around. Let me know why you want to win this book and from all comments (both on the English and one the Dutch side) I will pick a winner. Books will be shipped worldwide, so take your chance!

For now I will leave you with this delicious recipe. Not from the book like I said but part of my challenge and in terms of fresh and light this fits the bill perfectly.


Green tea noodles with smoked salmon |

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Green tea noodles with smoked salmon and a pickled ginger dressing
Servings: 4
  • 200 gr green tea noodles
  • 8 radishes trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 250 gr smoked salmon
  • baby shiso leaves or something similar
  • black sesame seeds to serve
  • Pickled ginger dressing
  • 1/2 cup 80 ml rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp wasabi
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp chopped pickled ginger
  1. Make the dressing by putting the pickled ginger, the wasabi, the soy, sesame oil, sugar and vinegar together in a bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  2. Cook the noodles in a large saucepan of boiling water for 3-4 minutes or until just cooked. Drain and refresh under cold water. Divide the noodles between the plates and top with the radish, salmon and the dressing. Sprinkle with the baby shiso and the black sesame seeds.

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  1. A lovely dish Simone, makes we wish for it even before I’ve had my breakfast.
    I never knew about Donna Hays until I met you! Her photography style, recipe with the innovative mix of ingredients is right up my alley.
    I own neither a book and only 1 Donna Hay magazine.
    I would love to give this book an honorable spot in my kitchen!
    Have a great Sunday, hope it is sunny!

  2. A beautiful noodle dish! Refined and delicious. I love those dreamy shots.

    Donna Hay has a unique style and as I don’t know much about her, I’d love to win one of her books and delve into her world…



  3. What a generous giveaway!
    I’d love to win this book, because I really like her philosophy. Food that tastes great and is healthy is what I try to focus on, and I’d love to win a book full of recipes like that. (There’s a Pea and Ricotta Frittata that I’d love to try, and so much more!)

  4. I have not seen green tea noodles here or could be i have never looked specially for it as i didn’t know about it.
    Love Donna Hay style of cooking and love her show too plus her photography I think is beautiful.

  5. Ik hou van nieuwe dingen uitproberen, maar het mag niet te veel werk zijn. Lekker puur en simpel eten. Zag Donna Hay een paar keer op 24 kitchen en volgens mij kookt zij wel zo? Een kookboek lijkt me dus heel leuk.
    Succes met je site en lekkere recepten verder!

  6. Fabulous recipe, Simone. I absolutely LOVE the look of those noodles! Must try to get a hold of some.
    Raise your hands in the air if you’re a HUGE Donna Hay Fan!
    *both my hands are in the air*
    … well, I am typing, so they are not exactly in the air…
    But I AM a huge Donna Hay Fan!
    Not only is she the queen of styling from down under, she is also a super mazing business woman and part of the MasterChef Australia family (and I am a BIG MasterChef fan too!). <3 Donna!
    My sister-in-law *swears* by Fresh and Light. I still don't have a copy. So if there's a spare for me, I would be ever so grateful and sure to put it to good use!

  7. This looks like a wonderful cookbook. I have a large cookbook collection and this would make a wonderful addition!

  8. I love your blog… and your noodles! 🙂

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