I always thought growing up was going to be awesome. I remember being a kid and wishing I could wake up and be 21 years old because I literally thought it was the perfect age. Now that I’m 22, I realize that being grown up is a lot harder that it seems when you’re 8 years old. The only thing I really ever worried about when I was 8 was if my bowl cut was perfectly smooth and how many cookies I could convince my mom to give me throughout the day.
Now all I worry about is trying to finish up school, work, writing my thesis, and applying for jobs. Yay…
I also had the pleasure of spending my 22nd birthday in the hospital, so right now I’m pretty over adulthood. What I would give to be 8 years old again…that’s right mom, I wish I still had that bowl cut. That’s how scary growing up is.
Nevertheless, growing up comes with a lot of excitement. I get to start a career and move to a new city. Make new friends and explore new places. Most importantly, however, I can afford my own cookies, which is really the best part if you think about it.
TUNA STEAK AND SOBA NOODLES
1 bunch of soba noodles
1 tbs. honey
½ tsp. sesame oil
1 tbs. soy sauce
Wasabi (to taste)
2 tbs. coconut milk
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 tsp. grated ginger (use fresh ginger vs. the powdered kind)
Assorted veggies (I used asparagus, avocado and broccoli)
2 tuna steaks
Coconut oil (olive oil will work too)
In a small bow, whisk together the honey, sesame oil, soy sauce, wasabi, coconut milk, garlic, and ginger. Set aside.
Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the soba noodles according to package directions. Set aside.
Prep your veggies. I used broccoli, asparagus, and avocado. I steamed the broccoli and asparagus and then just diced up half an avocado. Set aside.
Heat a pan or cast iron skillet on high heat and add some coconut oil until it melts. While the pan heats up, season the tuna steaks with salt and pepper. When the pan is hot, cook the tuna steaks for a minute or two on each side. This should give you a nice medium rare tune steak, so you can cook it according to how you prefer it.
When everything is done, toss together the sauce, noodles and veggies until evenly coated. I like the avocado addition here because it makes it super creamy, and thickens the sauce a little bit. Top with the tuna steak, and enjoy.
This was crazy delicious. The sauce is a good combo of sweet and savory and it really works with the tuna. This was also the first time that I ever cooked a tuna steak properly, and it was pretty exciting.
I paired mine with red wine and followed it up with as many cookies as I could fit in my mouth because #ADULTHOOD.
I'm Kirsten. Big time foodie, all around goofball, and freelance marketer.