main part of this lunch is shrimp & vegetable yakisoba,
although you wouldn't know it - the soba is hiding
discreetly underneath the tumbleweed-like shrimp
and a forest-like stand of steamed broccoli
trees. For dessert are some pumpkin cookies, which are
light little granola-like blocks of sweetness, and a
cube of ginger caramel.
I love making yakisoba. It's a very flexible recipe,
so you can use whatever you have on hand. This batch
included lots of cabbage, salad mushrooms, shiitake
mushrooms, frozen peas, and medium-sized (31-40 ct.)
shrimp. Yum! The broccoli is unusually long-stemmed,
which suggested trees to me, hence the forest motif.
I could say that the red yakisoba sauce container in
the corner represents the sun peeking through the trees,
but... yeah. That's how I intended it. Subconsciously.