Have you’ve ever plunged über deep into Pinterest, looked at an intricately crafted DIY or recipe, and thought
Oh snap I could do that?
Well I did..
May (the) 4th was right around the corner and I decided to get a little festive. Maybe a little… too festive as I took artistic liberty to create the world’s creepiest looking spaghetti Chewbacca. Embark on a journey with me as I guide you on how I haphazardly created this monster.
(If you squint he kind of looks like Tangela)
Ingredients you will need for the Chewbacca:
- Soba noodles
- Some kale to show we are healthy and we definitely exercise
- Bell peppers
- Yellow tomatoes because at this point why not
- Creativity and a love for Star Wars that transcends your own pride
Ingredients for the Sauce:
- white pepper
First we are going to line our bento with kale/spinach/green vegetation. This is to provide the context that this is a salad when really, we both know its all about the noodles.
Afterwards, we are going to give some color to our bento because its looking pretty darn sad at this point. Start by cutting the bell peppers and tomatoes and arranging them ornamentally.. As if they have a purpose in our bento.
Wow, art! Now take a break — you’ve done a lot today!
Boil the noodles and drain them in cold water. Let them sit for five to six hours. Just kidding — this isnt that type of recipe. Let them drain and then chill out for a bit (hah get it?). For the sauce — grate a bit of ginger and combine ponzu, a dash of white pepper, a squeeze of sriracha aka nectar of the gods, and the grated ginger.
This is the part where it gets real fun — arrange your Chewbacca. If you are diligent, after an hour and a mile of tears you might get it looking like mine. Maybe.
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