Sometimes I follow recipes for my meals. Other times I just cook what I know. I don't need instructions anymore to roast chicken thighs with make green beans and potatoes. Then there are the times that I kind of have an idea of what I want to make, but I'm not entirely confident in my own ability to mix flavors. Miso Salmon over Peanut Soba Noodles falls into that latter category.
It makes for a situation in which I have no actual recipe, as I just combine and adjust as I go along.
I think it's this mixing and matching that eventually leads to recipe writing. Now that I no longer have a day job, hopefully the extra time will allow for more brainstorming creations like this, as it was definitely something I'd like to make again. And maybe eventually write down.