Threw together a quick dinner with very few ingredients and my favorite go to noodle, soba. It occured to me that if someone can cook ramen and not mess it up, they can cook soba or udon noodles and feel like a winner making up their own flavor combinations. All you need is some broth, some vegetables and your favorite seasonings. Yes you can do this. My 17 yr old son can do this. I acutally stopped buying ramen noodles awhile back because this is so much easier and healthier. I mean you can control the sodium and yu don’t have mystery ingredients.
Here’s a quick vegan dish I created in my kitchen.
1 package soba noodles (or Udon)
4 oz of sun dried tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup of dried wakame flakes
1 lrge Portabella mushroom, stem removed, cleaned and chopped.
1 yellow onion, sliced
2 garlic bulbs, minced
2 Tbl. Olive oil
Heat a large pot with water and cook soba noodles for 5 mins or according to the directions on the pacakge.
While water heats and noodles cook, heat olive oil in a wok or other wide pan over med-high heat and cook onions for about 7 mins or until soft. Add tomatoes, garlic, and mushrooms to pan and cook for about 7 mins more untill mushrooms are nice and soft.
Drain noodles and place in pan and mix well with onion mixture. Drain wakame flakes and add to pan and stir together till wakame is warm, about one minute.
Place in bowls and serve. Condiments to put out would be fresh parm, tamari sauce, or saracha hot sauce.
Need other ideas? Make a soup. in a pan heat some olive oil and some chopped veggies of your choice and saute till almost tender. You don’t want soggy veggies in your soup. Add 4 cups of your favorite low sodium broth (homemade is even better) and bring to a boil, add your noodles and viola you have a delish soup. You could add some pre cooked shrimp, chicken or beef. Season with tamari, fish sauce , Thai chili sauce, chili oil or whatever sounds good to you. Make it yours.
Till next time,
Love & Blessings,