All work and no sleep.
This is how my life has felt lately. So goes the event coordinators life. Long hours and few breaks. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job. I get to meet performers on a regular basis, and take famous people out to lunch. I wouldn’t trade it, but when life gets crazy, its nice to have some speedy, fool-proof recipes on hand. And recipes that don’t sacrifice flavor in the name of speed. This noodle bowl can be ready in a jiff and tastes amazing proving that you really can have it all. Well, at least your noodle bowl can have it all, I on the other hand could use some more sleep.
There is just something so comfy about a big bowl of noodles. I like mine with a mix of textures from an assortment of veggies, perfectly cooked soba noodles, and a silky and delicious dressing to bring it all together. I chose purple cabbage for crunch and color, edamame for some needed protein, and serranos for a kick of heat – but feel free to leave these guys out if you’re not a fan of spice. Toss this with the miso dressing and my, oh, my a quick dinner has never tasted so good.
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 8 oz dried buckwheat soba noodles (check to be sure they are gluten-free if needed)
- 1/2 head purple cabbage , cut into thin strips
- 2 scallions , cut into 1/8 inch round slices
- 1 cup frozen edamame , defrosted
- 1 serrano chili , sliced into paper thin rounds
- 1/4 cup white miso (check to be sure its gluten-free if needed)
- 3 tablespoons gluten-free Tamari , Coconut Aminos, OR Liquid Aminos
- 2 tablespoons vegan butter
Cook the soba noodles according to the package directions. Before you strain the noodles reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid to use later for the sauce. Strain the noodles and rinse with water.
While the noodles are cooking melt the coconut oil in a large skillet. Add in the cabbage and saute until it has softened but is still crisp, 5-7 minutes. Add in the edamame, serrano, and scallions. Saute for 2 more minutes to warm them through. Add in the miso, soy sauce, butter, and reserved noodle cooking liquid. Once the miso and butter has melted, turn off the heat and add in the noodles. Toss the noodles in with the sauce and veggies to combine. Serve.
To keep this dish gluten-free check to be sure that your soba noodles are made out of 100% buckwheat flour. There are quite a few soba noodles on the market are wheat and buckwheat flour blends, so be sure to inspect the ingredient list.
To keep this dish vegan use vegan butter.