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Speedy Soba-Style Noodle Bowl

When you are in a rush to get dinner on the table, what do you make?

After spending some time at our old house packing and cleaning and taking Riley to his mandolin lesson, my culinary creativity was waning and it was getting late. I opened up the fridge and found organic pea shoots, julienned carrots, fresh spinach, marinated tofu and thought: soba! Well, in this case, soba-style; I didn't actually have any buckwheat noodles.

Boil the noodles. In another pan wilt the spinach with the carrots until they are barely softened. Turn off the heat and add the pea shoots. The residual heat with steam them slightly, but not make them too limp. Add sliced tofu. Add in the noodles when they are cooked and drained. Dress everything with mixture of rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, and toasted sesame oil. Add minced garlic and ginger for more flavor. Toss till everything is coated. Serve with a sprinkling of black sesame seeds.



  1. Hi! I found your blog from "A Little Birdie Told Me". I have never heard of Soba before but it looks really good!

  2. ooh that looks good. I have been gluten free for about 2 months now and am always looking for good recipes. I've never tried soba local market doesn't carry them. I'm going to have to try one of the other markets.

  3. Just goes to show that when you stock your fridge and pantry with quality ingredients, you can always make something delicious (and healthy) in a heartbeat. Of course, your culinary talent and creativity play a big role as well.


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