Monday, May 16, 2011

day two: the vegan kitchen

Soba (buckwheat) Noodles with Broccoli, Chickpeas, Peas and Peanut Sauce

This is something you can whip up within 20 minutes. It's a very healthy filling lunch and you can replace the veggies in this recipe for whatever you have in the fridge

1/2 package buckwheat noodles (serves approx 3 adults and 1 child)
olive oil
2 crashed garlic cloves
1 head of broccoli
1 can of chickpeas
1/4 sup of frozen or fresh peas

Peanut Sauce-
1 lemon or lime, juiced (lime is much preferred for ideal taste)
2 inch piece grated ginger
1 tbs sesame oil
3 tbs tamari
3 tbs all natural peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
water for desired consistency

Make the peanut sauce first- mixing all ingredients together and stirring until smooth
Boil a pot of water for noodles
Saute garlic in olive oil for a minute, then add remaining ingredients (except noodles) and stir fry for no longer than 3-4 minutes just until broccoli is bright green. Remove from heat.
At this point the noodles should be boiling in the water, and should be ready within 5 minutes.
Toss all ingredients and 3/4 of the peanut sauce together carefully so the noodles don't break up too much.
Serve and drizzle remaining sauce on top. Garnish with extra lime wedges, cilantro, and/or peanuts.

Bliss Balls

2 cups pitted dates
3/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup almonds
1 tbs dark cocoa powder
paste from 1/2 vanilla bean pod
dessicated coconut

Process the first 5 ingredients in a strong food processor for 30-45 seconds
Remove from processor and roll into small balls
Roll the balls in the coconut
Store in the fridge or freezer

xo m.


Tania said...

I'm not vegan, but I like to have vegetarian a few nights a week. This looks delicious and healthy. And peanut butter is such a winner with the kids.

madewithloveuk said...

those bliss balls look great (and quick and easy to do too!) will have to give those a try - thanks for sharing xx

Christie - Childhood 101 said...

Oooh, that looks so good!

Toddlertastes said...

I've just made your bliss balls and they are beyond amazing. I made them for my toddler but I have to admit that my Hubbie and I ate most of them. They will now be our sweet treat instead of chocolate. Thank you.

Melissa said...

I came across your recipe for the peanut butter and broccoli soba ages ago and I recently tried it - delicious! Looking forward to making it again!

Libby said...

I make a simliar date ball but just with dates, saltantas and ground almonds. Will definitely be giving your version a try with the dates I bought yesterday. Thanks for sharing.


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