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Asian wok with soba noodles

July 16, 2015

This meal is super easy to prepare and is SO tasty and spicy. Instead of white (wheat) noodles we love using soba noodles which are made of 100% buckwheat (soba means buckwheat in Japanese). The noodles originate from Japan, and contain manganese, really good protein (without all the saturated fat), carbohydrates and thiamin (also known as b1). Manganese is good for the energy metabolism (boosting your fat burning) and thiamin supports the function of the immune and nervous system keeping you healthy all year long – wuhuu!

Miso soup has been a staple in Japanese diet dating back 2500 years! That is pretty incredible. Today most Japanese people start their day with miso which they believe stimulates digestion and energizes their body. It is a paste made of soybeans, sea salt and koji. It has a pretty refined taste, and might take some getting used to. It is fermented, which means that it is excellent for gut health, which recently has been brought alot of attention to due to it’s impact on all of the body’s functions and numerous diseases connected to the gut health! The miso is packed with vitamins, minerals and proteins. Japan actually has one of the healthiest diets in the word, due to the vast amounts of fermented food, vegetables and fresh fish. They also live longer than most other nations. Japanese food is definitely something to explore! It is wise to choose the enzyme rich product, and not the pasteurised ones.

 Thai inspired wok:

  • soba noodles (can be bought in health stores and asian markets)
  • green cabbage
  • spring onion
  • mushrooms
  • sesame seeds
  • asparagus beans
  • sesame oil
  • tamari
  • chili flakes
  • coconut oil

Miso soup:
  • 1 package of organic miso (can be bought in health stores and asian markets)
Start by chopping the vegetables into fine slices, and put them all together in a warm wok pan with coconut oil. Secondly, start to boil a pot of water to cook the soba noodles. When the vegetables are cooked but still  have a little crisp, add sesame oil and sesame seeds. Place the soba noodles in the boiling water and let it cook for about six minutes. After the noodles are cooked it is important to let them rinse under cold water for a while, to avoid them getting very sticky. Lastly, place everything together in the wok pan and add chili flakes and a table spoon of tamari. We like it very spicy, but you can adjust this to your own preferences. And voila, a nourishing warm meal in under twenty minutes.
 
Enjoy this super healthy and really good meal that gives you energy aaaall day long!

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