Ginger tofu wok with soba noodles and tamari

This meal is super easy for those busy everyday evenings when you are craving something warm and filling. It is a great pre- or post workout meal, because of the proteins in the tofu and all the lovely nutrients.What is actually tofu?Basically, tofu is made the same way regular cheese is made from cows milk, and was "invented" in China for thousands of years ago. It is dense in nutrients such as kalsium, magnesium and vitamin A, and contains a lot of protein (approx. 13 grams per 100). There is a large ongoing discussion on whether or not tofu is healthy for you, based on the fact that loads of the tofu you can buy comes from gene modified soybeans. If you are in doubt, a little research on the field gets you a long way. Therefore you need to make sure to buy an organic tofu. Luckily, most of the tofu that is bought in the Nordics (from Nordic producers) comes from organic farms in Europe - and not from the rainforest (Mari Hult - vegetarbloggen).Ginger tofu wok with soba noodles and tamari(2 pers)

  • Ca. 75-100 gram soba noodles per person
  • 1 package of tofu - organic(!). We recommend Urtekram
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1/2 zucchini
  • 1/2 eggplant
  • Tamari
  • 1 small piece of ginger
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Boil up water for the soba noodles. Slice the zucchini, eggplant and pepper in sizeable bites, and wok them. Chop the ginger in small pieces. Slice the tofu in squares, and add the ginger and some tamari in a bowl, and marinate the tofu for some minutes. When the tamari has soaked in a bit, heat up a pan and fry the tofu so it gets a nice crust.When the water is boiling, add the soba noodles and let them boil for about 6-8 minutes. When its done, rinse it properly in cold water, and then add it to the pan of fried tofu to heat it up again. Serve everything in a bowl, and maybe add some more tamari and some herbs to finish it off.ENJOY!

Asian wok with soba noodles

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 a lot of attention to due to its 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 world, 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 pasteurized 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 tablespoon 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!