Quick and easy; we love meals like this. These "ramen" noodles are packed with flavor and much healthier than, but just as quick as, the classic ones. These are easily adjusted to fit your individual tastes or to use whatever is at your local market any given day. I've used shiitakes and onion here but feel free to add greens, broccoli, carrots, scallions, or anything else. This meal is ready in under 15 minutes, and satisfies noodle cravings, how can you go wrong with that?
For Cleanse and Refresh
1 package King Soba Noodles
1 cup sliced shiitakes (or any mushroom)
1 medium red onion, peeled
1" knob of ginger, peeled and pressed (or finely minced)
a heaping tablespoon of coconut oil
3 tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon wheat free tamari
6 tablespoons coconut milk
a dash or two of coconut nectar
In a small bowl mix together the almond butter, tamari, coconut milk and sweetener to taste (you may not need any, it's up to you). Mix until well combined and set aside.
Slice the onion and measure out shiitakes (slice, if not sliced).
Add the onion to a spoonful of coconut oil in a large pan (cast-iron is great). When the oil is hot, add the onion and cook until they're soft and translucent.
Grate the ginger.
Add the shiitakes and ginger and continue to cook.
Cook noodles as per instructions. The following is on the King Soba package:
Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add noodles and submerge them, bring back to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium. Cook for 4-5 minutes. Drain noodles and set aside.
Add the noodles to the onions and shiitake mixture and then add the sauce. Mix gently together until well combined.
Serve warm or these are also delicious in the summer months as cold noodles.