the long road to healthy

June 24, 2009

Tofu Tuesday

Filed under: good eats — karena @ 9:05 am

Brought to you by…
Kaci@Ellyphant & Kelli@Gohn Crazy

A day late, but I promise you not a dollar short! We sampled a new recipe from my oldest vegetarian cookbook — the first one I ever bought. It’s fromThe Vegetarian Family Cookbook by Nava Atlas. I highly recommend it! The cookbook, that is, but also the following recipe! A couple other recipes that have been kid-tested, mom-approved from this book to whet your appetites: Veggie Pot Pie, Southwestern Baked Rice Casserole. Pasta with Sneaky Marinara Sauce… I could go on and on. Check out Nava’s website above. She’s got a recipe section so you can “try before you buy.”

Here’s one to get you going: Gingery Japanese Noodles with Mushrooms and Snow Peas

5 cups of veg broth
1 8oz package of soba noodles
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1-2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 cups (about 4 oz) snow peas
6-8 ounces sliced mushrooms
2-3 scallions, thinly sliced

Bring the broth to a simmer and cook the noodles at a boil until done. Meanwhile, heat the oils and 1/4 cup of water in your stir-fry pan (I use simply a deep-sided skillet). Stir in the ginger and soy sauce, then add the snow peas and mushrooms to the mix. Cook over med-high heat, stirring frequently, for 3-4 minutes. You know, until the snow peas are lightly cooked but still vibrant green, and the mushrooms are starting to look yummy.

Add the cooked noodles and broth and scallions to the pan (I didn’t have any scallions) and simmer for another couple minutes. Serve in shallow bowls.

This was incredibly good! I used the lesser amount of ginger, and next time I’ll use a tad more. But absolutely delicious! If you like mushrooms at all, you HAVE to try this. My kids are on a no-mushroom kick, so lucky us, my husband and I got to enjoy it all ourselves!



  1. Hmmm I wonder if I could be brave enough to try this one. Sounds good, but I’m a scaredy cat.

    Comment by Kelli@GohnCrazy — June 25, 2009 @ 1:39 am

  2. Mmmmmm now can you come over and make this for me? LOL! XOXO

    Comment by Kaci — June 25, 2009 @ 11:40 am

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