Soba Noodles with Quinoa and Vegetables

by Tamara

have some cooked quinoa in the fridge ready to go (to cook quinoa, i use 1 cup quinoa to 2.5 cups of water or broth, a hit of butter and ample sea salt. with the extra half cup (or more) of liquid the quinoa cooks for at least 25-30 minutes. then i steam it for 5-10 minutes after all the water is gone for the biggest, fluffiest quinoa possible)

the soba noodles i get have a little piece of paper around each portion. i break the dry noodles in half before cooking and usually estimate one portion per kid, 2 portions per adult.

boil water in a large saucepan-type pot if possible. add broccoli and cauwliflower or anything other vegetable you like to boil for about 2 minutes. add the noodles and cook for 3 minutes.
drain everything.

use the same pot for sauteeing some garlic in olive oil until it's golden.
then you can be creative with the 'sauce' -- the noodles will need some liquid so they don't stick -- so you can add either braggs, some miso dissolved in hot water, a little sesame oil, lime, tamari, dulse... or all of the above.
add the cooked noodles and vegetables after you've coated the pot with some liquid. then, as you're stirring, add a couple very big spoonfuls of cooked quinoa. the quinoa separates and coats the noodles and vegetables.

the co-op kids quite like it and call the soba noodles 'worms.'

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