I'm so glad to see you...
You must be famished, my most beautiful Readers, after such a long day.
I'm going to whip up a divine, healthy, sultry little supper...
Just give me ten minutes.
Kick off your shoes. Fall back into that silky cushion.
Can I pour you a glass of chilled Spanish white?
- 2 bundles 100% pure organic buckwheat soba noodles
- 1/4-1/2 C nutritional yeast
- Extra virgin oilve oil - first cold pressed, ideally
- 1-2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
- Celtic salt
Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil, add a sprinkle of salt, a drizzle of oil, and plunge the noodles in. With a pair of tongs - or even a fork - separate the noodles as they begin to cook, so they don't stick. (Always a good idea with gluten-free pastas, by the way. Keep an eye on them while they cook, also, making sure they are swimming freely!)
Allow them to cook about eight minutes. They should be soft, but still slightly chewy.
While you're letting that happen, chop your garlic.
When the noodles are done, drain them and toss them back into the pot. Add nutritional yeast and oil, stirring with the tongs to coat. Now toss in the garlic, and a few pinches of Celtic salt, and voilå! You can use as much or as little of the seasonings as suits your tastebuds. I dig them super slippery, cheesy, and salty...so I tend to have a heavy hand. But you will, honestly, get the best flavor when you really go for it. The combination of the buckwheat with the nutritional yeast is so flavorful...nutty and earthy, and then with the oil...mmmmmm! This will feed two with a salad, or just you if you in a voracious mood.
A very sexy supper.
Filling, but not heavy. Delicious as all hell.
Oh, did I mention? One teaspoon of nutritional yeast will arm you with a day's supply of B-12, the ever-elusive yet crucial vitamin for vegan diets. And it's a complete protein. Yep. Plant power.
Keep a sharp eye, My Voluptuous Ones: Most commercial buckwheat noodles are cut in with semolina or wheat flour, making them not the best choice ever. And, the pure buckwheat variety can be pricey. I recently happened upon King Soba brand hiding bashfully on the very bottom shelf in the Asian section of my health food store for 1/3 the cost! I bought them all up immediately, so now the store stocks them. There's also a great supply here online if you can't find them. (They have different combinations, too. The Sweet Potato Buckwheat are excellent, and I'm dying to try the Pumpkin Ginger Brown Rice.)
Buckwheat, loves, is not a grain. It is actually seed related to rhubarb and sorrel, making it a smashing choice for noodles...bursting with beauty minerals such as copper and manganese, heart-healthy and blood-sugar lowering, safe for those who suffer with celiac and GI disorders...and wildly tasty.
Now, come sit down with me.
Life is good.