19 Dec 2012

green tea soba noodles with roasted vegetables & herbs


My boyfriend and I have been eating so many veggie-noodle dishes lately. Our routine right now (and probably through the winter break) is to get up "early", work out together, make post-exercise green smoothies or juice, then do homework/something productive and go for a walk. Then we make lunch and watch whatever TV show we are currently addicted to - at the moment it is The Wire. Thug life.

Anyhoo, the past week we've been making different kinds of soba noodles with a ton of raw and roasted veggies like sweet potatoes, cucumber, mushrooms, cilantro, beets, onions, garlic, bell peppers, etc. I like to add raisins and peanuts on top. So today I prepared some green tea noodles and served them with delicious, fresh vegetables.


green tea soba noodles with roasted vegetables & herbs: serves two hungry people

Roasted veggies:
1 sweet potato
2 large beets
4 large mushrooms
4 garlic cloves
1 onion
1 tablespoon fave veg oil 
1/2 teaspoon each of salt, pepper, fennel seeds, dill, paprika, turmeric, garlic powder and rosemary if you have it
1 teaspoon maple syrup 

Noodles:
1/2 package green tea noodles
1 teaspoon veg oil (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional) 

Toppings:
1/2 cucumber
1 cup cilantro 
1/4 cup peanuts
1/4 cup raisins 

Prepare your plants: pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Peel and slice all the veggies so they are all roughly the same size. Mix in the oil, herbs/spices and maple syrup until everybody is evenly coated. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the beets and sweet potatoes are soft and delicious. 

While they are baking, make the noodles: follow the instructions on the package, ya goof! Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water to stop them from cooking anymore. Then add a teaspoon of veg oil and a 1/2 teaspoon of salt, if you like. 

Cut up the cuke and cilantro for the toppings. When the vegetables are ready: put your noodles in two bowls, place the roasted veggies on top, followed by the cucumber, cilantro, raisins, peanuts and whatever else you think to add. Eat with your significant other while watching cops chase drug gangs in 90's Baltimore. 

Namaste, yo. 

17 comments:

  1. What is the reddish-orange sauce drizzled over the top?

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    1. Sriracha sauce - hot sauce :)

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    2. I thought it might be. Yum!! :)

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  2. Hm, sounds like the perfect meal!

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  3. This looks incredible! And my partner and I are also addicted to The Wire! Sooo amazing.

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    1. YES! LOL. We're on season 2 and literally have trouble stopping watching. Thanks! x

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  4. Since when did baking at 350 degrees constitute raw vegetables?

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    1. Haha not everything I eat is raw, so I give a few recipes that aren't raw. The focus on this blog is plat based whole foods, predominantly raw. :)

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  5. Very alluring. I always love noodles with a lot of different combinations of vegetables rather than meat. They give off a certain invigorating smell and they fill the mouth with so many wonderful flavors. Thanks a lot for sharing this as I have something new to try. :)
    - MiracleNoodle.com

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    1. Thank YOU, Rachel :) Great comment.

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  7. I'm making this right now and I just want to add that the veggies make about 4-5 servings. A LOT OF VEGGIES. Not that it's a bad thing though! I'll have leftovers :)

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  8. This is soooo good! We really enjoyed it! It can make 4 if you cook an entire pack of noodles. Check out our full review here: http://veganrecipereview.com/?recipe=noodles-with-roasted-vegetables-herbs

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  9. i'm making this for my friend tomorrow but taking the sun dried tomato base from the zucchini pasta and adding it to this dish. I've been doing that a lot lately, i'll take your recipes and swap all the base's for another.. it makes things interesting.
    Stay classy! :)

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  10. So my partner and I came across your recipe and OH MUH GERSH!!! Soooooo fabulously delicious!!!

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  11. AnonymousMay 28, 2014

    This website is a life saver and the photo you post are so beautiful, thank you for giving me new creative recipes for going raw vegan, now I can direct others to your website and show them how great this lifestyle is

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  12. Looks super good. What vegetables do you recommend if you don't like beets or sweet potatoes together?

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