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 

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

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. 


Aimee said...

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

The Vegan Cookie Fairy said...

Hm, sounds like the perfect meal!

Em von Euw said...

Sriracha sauce - hot sauce :)

Unknown said...

I thought it might be. Yum!! :)

raechel @the rebel grrrl kitchen said...

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

Em von Euw said...

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

Anonymous said...

Since when did baking at 350 degrees constitute raw vegetables?

Em von Euw said...

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. :)

Unknown said...

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. :)
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Em von Euw said...

Thank YOU, Rachel :) Great comment.

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Anonymous said...

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 :)

Angie said...

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

Unknown said...

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! :)

Unknown said...

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

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HelloitsAsia said...

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