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Party Noodles

BeanThreadNoodles This was one of my most delicious thrown-together meals ever! And quite unintentionally, it's gluten-free and vegan. I'm naming this dish:

Party Noodles!

Ingredients:

  • 1 8 oz package of cellophane bean thread noodles
  • 4 carrots julienned
  • 1 small head napa cabbage julienned
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 inches of ginger minced
  • 4 leaves steamed kale chopped
  • handful purple basil leaves torn & a little of the stems chopped
  • small handful cilantro leaves with stems chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • 1/4 cup gluten free tamari
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • brown rice vinegar
  • gomasio to garnish

Preparation:

  1. heat grapeseed oil in a large cast oil or stainless frying pan
  2. add ginger & garlic
  3. add carrots and cook for 3 minutes
  4. add cabbage and cook for 3 more minutes
  5. add kale cook 1 minute and stir everything, then turn heat off
  6. boil water and cook noodles 2 - 3 minutes, drain & toss
  7. add tamari, sesame oil, vinegar, mirin & toss
  8. add fresh herbs & toss
  9. garnish with gomasio

Note on Gomasio:

Gomasio is a traditional Japanese condiment which is a mixture of toasted sesame seeds, partially pulverized, and sea salt. I know it sounds fancy, but I used homemade black sesame seed gomasio here. Back story is that I used to be a member of the Park Slope Food Co-op where they sold gargantuan bags of black sesame seeds. When I was pregnant I needed to increase my intake of iron & calcium, both of which are abundant in black sesame seeds. Since it's hard to incorporate black sesame seeds into so many recipes, and gomasio is a great substitute for regular table salt, I figured making black sesame seed gomasio was a good solution. I am only now nearing the end of my supply, 2.5 years later! Alas I was kicked out of the Park Slope Food Co-op (a story for another day), so now I will have to research where to get a new supply-- hit me if you have a connection!