My latest twist on Chicken Noodle soup made with soba and miso.
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While poking around the other day, I realized I’ve shared a good amount of pastas with you, but have all but failed you in the other noodle categories. I mean, yes, I’m Italian-American so cooking pasta comes as naturally to me as being dramatic, but it’s a total misrepresentation of the noodles that grace my kitchen. There’s a whole shelf filled with various pastas as well as rice sticks, pad thai noodles, udon, and, my favorite, soba.
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It’s that time of the year when some of us have ditched our healthy eating New Year’s resolutions while others are still attempting to hold on with dear life.
I’m in that second group and am doing my best to eat clean and healthy — with the help of a ton of lighter soups, healthy grains, and wintry salads. I know, when I write winter salads, you’re probably saying, “oh, great, that’s sure to be boring,” but it really doesn’t have to be that way.
My search for an interesting seasonal salad combined with my recent time in Hawaii led me to create this green salad topped with some seared miso-marinated tofu. It’s meatless, healthy, and made with ingredients available (to most of us) throughout the winter. The element that separates it from other, more predictable salads is the misoyaki tofu. Here I used the marinade with tofu but, if you’re not a fan, you could use it with salmon, tuna, or chicken. But, another resolution of mine has been to eat less meat so meatless sources of protein like tofu and I have become close friends.
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I’m writing this post from 36,000 feet in the air as I’m flying back west after a few weeks of travel and I’m on a wifi-equipped plane. You gotta love that in this day and age, I can write, research, and post from the comfort of seat 33C.
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They gave me the smallest shopping basket I’ve ever seen and it was cheery yellow; I had just parked in a nondescript lot in Honolulu, stepping into Mana Bu transported me directly to downtown Tokyo.
Continue Reading: Mana Bu, I Heart You →