Monday, February 21, 2011

noodle bowl!

made a fresh, healthy, filling dinner tonight!
i was craving a Vietnamese noodle bowl, and with a quick run to my favorite healthy corner store after work i was on my way to one!

cashew nut butter noodle bowl
  • 1 package rice noodles
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 orange pepper, chopped
  • 6-7 mushrooms, chopped
  • about 1 cup sugar snap peas
  • 1 tablespoon raw liquid coconut aminos
  • chili powder, to taste
  • 1 cup raw coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup cashew butter
  • 1/2 of a lime's juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
  • pepper, to taste
  • fresh spinach
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • handful of raw cashews, finely chopped
  • cilantro

         for this fantasy dinner i bought some gluten free rice noodles (vermicelli ), threw them in boiling water for about 4 minutes, drained, cold rinsed, and set aside.

for the veggies i started out with some sesame oil, garlic, and onion in a medium pan
cooked until onion was soft
added the chopped orange pepper
after about 3 minutes, i added the mushrooms
added some raw coconut aminos, chili powder, and covered for about 5 minutes
i then added the sugar snap peas, covered for another 5 minutes
uncovered, and cooked on low until mushroom was soft and flavorful
i turned off the heat and let the sauce settle.

for the cashew sauce, i whisked the coconut milk, cashew butter, salt, chili garlic sauce, lime, and pepper in a sauce pan over medium heat until blended

to serve, i took a medium sized bowl
i started with a layer of fresh spinach on the bottom
put some of the cold noodles on top of that
 added some vegetables
then grated carrots
and finally the tasty cashew sauce, with a sprinkle of the chopped raw cashews
oh yeah and cilantro and some more lime :)
(and, to serve my spicy side, i swirled in some sriracha)


  1. i made this last night, genius of meals. i subbed bok choy for spinach and added raw grated ginger, spicy sprouts,tofu, mint and basil. thank you! my vegan date was impressed :D