This delightful entanglement of soba noodles was made possible thanks to Emily von Euw.
I first stumbled across Emily's blog, This Rawsome Vegan Life, in March of 2013 (almost three years ago to the day). It was a photo of her Raw Carrot Cake with Cashew Cream that lured me over to her site, as I was completely struck by the beauty of that cake (and still am today). As I found myself lingering in Emily's recipe archives and then her "About Me" page, her spirited attention to detail and empowered voice struck a chord. I sensed a sort of raw authenticity (no pun intended) within her words, and they inspired me.
Between her thoughtful, empathic words and her truly (r)aw
esome blog recipes, I could get carried away sharing my thoughts. But I won't, because I have other, equally enthusiastic praises to share about her latest cookbook, The Rawsome Vegan Cookbook.
The book is divided into two sections of vibrant, plant-based meals: Raw and Cooked. Each section is brimming with meals that are simple and straightforward yet artful and creative. Emily has an uncanny knack for writing recipes that balance approachability with imagination, which is no easy feat.
I have flags running up and down the pages to notate recipes I'm planning to make. So many flags, in fact, that it probably didn't make sense to bookmark anything at all. A few that immediately caught my eye in each section are...
Raw Tacos with Sweet Corn, Kiwi, Cumin-Marinated Tomatoes + Pea Shoots | Green Coconut Curry with Marinated 'Shrooms, Broccoli + Tomato | Garden Burritos with Spicy Mushroom Nut Meat | Rawsome Pizza | Onion Corn Bread Sandwich with Avocado + Spinach Filling
Creamy Butternut Squash with Sage, Cranberry Jam + Micro Greens | Yam Fries Forever | Freedom Falafel with Lemon Pepper Spinach Salad | Eggplant Oregano Steaks with Lemony Broccolini + Spicy Chickpeas
And of course, this fresh recipe for Soba Noodles with Carrot Ribbons and Miso Glaze...
This meal comes together in a speedy 20 minutes (maybe even less depending on your chopping skills). The ingredient list is short and the preparation is fuss-free, so the flavors of each element shine through and are brightened by one another. I found these noodles to be equally delicious whether served warm or chilled, and I love how light and refreshing the flavors are.
Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post for...
1| This recipe!
2| A chance to win a copy of The Rawsome Vegan Cookbook (or you can get your very own copy here).
Soba Noodles from The Rawsome Vegan Cookbook by Emily von Euw + A Giveaway!
- 2 teaspoons miso paste
- 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 3 to 4 tablespoons vegetable broth
- 1 peeled garlic clove
- ½ teaspoon chunk of peeled ginger
- 2 cups (180 grams) uncooked gluten-free soba noodles
- 1 medium carrot, peeled
- ½ avocado
- 1 cup shredded spinach
- 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds (optional)*
- Blend all the ingredients together until smooth; it should be the consistency of cream. If it's too watery, add 1 tablespoon of miso paste. If it's too thick, add 1 tablespoon of water.
- Cook according to the package directions.
- Using a mandolin slicer, spiral slicer, or simply a cheese grater, shred the carrot into thin slices. Slice the avocado meat thinly lengthwise.
- Toss the noodles with the spinach, carrot shreds, and the glaze, then garnish with the avocado slices and sesame seeds (if using).**
**I drizzled the finished soba noodles with a bit of tamari for a salty punch of flavor. Excerpted from The Rawsome Vegan Cookbook by Emily von Euw (Page Street Publishing). Copyright © 2015.
The Rawsome Vegan Cookbook Giveaway
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