Asian Noodles

Seitan “Peppersteak” with Bean-Thread Noodles

Seitan is a traditional Asian food made from high-protein wheat gluten. in Chinese cookery, it is often used as a very convincing meat analog. Peppersteak is a perfect menu for this “beefy” food. more→

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Bean-Thread Noodles with Crisp Vegetables in Peanut Sauce

Brimming with barely-cooked vegetables, this noodle dish makes a good light dinner. Leftovers packed in a container and eaten cold also make a terrific change-of-pace offering in a brown-bag lunch. more→

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Southeast Asian-Flavored Cold Noodles with Tempeh

This spicy, nutty salad is an amalgam of Indonesian and Thai-influenced ingredients and seasonings. more→

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Soba Noodles with Green Beans and Almonds

Almonds in a white bowl

Perfect green beans seem to be available only for a month or two in the summer. This dish is a nice way to highlight them during that brief window. However, I’m so fond of it, that I use frozen green beans so I can make this regularly. I highly recommend using organic whole baby green beans.

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Seitan Chow Fun

When you’re in the mood for tasty Asian-style fare, this seitan stir-fry, embellished with broccoli, peppers, and wide noodles comes together quickly. Serve with spring rolls (from the natural foods store freezer) and a simple coleslaw with a sesame-ginger dressing. more→

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Asian Noodles with Napa Cabbage, Mushrooms, and Tofu

Asian noodles, ginger, and garlic

This delectable stir-fry of delectable napa cabbage, mushrooms and tofu, augmented with Asian noodles goes well with a simple slaw and spring rolls from the freezer section of your natural foods store. more→

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Pan-fried Sesame Noodles and Broccoli

The creamy and flavorful sesame sauce absorbs quickly into the noodles, so if you like your noodles especially saucy, you can make a little extra sauce to add when ready to serve. Chinese sesame paste is made from toasted sesame seeds and has a distinctly different flavor from the Middle Eastern sesame tahini. This recipe is from Party Vegan: Fabulous, Fun Food for Every Occasion* by Robin Robertson © 2010, John Wiley and Sons. more→

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Noodles with Peanut Sauce, Broiled Kale, and Butternut Squash

Butternut squash

Here’s a luscious dish of noodles, kale butternut squash, enveloped in a rich peanut sauce. If you prefer, you can have all the ingredients heated and serve the dish hot instead of at room temperature. Contributed by Bryanna Clark Grogan. more→

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