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5 Minute Asian Noodle Bowl

"Chef Katie, what can I make in 5 minutes?  Without using a knife?"

This is one of the most repeated questions I hear.  It cuts right to the root of the reality many of us face:

I want to be healthy.  But I am limited by time, skill, or ideas.


Enter Chef Katie.  I was up for the challenge.

Here is an Asian Noodle Bowl that you can make in just 5 minutes.  Okay, yes, the water needs to be boiling, but you DON'T need a knife.  

You might even have most of the ingredients already in your pantry: Soba noodles, peanut butter, ginger, red chili flake, tamari, rice vinegar, lime juice, and "mix-ins" (I use frozen edamame and a bag of bean sprouts.  You can even use brown rice pasta noodles or whole wheat spaghetti.

This makes a great clean-out dish for using up frozen or leftover veggies.  

5 Minute Asian Peanut Sauce:
2 tbsp. Peanut Butter
1 tbsp. Rice Vinegar
1/2 tsp. Lime juice
1 tbsp. Ginger, grated or minced
1 tbsp. Orange Juice (or pineapple)
1/8 tsp. Red chili flake
1/2 tsp. Tamari or Soy Sauce

For Noodle Bowl:
1 (2 oz) bundle Soba noodles
1/2 cup bean sprouts
1/4 cup shelled edamame



There's just one question now...What is the next challenge?


Please, share your Plants-Rule challenge in the comments, and I'll be happy to tackle.