🍜 SOBA ZUCCHINI NOODLES WITH HOMEMADE BASIL PESTO (#FRUITSANDVEGGIESMONDAY) 🍜


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Greetings steemit friends. The past few weeks have been absolutely crazy. Hence me not having much time for steemit and one of my favorite steemit contests #fruitsandveggiesmonday created and hosted by two amazing women @lenasveganliving and @plantstoplanks.

What have I been up to you might wonder.... well I went to Belgium for 3 weeks and when I came back so many things changed in our life. My hubby was offered a really nice job in the capital so he lives there now during the week, while at the bakery we are probably gonna have some big changes too…

Exciting but very busy times. With my hubby out of the house, I have to do everything by myself now… I know there are many people who do this (and big round applause to all of them) but after 18 years it is kinda strange and I had to get used to it.

Anyway, I am still enjoying life… Just at a faster pace lol.

That's why I am all up for healthy, fast plant-based dishes like this soba zoodle pasta pesto these days.

🍜 SOBA ZUCCHINI NOODLES WITH HOMEMADE BASIL PESTO


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FYI:


Italian Basil


Italian basil is not only a flavor booster it is a powerhouse source of vitamin K, manganese, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Furthermore, one of basil’s powerful antioxidants, eugenol, is an anti-inflammatory compound good for the joints and digestive tract.

Soba Noodles


Soba (which means buckwheat in Japanese) noodles are a Japanese staple food gaining popularity in the West. Buckwheat is a nutritious, gluten-free seed or pseudocereal. Though not all soba noodles are made solely of buckwheat flour. So make sure to read food labels.

Buckwheat is a good source of protein, fiber, and energy. Since buckwheat does not contain gluten, it is a great alternative to pasta for people with celiac disease or gluten intolerances.

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Zucchini Noodles aka Zoodles


Zoodles are low in calories, gluten-free and packed with health-promoting nutrients. Zucchini contains zero fat and is high in water and fiber. It also contains significant amounts of vitamins B6, riboflavin, folate, C, and K, and minerals, like potassium and manganese.

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Sunflower Seeds


Though Italian-style pesto is always made with pine nuts, I usually make them with sunflower seeds. Though I know they don't taste the same -in Cambodia, it is very hard to find pine nuts - to my humble opinion, sunflower seeds make the perfect alternative to pinenuts.

Sunflower seeds are considered one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. A single serving packs in a serious punch of macro and micronutrients such as protein, healthy fats, vitamin E, iron, thiamine, manganese, and copper.

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Now, let's start cooking!!!!!


INGREDIENTS (serves 4)


  • 2 zucchini, spiralized
  • 8 oz soba noodles aka buckwheat noodles
  • 2 to 1Β½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 big handfuls of spinach, shredded
  • Himalayan pink salt and black pepper to taste
  • Roasted sunflower seeds (optional topping)
  • Fresh chives, chopped (optional topping)

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For the basil pesto


  • 1.5 cups Italian basil
  • ΒΌ cup sunflower seeds, roasted
  • ΒΌ cup nutritional yeast
  • ΒΌ cup olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Himalayan pink sea salt

DIRECTIONS


Add all pesto ingredients to a blender and process until smooth. Set aside.

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Cook soba noodles according to the instructions on the package. When al dente, drain and set aside.

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Heat cooking oil over medium heat. SautΓ© onion until fragrant. Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes more. Then add cherry tomatoes and cook until they start to soften.

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Add spiralized zucchini and spinach. Cook until the zucchini noodles are soft and spinach has wilted.

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Then add soba noodles. Cook until heated through before stirring in the pesto.

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Optional: serve with roasted sunflower seeds and fresh chives on top.

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WISHING YOU ALL A WONDERFUL DAY ღ ღ ღ


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08.07.2019 08:01
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Thanks for all the love and support πŸ’—

09.07.2019 01:08
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As a vegan I should admit I really enjoyed your post @amy-goodrich !
And It really made me hungry!!!
Unfortunately we don't have buckwheat noodles around here... And to be honest I'm not a real fan of buckwheat!
But I tried buckwheat in a soup and it finally worked! My problem with buckwheat is that it never acquire any taste! I know it's a really good source specially for me as a Vegan! But taste matters too!
Maybe if I can find some buckwheat noodle I give it a try with your recipe!
Your post can be considered as an appetizer! I need to eat something now!!!
Thanks for your beautiful and delicious post!
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08.07.2019 09:01
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Hello fellow vegan! Always nice to find other folks on here. Here's a fresh link to the vegans of steemit discord channel if you'd like to come join us: https://discord.gg/cHrQVbB

08.07.2019 11:56
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Thanks for this beautiful comment. You can easy swap the buckwheat noodles with more zucchini noodles or any other whole grain pasta. Like you said there is no point forcing yourself to eat something you don't like. I personally like buckwheat very much. Have a beautiful day xxx oh BTW I don't have a vegan channel but feel free to join vegans of steemit on discord

09.07.2019 01:15
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Oh my, I love noodles and as I’m new to the vegan world, I’ll definitely gonna try this ZUCCHINI NOODLES ! β™₯️

Bookmarked & followed also your pinterest
Bon apetito!

08.07.2019 09:27
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Thanks my friend and welcome to the wonderful world of vegan cooking

09.07.2019 01:28
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I hope you had a nice time in Belgium. Where exactly are you coming from? I used to live in Leuven for a year during my Uni time :)

Congratulations to the new job of your husband! :) I can imagine you are very busy now but you will slowly get used to it and it will become normal. It must be difficult to be apart for the work week but time passes so quickly when you're busy :)

Thank you for sharing your lovely recipe! I love soba noodles and quick meals so this sounds ideal :)

Have a lovely day!

08.07.2019 10:32
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Heya... I was born in a small town between leuven and Brussels called hoeilaart but before I moved to Cambodia we lived 13 or 14 years in Ghent... Amazing city... Thanks for stopping by. Have a lovely day

09.07.2019 01:31
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Ghent is very nice. I have visited it a couple of times. I loved Leuven. It's an amazing place to live.. when you're student of course :)

09.07.2019 07:53
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True that.... Ghent will always have a special place in my heart

12.07.2019 01:26
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Oh wow, you have been busy! I knew you were back home visiting for a bit (and hopefully enjoying lots of berries), but even more things going on, too! Sounds like some adjustments, but hopefully all good stuff in the end. Happy you got a chance to come join the Monday family. Especially with something I know we would all gladly take a bowl of! I enjoy using sunflower seeds in things like this, as well. Even though I can get pine nuts pretty easily here, they are so expensive that I would rather just get sunflower or pumpkin seeds as they both work well and are full of nutrients. I honestly don't know that I have ever bought buckwheat noodles to make at home, but I do enjoy the earthy, nutty flavor so I might just have to grab some soon. I have been on a chickpea or red lentil noodle kick for quite a while now as I really enjoy those varieties. Cheers to starting out the week with delicious, healthy food!

08.07.2019 11:48
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Ohh chickpea or lentil noodles, that's sounds amazing. Wonder if my hubby can find them for me in the capital. Lots of changes indeed but hey that keeps life intresting right? Have a beautiful day xxxx

09.07.2019 01:34
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Great to see you Amy. I love the recipe, the photography and the dish. Well done my Dear πŸ…πŸ˜πŸ₯‘
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08.07.2019 16:23
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Thanks beautiful. Glad you like this one. Think I might have a new fav quick meal lol xxx

09.07.2019 01:53
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That's for sure Sweetie. Always a pleasure 😊

10.07.2019 00:30
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I hope by doing this, more content creators/bloggers/vloggers will get to know this wonderful platform we both thrive in. :)

Keep creating awesome content!

08.07.2019 17:07
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Thank you so much for the support. Much appreciated πŸ’—

09.07.2019 02:14
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That looks and sounds so good, and the dish you presented it in is so cool,
that does sounds like you have been so busy and some big changes but I wish you all the best moving forward

08.07.2019 22:26
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Thanks my friend. Hope life is good on your side of the world too

09.07.2019 02:14
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Yes all good thanks keeping myself busy and out of trouble

09.07.2019 09:01
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What a great treat - this will be today's lunch yumyumyum

08.07.2019 23:36
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I hope you enjoy it as much as we did xxx

09.07.2019 01:07
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Hahaha... while I was reading your introduction about your hubby;s transfer and your bakery things I was thinking this blog is something about your difficult time but it ended up in a tasty stuff. Vegan way of life,

Your detailed steps and the photographs looks like you simplified a big task into small tricks that can be easy to try, Most likely I will share in home for them to try...

Cheers

09.07.2019 01:14
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All good here lol. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you give this recipe a go. Super easy to make xxx

09.07.2019 02:17
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I would definitely as a consin is there who always tries new stuffs

09.07.2019 10:57
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09.07.2019 09:12
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Thanks my digital friend for the support x

12.07.2019 01:27
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Man that looks good and do I ever love zucchini!

I knew sunflower seeds were good but I didn't know they were that good. Tha ks for sharing!

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11.07.2019 02:30
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Thanks. If you are ever close to my house consider yourself invited for dinner xxx have a beautiful day

12.07.2019 01:37
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Nice I would love that! 😁

12.07.2019 02:25
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Congrats on winning #fruitsandveggiesmonday!

Looking forward to another of your awesome submission for next week πŸ‘

11.07.2019 02:52
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Thanks. Happy to have found some time for steemit again... Missed all the lovely people on here xxx

12.07.2019 01:38
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Looks so delicious and refreshing.... Thanks

04.08.2019 20:38
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