Sesame Soba Noodles

Last Updated on Monday, 28 June 2010 12:57 Written by Flax Monday, 28 June 2010 12:43

I am always lookiing for alternatives to wheat. Wheat is one of the most abused foods in the western world and so go figure but celiacs are becoming morI think that is why we are seeing so many celiacs these days. How many of you knew even one celiac twentsy years ago?

Even for those of you who are not celiac eating wheat can cause flu like symptoms; excess mucus, feelings of fatigue and just general laziness. This is because eating wheat slows you down and provides a sense of relaxation. It is wonderful to feel relaxed but we are overdoing it. Ask yourself how much wheat do you eat every day? Yes, even whole wheat. Do you eat one serving a day? Two servings a day maybe even three servings a day? For those of you not on Atkins, chances are that you are eating wheat at least once a day. Maybe you need some variety in your diet so that your body doesn’t get overwhelmed with eating the same food all the time and develops an allergic reaction. Celiac disease can develop later in life. I think it is best to eat a large variety of foods and not overwhelm our systems with too much of one kind.

Here’s an alternative to eating wheat and yet it is familiar enough for people who hate changes to their diet. Soba noodles are made out of buckwheat and, as we all know, buckwehat strengthens is wonderful for lowering high blood pressure.

Ingredients:

1 package of soba noodles, (they can be found in healthfood stores or in Asian markets.)
2 liters water
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp whole sesame seeds
2 centimeter ginger root, grated
1 clove garlic, pressed in a garlic press
2 scallions, sliced on an angle

Bring the water to a boil and add the noodles, cook according to the instructions on the package. Place in a colander and rinse the noodles. Return the drained noodles to the pot. Heat the oil and add the ginger and garlic. Add the noodles and mix in the remaining ingredients.

Serves 4
Serve hot or cold.

Enjoy!


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