PINK SOBA NOODLES
Are you as crazy about noodles as I am? If the answer is 'yes' then you're in for a treat with this vegan recipe! You're really going to enjoy this dish because 1. it's pretty to look at (who doesn't like eating pretty food?) and 2. the textures in this dish make it SO fun to eat. Lord knows, if there's one thing I enjoy, it's eating. LOL!
Funny story, in high school I played sports year-round and by the time I got home from practice or games/track meets, everyone at my house had already eaten dinner so my mom would sit with me at the kitchen table (she didn't want me to eat alone. I love my mama!) and would just stare and smile at me. I finally asked her, "Mami, why are you smiling while watching me eat?" She responded with, "You're just so happy when you're eating and it makes me feel good."
...Ha! It's no wonder I love cooking, eating out, and pretty much plan my life around what time my husband and I are eating and where are we eating.
Back to my pink noodles though...the flavors are incredible. The creaminess of the avocado, the sweetness of the roasted beets, and the spiciness of the fresh ground pepper and green onions really balanced each other well making this a lovely dish indeed.
- Soba noodles (cook al dente)
- Spinach (add at the end so they wilt)
- Roasted beets (chop the beets and drizzle with olive oil. Roast at *350 until soft)
- Chopped Italian flat leaf parsley
- Chopped green onion
- Freshly ground pepper
- Himalayan salt
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Diced avocado
I actually set aside some of it (minus the green onions), added some chopped organic chicken and made meals for my cute little pups, Lupe (fawn-colored) and Oscar (black). They gobbled it right up! I just love my furbabies so much and wholeheartedly believe they should enjoy all the yummy healthy food that their parents enjoy as long as they're not allergic of course!
Pro Tip: If you haven't eaten many beets in your life, don't be alarmed if you go to the bathroom and it's pink after eating this! You're not dying, LOL! Eating beets will do that : )