Eat– for Good Health

Friends, you may have checked globe-wide longevity charts and know the Japanese live the longest.  The Japanese consume protein (steak and fish) in smaller amounts than we do. Soy protein is more prevalent, and prized vegetables have a higher ratio than rice.  Below, SOBA SALAD WITH SOY-WASABI VINAIGRETTE is 275 calories per serving.

Ingredients for 4 servings:
Note– the recipe calls for an entire garlic clove, minced, but you can use less or not at all, depending on your taste.  Also, you can play with ingredients– if you want fewer noodles and more vegetables, that change tastes fine.
  • 6  ounces  Japanese curly noodles (chucka soba), uncooked
  • 1  cup  frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans)
  • 4  ounces  snow peas, trimmed and halved crosswise (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 4  ounces  whole baby carrots, quartered lengthwise
  • 3  tablespoons  rice vinegar
  • 3  tablespoons  low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1  tablespoon  sesame oil
  • 1  tablespoon  prepared wasabi paste
  • 1/2  cup  thinly sliced radishes

Prepare garlic; let stand 10 minutes.  Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and rinse under cold water; drain well.  Steam edamame, peas, and carrots 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and plunge vegetables into ice water; drain. Combine garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, oil, and wasabi in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add pasta, vegetable mixture, and radishes; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately.

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3 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    Kathleen, I think I would do that– add more snow peas and less noodles. Otherwise, I’ll take all the snow peas, and Rob will be left with mostly noodles.

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