Simple Soba Salad

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This has been a completely exhausting weekend.  Moving across the bay area, unpacking and organizing while caring for a 10-month-old with a 104 degree fever, and temperatures in the high 90s (with no A/C at the moment) really took it out of me.  We made the necessary Target/Ikea/BB&B trips, […]

Soba Salad with Sesame-Miso Dressing

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I really love soba noodles.  It all started with the recipe for Otsu in Super Natural Cooking, and grew from there into a mild obsession. I pretty much insist on eating them at least once a week, and I love the way they provide a pleasantly earthy backdrop for […]

Soba with Eggplant and Mango

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I had two fantastic runs this weekend.  First up: 10 miles on a beautiful path with Mike and Ellie. I woke up kind of dreading the run and I was in a pretty crabby mood, but about 3 miles in everything was good again. It was warm, my legs […]

Soba and Kale Salad

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I’ve reached the sugar-saturation point in the holiday season. The last week has been intensely cookie-and candy-filled, and now I want nothing more than vegetables, and tons of them. I didn’t eat all of those, but I came close. We had a couple holiday parties this weekend, and since […]

Garlic Soba Noodles with Edamame

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I have a couple life updates to throw out there. First of all, this morning I was back at my pre-pregnancy weight! I gained 31 pounds while I was pregnant, lost all but 7 within the first week or two, and then the weight loss pretty much completely stalled. […]

Cold Soba with Dipping Sauce

I almost always order something really similar to this any time we go out for Japanese food, but I figured there had to be a way to make it myself. Unfortunately this isn’t vegetarian (I occasionally eat fish products), but I’ve done some research and apparently you can make […]

Teriyaki tofu and soba sushi rolls

I can be really, atrociously terrible at following directions, and this dinner, unfortunately, is a perfect example. I’m not always like that though. When I worked in a lab and was doing all sorts of crazy things with DNA, using primers and different chemicals that completely intimidated me, I […]

Summer Soba

This morning almost felt like summer. It was sunny, it was warm, and I felt kind of miserable on my run because of it. I’m just not used to temperatures above about 65 when I head out in the mornings! Can’t complain though…we definitely get spoiled here. For about […]

Orange-Glazed Tofu with Soba and Spinach

I’ve always been more than okay with repetition and I know I have my parents to blame for that. in our hose growing up there were certain stories (about egg salad sandwiches or Greenbrier vans) that I heard so many times I feel like they happened to me. I […]

Soba and Spinach Salad

I would like to call your attention to that cute little tree in the column on the right side of the page. The one that says “Super Natural Recipe Search” under it. If you’re trying to eat more whole foods, or if you get some new produce in your […]

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