3 years ago
Kelp Noodle Heaven

From the Raw Freedom Community.

Kelp Noodle Heaven
by Linda Wooliever

I’ve been playing around with these kelp noodles. Each night I would find a recipe and modify it until I came up with SUCH a winning combination. Matt and I have been eating it like crack! I wouldn’t eat at the workshops I had this week because I just wanted to come home and make my kelp noodle dinner. BOY is it ever tasting heavenly to me and perfect warming herbs to eat this during this COLD COLD week! YUM! This has it all - spice, savory, a touch of sweet. I literally have to pace myself or else I’d inhale the bowl.

For the noodle heaven:

1 package sea tangle kelp noodles
purple cabbage (optional)

Really rinse the kelp noodles and drain in a mesh colander. Transfer to a bowl. Thinly chop about 3/4 cup worth of purple cabbage and put in the bowl with the noodles. Mix and set aside.

For the sauce:
4-5 Tbsp almond butter
1/4 cup filtered water
3 Tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
1-2 jalapeno peppers, deseeded* (depending on how much spice you like - start with one and add another if you want to make it SPICY)
1 Tbsp agave
1 Tbsp nama shoyu**
1/2 - 1 Tbsp ground ginger
2 tsp hot pepper sesame oil (or regular sesame oil)
1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Put all sauce ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth and creamy. You may have to blend a while if you live in a cold place like VT and the coconut butter is still in chunks. This is actually OK if the VitaMix blends it for a while because it warms it up some. You just want to stop after a minute because you don’t want to boil what you’ve got in the pitcher! After it’s all blended and creamy, pour over the noodle and cabbage mixture and let sit for about 5-10 minutes so that the noodles get softer.

* NOTE: Our healthy food store was out of jalapenos for a couple days so I used 1 Tbsp of my favorite hot sauce as a substitution for the fresh jalapeno peppers. This condiment isn’t raw but it’s what I had on hand and it still tasted heavenly. You could also substitute with a pinch or so of cayenne pepper. There’s always lots of ways to substitute.

**Another NOTE: Some folks will not use Nama Shoyu (an unpasteurized soy sauce) - it does have wheat in it so for some, there is an intolerance there. Others won’t use it because they say it makes them over eat. I think it has a great taste and so I use it. I also use Bragg’s liquid aminos which is another “no-no” to some. I think we can all make our own judgements of what works for our bodies and our pocketbooks I care more about reducing guilt and shame over food but I do also want to give you another substitution. If you can’t or don’t want to use nama shoyu or bragg’s, add a rounded tsp of your favorite miso as a substitution.

SERVING SUGGESTION: Now this is where it gets even better! Make a salad consisting of baby greens, baby spinach and sliced up or grated carrots. Put some on a plate. Then add some (about 1/4 cup) of my House Kim Chi on top of the salad! OO! This is SOOOO GOOD! Then add some (or a lot) of the kelp noodles on top. This is such a delicious and satisfying dinner. I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing this is. And beautiful too: white noodles, purple cabbage over fuschia pink kim chi over a green and orange salad. We make it very spicy and it’s SOOO wonderful to eat the heat when it is so cold outside. The ginger and the jalapenos are awesome. My toes are warming up just thinking about it!

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3 years ago
Kelp Noodles with Almond Butter Sauce

From the Raw Freedom Community.

Serves 6 as a side dish- 4 as a main

16-oz pkg Sea Tangle Kelp Noodles
2 tbsp peeled, grated ginger
1 C carrots-grated
1/2 C coconut water
1 C each red and green cabbage shredded
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 C (about) shredded baby bok choy
2 tbsp lemon or lime juice
¼ C shredded daikon radish, or regular red radish
1½ tsp Celtic sea salt
6 tbsp almond butter*
½ tsp cayenne pepper, optional

Wash, shred, and grate all vegetables and place them in a bowl with the Kelp Noodles (these noodles are ready to use, ready to eat – just open the package and put in bowl!)

Blend almond butter, ginger, coconut water, sesame oil, lemon juice, sea salt, and cayenne, if you’re going spicy! Blend well. Pour dressing over your vegetables and noodles, toss, and let salad sit to marinate for 30 minutes.

* Almond butter can be substituted for other nut butters.

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3 years ago
Juliano’s Cheezey Kelp Noodles

From Sweetly Raw.

Alex had this alfredo kelp noodle dish and it was insaaaanely good! Definitely dehydrated to warm perfection.


Cheezey Kelp Noodle Recipe

Thanks to my friend Jozzie who is the master finder of raw recipes - she found this on Juliano’s site as the recipe of the month!

Noodles

2 packages Sea Tangle Kelp Noodles
1⁄2 c nut cheeze (see below)
1⁄8 c olive oil
1 tsp fresh rosemary, minced
1⁄4 tsp Celtic sea salt
1 TBS fresh-squeezed lemon juice
2 tsp Bragg Aminos
3 TBS Nutritional Yeast
1/2 tsp black pepper

Mix everything in mixing bowl and place in the dehydrator for 1 hour

Nut Cheeze

2 c cashews
1 tsp de-stemmed finely minced fresh rosemary
3 TBS fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp Celtic sea salt
1 1⁄2 c Water

Blend into a thick cream add more water if needed

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3 years ago
Spinach-Basil Pesto

Continuing with the noodles from Sweetly Raw.

Spinach Basil Pesto

Packed with spinach and much lower in fat than most pestos, this is great over zucchini/kelp noodles, salad, crackers, or veggie sticks.

2 1/2 cups packed spinach
3/4 cup fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped
3 Tablespoons hemp seeds
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
2-3 Tablespoons water
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast
1 large clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt

In a food processor, blend all ingredients into a paste. Taste, adjust salt.

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Creamy Coconut Sauce

From the same Sweetly Raw noodle post.

Creamy Coconut Sauce

1 cup coconut milk*
1/2 cup almond butter
4-5 teaspoons minced ginger
4 teaspoons white miso
1 small clove garlic
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2-1 teaspoon tamari
1 drop stevia
Cayenne pepper, to taste

*Option 1: Blend young coconut pulp with it’s water, making sure it’s the consistency of thick cream. If there isn’t much pulp you will need more pulp to thicken it up, or less of the water.

*Option 2: Blend 1/3 cup shredded coconut with 1 cup water in a high speed blender until smooth and then strain through a nut milk bag for a smooth milk.

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Creamy Miso Ginger Sauce

I’m not sure why lemon juice is listed twice. Experiment to see how much ginger you like.

More noodles from Sweetly Raw.

Creamy Miso Ginger Sauce

Here’s another yummy sauce I made recently (I didn’t get a pic), also for kelp noodles. It’s creamy and coconutty which I love. Serve it over zucchini or kelp noodles with veggies.
1/4 cup raw sesame oil*
8 tablespoons orange juice
3 tablespoons almond butter
3 tablespoons white miso
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons lemon or lime juice
3 drops stevia
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
2-3” piece of ginger, peeled
1 small clove garlic
Cayenne, to taste

Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy in a blender.

*not to be confused with toasted sesame oil which has a very strong taste. The extra virgin kind has a very neutral taste.

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Ginger Kreamy Kelp Noodles

From Sweetly Raw.

Ginger Kreamy Kelp Noodles

Creamy noodles, crunchy veggies, and flavored seeds - the perfect combo for me. I like lots of textures in a dish. Dehydrating them for a while makes the noodles really soft and brings all the flavors together even more.

1 package kelp noodles
Veggies of your choice, sliced such as:
Zucchini
Baby bok choy
bell peppers
Carrot
Celery
Cilantro
Chopped cashews, raw peanuts, or sunflower seeds

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Raw Alfredo Sauce

From Sweetly Raw.

Alfredo Sauce
1 1/4 cup cashews
3/4 cup water
1/4-1/3 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon himalayan salt
1 clove garlic
1 drop stevia

Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy.Toss with zucchini or kelp noodles.

For a little variation, add chopped red bell pepper, tomato, fresh basil, chives, and parsley.

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3 years ago
Masala Noodles and Vegetables

This one I think I’ll try adapting with kelp noodles and using the dehydrator to help reduce the sauce and encourage it to soak into the noodles and vegetables. Instead of broth, I’m thinking maybe tomato juice (whiz a tomato in the blender, then strain through a sieve or cloth) mixed with a bit of tamarind. Maybe whiz a mushroom with the tomato, for added umami.

alittlecooked:

From Chez Cayenne.

Masala Rice Noodles and Vegetables

My love of spices is probably why I fell in love with this dish the first time I tasted it at a restaurant. It’s a fairly basic lo mein recipe, done Indian-style.  To recreate it at home, I started with this lo mein recipe and added garam masala and cayenne pepper. The restaurant version I had uses wheat noodles, but I’ve been on a rice noodle kick lately, so I used them here. If you decide to make this with wheat noodles, undercook them slightly by cooking them for 2/3 of the time recommended on the package and finish cooking them in the sauce. We had this with a rich eggplant dish on the side, but if you wanted to make these noodles be a one-dish meal, I suggest adding some baked tofu triangles.


I’m sending these spicy noodles over to Presto Pasta Nights, created  by Ruth of Once Upon a Feast. and hosted this week by Beth Anne of The Seventh Level of Boredom. Check Beth Anne’s site next Friday for the roundup!


Masala Rice Noodles and Vegetables


6-7 ounces rice noodles (1/2 a package)
3/4 cup vegetable broth
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
3/4 teaspoon garam masala
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper*
1 tablespoon canola oil
a few cremini or button mushrooms, thinly sliced
1/2 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 stalk of celery, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2-inch piece of ginger, minced
4 ounces (2-1/2 cups) shredded cabbage
sliced green onion tops for garnish

Thirty minutes or more before you plan to stir-fry the vegetables, place the rice noodles in a bowl and cover with hot tap water. Set aside.

Whisk together the vegetable broth, soy sauce, sesame oil, garam masala, and cayenne pepper and set aside.

Heat canola oil in a large skillet or a wok.
Sauté mushrooms and bell pepper until tender, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, and cabbage and continue cooking until cabbage has reduced in volume by about half, about 3 minutes. Drain noodles and add to the skillet. Pour sauce on top. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until sauce is absorbed. 
   Serves 3-4.

*One quarter-teaspoon of cayenne pepper makes the noodles medium-hot. Adjust accordingl
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Peanut Butter/Sesame Noodle Salad

I think this would be good done with kelp noodles or vegetable noodles. Substitute almond butter if you don’t eat peanuts.

alittlecooked:

From No Face Plate.

Peanut Butter/Sesame Udon [Noodle] Salad
makes 3-4 servings

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup warm water
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon minced ginger
4 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon agave nectar
Dash rice vinegar 

8 ozs Udon or Soba noodles, prepared al dente [kelp noodles or vegetables noodles of your choice]

1 cup sliced fresh veggies - I used a small roma tomato and 1/3 of an english cuke
Small handful sprouts
1 tablespoon each black and white sesame seeds, to top
Thin sliced red onion, to top 
Crushed red pepper to top - if you like the spicy.

Prepare your noodles according to package directions, rinse with cold water, and set in the fridge or freezer to chill.

Puree all the sauce ingredients in your blender for a minute or two, till totally uniform.

Toss your sliced veggies and sprouts with your noodles, add sauce, and wrastle that dressing into every nook and cranny. I admit - I gave up on my tongs and used my paws. It’s a heavy salad.

Put a handful onto a small plate, top with sesame seeds, thinly sliced onion, and crushed pepper. 


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