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Rice Noodle Green Onion Soup

A delightfully simple Japanese soup that warms and nourishes your whole being! Who knew such flavor could be so easy to create!

Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Serves 2-4

Dry weight: 3-4 ounce thin, rice noodles, cook as directed
3 cups water
1/8 cup bonito flakes (or 1 tablespoon fish sauce). This can be left out if vegetarian.
1⁄4 cup tamari
1⁄4 cup Mirin
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1⁄4 cup sliced bamboo shoot
Optional 1⁄4 cup sliced water chestnuts
Optional 1⁄2 to 1 tablespoon grated ginger
Optional 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed red chili
1/8 cup chopped green onion

Soak the rice noodles (or cook as directed), strain and set aside.

Mix all of the rest of the ingredients, except green onion, together and simmer for 10 minutes.

Put the noodles into separate bowls, pour the broth over the top; top the soup with green onions and serve hot with chopsticks!

Coconut Lime Noodle Soup

A fantastic recipe and a perfect dinner solution after a long day of hard work! This 15 minute recipe was inspired by a traditional Thai soup. And true to its culture, this is a simple recipe with few ingredients and yet abundant with flavor!

Preparation time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Serves 2-4

Dry weight: 3-4 ounce thin, rice noodles, cook as directed
1, 14 or 15 ounce can of coconut milk
2 cups water
1/8 cup gluten/wheat free tamari
1⁄4 cup fresh lime juice
2 to 3 tablespoons agave syrup or honey
1, 15 ounce can of straw mushrooms or 2 cup chopped shitake mushrooms
1⁄2 cup sliced bamboo shoots
1⁄2 cup chopped cilantro

1. Cook the noodles as directed and set them aside.
2. Heat all the ingredients, except the cilantro, in a medium sized sauce-pan to
a simmer. Let the ingredients simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. Add the cilantro and then
turn off the heat.
3. Portion the noodles into bowls and pour the soup over the top. Serve hot with
chopsticks and a spoon! This is also excellent with chicken or shrimp and
with or without the noodles.

Garden Fresh Spring Rolls

These rolls are nothing short of Spring in your mouth! In this Garden Fresh Spring Roll video you will learn the tricks to making a successful and tasteful spring roll. These Vietnamese style rolls are gluten free and fun to make! They pair fabulously with any of the Asian sauces found on this site or for purchase.

Preparation time: 10 to 15 minutes
Cook time: 0 to 10 minutes depending on the noodles you choose
Serves 4 to 6

• Dry weight: 3-4 ounce thin, rice or mung bean noodles, cook as directed
• 1 tablespoon wheat free Tamari
• ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil
• ½ to ¾ cup of 3 to 4 different veggies sliced julienne style. I like bell pepper, carrots, diakon radish, mung bean sprouts, and mushrooms
• 1 small bunch of fresh basil and or 1 small bunch of cilantro
• Optional thin slices of Sesame Ginger Tofu, or cooked shrimp
• Rice paper wraps (usually made with tapioca)
• Large bowl or pot with hot water

1. Warm a large pot of water to just under a boil.
2. Mix cooked rice or mung bean noodles with tamari and sesame oil in a medium
bowl. Set aside.
3. Set up an area with a clean surface and place the sliced veggies and noodles nearby.
4. Dip the rice paper in hot water, and rotate it through so that the entire wrap becomes soft.
5. Lay the soft rice paper down onto the surface and put the veggies and noodles in the upper 1/3rd of the wrapper (the part closest to you). I like to start with laying down a few sprigs of cilantro or fresh basil leaves, then layer the rest on top. Leave about one inch of open space on either side.
6. Roll the wrap away from yourself, tucking it in at the top and on the sides as you go. Just like rolling a burrito! The rice paper should stick together just fine.
7. Now they are ready to eat. Choose your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!