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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!

Perfect Stir Fry

What can we say other than it’s the Perfect Stir Fry! In this video Tif shares with you wonderful veggie combinations, how to prepare them, and cooking tips that turn a decent stir fry into the perfect stir fry!

The Perfect Stir-Fry

Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 8 minutes (plus time for cooking rice)
Serves 4 to 6

• 1 tablespoon coconut or unrefined peanut oil
• 4 cloves chopped garlic
• ½ sweet onion sliced in wedges or ½ moons
• 1 cup carrots sliced diagonally
• 1 cup broccoli pieces
• 1 cup purple cabbage, chopped
• Optional ½ cup red bell pepper sliced julienne style
• 1 cup snow peas, washed and trimmed
• ½ cup mung bean sprouts
• Optional ½ cup sliced water chestnuts

1. Heat the oil in the wok to medium high; add garlic, onion, and carrots; stir continually for 2 minutes.
2. Add the broccoli and the cabbage and continue to cook for another 1 to 2 minutes.

Finally add in the bell pepper, snow peas, water chestnuts, (and or mung bean sprouts) and either the Almond Butter Sauce, the Sweet Chile Sauce, or the Ginger Teriyaki Sauce; cook one more minute and turn off heat. Add more tamari to taste if needed.