Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Japanese Yaki Soba

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* Yaki Soba
* Spinach Salad
* Miso Dressing
* Energy Nougats
* Blood Orange Wedges

Preparation Notes

Yaki soba is an easy-to-prepare one-dish meal. Make it for dinner, and set aside enough to pack for lunch the following day.

To prepare the yaki soba, chop a few cups of fresh vegetables (onions, cabbage, carrots, green beans, etc.), and saute in a small amount of olive oil until tender but not mushy. Add a package of yaki soba noodles, available at Japanese markets and some grocery stores, and stir to heat. Sprinkle with the flavor packet, and you've got a quick meal full of delicious, colorful vegetables.

Wash the spinach. Add nuts, red onion, and apples, if desired.

Place the energy nougats (available in the bulk bin section of your natural foods store) in one of the medium-size containers.

Cut the blood orange into wedges.

NOTE: If you can't find yaki soba in your area, consider substituting the Rainbow Rice on page 64 of The Laptop Lunch User's Guide.

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