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Buckwheat (soba) noodles, sesame seeds and fresh vegetables are tossed with a strong sesame dressing. To make the meal complete add grilled steak strips or fried tofu.
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Vegetable Yaki Soba is one of my go-to meals when I can't think of anything to make. It's easy. It's inexpensive. Warm, nourishing garlic ginger broth with simmered vegetables ladled over noodles. Young and old love this one-dish meal. Maybe Doris would like it too.
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You need more water when cooking brown rice in the cooker. Jane's got this one down.
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Open your mind to a better breakfast. Sweet breakfasts don't suit everybody. Many of us prefer a savory start to the day. With cooked brown rice on hand preparation is only few minutes. This dish works as a one-dish lunch or dinner too.
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Holy toledo what's going in the lunchbox today? Forgot to shop for dinner? No problem. These are speedy to make, yummy going down.
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A beautiful composed salad with soba noodles, fried tofu, blanched edamame, fresh cabbage and carrots with a zippy Asian dressing. You'll want more.
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Wild rice, local seasonal greens, fennel and red cabbage melded with a clean lemon olive oil dressing makes this a northwest favorite.
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Farro (aka emmer) is a chewy, satisfying whole grain grown locally in Washington State. Soak it and cook it slowly to maximize flavor and tenderize the texture. The fresh herbs and mushrooms add amazing aroma.
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By simply sauteing brown rice in ghee, cardamom and turmeric before simmering you change the color and flavor dramatically. Don't tell me brown rice is boring.
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Aromatic artisan bread, fresh apples and sage, roasted chestnuts, celery and butter - what more could a bird want? Perfect meat-less vegetarian side dish too.
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Cook nutrient-dense quinoa until it's light and fluffy, dress it with lemon juice and olive oil and then add Mediterranean treasures.
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Serving tacos, enchiladas, chicken in mole? Use cumin, chili powder and a touch of tomato paste to brown rice for a perfect side dish.
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Cooked brown rice provides the sticky base for these vegetarian burgers made with nuts and spices. No soy analogs here!
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Toasted buckwheat groats (aka kasha) is a superior gluten-free grain that is underutilized. Cynthia shows you how to make it with potatoes, mushrooms and onions added.
Millet is a tricky grain to make fluffy and separate. Cynthia not only has the right tips but a dress-up for this plain jane grain that includes saffron, leeks, currants, nuts and roasted red peppers. Tastes good.
Lemon Kissed Saffron Brown Rice
Cynthia adds zesty citrus and exotic saffron threads to knock the plain Jane out of simple brown rice.
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Soba noodles are made from buckwheat ( which strangely is no relation to the wheat plant) and wheat. This noodle makes a quick whole grain dish that can be dressed with peanut sauce or lemon tahini sauce or a simple vinaigrette. 100% soba ( all buckwheat) is available for those who are wheat sensitive.
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Like the refreshing flavor of sushi rice? This video recipe shows you how to make it using whole grains and natural sweeteners. Plus we show you how to make shapely rice and a glimpse of Jane's boy.
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A unique and nutritious grain worthy of the patience involved to make it come out tender. Using the right amount of heat and time is imperative. Can be done as a family member embarks on a new hobby.