Oodles of Raw Noodles
My title says it all - this post is dedicated to veggie noodles. I don't care for pasta, but I really love kelp noodles and enjoy them occasionally. Here are some recipes that I've been meaning to post for a while (meaning from the middle of summer - thats how behind I am, and a few recent ones).
I've done posts on kelp noodles before. If you'd like more raw vegan noodle recipes check out these ideas I've posted over the years:
Creamy Ginger 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:
Baby bok choy
Chopped cashews, raw peanuts, or sunflower seeds
Creamy Miso Ginger Sauce
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.
Creamy Pad Thai Sauce
3/4 cup coconut milk*
1/2 cup almond butter
4-5 teaspoons chopped ginger
1 tablespoon white miso
1 small clove garlic
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon tamari
1 drop stevia or 1/2 date
Jalapeno, red chili flakes, or 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.
*Option 3: Canned full fat coconut milk.
I made a few great pasta dishes in the summer too. Alfredo noodles were a "must" for a friend who was visiting from out of town because they're her favorite.
Pesto Noodles are always delicious! Here's a spinach basil pesto I made in the spring. Here's the original post with other recipes. In the summer I mixed it with zucchini noodles and tomato.