Sesame Soba Noodles with Braised Greens and Carrots.


I like to pretend my boyfriends vegan by making him vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner for when I stay round his. This is something I often make for him.

1 packet of soba noodles/ 3 servings of soba noodles
1 tbsp of toasted sesame oil

1 tsp of rapeseed/canola oil
1 head of spring greens, tough stems and vein removed and chopped into bite sized pieces
1 large carrot, peeled and cut into match sticks
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp minced red chilli
2 tablespoon tamari
2 tsp mirin
chili flakes/crispy shallots/sesame seeds/diced scallions etc, for garnish

Cook the soba noodles to packet directions, rinse and drain well then toss in a bowl with sesame oil and set aside. Heat the canola oil in a pan to a medium-high heat, add the garlic and the chili and give a quick stir, then add the greens, gently stir round and allow to wilt down a bit and add the carrot. Stir-fry in the oil for a few minutes untill the greens have wilted down thurther, add the tamari and the mirin, give a good stir and pop the lid on so it’s a bit wonky to allow some liquid to escape, and stem the veg untill the greens are completely wilted. Then transfer to the bowl with the noodles and toss through along with some chili flakes and crispy shallots or whatever floats your boat! You can also add other veg to this or use pak choi/ other asian greens. And it’s not tooo bad in a lunch box.

Oh and just to let you know,my friend Megyn Webb is doing a sky dive for redwings horse sanctuary, if your got a spare quid why not donate? As shes super scared of heights, here’s a link to her just giving page. Good luck megyn!

7 thoughts on “Sesame Soba Noodles with Braised Greens and Carrots.

  1. I have been a vegan for a long LONG time and when I met husband number 2 (back last century πŸ˜‰ ) he was a strict meat, potatoes and peas man…very VERY fussy and after allowing himself to be imported from the U.K. to live in Australia he decided that vegetables weren’t such a bad thing…he even went veggo for a few months and eats much less meat than he used to. I think the trick is to let your man work out that vegans are not the pushy broads that they are made out to be and that veganism is indeed turning mainstream (has been for a few centuries in India πŸ˜‰ ). With your amazing cooking I doubt that he would even notice the lack of meat πŸ™‚

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