Green Veggie Soba Noodles

by Kelli H. on June 24, 2013

This weekend was exceptionally good.

Friday after work started out with my mom and I picking up my…dun dun dun…wedding dress! I can’t believe that I ordered it last August and now in June it’s waiting for me all fitted at my parent’s house. After that, David and I had a glass (or 2) of our favorite Rose’ by Thumbprint. We also ate this salad for dinner, and finished off the night with popcorn and watching The End of Watch per my friend Michelle’s recommendation. It’s a very good movie if you haven’t seen it, but it’s also very intense! I do recommend it, because it really sparked conversation for David and I once it was over.

Saturday was our day of fun!

We started our day with working out, and then we headed out to the Barlow in Sebastopol to check out Taylor Maid Farms. We were both very eager to try it out since it had just opened. The shop is very cool. Industrial doors that are just completely open. There’s lot of room outside to sit or stand. There were lots of dogs there, and a lot of friendly people. We shared a brownie while I drank my iced latte (very good!), and David drank his espresso. Of course, David claims his espresso shots are better. We also bought some beans!

After that, we ventured to work to pick up my brothers key to his house, where we were going to swim. We grabbed some burritos on the way over, and ate lunch out by the pool. It was such a beautiful day! I believe it was in the mid-nineties. We swam for a few hours. Ryder was hilarious! He’s such a good swimmer. He also scratched the heck out of my arms and bruised me…but, I forgave him! After our day of swimming, we relaxed, and watched another movie! Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, which I really liked! Pretty violent, but also very funny.

Today was full of chores & fun. From cleaning the house to working on some wedding/honeymoon details. It took up most all of the day, but we had fun doing it. After all the chores, we enjoyed a beer together on our new patio set, and then I made dinner. We were finally able to eat a meal out in our backyard! We’ve lived here almost 4 years and had been lacking a proper backyard table and chairs. I’m so happy that’s checked off the list now!

This dinner was very light. David said he wished I had served it with fish. While I do agree with him, I think it’s a totally acceptable meal. It’s very healthy, and I loved all the fresh green veggies in it. I think it’s the perfect summer meal, and it was very quick to make, too! Always a bonus!

I hope you had an excellent weekend yourself, with plenty of relaxation for the upcoming week!

Green Veggie Soba Noodles
Adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod

For the Sauce:
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon garlic chile paste

1 package soba noodles
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 zucchini, chopped
3 green onions, chopped
1 cup shelled edamame
2 large handfuls fresh spinach

1. In a large pot of water; cook the soba noodles according to the package. Drain and set aside.

2. Make the sauce by combining all of the ingredients in a bowl. Set aside.

3. In a large skillet over medium heat; add olive oil and garlic. Saute for about 1 minute. Stir in the zucchini and green onion. Saute for about 3-5 minutes or until zucchini is soft. Stir in edamame and spinach. Stir until spinach is wilted. Once wilted, add in the soba noodles, and coat with the sauce. Garnish with sesame seeds and or chopped green onions.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Val June 24, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Looks so delicious.

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Dott June 24, 2013 at 8:59 pm

I want to see a pic of your new patio set! 🙂

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Made in Sonoma June 25, 2013 at 3:22 am

haha, it’s not that pretty. Just a table w/ 4 chairs & an umbrella, but a big step up!

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natalie @ once upon a cutting board June 24, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Sounds like a busy but productive weekend! This meal looks perfect for the end of a hot day!

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Marin mama cooks June 25, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Hi Kelli! Ok, this dish is totally up my alley with the soba noodles, zucchini and spinach. It’s like a green goddess bowl of goodness. I might even throw some kale in there. Yum! I love that your fiancé thought that it needed something more and that you thought it was perfect. Whenever I make my cold soba noodles, my hubby praises them and says they’re the best, but then I find him in the kitchen snarfing down more food after dinner, so apparently men don’t’ think that soba noodles are the most filling of dinners! 🙂 xoxo, Jackie

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Annie @ Natural Sweet Recipes July 2, 2013 at 6:05 pm

This looks great! Congratulations on getting your wedding dress!! It’s one of the few things you can keep forever after the wedding is over. 🙂 This salad looks so so good!

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