Photo: Mrs. Jenny Ryan, Flickr
The subject is buckwheat. No, not Buckwheat from "Little Rascals," and not Buckwheat Zydeco (although I'd listen to his squeezebox on "Hot Tamale Baby" any day). This is buckwheat as in the whole grain that makes nutty, protein-rich soba noodles, the Japanese answer to what's on for Pasta Night.
Forget about the meat. Slice some firm tofu and sauté it with some scallions, ginger, bok choy, snow peas and serrano chile (and sprinkle a few black and white sesame seeds over the top). Toss the mixture with the soba noodles, for a brothy, healthy, dinner (get the recipe from Whole Living magazine). And while you're at it, put some Buckwheat Zydeco tunes on; there may be some dancing after the last noodle is slurped.
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