VEGGIE JAPCHAE HEAVEN
is there anything better than a huge bowl of noodles?! obviously the answer is HELL NO!
for those of you who don't know what japchae is, it's a sweet and savory noodle stir fry dish originated from korea and it's pure deliciousness in a bowl.
and what makes this dish even more special is that the noodles are completely grain-free! how is this possible, you ask? because it uses noodles made 100% from sweet potato starch!
once you discover the magic that is sweet potato noodles (also called glass noodles), you will never look back. and what's great is you can literally just order them on amazon like I did (so there's no reason you can't try them!).
okay back to the recipe -- as always I wanted to make this recipe as simple and healthy as possible, so you'll be happy to know that this recipe is completely:
and if you've never had japchae before, you're seriously in for a treat (I actually lowkey envy those of you trying it for the first time because it will literally change your life for the better).
so are you ready for the recipe? here we go!
3 tbsp coconut aminos (plus extra for cooking veggies)
2 tbsp coconut sugar
1-2 tbsp toasted sesame oil (you can choose to add more or less or completely omit if you're oil-free, but I highly recommend at least adding a little bit for flavor)
3 cloves of garlic (minced)
main ingredients: 1 package of organic sweet potato noodles (about 4-6 cups) 1/4 cup snow peas 1/4 cup sliced zucchini 1/4 cup sliced bok choy 1/4 cup sliced yellow or white onion 1/4 cup grated carrots
1/4 cup red and yellow bell peppers
1/4 cup bean sprouts
to garnish: sliced green onion and furikake/sesame seeds (add any other veggies you want!) instructions: 1. prep all your veggies. then cook sweet potato noodles in a pot of boiling water as directed on package (usually 6-7 minutes). then strain the noodles and set aside.
2. whisk together all the sauce ingredients until well combined. set aside. 3. sauté all your veggies in a large, deep pan (or wok if you have it) with a splash of extra coconut aminos (or water) until all the veggies are tender (about 10 minutes). 4. add in the sweet potato noodles into the pan along with the dressing and toss until well combined. top off with sliced green onion and furikake/sesame seeds... then enjoy! :)
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