Sorry, I couldn't resist the silly title, but this post has nothing to do with sobriety. It does, however, have everything to do with soba noodles!
I'm attempting a bit of a pantry purge. I'm a total food hoarder. My pantry is straight outta TLC's Hoarding: Buried Alive. Well, it's not really that bad. More like a stockpile room on Extreme Couponing. Yea, I watch way too much TLC. Anyway, I'm focusing on using up staple ingredients for a few weeks, only buying the ingredients I need to use those pantry staples in recipes.
I've had a half-package of soba noodles floating around the noodle/carb shelf for some time. When I saw the Ginger Bok Choy with Soba in Appetite for Reduction, I knew it was the perfect chance to use up those noodles:
This simple, low-cal recipe is made with sauteed bok choy, ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, and onion. I dry-fried some tofu, low-fat Isa-style to boost the protein (okay, really it had nothing to do with the protein ... I just like tofu in everything!). Simple, wholesome, delicious.
When it comes to food hoarding, my weaknesses are noodles and nut butters. I have jars and jars of flavored hazelnut, almond, peanut, and other butters, as well as loads of Ramen, spaghetti, and various shaped pastas.
What pantry items do you hoard?