Friday, March 25, 2011

Recipe Friday: Power Foods!

I've been trying to make an effort to eat better lately. Not just to lose weight (hello, 8 months till my wedding!), but to feel better and have more energy. Plus I feel like I just eat so much junk! So I recently bought a new cookbook called Power Foods.

It's by the editors of Whole Living magazine and has an introduction by Martha Stewart. I've tried a bunch of the recipes in it, but so far this one is my favorite.

Soba Noodle Soup with Shiitake and Spinach
(serves 4)

2 tablespoons canola or safflower oil (I used canola.)
1.2 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, caps cleaned and thinly sliced (I used slightly less than this and it was plenty.)
4 scallions, trimmed, white and green parts separated and thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
Coarse salt
4 cups reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
3 cups water
4 ounces soba noodles
1 bunch flat-leaf spinach in bite-size pieces
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon low sodium tamari soy sauce (I used about 2 tbsps to add more flavor.)


1. Heat oil over medium in a large saucepan. Add mushrooms, scallion whites, garlic, ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are tender (about 6 minutes).

2. Add broth and water; bring to a boil. Add soba noodles; reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Add spinach; cook until just wilted (about 1 minute). Add lime juice and soy sauce. Garnish with scallion greens and serve!

{249 calories per serving}

The finished product:

Delicious and light!


  1. YUM! Thanks for sharing! Going to have to try this out! So nice that its a light recipe too! TGIF!!

  2. That looks so delicious. I love soba noodles.

    I am very intrigued by the cookbook as well. I'm always looking for healthy recipes that taste good.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. The recipe looks absolutely amazing. A lot of my friends have been talking about this book, I just might have to go out and get it.



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