Heather, at Life, Gluten Free, is bringing us the theme, Foods That Bring Good Fortune for this this months Go Ahead Honey, it's Gluten-free! I love this idea! Heather's post about Foods That Bring Good Fortune was so interesting and inspiring, that I couldn't wait to make something to fit her theme!
For my part, I chose the tradition of Japan, where long Soba noodles are eaten to symbolize long life. I added red peppers because the color red is thought to be good luck.
Here are the peppers and onions sauteing in coconut oil in my cast iron skillet.
To make this gluten-free I had to find Soba noodles that were 100% Buckwheat , as many Soba noodles contain wheat as well. These noodles are really good, but I recommend you cook them for 7 minutes rather than 8. Also, after cooking you have to really rinse them well in fresh luke warm water, or they will stick together and become one solid mass.
Soba Noodles with Red Pepper & Sunbutter Sauce:
add to small bowl:
1/4 cup coconut oil, liquified
1/4 cup Sunbutter
1 tsp wheat-free tamari sauce
1 tsp wheat-free teriyaki sauce (I use Premier Japan, www.edwardandsons.com)
1 tbs honey
mix with hand mixer
Saute in a pre-heated pan:
2 tbs coconut oil
3 red peppers, sliced
1/2 onion, sliced
for about 5 minutes
then add 1 clove of garlic, minced
saute one minute more
Add peppers, onion and sauce to rinsed soba noodles. Toss and garnish with green onions.