This might be the fastest dinner I’ve ever made – Kimchi & Noodles
One of my sponsors, Essential Eating Sprouted Foods, sent me an assortment of their new sprouted whole grain pastas that are now a permanent addition to my pantry. In terms of nutrition, these pastas take any old plain whole wheat noodle up a serious notch.
The sprouting process turns a whole wheat grain and its composition from a starch into a vegetable, becoming more digestible as a result. Sprouting grains also reduces phytic acid, an enzyme inhibitor, allowing for better absorption of nutrients.
This is one of the reasons you’ll never see non-sprouted whole wheat flour products in my pantry…I mean, why even bother with it, when the sprouted variety is significantly better for you?
I got the idea for this recipe (if you can call it that) when I had some Kimchi laying around in the fridge that was staring back at me ready to use.
If you’ve never tried Kimchi before you must try it. Kimchi tastes a bit sour and salty, and goes perfectly with noodles. Kimchi is loaded with vitamins A, B, and C and healthy bacteria found in fermented foods. This good bacteria helps with digestion and wards off cancer.
Besides – I just love the crunch of cabbage. Yum.
You can buy kimchi a lot of places now, even Trader Joe’s has a version (it’s not organic – but delicious, free of GMOs and other additives). If you’d like to make it yourself, try Sarah from New Root’s recipe…I’ve got a head of cabbage rearing to get chopped up to make that recipe again soon.
- 4 ounces sprouted whole grain linguini
- 1 cup kimchi chopped
- Make noodles to package directions
- Chop kimchi
- Allow noodles to cool
- Add kimchi to noodles and serve
I hope you enjoy this REALLY easy fast dinner idea…10 mins or less and it can be in your belly.
Oh I should mention…definitely check out the sprouted grain elbows from Essential Eating too – I used them recently to make mac & cheese for my husband one night (it was to die for) but that is a recipe for another time…
P.S. I’d love to hear what you eat when your life gets busy. What are your fastest go-to meals? Please share with me and others in the comments.