This is just one of those foolproof recipes that you can whip up whenever you need a filling side dish. It will get devoured in minutes.
Make extra of the garlic and spread it on challah (or bread). Trust me this roasted garlic becomes an addiction!
Soba is the Japanese name for buckwheat. It usually means thin noodles made from buckwheat flour, or a combination of buckwheat and wheat flours It has many more health benefits than regular noodles and can be found in most health food stores and organic sections of supermarkets. If you are using them, and you have cooked them and aren’t using them right away, rinse them again in warm water until they separate, otherwise they will be very sticky and one clump.
Jerusalem artichokes should not be confused with regular artichokes. They look like fresh ginger and have a nutty potato flavor to them. If you have leftover fries be sure to eat them within a day or two. Peel the artichokes with a peeler and then carefully slice them, because they are delicate and can fall apart if not handled gently.
Edamame are soybeans in a pod that are found in the cuisine of China, Japan, Korea and Hawaii. They are usually boiled or steamed and served with salt. I took them to another level, and I promise you will never eat them with just salt ever again!