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.
Steak tips are just cut up pieces of amazingly juicy grilled steak – instead of having one whole. I usually like my steaks plain with salt and pepper but this is a fun alternative that will also taste great the next day!
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!
This soup is so hearty and great if you are having a crowd on a cold day. I put regular dried black beans in and they were fully cooked within 2 hours.
Amba is a tangy mango pickle condiment which originated in India and became popular in Middle Eastern cuisine. You can find it at almost every falafel and Shawarma shop in Israel! This is my quick version of how to incorporate some of the flavors without having to have dehydrated lemons on hand!