Sesame Noodles

What you will need:

  • 1 lb whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp rice-wine vinegar or lime juice
  • 1-1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 bunch scallions, sliced, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided (optional)
  • 4 cups snow peas, trimmed and sliced on the bias
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds

Instructions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook spaghetti until just tender, 9 to 11 minutes or according to package directions. Drain; rinse under cold water.

Meanwhile, whisk soy sauce, sesame oil, canola oil, vinegar (or lime juice), crushed red pepper, 1/4 cup scallions and 2 tablespoons cilantro (if using). Add noodles, snow peas and bell pepper; toss to coat.

Increase heat to high; stir the broth mixture and add to the skillet along with snap peas, artichoke hearts and sprouted beans. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook until the snap peas are tender-crisp, about 3 minutes.

To serve, mix in sesame seeds and garnish with the remaining scallions and cilantro.

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Cindy Gershen is a well-known and respected advocate for healthy living. Cindy opened the Sunrise Cafe & Bakery in 1981, serving comfort food 'like Mom used to make." The cafe quickly outgrew its location and Cindy opened the Sunrise Bistro as a full service sit-down restaurant to compliment the successful cafe. Sunrise is about giving the customer what they want, from healthy and wholesome menu options to smart recipes without added sugar and salt. After having a stroke in 2001, Cindy lost and has kept off over 90 pounds. She is passionate about sharing the lessons of healthy diet and exercise she has learned and condenses that information into simple, practical solutions that people can use everyday. She often speaks and demonstrates cooking with local businesses and organizations to share her tips for healthy eating and its effects on productivity in the workplace and school environment. Cindy spearheaded the Walnut Creek Wellness City Challenge in 2005. Cindy Gershen is married to Dr Lance Gershen and together have 8 children and presently 9 grandchildren and 2 on the way.