Soba Noodles w/ Edamame + Carrots + Green Onions in Peanut Sauce

April 29, 2015

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I put a kettle on our gas burning stove to make some coffee and am leaning over the corner to throw away a piece of trash in our super classy trash bag on the floor – when all of the sudden I smell something burning. It was a good two inches of my hair. At this exact moment I hear a stranger’s voice saying hellooo as the front door to our apartment is being opened. I jump over to see who it is while holding the tuft of burnt hair hanging over my right shoulder (now missing two inches from it and smelling awful). I’m still in my pajamas (a.k.a. a baggy t-shirt and Scott’s boxers) and smelling of burnt hair as I stare bewilderingly at this strange man who just opened my door unannounced as the water begins to boil in the kettle on the stove. As the kettle is boiling and I’m holding my burnt hair, he (who I soon discovered was a maintenance man for the building) begins to tell me how I will not be able to use my kitchen sink as of that exact moment, and at best not for another three days. I’m a hot mess and trying to focus on asking him some necessary questions to figure out why I will have to be washing my dishes in the bath tub for the next few days while I let the kettle continue to rattle in the background and try not to get too distracted by the smell of my burnt hair. Once I squeeze all the details out of him that I can, I let him go, turn off the burner so that darn kettle can settle down, and go chop off another half inch or so of my hair to remove the extra burnt ends. This was Friday morning, the beginning of our very odd week.

I wander around our town aimlessly, not sure what my purpose is that day if I can’t be in the kitchen recipe testing (because I did not want to do dishes in the bathtub) until my dad arrives that afternoon. He pulls up in my mom’s old car, that he fixed up, and drove all the way from Phoenix to… GIVE to us. That’s right, a total undeserved gift – a car – which my dad so selflessly repaired and took the time to drive to Denver for us on his sabbatical. How do you even show enough thankfulness for a gift that huge? We pick up a pizza that night, watch some Stanley Cup Hockey (R.I.P. Penguins…) and discuss all the idiosyncrasies of our new old car. That next morning we drive my dad to the airport (we have a car, we can do that now) and then Scott and I meander around Denver, IN A CAR. Not worrying about how many minutes we are racking up on Car2Go, not mapping out how many miles we will have to walk or bike to get somewhere, just driving. It was awesome, and at the same time felt SO ODD. That night we tackled all of our dishes that had been piling up in our bathtub (cause that’s normal?) and contributed even more to the oddness.

I woke up sick the next morning and spent all day laying in bed or on the couch, watching movies with Scott and sleeping a ton. It poured rain all day and I felt royally awful. The next morning (now Monday) I woke up groggy and unmotivated, and to our water being shut off for the entire day (9am-5pm). Now we not only didn’t have a working kitchen sink, but we were without running water too. I spent the afternoon at the cafe in Whole Foods and ate up their organic salad bar (not too bad). I got home that afternoon to a phone call from Scott. Someone had tried to mug him on his way home from work. He had been hit a few times in the face and head, then luckily a guy on a balcony nearby started yelling at the mugger and scared him off. WHAT THE HECK? Thankfully we both woke up feeling well yesterday, neither of us got mugged, and our kitchen sink is finally back in order. Here’s to hoping this next week is a little less odd. Heck, I’ll take boringly normal at this point.

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MOVING ON. This soba noodle recipe is one you need to go make ASAP. I was swooning over the pages of Straight From the Earth, seriously struggling to choose a recipe to make, when this one smacked me in the face and gave me soba-noodle-dreams (Kung Fu Panda? Anyone?). This whole book is filled with delicious plant based recipes that make you want to rush to the farmers market. Plus they are simple and totally achievable no matter your skill level in the kitchen. When Urban Outfitters asked if I would like to make a recipe from this cookbook for their blog it was an immediate YES. I could have made five. But I was seriously craving some peanut sauce and landed on this gem of a recipe. I love the combination of the garlic-y sautéed carrots with fresh edamame and soba. Then topped with this magical peanut sauce (that is so easy), crisp green onions, and crunchy peanuts – this dish is a new favorite for sure. Get the recipe I shot for Urban Outfitters over on their blog here!

Ps. Tomorrow is the last day to place your vote for the Saveur Blog Awards. You’ll find Faring Well under the “Best New Voice” category along with several other stunning blogs which I’m so honored to be listed amongst. Be sure to pop over and cast your vote!

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To get the recipe for this soba noodle bowl over on Urban Outfitters’ site, click here!
This post was done in collaboration with Urban Outfitters, however all thoughts and opinions are my own!

Pictured above are these bowls and this cookbook.


 
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  • Abby @ The Frosted Vegan April 29, 2015 at 7:28 am

    Oh my goodness, you’ve had quite the week! I hope everything is boringly normal this week and there are no more dishes in the bathtub : )

    • Faring Well April 30, 2015 at 7:55 am

      Haha thank you Abby! So far it seems the past week was a fluke – everything has been lovely and dishes are back in the kitchen where they belong ;) hope you are doing awesome!!

  • Arlene April 29, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Oh dear you did have one of weeks! I just read your Blog and my eye’s just kept getting bigger lol. Glad its over and this recipe looks like a maker for me real soon!

    • Faring Well April 30, 2015 at 7:56 am

      Haha my eyes did the same the past week! And yay I’m so glad you like the recipe, it is SO GOOD, I hope you get to make it soon! <3

  • Ashley April 29, 2015 at 7:41 am

    Oh my goodness. What a week. I am so glad you both are safe + okay. Holy moly! That freaked me out to hear about Scott! Take it easy this week, girl.

    • Faring Well April 30, 2015 at 7:58 am

      Thank you Ashley! I know, SO freaky. Things are seemingly back to being wonderful lately though and I’m so thankful, hope you are having a stellar week too! <3

  • Ingrid - For the Love of Pie April 29, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Oh no Jessie, what a week! I hope you and Scott are doing better now! Goodness I feel so stupid, saying that I am happy for you on Facebook! Big hug from Holland!

    • Faring Well April 30, 2015 at 7:59 am

      Haha you can totally be happy for me! You are too sweet, thanks Ingrid, it seems as if last week was just one of those odd weeks that you’re happy to survive and get a good story from. Hope you are having a great one in Holland, hugs right back at you!

  • Christine // my natural kitchen April 29, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Oh my!! what a week! it’s like “when it rains, it pours” but with a scary twist (mugging?!) — I hope life gets back to normal for you quickly! this dish looks completely delicious and so satisfying, just the kind of thing to chase away bad vibes and welcome in some comfort and nourishment : )

    • Faring Well April 30, 2015 at 8:01 am

      I know right, that last “scary twist” was the real crown of the week. Things are back to normal now (I think!?) at least the dishes are back in the kitchen! Haha. And you are so right, mega happy nourishing vibes from this dish. Hope you are doing well Christine! <3

  • Traci | Vanilla And Bean April 29, 2015 at 8:44 am

    My goodness, Jessie, what a week you had! And Scott…. is he better (how awful!). I’ve been thinking about Soba noodles lately and the peanut sauce I’ve previously tried them in; it was way too thick. This recipe should do it! I’ll have to check out Straight From the Earth. It’d be a welcome addition to my kitchen, and our farmers markets are just starting up! Thank you and UO for sharing.

    • Faring Well April 30, 2015 at 8:03 am

      He is better, thank you Traci! I think he was mostly pissed. Haha. But YES do try this peanut sauce, it was just perfect for this dish (to me at least!). And that recipe book – totally worth getting to add to your shelf! I am so so so loving it. Exciting about the FM! I ned to check when ours will be opening, hopefully soon! xo

  • valentina | sweet kabocha April 29, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Karma is maybe against you at the moment! But it always turn around, everything will go better ^_^
    My boyfriend and me received a wonderful news last Friday – happiness, excitement, etc – and following Saturday was a mess, completely catastrophic! :D
    Ps : I’m sure you’ll win as best new voice <3

    • Faring Well April 30, 2015 at 8:04 am

      Ah yeah it was just one of those weeks! There was good intertwined in there though ;) and things have settled down (yay!). Hope you are having a lovely week and thanks so so much for the Saveur love! <3

  • Tessa | Salted Plains April 29, 2015 at 9:14 am

    What a crazy week. It’s like one of those strange dreams where nothing makes any sense! These noodles look absolutely delicious. Lovely!

    • Faring Well April 30, 2015 at 8:05 am

      Haha yes! I felt like my face was almost always slightly crinkled with that “what?” look, haha! But yay for yummy noodles! Thanks for the noodle love, hope you’re having a great week Tessa!

  • Michelle @ Hummingbird High April 29, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Wait… did my previous comment not go through? Am I accidentally spamming you with this one? (Sorry!)

    • Michelle @ Hummingbird High April 29, 2015 at 9:29 am

      OMG it did not!

      What I originally said was

      “Gorgeous photos (as usual), Jessie! And omg, I can’t believe the maintenance man just walked in like that. I feel like I would have totally lost my sh*t… especially if my hair was burning, lol! You crack me up.”

      • Faring Well April 30, 2015 at 8:07 am

        Ah thank you – you’re way too sweet! And I KNOW RIGHT. I was like, what happened to knocking?! Privacy peoples! The burning hair did not help. Hahaha.

    • Faring Well April 30, 2015 at 8:06 am

      (Haha you are too funny!! <3)

  • Kathryn April 29, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Oh man, what a week you guys have had! That’s about 6 months of crap, all dumped on you at once. So glad that the sink is back in working order (and that you guys have got a car!!) and that you’ve made us this super tasty bowl of food. This is totally my kind of thing.

    • Faring Well April 30, 2015 at 8:08 am

      Ah thank you Kathryn! And RIGHT, we have a car!!! AH. I like, drove around and ran errands yesterday, like a normal person, and it felt like I was on vacation and the luckiest girl of the day. Just too cool. And super glad you like this bowl of yumminess, it is totally my thing too and SO GOOD. Hope you can get a change to enjoy it soon!

  • Amanda | Pickles & Honey April 29, 2015 at 11:20 am

    What a week you had! You and Scott need a break. That mugging is so scary, I can’t even imagine (and I’m glad he’s okay). On a lighter note, I love that we both shared peanut sauce recipes today! So, so good! I went through a phase where almond butter got all the glory, but sometimes there is just nothing like good ol’ fashioned peanut butter.

    • Faring Well April 30, 2015 at 8:10 am

      Thank you Amaznda, luckily he is okay – just upset – it could have been so much worse! And YES, mega high fives for channeling all our peanut sauce vibes at the same time this week. Your lettuce cups look SO YUMMY. And I’m right there with you. I love all the butters!

  • Anna April 29, 2015 at 11:34 am

    omg your week was crazy!!!! I’m in love with this recipe yumm

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    • Faring Well May 1, 2015 at 8:01 am

      Yes better now though! And thanks it is so delish, that whole book is full of winners <3

  • genevieve @ gratitude & greens April 29, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    What a week! I’m glad that most of your hair survived the singe, that Scott did not get mugged, and that your water is back. And that you have a new means of transportation. I think I would have been in serious meltdown mode if I were you! But yay for soba noodles and all the other happy things. These soba noodles sound delish. And, randomly, I have the same pink-coral/white speckled bowls from Urban Outfitters!

    • Faring Well April 30, 2015 at 8:11 am

      Hahaha thank you – it sounds so wacky all listed out like that – but I’m so glad too! And thank you for the noodle bowl love, they are so so so tasty – and those speckled bowls, don’t you love them?! So rad.

  • lynsey | lynseylovesfood April 30, 2015 at 6:33 am

    big love for a new week and for Saveur. xo

    • Faring Well April 30, 2015 at 8:11 am

      Thanks Lynsey! Hope you are having a great one <3

  • Shelly @ Vegetarian 'Ventures April 30, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Oh my – what a whirlwind of high and lows! So glad to hear Scott is okay and you have a car to adventure in now!

    • Faring Well May 1, 2015 at 7:59 am

      I know right! And thank you Shelly! I am so glad too (for both of those things) – such a relief.

  • Beverley Cheng May 1, 2015 at 6:48 am

    omgoodness you pictures and your blog are beautiful! Definitely saving this for later – this looks super yummy

    • Faring Well May 1, 2015 at 7:59 am

      You are too kind Beverley! Thank you! Hope you get to enjoy this yumminess soon :)