recipe adapted from Leanne Brown's Good and Cheap Cookbook

Think of this as a recipe that you can really make your own. Use whatever sauce or dressing you like and whatever vegetables you have around.


  • spaghetti, soba, or any Asian-type noodles
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • oil - sesame, spice, sunflower
  • Herbs: scallions, cilantro, basil or mint
  • Veggies: grated carrots, thinly sliced broccoli, shredded cabbage, etc. 
  • salt and pepper

How To:

1. Prepare noodles. Rinse them under cold water, drain in colander and toss with oil. Spread out on tray to cool and prevent from sticking to each other.  

2. Meanwhile, prep your veggies - keep everything raw for crunch and fresh flavors. Simply grate or thinly slice whatever you are using. I like to include a root, a green, and a bean or legume. 

3. Put the noodles in a bowl and add the soy sauce, a bit more oil, herbs, and veggies. Mix it all together with a fork or a tongs. Taste it and add salt and pepper or spices as needed. Ginger and lime are great flavor additions here. 

4. Let the noodles sit in the fridge for about an hour if you can. The flavors will mingle and become more intense.

5. Top with seeds or chopped nuts before eating!