Kimchi with Pumpkin-Rice Noodles

These are the best noodles yet and perfect for October, the month in which everything must be made from pumpkin.

1 package Pumpkin-Rice Vermicelli, soaked in boiling water for 2 minutes then drained
1 package Trader Joe’s (vegan) kimchi
2 TBL sesame oil
3 TBL white vinegar
1 TBL Braggs
5 green onions sliced

After you drain the noodles, mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for an hour to chill. Or serve immediately for a warm dish.

Pumpkin-Rice Vermicelli

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Smoked Tofu Noodle Casserole

Creamy, cozy not-tuna casserole! Omg, the smoked tofu makes this dish so hearty, the Daiya makes it melty, and the noodles make it fun.

2 cups (dry) gf noodles
1 package smoked tofu
3/4 cup chopped onion
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 lb sliced mushrooms
1 TBL olive oil
1 tsp dried onion
1 tsp garlic powder
1 bay leaf
3 cups water or stock
1 TBL Braggs
1/2 cup rice (or other nondairy) milk
1 cup PepperJack Daiya, divided 3/4 cup + 1/4
1 TBL Earth Balance
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups green peas

Preheat oven to 425 F. In a dutch oven, heat olive oil and saute onion, celery, and mushrooms until very soft. Add garlic powder, onion powder, Braggs, bay leaf, and bring to a boil. Add noodles and cook until noodles are slightly underdone, 5-7 minutes.
Shred tofu with a grater, set aside.

Remove bay leaf. Add tofu, peas, rice milk, salt and pepper, 3/4 cup of cheeze, and Earth Balance and mix well. Top with remaining cheeze and bake 15-20 minutes until very bubbly. The cheese should be fully melted on top. Allow to sit 10 minutes before serving.

Tofu and Lemongrass Noodle Soup

8 oz. dried rice noodles
3 stalks lemongrass, outer leaves removed and cut into large pieces (you will remove these at the end)
4 c faux chicken stock
1 thumb-size piece ginger, thinly sliced into matchstick pieces
1 package firm tofu, cubed
1 head broccoli, chopped into florets
2 carrots, sliced
3 TBL soy sauce
1/2 can coconut milk
3-4 kaffir lime leaves (available in frozen packets at Asian/Chinese food stores)
1/2 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
Siracha

Dunk noodles in a pot of boiling water and turn off the heat. Allow the noodles to soften while you prepare the soup.

Place stock in a soup pot together with lemongrass, ginger, whole lime leaves, and carrots. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Allow to simmer while you chop up and add the remaining vegetables. Simmer until vegetables have softened but are still bright in color (about 5 minutes).

Reduce heat to minimum and add the coconut milk, stirring to dissolve. Finally, add the tofu, gently stirring so it doesn’t fall apart.

Add the soy sauce and Siracha. Check rice noodles to make sure they have softened enough to eat. Drain the noodles and portion out into bowls.

Adapted from: http://thaifood.about.com/od/vegetarianthairecipes/r/veggilemongsoup.htm

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