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Marie Gonzalez runs a vegan gourmet company called Kitchen Revolution based in Alabang, Philippines. She organizes and teaches vegan cooking and vegan baking workshops.
Below she shares her recipe for “Glass Noodle Salad”. Plus, a video Q&A about a common myth of her vegan lifestyle.
GLASS NOODLE SALAD WITH
VEGETABLES AND PEANUT SAUCE
About the recipe:
Glass noodles are gluten free, made from sweet potatoes, and can be found in Korean grocery stores. They make for an interesting change from regular wheat noodles, which can, more often than not, be quite taxing to the digestive system (the sauce is made with soy sauce which contains gluten; use gluten-free tamari or Bragg’s liquid aminos to make the dish completely gluten-free).
Play with the proportion of noodles and vegetables. I like 50% noodles and 50% vegetables so I can guiltlessly enjoy the best of both worlds. I also like to use colourful vegetables to capitalize on their anti-oxidants – red, orange, yellow, green, purple.
This peanut sauce is quite remarkable and can be used in many applications: smothered grilled or sautéed tofu; drizzled on sautéed vegetables; served alongside steamed vegetables.
Makes 4 to 6 servings
For the salad:
For the peanut sauce:
Makes 1 ¾ cups
Although recipes like the Glass Noodle Salad seem appetizing, some people would still claim healthy foods-including vegan ones are just too expensive to adopt in their lifestyle. On this video blog, Marie shares her thoughts on the cost of eating healthy.
Video submitted by Marie Gonzalez. Edited by Richgail of AstigVegan.
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