Colorful Noodle Stovetop Casserole

Ingredients:

  • about 2 large handfuls dry noodles, cooked (or about 2-3 cups cooked, or at least 1 cup, loose). What is a handful? When dry, how much can you hold in your hand? You don’t need a large handful, unless you have small hands. I used organic whole wheat pasta, broken in about half, boiled in water with a little salt and oil. Drain and rinse.
  • about 3-5 cabbage leaves, sliced (I used purple, but green is OK, too.)
  • about 2-3 handfuls of sugar snap peas
  • about 1/2 of an onion, peeled and sliced
  • about 4-6 mushrooms, washed and sliced (or about 1/4 cup of sliced mushrooms from a good source)
  • 1-2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • about 3-4 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • about 1/3-1/2 block of tofu, diced or cut into small triangles/wedges (or you could crumble, or make a tofu scramble to add)
  • the juice from 1 lemon (or about 2-3 Tbsp-1/4 cup), seeds strained out
  • about 3-4 Tbsp oil (Coconut oil is recommended, you could also use olive oil. At least you’re technically not frying, so maybe it will still be good for you), give or take some
  • about 1/4 Tbsp or 1 tsp ground ginger
  • about 1-2 or 3 pinches of ground coriander
  • about 2-3 pinches of salt (I used celtic sea salt.)

You could leave out some of these veggies, use rice or another type of noodle, and/or add other veggies, too.

To Make:

  1. While noodles are cooking, if they have not already been cooked (you can cook your  noodles ahead of time and/or use leftover noodles), combine your veggies, tofu, lemon juice, and seasonings in a pan. Start with a little seasoning, mix, and taste after the veggies and seasonings have heated a little, and add more as needed.
  2. Pour in a very little bit of water, just enough to keep the veggies from sticking to the pan and burning. Or, you can steam your veggies instead and season later, if you’d prefer.
  3. Bring water to a boil, then reduce heat and cook, covered, for about 10-15 minutes or until veggies start to get tender (if you chose to cook them this way). You can mix in a little bit of oil while cooking.
  4. Drain (if not already drained) and add noodles when they are ready, after the 10-15 minutes has completed.
  5. Add the rest of the oil. Mix well. Taste and add more seasonings if necessary.
  6. Reduce heat and continue cooking/keep warm for another 10 minutes, or you can serve and eat sooner, if desired.

You can also add sesame seeds. I did, but think I overdid it.

Please leave a comment if you have a better name for this dish. Thank you.

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