RECIPE: Buckwheat Noodle Salad

SERVES: ~ 10-12

PREP TIME: 10 min


This is a great salad to take to a gathering or to keep in the fridge and nibble on all week.  It’s gluten-free and flavor-full. And it may be the easiest thing I’ve made in quite a while.

Trader Joe’s sells bags of sun-dried tomatoes, but I have to get the Annie’s dressing and soba noodles (buckwheat noodles) at another grocery store.  So hopefully you have a store that carries all of the ingredients (with no additives, of course!).

photo 1Chop up 1/2 – 1 cup of sun-dried tomatoesphoto 2While you boil 1 package (3 sleeves) of buckwheat noodles (also called soba noodles, found in Asian section of most grocery stores; try to get the ones without added wheat) and 1 package of frozen edamame (anywhere from 8-16 ounce bag is fine) photo 3

In a large bowl combine buckwheat noodles, edemame, an entire jar of Annie’s Asian Sesame dressing, and sea salt and ground pepper to taste.  After noodles cool, add the chopped sun-dried tomatoes and 4You now have a gorgeous and delicious dish to share!


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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

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