Edamame Stir Fry Noodle Bowls

Edamame Stir Fry Noodle Bowls - Eat Spin Run Repeat

After having lived on my own for 3 years, I’ve found that moving in with a roommate has a way of highlighting habits I was never really conscious I had. Not necessarily bad habits, just habits.

edamame and sugar snap peas with tamari

Example 1: I am notorious for taking dishes out of the dishwasher that I’ve recently eaten from, rinsing, and using them for my next meal. Does anyone else do this or am I just a big dirtbag? If you’ve just been drinking water out of a glass 3 hours ago and set it in the dishwasher, it’s not really dirty is it? And if you eat soup or chopped fruit out of a bowl and set that in the dishwasher, it’s not that dirty is it?

We tend to rinse our dishes pretty thoroughly because our dishwasher isn’t the best at the whole ‘washing’ part. (Seriously, the thing has ONE job. ONE.) Therefore, I don’t see anything wrong with this habit. Obviously I’d never do it if we had company because that would be gross, but otherwise, for the purposes of not having to unload the dishwasher when the dishes inside didn’t really need washing in the first place, it’s not that crazy, right?

ginger garlic and peppers

Example 2: Jess recently pointed out that when I like a song, I listen to it HARD. The new albums from The Script (No Sound without Silence) and One Direction (Four), as well as Sugar by Maroon 5 (crazy about it) and last week’s Fit Bit Friday tune, Alone by Armin van Buuren ft Lauren Evans are the latest additions to my iTunes. The play counter tells me I’ve listened to Sugar 56 times since downloading (not including my squillions of hits on the Youtube video), and while driving to Toronto on Sunday I was “that girl” tearing down the 401, singing at the top of my lungs to the One Direction album. I know most of the lyrics and have no shame whatsoever.

To sum up, Jess is right: When I like a song, it pretty much becomes an anthem – at least for a couple of weeks.

spring onions

Example #3: I can’t fully enjoy a meal if there are dirty pots and pans in the sink, and I can eat the same meal for days on end without getting sick of it. In fact, if it weren’t for my nutritional nerdiness and knowledge about why it’s important to eat a wide variety of foods in order to get a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals and all that jazz, I probably would. My co-workers can confirm that I eat an apple and a bag of baby carrots at some point after lunch EVERY day. And as far as recent dinners go, most nights (this week and last) have looked very much like the recipe I’m about to share with you today. Say it with me now: “When in doubt, wok it out.”

raw veggies, ginger, garlic and edamame

Aside from being one of the fastest dinners ever (that doesn’t come out of a box or a window), stir fried veggies are my #1 go-to after a long day at work – or any day, really. You can pretty much use anything in the crisper, stir it around in a quick homemade sauce (mine typically contain a combination of garlic, ginger, tamari, miso and rice vinegar), add some chilies, chili flakes or sriracha sauce for heat, a protein source, and BAM. Done. That leaves more time for other highly important things… like learning the lyrics to One Direction songs and drooling over Adam Levine in a tux. #priorities.

Edamame Stir Fry Noodle Bowls - Eat Spin Run Repeat

Edamame Stir Fry Noodle Bowls

by Angela Simpson

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Ingredients (2 servings)

  • 2 tsp miso paste
  • 2 tsp tamari (low sodium if possible)
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 small head of broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 2 green onions, sliced thinly on diagonal, white and light green parts only
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup shelled edamame
  • noodles of choice: use your choice of tofu shirataki noodles, zucchini noodles, soba noodles, rice noodles, etc.

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine the miso paste, tamari and rice vinegar. Whisk until smooth, then set aside.
  • In a wok or frying pan, melt the coconut oil on medium heat. Sautee the garlic and ginger until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the broccoli to the pan along with half of the miso sauce. Stir fry constantly for 2 minutes or until tender and vibrant green.
  • Toss in the snap peas, onions, peppers and edamame. Pour the remaining sauce on top and continue stirring occasionally for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Warm the noodles either separately or in the same pan, then divide the entire contents of the wok between two bowls. Serve immediately.
  • Note: If edamame doesn’t cut it as a protein source for the meat lovers in your house, feel free to substitute with others like chicken, turkey, lean cuts of steak, fish, shrimp, or other plant-based sources such as tempeh, marinated tofu or chickpeas. 

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Now it’s over to you. Tell me…

  • What’s one quirky thing about you that others find odd or unique?
  • What are you having for dinner tonight?

20 thoughts on “Edamame Stir Fry Noodle Bowls

  1. Hahaha!! 56 times?! I totally get it, that song is just TOO good! I am also the dishwasher girl 😉
    I don’t know if they are quirky habits but I always put my rice or quinoa, squeeze it and then turn the cup around on the plate so that it forms a pretty mountain. I just like my grains to look pretty 😉
    I will also wear my “home” lazy clothes for over a week. I guess at home they just don’t get dirty, right? 😉

    1. So glad to hear you’re with me on the dishwasher front, Elsie. 😉 I’m the same way with ‘home’ clothes – I have a hoodie that I wear ALL the time because it’s so cozy, but I don’t think it’s ever left my apartment! I also love that you do the quinoa mountain thing. Pretty food really does taste better!

  2. I am laughing so hard because I do the exact same thing out of the dishwasher …I just usually don’t do it when my roommate is home!

  3. I don’t know what you are talking about! I have no quirks… 😛

    And yes, I have learned the entire One Direction album as well, second hand. Quirky people are the best people. New hashtag? #QUIRKit

  4. Okay that dishwasher thing is funny. I can say I have never done that…I think I get grossed out that whatever I put in there will become contaminated by whatever else has been sitting around in the dishwasher. Soooo I just dirty ALL the dishes!

    One thing Emz points out every time I go visit her is the fact that I change into baggy sweatpants about 4 seconds once we get home (from wherever we go). I like to be comfortable, okay??

    I also have trouble sleeping if my room is messy. I like things to be neat and tidy and ready for the next work day!

    1. Haha yes you DO!!! When we were in Vancouver this summer you were setting PRs for fastest time into sweatpants (or PJ shorts) every time we got back to our hotel. No shame in that though… I’m all about the comfort as soon as I get home from work too!

  5. You sound like an all-or-nothing kind of person. Go big, or go home. LOVE it. I’m the same. Now I’m going to check out a couple of those songs and listen to them 56 times. Yay!

  6. That dish sounds amazing. My family is having chicken stir fry over rice tonight, as a matter of fact. I also don’t like to sit down to eat knowing there are a ton of pots, pans and prep dishes in the sink. I’ve done the same dishwasher thing a time or two myself. As for the One Direction, my daughter LOVES that band. And yes I have there CD downloaded and jam out to it all the time. Shh, I’m almost 40 years old so don’t tell. 🙂

  7. I wish I was having this stir fry bowl tonight, but I am working on cleaning out my fridge this week as I am moving on the weekend….so I will likely have a roasted sweet potato on a bed of greens, topped with a fried egg and some beans, it’s one of my “go-to” meals that I never get sick of eating.

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