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By her: soba salad with honey soy dressing



Recipe from Just One Cookbook


1 bundle soba

1 green onion and more for garnish

1/8 cup chopped cilantro and more for garnish

1 tbsp. sesame seeds and more for garnish

For dressing

1/2 tbsp. oil (olive oil)

1  1/2 tbsp. sesame oil

1/4 tsp. crushed red peppers

1  1/2 tbsp. honey

1  1/2 tbsp. soy sauce


  1. For the dressing, combine oil, sesame oil and crushed red peppers in a small bowl and microwave for 3 minutes. Set aside to let it cool a bit.
  2. Place honey and so sauce in a medium bowl and mix. Add the oil mixture in the bowl and whisk all together until honey is completely dissolved.
  3. For soba noodles, bring water to a boil and cook the soba noodles according to the package instruction but keep it al dente (you do not need to salt the water for cooking soba). Drain the soba and water into a colander and rinse under the cold running water. Drain well and place it in a large bowl.
  4. Add the dressing, green onion, cilantro and sesame seeds into the soba and toss everything together. Serve on a bowl or plate and sprinkle extra green onion, cilantro and sesame seeds for garnish.

Serves 2.

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By her: roasted pumpkin with chia seeds, holy goat la luna cheese, roasted macadamia & spinach


Recipe for roasted pumpkin with chia seeds adapted from Chia Holiday Recipe by Chef Kate Mcaloon


1/4 medium pumpkin or squash

olive oil

1 tbsp chia seeds



1. Line an oven tray with baking paper. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.

2. Cut 1/4 medium pumpkin/squash into 1/2 inch, half moon shape pieces.

3. Brush with olive oil, place on tray and generously sprinkle with chia seeds.

4. Roast for 30 minutes or until tender. Remove and serve drizzled with honey (optional).

Serves 2