Lemon Tahini Kelp Noodles

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ onion, sliced
  • 2 handfuls broccoli florets
  • 2 handfuls purple cabbage, sliced
  • 2 handfuls kelp noodles, rinsed

For the sauce…

  • ⅓ cup tahini
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbsp warm water
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes (add more if you like it spicy!)
  • 1 tbsp garlic gomasio
  • salt and pepper to taste

Saute the veggies in coconut oil until they’re at your desired crunch. While those are warming in the pan, make the sauce. Add more water if you like a looser sauce and adjust the spices for your palate. Once the veggies are done, drop your kelp noodles in the pan with the heat off. Immediately pour sauce on top and combine everything. This is good both warm and cold if you have left overs.

Got extra sauce? Sautee or steam some veggies later in the week, pouring the remaining sauce over the dish.

The ingredients…

  • Onions are warming in nature and balances the cooling ingredients in this dish. They help clear phlegm from the body and are anti inflammatory in nature.
  • Broccoli reduces heat in the body  while nourishing the liver and gallbladder.
  • Purple cabbage promotes digestion and provides mental clarity. In this dish it satisfies the sweet flavor and nourishes the heart and small intestines.
  • Kelp, as a sea vegetable, is very detoxifying since it helps promote the movement of fluid in the body.  It clears heat with its naturally cold temperature. Plus, only 5 calories per serving!
  • Tahini, ground sesame seeds, tonifies your qi (your life force) and nourishes the jing (what defines and affects your personal constitution.)
  • Lemon detoxifies the liver and alkalizes the blood.
  • Nutritional yeast is a micro plant organism that’s high in B vitamins.
  • Red pepper flakes increase circulation, reduce inflammation, aid digestion and help promote weight loss.
  • Garlic gomasio, a condiment also made from sesame seeds, has the same benefits as tahini but with the antibiotic, superfood addition of garlic.

The feeling…

A hearty meal that feels indulgent while also being clean.  The base ingredients are all light, but the tahini sauce adds depth and substance that you want from a main meal.