Wheat does not agree with my body, yet finding a lunchtime alternative that is as convenient, filling and tasty is not always easy.

Buckwheat has been on my ‘to-try’ list for years as confusingly it does not contain wheat .  Recently I decided to try Soba Noodles (buckwheat noodles) which are certainly convenient and filling and all that I needed to do was research a few recipes that are simple, quick and tasty.

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My friend Emma used to make fantastic Buckwheat pancakes from the flour, but for some reason I never had the same success(!),  and so decided to explore the noodles.

Please note that not all soba noodles are wheat-free

You can buy/research pure buckwheat soba noodles from here and here.

Follow instructions on the packet and it is suggested you rinse in hot then cold water after cooking for best results.

So if you are avoiding wheat;

To reduce your waist-line
Reduce candida levels
Reduce common immune systems reactions such as eczema
Help balance your blood sugar levels…

Buckwheat (Soba) noodles may be a new option to try….

Here are 4 recipes off the internet that caught my eye;

**Click on the title to be taken to the recipe!**

1. Citrus Soba Noodles – this recipe from the bbc is super easy and can be adapted to whatever left-overs you have in the fridge!

2. Soba Noodle Salad with Citrus Scallion Dressing from crowededkitchen is similar but with some interesting additions. Also I love all the citrus flavours, lemon, lime & orange and I noticed there were a lot of similar citrus recipes online
3. Soba noodles with lemony kale pesto from forkknifeswoon looks like it could be adapted into a staple for me…I may use Engevita instead of parmesan to make it dairy-free…and I might add a spoon of tahini if I can’t find pine nuts
4. Hoisin Caramelized Salmon and Sesame Soba Noodle Bowls. OK this looked and sounded too tasty not to include from halfbakedharvest…I am guessing it can be adapted into left-overs for lunch if any is left!

Hope this little round-up inspires you to try Soba noodles as much as it did me! x

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