Anyways, I wanted to share my lunch with you; an adaptation of a Martha Stewart Recipe for Soba Soup with Spinach. I switched it up a little, but here is is:
Shannon's Soba Soup with Spinach, Brocolli & Japanese Mushrooms (the bolded ingredients are the ones I changed or added)
2 tbsp vegetable oil
12 ounces dry shiitake mushrooms (pour one cup of boiling water and allow to "steep" for about 30 minutes - keep that mushroom water!)
1 pkg enoki mushrooms
1 cup bite-sized brocolli crowns
4 scallions, white and green parts separated and thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp peeled and minced fresh ginger
2 cups sodium reduced beef broth
1/4 pkg soba noodles
2 cups spinach leaves, torn
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1-2 tbsp soy sauce
Deeeelicious - original recipe was supposed to have chicken broth, but I thought beef broth would taste better against those woodsy shiitakes! I also doubled the garlic, but as you will get to learn on this blog, if it doesn't have mega volumes of garlic, it's probably not going to fly in my kitchen!!
Not sure if I would add the lime again either... but it was a hit none-the-less. If you're cooking for 2, I would recommend only using one little bundle of the soba; cooking for a crowd, then use 2 bundles.