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These noodles are crunchy, creamy, and a bit spicy - perfect for a warm weeknight meal and perhaps even better served cold for lunch the next day. Sarah, Recipe Hunter

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THE RECIPE

Soba Noodles and Tofu with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Crunchy, creamy, spicy, and loaded with veggies

First, a confession. We’re slightly obsessed with any kind of peanut noodle dish. There’s something about a good toothsome noodle paired with a creamy, spicy sauce (use crunchy peanut butter for a nice variation) and a ton of fresh veggies that is comforting and satisfying without feeling sinful. It’s perfect to make in large batches, eat warm on the first night then save the rest for a delicious, cold lunch that will make your co-workers jealous. Kelli’s version is particularly good because she uses soba noodles, a Japanese buckwheat noodle, that gives the dish a unique nuttiness. And, she makes sure you get your dose of protein by adding seared cubes of tofu that are pressed to keep them firm. The secret ingredient, however, is a touch of orange marmalade which gives the dressing a sweet and tangy flavor that rounds everything out. Oh, and did we mention you can make it in 30 minutes? Dinner = done.

THE CHEF

Kelli Dunn

Food Blogger & Recipe Developer

Kelli Dunn from The Corner Kitchen

I work wonders & create fresh, seasonal meals in my 20 square foot kitchen. While I have a huge sweet tooth, healthy cooking and eating are the core to maintaining my active lifestyle.

Kelli works wonders out of her tiny (and by tiny, we mean 20 sq. ft.) kitchen in NYC and shares her cooking adventures through her blog, The Corner Kitchen. A graduate of the world-renowned French Culinary Institute, Kelli balances her passion for food (and her sweet tooth) with an active and healthy lifestyle. Although she has serious culinary training, we love how fresh, seasonal, and approachable all of her recipes are. And, given her limited space, the breadth of her recipes brings a whole new meaning to the word “resourceful.”

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