the “nothing” to eat dinner

We had one of those moments the other day when decided there was “nothing” to eat in the house….and I didn’t want to go out again.  We’ve all been there.  But, what I often find is that we actually do have something to eat and we just need to get a little inventive.  We had a little bit of a bunch of things and some new GF pasta noodles.  In general I think if I can find a protein, some veggies and some sort of grain, then I can make it work.  And most often….even when there “nothing” to eat…I do still have all 3 of these in one form or another.  Some lemon zest and a clove of garlic go a long way in this scenario too.  So we had our King Soba, pumpkin, ginger, rice noodles, we had a little bit of broccoli, a little bit of kale, and some cooked lentils.  So, we made this:  and it was actually totally delicious.  So much so that my food snobby husband came home late that night from work and ate every single bit that was left.

Here are the details:


  • King Soba Gluten Free Pumpkin, Ginger & Rice Noodles
  • 1 cup of organic broccoli
  • 3-4 kale leaves, de-veined & chopped
  • 1 cup of cooked lentils
  • lemon
  • olive oil
  • sea salt
  • garlic


Set your oven to 400 degrees.  Spread your broccoli out on a baking sheet, drizzle with oil, sea salt and finely minced garlic.  Roast until golden brown….SUPER DELISH. (FIY…the broccoli cooks faster if you cut your broccoli up into small pieces.)  Add your noodles to boiling water and cook for about 5 minutes.  This King Soba brand that I used cooked very fast, much faster than normal brown rice pasta.  While your broccoli and pasta are cooking, add your chopped kale to a heated pan with some oil, sea salt and garlic.  Cook until fully wilted and maybe even slightly crispy if you like it that way (I do!).  Once your pasta is done, remove and strain and rinse off with cooler water.  Remove broccoli from the oven.  Add your pasta back to the pot it cooked in, drizzle in some olive oil and sea salt, add your lentils, broccoli, kale and top it all with a little bit of lemon.  Plate, serve, enjoy.

Let me know what you come up with next time there’s “nothing” in your house to eat!

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