Kelp Noodle Stir Fry

I love trying new foods and I've been wanting to incorporate more sea vegetables into my diet for a while. I love seaweed in sushi and salads, but last week I decided to expand my culinary repertoire to include kelp. Have you heard of it?

Kelp is a brown sea vegetable that's very high in iodine. One of the easiest ways to eat kelp is in its noodle form; long, skinny, clear noodles that resemble thin rice noodles. Best part is, you can eat them completely raw, so they're an easy, crunchy addition to salads and soups of all kinds. I also experimented with cooking them slightly and adding them to stir fried vegetables with a bit of soy sauce and a bit of heat. 

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Kelp noodles are gluten-free, rich in a variety of minerals, espcially, as I mentioned, iodine, and contain vitamins A, B, C, E, D and K. You can buy them in health food stores, Whole Foods, Asian groceries and online. If you're up for shaking things up in the kitchen, they're worth a try! 

Ingredients

Dash of coconut oil
Vegetables of your choice, chopped
1/2 hot pepper, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Dash of soy sauce
Dash of fish sauce
Dash of water
Dash of hot chili flakes
Fresh ginger (optional)
1 package of kelp noodles

Preparation

Heat coconut oil in a medium sacucepan. Add garlic, hot pepper and vegetables, and sauté for a few minutes. Add soy sauce, fish sauce, water, chili flakes and ginger, and continue to cook until vegetables are soft yet still crunchy. Add the kelp noodles and continue to cook until the noodles are heated through, about 2-3 minutes.

Plate, serve and enjoy! 

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