I used to cook with shiitake mushrooms a lot but have used more cremini and portobello varieties lately. The shiitake has a buttery, woodsy taste and definitely lends itself to this particular recipe.
If you don’t have arugula on hand, any other green would work including spinach, kale, or escarole. The key is to mix them into the noodles only long enough to wilt and not cook them.
This recipe is fairly easy to prepare but please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
YES! I think I finally nailed this recipe. I tasted a kale salad with peanut sauce somewhere in LA several years ago and have been trying to duplicate it. Did I succeed? Nope, but this is even better!
My ancestry is half Italian so anything with the word “Roman” in it automatically gets my attention.
The jury is still out on whether or not to call this funky looking veggie broccoli or cauliflower. I think it tends to be more like cauliflower but is a little more tender and sweeter.
Whatever you choose to call it, romanesco is a wonderful vegetable with a lot to offer. If you happen to find some at your local farmers market or grocery, romanesco is an excellent addition to vegan recipes for pastas, salads, and adding a dimension to just about any dish.
Nutritionally speaking, this veggie contains high levels of carotenoids, iron, Vitamin C and folates.