Howdy Healthy Recipes

Howdy, and welcome to the Recipes Page where I share yummy, easy recipes from a variety of the Food For Life Courses.  All of the recipes are plant based, low fat, and will help you on your road to being super healthy!

Hakka Noodles


Hakka noodles are a fun example of fusion cuisine.  Combining Chinese and Indian ingredients, done stir-fry style, these noodles are quick and loaded with flavor!

Boil the water.  Cook the noodles until they are soft, about 2 minutes.  Drain the water and give the noodles a quick rinse.  Combine the ketchup, soy sauce, vinegar, and crushed red pepper.  Heat a wok up to high.  Saute the cauliflower until it starts to brown.  Add the carrots and saute for 30 seconds.  Reduce the heat to medium-high.  Add the cabbage, green onions, garlic, ginger, and green beans; cook for 1 minute.  Add the noodles and sauce and stir quickly.  Cook for 1 more minute.  Remove from the heat and garnish with cilantro

Make it Simple:  Once you cook the noodles, turn the wok to medium-high and cook all the veggies at once.  Saute for 2 minutes.  Reduce the heat to medium and add the noodles, sauce, ginger, garlic, and cilantro; simmer for 3 more minutes

* Recipe from Kickstart Series.  21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart, Dr. Neil Barnard, MD

Ingredients List

  • 8 oz fettucine-size rice noodles
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium ketchup
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 small head of cauliflower, cut into bite-size florets
  • 2 carrots, sliced into 2″ sticks
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced cabbage
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup fresh green beens, cut into 2″ pieces
  • 3 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro


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What is Food For Life?

The Food for Life program is an innovative approach to a medical challenge. It aims first to prevent disease. The classes work to translate complex scientific nutrition information into simple and easy meals. Each Food for Life nutrition and cooking class features a nutrition lecture and live cooking demonstration all within a supportive group setting.

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