A perfect make-ahead lunch, these noodles -- made with a sweet-and-spicy sauce of peanut butter, sesame oil, soy sauce, and crushed red-pepper flakes -- can be prepared and refrigerated for up to week. It takes just minutes to cook udon noodles and coarsely chop baby bok choy to toss with the sauce.
Peanut butter is more than just a lunch box standard. Explore both the sweet and savory sides of this pantry staple in our favorite recipes for peanut butter cookies, pies, cupcakes, and ice cream sandwiches, as well as satay with peanut sauce, Asian-inspired peanut noodles, and lots more.
Martha kicks off our noodle show with a behind-the-scenes look at Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's new restaurant, Matsugen, and an overview of different types of noodles from chef Takashi Yagihashi of Chicago's Takashi restaurant.
Detox Cred: With their pleasing nutty flavor, rice noodles are a nutritious, gluten-free alternative to wheat pasta. Use this pumped-up pesto to top eggs, beans, and whole grains. Broccoli's impressive amount of carotenoids sweep up cancer-inducing free radicals.
This recipe was adapted from "Clean: The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body's Natural Ability to Heal Itself" (HarperOne, 2009). It makes two servings -- you can share with a friend, keep one portion for the next day, or halve the recipe.