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.
Chicken pasta recipes from Martha Stewart and Everyday Food, including chicken tetrazzini, baked penne with chicken, chicken casseroles, chicken lasagna, chicken soba, Thai noodle bowls with chicken, and lots more.
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.
The bracing combination of fresh lime juice and mint adds minimal calories and not a trace of fat, yet tastes out of this world. Scallions, cucumber, and chopped peanuts up the flavor ante while also adding crunch. Soba noodles, made from buckwheat, are nuttier than those made from wheat.