These healthy recipes are all created to pair with wine (which has 120 to 150 calories for a 5-ounce glass)—all for 600 calories or fewer.
A Japanese ingredient, soba noodles are usually paired with Asian flavors but I wanted to try something different.
I looked to another part of the world that uses buckwheat—Eastern Europe—and started playing around with flavors from the country of Georgia, like walnuts, cilantro and onion. The result is unusual and resembles nothing “authentic,” but it’s delicious. It’s so good, in fact, I might include a version in my forthcoming book, The Modern Potluck.