Soups: pho gai

I love pho soup and I found in Asian shop Pho Gai stock for soup so I made it today. Its a one pot dish.   In Thai Cooking Gai = Chicken and  Pho is pronounced phur.

Pho Gai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients serves 2

1 Pho Gai Stock Cube

3 Cups Water

1 Handful of each : Vegepod Asian Greens Tatsoi, Bok Choy,

1 Green Shallots,

1 handful of each  from vegepod/herb pot: Basil, Mint, Parsley.

2 chicken breast,

1/2 cake vermicelli noodles cooked,

2 nori sheet

Method: 

Place chicken and stock in water in saucepan and simmer until chicken almost cooked

then add remaining ingredients except herbs and nori to pot. Simmer for 1-2 minutes

to lightly cook the greens. Refresh Vermicelli in warm water in a separate bowl and add

to serving bowl in middle. Top with remaining ingredients and herbs.

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Noodle Bowls

Cold weather calls for nice bowl of hot noodles, that we call 2 min noodles here. I discard the seasoning sachet and make my own combinations of flavours. I add the flavourings and hot boiling water then microwave for 2 minutes. Sometimes I just buy the egg noodle packs that don’t have seasoning or Wokka 99%fat Free Ramen Noodles which are lower in fat. Here are some different ways to make them. Hubby doesn’t like the stock so he drains his but for me I love it as it’s where all the flavour is and I like a noodle soup with added extras. I simply boil the kettle and pour hot water over noodles until they are submerged. I add my own spices or herb flavourings or toppings. I cook mine for 2 minutes in the microwave. Hubby doesn’t cook his in microwave so he covers the bowl and just has the boiling water on top of the noodles then drains them and adds whatever else to it but cooks the toppings in microwave without the noodles in separate bowl then adds to the noodles when done.. Continue reading Noodle Bowls

Different Ways with Vegetables

Stir Fry, Salads, Slaw, Steamed, Sautéed, Roasted, skewers, Pickled, Slow cooked

 

 

 

 

 

Cauliflower : Steamed, Sautéed, Roasted, Make into Mash or Replace rice with Cauli rice . Nice with bacon, onions, Brussel sprouts, Stir-fry’s, Garlic, Chili -deseeded and de-skinned, Ginger, mustard seeds also go well with Cauli, Curries, Gratin, Pizza or Wrap base

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broccoli: Steamed, Roasted, Season with sea-Salt and pepper. Add beef, pancetta, chicken, turkey. Stir-fry, Oyster Sauce, Garlic, Ginger, Chili de-skinned and deseeded, Curries, Dijon, Gratin, pizza or wrap base

Mash:  (Crème Fraiche or coconut milk with cooked Vegetables in blender) Can add leek, onion, shallots, Sea-salt and black pepper.  Types of Mash Beetroot, Carrot, Sweet potato, Parsnip, Cauliflower

Carrot, Celery & Onions: Options include add to other vegetables, Meat, Poultry or Fish, Coconut Milk, Curry Powder, Coconut Aminos. You can also pickle or make them into salad, or crudités or skewers with meat, or for stews/slow cooking
Carrot : Steamed, Baked, Make into chips, soups, stir fries, Crudités, salad and slaws
Celery : Sautéed, Mix w Aioli or mayo or chicken or tuna in lettuce wrap, crudités, soup, stir fries, char grilled on bbq, Add bacon to celery, or walnuts and apples, salads with radish.
Onions : sautéed, fried, baked, slow cooked, stir fried, salads and slaws
Soup Base – Sauté Carrot, Celery, Onion, Then add for soup base organic bone-broth or stock , herbs, Sea-salt and Black Pepper.

Mushrooms complete with Butter, garlic, sage, thyme, mint, bacon or prosciutto, coconut aminos, ginger, spinach or kale. Make into a Strog or bolognaise sauce, or gravy, With Eggs in a Omelette or frittata

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wombok/Asian Cabbage – Asian Slaw or Chow Mein (*No noodles), Chicken or Beef Thai salad

Red/Green Cabbage : make into Slaws, Sautéed w onion, garlic and organic butter, Gluten Free oyster, Garlic, Ginger, Chili deseeded and de-skinned, Egg, Green Shallots, Salads or as a replacement for noodles in broths