Long weekend meals

Pho stock w egg noodle cake,  celery, carrot, mushroom, ginger, garlic, thai basil, sriarcha, fresh coriander, fresh mint

Photo of pho mixed

Gluten free wheat free penne pasta w seafood extender, celery, kewpie mayo and fresh coriander

2 Minute Noodles w no sachet

Two minute noodles are a great quick fix. Noodles are easy to make. I toss season sachet in the bin and create my own seasoning depending on what I feel like on the day and what is available. (For Ramen Noodles see Ramen Noodle Post they are a different type but very similar noodle)

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.. 

2 minute Wholegrain noodles with poached chicken breast fillet, carrot, capsicum, green shallot, vegepod tatsoi and bok choy and basil, herb pot mint, pickled ginger, fodmap gluten free chicken stock, fresh ginger, lite soy, gluten free oyster sauce

Kimchi, carrot, turkey, coriander, beef stock w 2minute wholegrain noodles














Pho Gai:  pho gai stock cube, 2 min wholegrain noodles without seasoning sachet, fresh mint basil coriander from herb pots and aldi chicken deli meat.

Roast Duck Asian Stock (beef stock, tamari, fresh ginger, chinese 5 spice, garlic powder, green shallot, coriander, red chili flakes) & 2min wholegrain noodles no sachet

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


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.


Here i am enjoying this bowl of chicken noodle soup when the weather is a  boiling hot 30*c day outside. I used pho gai stock cube, 2 min wholegrain noodles without seasoning sachet, fresh mint basil coriander from herb pots and aldi chicken deli meat. Soo good

Pho Gai