My Vegepod is going really well at the moment. I have had tomatoes and lots of greens including rocket, kale, spinach, mesclun, Asian greens bok choy and Tatsoi, Mixed lettuces, Beets, Basil, Curly Parsley, Cucumbers, Mini Strawberries and coming up is carrots, baby capsicums, radish, daikon. I am wanting to revamp it with winter seeds but as yet waiting for some tomatoes to ripen before I redo the pod.
In my other garden bed I have some broccoli and zucchini, green and red chilies, jalapenos growing.
Herb pots have : Mint, Coriander, Chives, Parsley, Thai Basil
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.
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
This weeks Meal plan is getting back into the swing of cooking after being away.
Breakfast: Two minute noodles. Toss the seasoning sachet in bin, make your own
Cook together BBQ at home vegepod fresh salad and herbs Lunch: Hubby cooked on the BBQ gluten free snags, onion, baby potato in foil, I did the salad with vegepod tomatoes, cucumber, basil, parsley. Added mixed leaves, capsicum, celery, carrot, Lite French dressing
Hubby’s Turn to Cook : Pizza See separate Recipe Post
This week I am making more effort to cook meals at home rather than eat out. Hubby is on holidays so its tempting to just go out and enjoy eating out but I am aware that I don’t know how meals are prepared and calories can increase as well as sodium if I am not careful which then has a adverse affect with my health issues. I came back from 3 day weekend with what I thought were healthy meals out to find a 3kg gain.
Italian Sausages, Onion, Egg, Vegepod Tomato & Avocado
Vegepod seeds were redone in spring and a couple of weeks ago. Here is todays harvest. Rocket, Mesclun, Bok Choy, Lettuce, Spinach leaves, Basil, Curly Parsley, Beet Leaves, Baby Kale. Baby Plumb Tomatoes, Mini Strawberries
Fish Finger wraps became a favourite of mine when visiting relatives many years ago. I cooked these today in the convection microwave under the fish setting and were done in 3 minutes cooked in oven section of the microwave. Soo good and quick to prepare.