Saturday, 28 November 2020

Simple Meals

 


I mentioned the other day that I am trying to eat simply, and at the moment I am also trying to eat my way through the contents of the food cupboard.  I moved from the Van to this flat with a ridiculous amount of food in stock and I am determined that it will not be travelling with me again at the start of next year.

I am making meals out of what I find and only buying fresh things to accompany them when I have to.  I found a pack of 'Ready to Wok' noodles in there the other day, so I raided the fridge for all the bitty bits that I had left before I went shopping.  A couple of slices of pepper, two tomatoes, just over half an onion, half a tub of creamy Violife cheese and a good squirt of garlic puree ...


... all combined with the noodles to make a very tasty and satisfying evening meal, with the added bonus that it was all ready within ten minutes.

The noodles are gorgeous and a nice and speedy change from pasta, what have I been missing all these years!!


Sue xx


28 comments:

  1. In my neck of the woods (Indiana-USA) "pasta" and "noodles" are one in the same thing. Not where you live? Perhaps you can buy some beans or lentils next time you go to the store & stir some into this dish next time.... for some protein. You have a simple meal here but it's basically carbohydrates and a little fiber. Some beans stirred in would help out in the protein department and make this dish more nourishing. Remember... pasta and noodles are basically made out of the same thing that paste is made out of: flour & water. ~Andrea xoxo

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    1. Yes, I know they are made out of the same thing ... so are so many things if you think about it. Buy a bag of flour and you can create SO many different meals. We do call and treat pasta and noodles differently here in the UK but as you say they are actually completely interchangeable.

      There is protein in this meal from the cheese, and actually every foodstuff except oil and sugar contains protein. Too much protein can be as bad for you as too little so I am more than happy with my consumption 😀

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    2. Agree and also live in Indy

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  2. Haven’t tried them, they sound good.

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    1. They were, they were about twice the price of uncooked noodles but very convenient 😃

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  3. This is one of the meals I make quite often. If I don't have noodles I boil spaghetti but everything else is lurking in the fridge.

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    1. Yes it made me think that next time I cook any sort of pasta I will do extra ready for something like this the next day 😀

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  4. We like those noodles, brilliant for a quick stir fry using up odds and ends in the fridge.

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  5. Looks lovely, will give violife a try since you mentioned that and I've heard about it from friends here too.

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    1. I like virtually all the Violife variations. This cream cheese is great for cooking with, and is absolutely gorgeous on warm French baguettes 😃

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    2. Violife cheese looks as though both my son (dairy, egg, nut, fish, turkey allergy) and I (pulses - so no chickpeas, lentils, soya etc - lupin flour, nut, sweetcorn allergy) could eat this so I will have to look out for it! Quite a lot of noodles and pasta have egg in them so that would be a source of protein if those types were used. Vicki

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  6. Noodles are my go to quick meal, I use the 20p instant packets, add a few left over veg chopped small or some mixed frozen veg, tablespoon of peanut butter, soy and sweet chilli sauce , it's really tasty and if I am feeling posh I put cashew nuts instead of peanut butter or maybe chickpeas.

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    1. I love the 20p instant noodles, have since my boys were little and they were a firm favourite with them. You can make good meals out of them can't you or just be lazy and have a dish of noodles and a hunk of tasty bread. Carbs and carbs sometimes just SO necessary 😄

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    2. Absolutely ! I sometimes make them extra soupy then dunk my bread , I am a dunker and not ashamed ,I have told the world!

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  7. Noodles are nice. I don't have them all that often but when I do, they're lovely.
    xx

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    1. They do make a nice change from pasta don't they, these ones are quite different in texture :-)

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  8. Yes, what have you been missing? Heeeeee.

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  9. You have a yummy meal there! I wanted to thank you for telling us about the Jacquie Lawson Advent Calendar recently. It looked so interesting but I was not sure if it was available in the U.S. I checked it out and it is available here! I bought one for myself and a second one for my daughter-in-law who loves things like that. We both love it! Right now we are enjoying "decorating" our house but I can't wait for December first to start the calendar! Thanks Sue for the information about it!

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    1. I'm glad you like it. I only got round to 'decorating' my tree the other day and I love the games 😃

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  10. That looks just my kind of dinner! I do love my noodles. x

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  11. Your meal looks good and tasty. Only one cooking pot to wash too. X

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  12. Cooking extra pasta or noodles makes a great deal of sense. Especially as they both freeze so well.

    God bless.

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    1. I love them so much there's no need for me to freeze them, same dinner two nights running ... no problem 😀

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  13. I love packs of Singapore noodles or upon noodles. Cook a simple stir fry, add the noodles and a little soy sauce and it is a 10 minute one pan dish.

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