Tonight I really felt like pizza. I think I just felt like something tasty, easy and ever so pleasy! Defrosting meat and cutting up tonnes of vegetables was just not on the cards and there was no way I was going to the shops to grab ingrediants for something. I had a think about what was in the pantry and remembered I had some vermicelli rice noodles. So using what we already had in the fridge we ended up with a super quick recipe that took no more than 10minutes from start to finish.
Here’s the quick and easy recipe…
I prepared and cooked the vermicelli noodles as per the packet they came in. I used about 300g. Once they were ready, I drained them then placed them in a large bowl and i sprinkled 1 tspn of curry powder over them and mixed it in well.
Next in my fry pan I lightly fried 3 diced garlic cloves and 1 tspn minced ginger in some oil. (I used olive oil but coconut oil is good too). Ifried these for about 1min.
I then added to the fry pan to be lightly pan fried
– thinly sliced 2 medium carrot
– thinly sliced 2 bunches of bok choy
– handful of snow peas
– 3 spring onions
I pan fried all the above veggies until they were just soft. (Keep some spring onion to the side as a garnish to finish).I then put the noodles into the fry pan. And mixed well. Roughly chopping them as I went along.
Lastly i popped 1/4 cup of soy sauce, 1 tblspn oyster sauce, chilli flakes and 1 tblnspn of bbq sauce in a jar and mixed well before pouring over the noodles in the pan.
Mix well. Garnish with spring onion. Enjoy. This made 4 meals for elias and I. (Keep in mind it could potentially make more as we eat a lot of food lol).
It’s a cool cloudy afternoon and I feel like getting messy in the kitchen! After surgery results confirmed stage 3 (moderate endometriosis) and chronic inflamation around the same areas. So, I’ve been trying to get organised and trying to make healthier choices and ensure I’ve got my lunches and snacks ready so I don’t fall into the trap of eating highly inflammatory foods and sweets that are easy to get my hands on. At this point, I’ve still been making some not great meal options, but everyday I’m trying to make better choices.
I got creative this afternoon and made these protein bliss balls. They are absolutely PACKED full of nutrition and are a fantastic snack option.
••• RECIPE •••
I soaked 15-20 pitted dates in boiling water for about 20mins. I drained them and then blended up the dates until they were a smooth mixture in my blender before transferring them into a mixing bowl.
I added about 1/2 cup of lsa, 1/4 cup desicated coconut, 1 serving of chocolate pea protein powder, 1/4 cup maca powder, 1/4 cup cocao, powder plus 1 tblspn of coconut oil to the dates mixture in the bowl and mixed with a wooden spoon.
I mixed them altogether until the mixture was semi dry and easy to roll into balls.
I then picked my different coatings that I wanted to roll them in. I chose cocao powder, hemp seeds, buckwheat and matcha green tea powder. Usually i just roll them in coconut, but felt like being a little more adventurous, and I must say, It has definitely paid off!
I’ve popped them into the freezer so they stay nice and firm and keeping them in there will ensure they stay fresher for longer!