My go-to meal at the moment is vegetable stir fry with rice noodles; it’s quick, easy, healthy and delicious.
Step 1 – choose your ingredients. In the picture you can see I went for carrots, broccoli, cabbage, spring onions and pepper to go along with my rice noodles.
Step 2 – Prep your veg. Have as much as you like just make sure it is all chopped to your liking.
Step 3 – Heat your frying pan on a medium heat and add some sunflower or corn oil.
Step 4 – Add your veg in stages. I added broccoli first as it takes the longest to cook through and the cabbage last as it cooks very quickly. Once everything is added keep stirring it all through, add your seasonings (I added salt and pepper to mine).
Make sure to add oil accordingly throughout to make sure you create the steam necessary for stir fry and also to ensure you don’t burn your veg. If you are conscious about the oil making this a less healthy dish you can add water throughout instead. I did a bit of both (oil for taste and water for steam).
Step 5 – Once the veg is cooked through to your liking put the stir fry on a low heat, or even take it off the heat while you attend to the noodles.
For the rice noodles I had, I had to cover them in boiling water (from a kettle) for 3 minutes and drain them before adding them to my veg. However, you can buy fresh rice noodles which you can put straight into the frying pan to heat up.
Step 6 – Once the noodles are done, add them to the veg and mix through. Take the pan off the heat (if you haven’t already) and serve.
I prefer drier stir fry but you can add a sauce to if you like and switch out the veg and noodles. I often have stir fry with rice or cous cous.
‘My philosophy is it’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am, and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.’
‘Relish everything that’s inside of you, the imperfections, the darkness, the richness and light and everything. And that makes for a full life.’
‘We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap.’
‘I think the healthy way to live is to make friends with the beast inside oneself, and that means not the beast but the shadow. The dark side of one’s nature. Have fun with it and you, is to accept everything about ourselves.’
‘For me, time is the greatest mystery of all. The fact is that we’re dreaming all the time. That’s what really gets me. We have a fathomless lake of unconsciousness just beneath our skulls.’
Disclaimer – I do not own the above image, it is from: http://www.classicfm.com/composers/sir-anthony-hopkins/
Today I am recommending H2O, a teen show that I originally watched on Nickelodeon when I was in secondary school. Having craved to watch the series in the correct order and all the way through I was glad to find it on Netflix. With all the extra time I found myself with as summer started (being at home away from university life) I managed to power through the three seasons that were made.
The show, while sometimes meant for a certain age group, is very engaging and even my mum, who is in her forties (let’s hope she doesn’t read this post and see that I have broadcasted her age on the internet), has enjoyed the show. Yep, it has a parent’s approval, a parent, might I add, who doesn’t much care for films and could, I’m pretty sure, live life without a television at all.
H2O is a show about mermaids and we follow three such beings from their magical creation in the pilot and see how they cope not only with their new powers and hiding their secret from the world, but also with the constant struggles that every teenager has to deal with: friends, boyfriends, school, family life and even the occasional part time job.
‘Three ordinary women discover an Island on Mako and a moon pool that turns them into extraordinary mermaids with special powers over water on the night of a full moon. They must never look in the moon’s eye or there will be side effects for each of them’.
Poison – Carrie Hope Fletcher
Turn The Music Louder – KDA ft. Tinie Tempah, Katy B
Into You – Ariana Grande
Plastic – Nina Karolidou
Tears – Clean Bandit ft. Louise Johnson