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.
What I’m is my recent blog concept which allows me to cover a few of my favourites of the month in one post. This is my What I’m for October…
What I’m reading – The Mortal Instruments: City of Heavenly Fire (Book Six) by Cassandra Clare. In August I was in the midst of reading Book Three and I’m still thoroughly enjoying this series. The series is reminiscent of some of my favourite books and interests. It is about a group of young adults in a fantastical world of werewolves, vampires, faeries, warlocks and a race of Shadowhunters: descended from Angels, as they step forward into a time of war, uncertainty and danger.
What I’m watching – This month I’m all about TV Shows and I’ve been watching Happy Endings Season Three, after successfully finding it on Amazon Instant. I love this show to pieces, despite its only three season airing before it was cancelled, and the characters are so loveable. I’ve also been re-watching Season One of Once Upon A Time, another show I totally adore. In case you’re unfamiliar, this show is all about fairytale characters torn out of their world and thrown into ours by an evil Queen. I totally recommend both shows.
What I’m subscribing to – This month I’ve been enjoying Fleur De Force’s vlog channel, FleurDeVlog, as she has been and will be vlogging every day in October. I’ve also been enjoying Strawburry17 as the channel has been revamped for Halloween with a range of new spooky shows.
What I’m listening to – So much! I’ve been listening to loads of music as of late. But I’ve recently gotten back into bands such as Metric and Nirvana. If you’re unfamiliar with either of these artists/bands I recommend checking out Satellite Mind and Help I’m Alive by Metric and Smells Like Teen Spirit and Come As You Are by Nirvana.
What I’m eating – Recently I became a student. Yes, a student. Part of this role entails trying to eat cheaply. I’m also a vegetarian. In all of this, I have been enjoying Cous Cous as a regular part of many of my meals. I have been especially enjoying buying bags of plain Cous Cous which I can add to salad or rice (I hope that isn’t too weird) and I’ve been eating it on its own (okay, that’s weird, I know) with a seasoning of salt and pepper. Delicious.
What I’m quoting – ‘What a treacherous thing it is to believe that a person in more than a person.’ – John Green, from his novel Paper Towns.