Noodle up, bitches!

I hate when people start talking about their current ‘diet’ and how they’re soooo good because they are avoiding bread and pasta and rice etc. Get your noodle on!

I recently tried my hand at a veg*n Pad Thai as I’m a massive fan of Thai food (Penang me, baby!) but wanted to to do something simple myself (I’ve popped my recipe at the end). Also, noodles (I include spaghetti in this) are brilliant!

Check out the bad boy below! Massive bowl of spaghetti with tomato and chilli sauce and some nooch. This kind of thng is super cheap, healthy and easy to whip up.

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Spagheeeettttttiiiiiiiiiiii with sauce and nooch
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Spaghetti with Mushroom and tomato sauce and a sexy little nut cutlet (totally worked)

When people talk about weightloss, they tend to want it fast and often don’t care about how good it is for your body – think Slimfast, Cambridge or Atkins or the many people at slimming world eating 10 pink n whites a day!

Long term health and weightloss should be strived for, most people after a quick fix will fail and potentially do damage to their bodies. Check out the health of the Inuit/Eskimo population (often brought up in debate) and the rise in chronic diseases seen in the far east over the last 30 years since a western diet became more prevalent.

Is this too much of a rant? No? Glad you agree šŸ™‚ here’s the Pad Thai recipe (for 1):
1/4-1/2 thin sliced pepper
Scant tbsp brown sugar
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/4-1/2 package of extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into small chunks
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp peanut butter
Juice of 1 small lime
Hot sauce, to taste (I went with Sriracha)
1 sliced green onion (save some fine green bits for garnish)
Chopped peanuts to top

Grab a portionĀ of rice noodles (depends how hungry you are..) and prepare according to instruction. Rinse with cold water and leave to one side.

Stick the sugar, soy sauce, hot sauce, lime juice, 4 tbsps water and theĀ peanut butter into a bowl and whisk together. Pop in the tofu so it can sponge up some flavour.

Meanwhile, put a little water into a nonstick pan and saute the peppers for a few minutes, add the tofu (keep the liquid to one side) and cook a few minutes longer. Add the spring onions and cook for one minute more. Stick in your sexy noodles and the reserved sauce and heat through.

Bang it on a plate, top with the peanuts and some extra spring onions and, if you’re brave, more hot sauce! EAT IT!

Love you, bye.

 

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