This is another simple meal I go to when stretched for time. I love Asian noodles in soup! There are so many options for this soup. Try it with rice noodles, millet noodles, dumplings, or even gluten-free conchiglie (shell pasta)! Add your favourite veggies and protein too.
When I had to stop eating gluten, there were a few things that I really missed – one of them was Asian dumplings. I found a great recipe for gluten-free pot stickers from Andrea Nguyen’s blog Viet World Kitchen. Even though making pot stickers from scratch is time-consuming, the chewy gluten-like texture is well worth it. As always, I try to incorporate as much protein as I possibly can so I created a dumpling filling with quinoa. Yes, quinoa! These dumplings were a hit with my gluten-loving family over Chinese New Year last week.
Many people like to order spicy green beans at their local Chinese restaurant. While it is yummy, the green beans are deep fried and the sauce contains a lot of sodium (and gluten for those who are gluten-sensitive). Here is a healthier option that is full of fiber and protein. Most importantly, it is super simple to make.
You can really put anything in fried rice, but this combination of dinosaur organic kale, sweet corn, peas, curried tofu, and organic alfalfa sprouts really shines. I’m going to be posting a series of easy and simple recipes for back to school/work in the coming weeks and this is one of them. These make great lunches or a quick dinner.
Our kind neighbour shared some cucumbers from the garden with us. I decided to make this slightly spicy salad. Bites of cold, crunchy cucumbers bursting with garlic and sesame flavours. Yum!
If you haven't noticed, I've been on quite the quest to make healthier Chinese food. Because I have a condition known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, I can't have most Chinese food at restaurants due to the MSG, food colouring, etc. Here is a healthier version that will surely warm you up and clear your sinuses in this chilly, but beautiful cold weather.
During my year off from my full-time job last year, I don't think I was sick once. Since I returned to work recently, I've already been sick twice. This latest cough/cold I have made me crave a traditional Chinese dish called congee. It's usually made with a lot of meat, seafood and MSG in restaurants. Here is a simple, healthy recipe that will make you feel a better. Not only is it tasty, but it also had a soothing effect on my very sore throat. Even if you're not sick, this is a nice dish for a cool autumn day.