Sunday, February 22, 2015

Vegetable Noodle "Pho" Inspired Soup

I finally got my Veggetti noodle maker!!! I LOVE it! It has become one of my new favorite kitchen utensils and I have been putting it to good use...almost to the point of overuse (if there is such a thing with veggies). I have been making stir-fry and spaghetti with a lot of success but my most recent success was a veggie noodle "Pho" inspired Thai coconut curry soup that I thought I would share with you.

You will need:
1 Veggetti noodle maker
1-2 zucchini
4 cups of broth (College Inn Thai Coconut Curry for this recipe)
* optional* 1/2-1 cup of water (if desired...its all about taste preference here)

1/2 onion thinly sliced
Olive oil
2-4 cups fresh spinach shredded
extra veggies (I used 3/4ths of a yellow pepper and 1 tomato that I had lying around)
Ground black pepper
Basil fresh or dried
Minced garlic or garlic powder

This recipe took me less than 20 minutes from start to finish.

First, dice your onions and combine with a little olive oil in a pot to brown the onions. When they begin to get translucent, add your broth *and a little water. As the onions are browning, begin to chop your other vegetables.

Turn the heat up as needed to simmer your broth and add your herbs and spices. Once the broth is heated/simmering add your chopped veggies (but not your zucchini noodles) and cook for a few minutes.
Distribute your zucchini noodles into your soup bowls and pour/ladle the broth and vegetables over your zucchini. Let stand about a minute to blanch/cook the zucchini a little and enjoy!!!!!

I would say that one zucchini makes about 1-2 servings of noodles.
This soup is perfect for a cold wintery day. It warms you up but doesn't sit heavily or make for a food coma moment.
Eat happy!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Engagement Photos

Usually I am the one behind the camera. A place that I can say I have become very comfortable with...well I better get over that pretty soon...according to a few good friends who have donned the "Bride" title. The tables have turned and although it makes me uncomfortable...I have decided to get over my self conscious tendencies and enjoy it...after all I am only getting engaged once.

So my brave sister and Matron of Honor put on the cap of "photographer" for a few hours to take Ben and my Save the Date/Engagement photos. Needless to say she now wants a DSLR all her own. So I got my setting right and handed her the camera and here are the results after a little editing!

I will let the pictures speak for themselves. We had so much fun. Enjoy!

Here's a selfie I forgot to add from the last post!

We had to try to get Little Blue in there some how!