4 posts tagged noodles

Jhatpat Masala Noodles

I am sure every kid grew up on some kind of instant noodles. In India Maggi noodles was the crave food as Ramen is in the west. I must say I fell in love with it when they were first launched with an indian twist in the early 80's. It was not the healthiest food but was cheap, quick, simple to make and tasted good. It still is the same. My daughter loves it and make it whenever she isn't in a mood to eat a full meal. The secret to this classic 2 minute Maggi Noodles is its Taste-maker, that's what makes it so addictive. I haven't eaten Maggi noodles after going gluten free however I started making my own taste maker powders to satisfy my once in a while craving. The recipe has great flavor and no unhealthy ingredients that can have negative effect on your body. Continue Reading

Pad Thai

Weather is warming up in Vancouver, and I enjoy spending some time outside, tending and watering the plants everyday in my little garden. It gives me immense pleasure and helps in keeping myself active and busy. Last week the weather was gorgeous and my daughter invited her old school friends over for lunch. I wanted to serve something simple, speedy and satisfying, which the girls would like. Then, pad thai came to my mind that everyone knows and loves! Pad thai needs no introduction! It is one of the the most widely recognized Thai dish in the entire world. It is a stir fry dish of flat rice noodles with some scrambled eggs, crunchy mung bean sprouts, roasted peanuts that are flavored with a tasty mixture of tamarind, fish sauce and palm sugar. Continue Reading

Rice Noodles With Lentils And Vegetables

I love the ease of cooking with rice noodles when you are pressed for time but still want to make something healthy. They are very versatile and with their soft flavor they can be paired with almost anything from meat to vegetables and also lentils. Next time you want a super simple lunch or dinner, boil up some noodles and add some lentils and whatever vegetables you have in refrigerator. Continue Reading

Vegetarian Chowmein

If you are a gluten intolerant you probably know how difficult it is to eat in a restaurant. It becomes more difficult if you want to eat at a chinese restaurant. I was shocked to find that gluten is found in most of their food items, as simple as soy sauce. When I  first went there, and asked if they have anything for me they offered me steamed vegetables with rice. Now, why would anyone go to a restaurant to eat steamed vegetables and rice?  In the beginning I totally avoided chinese ... Continue Reading