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I miss Thai food. A lot. :( Unfortunately, most or all Thai food, or any Asian-style food, for that matter, has a lot of soy and sugar in it. I ate a lot of it before, which probably contributed to my being sick... However, I am finding new confidence in the kitchen now and have been trying my own hand at some Thai-inspired dishes without the soy and sugar. Here's my attempt tonight, which Lee and I both gobbled up, so it's definitely a winner! It's a take on the brothy noodle dishes I used to love with pork, broccoli and carrots. I added some of our CSA veggies that we picked up today, including cabbage and alfalfa sprouts. I hope you try it - it gave us some leftovers for lunches on Monday!
Total time from start to finish: 30 minutes
Drizzle oil for sautéing
2 piece pork loin chops, fat removed, cut up into cubes
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 inch ginger, minced
1 large carrot, peeled, chopped
1/8 large cabbage, chopped
1 small head broccoli, chopped
1 small sweet pepper, chopped
Package of Brown Rice Noodles
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sesame oil
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/3 cup coconut aminos
1/4 cup honey
1 dried cayenne pepper or 1 tsp chili flakes
1 organic vegetable bouillon cube
What to do:
1) In a wok, add oil and pork. Sauté until no longer pink. Add onions, garlic, ginger, broccoli, and carrots. Sauté. If you have a top to your wok, place the top on to help speed up the cooing process - more so steaming the veggies then sautéing. After a few minutes, add cabbage. Continue cooking, then add peppers. Remove from heat once veggies are cooked.
2) Meanwhile, place rice noodles in a large bowl. Pour hot water overtop and let sit, completely submerged until noodles are soft. Drain when ready.
3) While noodles are softening, combine all broth ingredients in a saucepan. Stir and heat over medium heat.
4) To serve, place noodles at bottom of bowl, then sautéed mixture, then pour broth overtop.
We really cooked these things. From scratch. On weeknights. And we even had time to do the dishes.
They have real, simple ingredients that you'll find in your cupboards. They're healthy and delicious. No lies.
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