Adapted from a recipe by Heather Christo
Below serves 2
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- Tiger Shrimp 10-12
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger
- 1 1/2 tbsp red curry paste
- 2 tbsp oil
- 2 C chicken broth
- 1 1/2 C lite coconut milk
- Fish sauce (dash)
- Rice noodles (enough for 2!)
- 6 white button mushrooms thinly sliced
- 1 red pepper thinly sliced
- Fresh cilantro
- 3 green onions thinly sliced
- Combine the ginger, curry paste & 1tbsp oil in a small bowl and mix well.
- In a pot, heat the curry paste/ginger mix over medium heat, frying the paste gently for 1-2 minutes.
- Add the chicken broth & lite coconut milk with the dash of fish sauce.
- Add the mushrooms & red peppers, bring to the boil and reduce gently to simmer (for around 5 mins.)
- While this is happening in a separate pan pour boiling water onto the dry noodles, let them soften, rinse well & set aside (portioned off into the 2 bowls.)
- In a frying pan heat the garlic with the remaining 1tbsp oil over a medium heat, add the shrimp and cook till lightly pink, but not overcooked! (this can happen alongside the noodles)
- Once cooked add the shrimp to the broth, remove from the heat and allow to stand for 1-2min.
- Pour over the noodles in the bowl and garnish with the coriander & spring onion.
Prep & cooking time – less than 30 minutes total.
Jars will keep for 4-5 days, just keep them upright and only shake in the dressing when you’re ready to eat them. The idea is the ingredients at the bottom (Sugar Snap Peas & Red Peppers) will sit ok in the dressing for several days.
Dressing. Amount of dressing used per jar is down to personal preference, below was enough for me for 2 jars (I used 1L Mason Jars.) I think you could easily sub in any vinaigrette based dressing here instead.
- 2tbsp Olive Oil
- 3tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
- 1/2 tbsp freshly grated ginger
- 1/2 tbsp honey
- dash sesame oil
Salad. Put the dressing in first. Ingredients are then layered in, in the order shown from the bottom up. I think the ingredients used here are pretty flexible based on personal preference; just be sure to use ingredients in the bottom that can sit ok in the dressing for a few days.
- Sugar Snap Peas
- Sliced Red Pepper
- Edamame (shelled)
- Carrot Ribbons
- Vermicelli Noodles
- Red Kidney Beans
- Tofu Slices (lightly fried in canola & sesame oil, then doused in a mix of sweet chilli & soy sauce)
- Diced Cucumber
Shake jars when ready to eat! (you may want to add additional dressing on top like sweet chilli just before you eat it)
Recipe adapted from one originally by Lynda Diamond in Impact magazine.
Makes 8 portions. Can easily be made vegan by omitting the eggs & using only Vegan cheese
- 2tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 red onion – diced
- 6 cloves garlic – minced
- 1/4 tsp chilli flakes
- 2 zucchinis – diced
- 2 red peppers – diced
- 5 large white button mushrooms – diced
- 1 eggplant – diced
- 2 bay leaves
- 1/2 tsp each of thyme, oregano, salt & pepper
- 1 can tinned chopped tomatoes
- 1/4 cup each of fresh basil & parsley
- 2 eggs (optional if you want to keep this recipe vegan)
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 2 cups cheddar cheese (lactose free or vegan)
- 3 cups mozzarella cheese (lactose free or vegan)
- 1 cups manchego sheeps cheese (or vegan)
- 15 brown rice lasagna sheets
- Over a medium heat cook the Onion, Garlic & Chilli flakes ( 6 mins)
- Add zucchini, red peppers, mushroom, eggplant, bay leaves, thyme, oregano, salt & pepper (10 mins)
- Stir in the tomatoes, bring to the boil and reduce to simmer, stirring occasionally (30 mins)
- Boil the pasta to within 2 mins of cooking time, drain and set aside in cold water.
- In a bowl beat the eggs with the nutmeg. Add all the cheese apart from 1 cup of the mozzarella.
- Arrange 1/3 of the lasagna sheets in the bottom of a 9″ x 13″ baking dish.
- Add 1/3 of the vegetable sauce
- Top with 1/3 of the remaining lasagna sheets
- Add 1/2 the cheese
- Add 1/3 of the vegetable sauce
- Top with the remaining 1/3 lasagna sheets
- Add the remaining 1/2 the cheese
- Add the remaining 1/3 of the vegetable sauce
- Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of set aside mozzarella
- Cover with foil bake at 375F (190C) – (20 mins)
- Uncover and bake – (25 mins)
- Total prep & cooking time – 1hr 45 mins
makes 6-8 portions. (Costs are very approx) Quick easy comfort food & portions can be easily frozen.
- 600g brown rice pasta (penne or rigatoni)
- 50g margarine
- 200g Lactose free strong chedder cheese OR vegan cheese
- 50g Manchego sheeps cheese OR vegan cheese
- 1/2 C Spelt flour
- 600ml lactose free skim milk (or soy milk)
- 2 x 160g Tuna
- 1 can corn
- 1 zucchini diced.
- chopped parsley
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Boil the pasta to within 2 mins of cooking time, drain and set aside.
- Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees
- Melt the margarine in a pan over a medium heat. Stir the in flour (1 min) then gradually stir in all the milk. Add all of but 1 handful of the cheese. (cheese is grated)
- Mix the pasta, sauce, tuna, corn, zucchini & parsley in a large baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
- Cook for 20-25 mins or until the cheese on top is brown.
- Total cooking time – 40 mins