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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Recipe: Easy Homemade Ramen Noodle Soup (Gluten Free & Vegan!)

Easy Homemade Ramen Noodle Soup Recipe - gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, clean eating recipe, low fat, egg free, dairy free, nut free, cheap, simple, healthy

Having coeliac disease means that most convenience foods are out of the question - especially when you add other allergies and intolerances on top of that! 

Luckily for me, I was a pretty fussy kid and didn't have too many convenience foods that I actually ate, however, as fussy as I was - I still loved to "share" my Mum's noodle soup from this authentic Asian restaurant. 

"Share" because Mum would always order it for herself (after asking me if I wanted my own and receiving a solid no) and I'd end up eating half of it. If it was just for me, it would go uneaten (because let's be honest... fussy Kristy only wanted to noodles and not the dumplings which Mum loved) but if Mum had it? I'd happily eat hers. 

This recipe was inspired by that noodle soup, however, the reason I first made it was actually because of Jesse. He joked one night that he just wanted ramen for dinner and I took that joke and ran with it - turning a "lazy food" (according to Jesse) and turning it into something extraordinary. 

Now it's a dinner we eat all the time and I even make it up for lunches in the wintertime as it's the perfect thing to make in advance and enjoy later. All you have to do is add all of your ingredients, have a separate jar or container of stock and heat and eat when you're ready for it.  Whether you put it in a jar (which I did only because it's prettier) or a bowl, it's a delicious and easy meal that everyone will love.

Easy Homemade Ramen Noodle Soup Recipe - gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, clean eating recipe, low fat, egg free, dairy free, nut free, cheap, simple, healthy

Best of all, though? It's the perfect way to clean out the fridge and sneak some extra veggies in. Jesse will happily eat a bowl full of veggies without even realising it whenever I make this soup - and I bet even fussy kids will happily slurp them up too ;) 

So let me share the recipe with you! >> 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Kristy's Random Ramblings #10

It's Wednesday and my mid-week rambles are BACK! Here's what's been floating around my mind lately... 
Why Pregnancy is Just Training for What's to Come - Funny Pregnancy Quotes Memes

Disclaimer: I am NOT pregnant, promise! You'll know! This is not an "asking for a friend" situation.

I was talking to a friend who has a toddler and all of a sudden I had a dejavu moment. You see, our conversation was one we were having just two years earlier - only she was pregnant than. 

I realised that pregnancy is totally training for what's to come. Why? Take a look at our two conversations: 

Food Aversions
Whilst pregnant: "All food is disgusting. Even chocolate... I love chocolate but right now? I hate it. I hate everything. Pizza, pasta, salads, fruits - I hate it all."
With a toddler: "He hates everything. Even the foods that were his favourites last week he will not touch. All of a sudden he just wakes up and NOPE. Sorry Mum, you bought 6000000 bananas yesterday but now I hate them."

Whilst pregnant: So I'm sitting on the couch eating yogurt with soy sauce. Judge away, growing a human makes you do weird things. 
With a toddler: "He asked for a peanut butter and vegemite sandwich and I was like "WHO WOULD EVEN DO THAT?!". You don't mix peanut butter and vegemite?!?!? Weird child."

Whilst pregnant: Cries about everything 
With a toddler: He just cries over every little thing. EVERY little thing. That's not normal, surely? 

Ummmmmm am I right or am I right?! It's like God was like "well, I can't stop human children from being weird so I better prepare the mother whilst she grows it". 

Why do we use the word Gooey to describe food?

In other news, why do we use the word gooey as a good thing. 

Gooey brownies. Gooey chocolate..... the list goes on and on but I feel like gooey is kind of one of those words like moist. It's just gross.
Am I the only one who overthinks words? 

But tell me, what's been floating around your brain lately? 
What words do you think we should STOP using? 
And if you're a Mum/Mum-to-be - what's something you've done that a toddler would probably do too? 


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