I have been enjoying a range of different evening meals this week, which has been nice. Over the exam period at uni I was cooking the same meals over and over so it is nice to be out of that rut!
First up is an regular of mine- the beloved stir fry! My dad bought me some rice noodles dressed in canola oil (an oil I had never tried before). I was just dying to test them out in a stir fry! I often find that rice noodles get stuck together when cooking them but the oil helped them not go so clumpy and they were really tasty. This stir fry also contained tofu, loads of veggies including peppers, onions, sweetcorn and cabbage. Usually I add a stir fry sauce but I fancied having the stir fry plain so just added a little salt for enhanced flavour.
The next meal pictured on my blog was an attempt to do something creative with falafel! I had some in the fridge that needed to be eaten so I got my thinking cap on! I knew that I was in the mood for pasta (as I am most of the time) so made a sauce with the falafel to go with some wholemeal spaghetti. The sauce was made used tinned tomatoes, chilli peppers, mushrooms, and mushed up falafel! I was thinking of having them 'meat ball' style but decided to be different! It turned out really nice and I enjoyed the meal muchos! Unfortunately, my family are a little more sensitive to chilli peppers than myself so they were coughing as I was cooking my meal!
Finally, is a thai curry that I made for my dinner this evening. It was made using some red thai curry paste, soy milk, peas, sweetcorn and some soy 'chicken style' pieces. It was nice and creamy and really hit the spot! I will definitely be making this again soon. I might try it with tofu next time or maybe some chopped up soy sausages...