Meat Free Monday!

Quorn Ramen Noodle Soup

Quorn Ramen sml

 

This is a gorgeous and light meal (only about 270 kcal per portion!) but is also easy, quick and meat free!

There has been a lot of things in the press over the last couple of years stating that not only is it beneficial for your health to have a day or two off meat per week because of chloestrol levels, but it can also quite dramatically reduce your carbon footprint – although obviously if you are eating fruit and vegetables really out of season this is also going affect it.

If you are interested in learning more, have a quick read of this article which is quite easy to digest: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/28/eating-less-meat-save-planet-dietary-guidelines

Ingredients – serves 2

  • 1 tsp of coconut oil
  • 200g of quorn
  • 2 tbsps of grated fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 of a fresh chili, finely chopped
  • a couple of handfuls of fresh spinach
  • 400 ml of vegetable stock
  • 1 nest of rice noodles
  • fresh corriander, finely chopped

Equipment

  • large saucepan, wooden spoon
  • chopping board and sharp knife
  • measuring jug
  • zester

Method

  • Place the oil, ginger, garlic and chili in a pan on a low heat and cook for a couple of minutes – you’ll start to get a really lovely aroma.
  • add in the quorn and cook for a further couple of minutes so that the flavours really infuse with the quorn.
  • Add the stock and leave to simmer for about 5 minutes, then add the mushrooms and cook for a further 5 minutes. Finally add the spinach and the rice noodles just before serving as they will only take about 2 minutes to cook. Garnish with corriander and voila!

 

 

 

 

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