* This is a sponsored post for Cauldron *
All the light and fragrant flavours of Thai cuisine in a comforting bowl of noodles with slightly spicy broth. This 10 Minute Thai Noodle Soup is a big bowl of comfort, but comfort food doesn’t have to be unhealthy and this bowl is packed with goodness.
This might be a little unseasonal, but you know how we like to mix it up! You could always use less broth for this and make it less soupy and more noodley. Either way, this is the perfect comforting dish to increase your veggie intake when you feel like you need a bit of a lift. Not a fan of chillies? Feel free to leave them out, but we think that little kick completes the dish.
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I don’t know what it is about a big bowl of noodles, but it instantly makes me feel better and I could do with some of that right now. Dave, Avery and I all have a terrible cold (sharing is caring, right) and this is the first time I have been properly ill since becoming a mum. Pre-baby, I would have just snuggled up in bed for 4 days binge watching Netflix and drinking obscene amounts of tea until I felt better. But, with a baby and a massively busy work schedule that just isn’t possible, so I am turning to healthy and hearty comfort food like this to get me through it.
I am always a fan of any meal that has everything mixed together, but noodles are just extra comforting and with all the vegetables I have packed in to this bowl this is extra healthy too. I said at the beginning of the week that I was going to be sharing more meals that were ready in under 15 minutes, but I wasn’t planning on having another one straight away. But, there you have it and this one is even quicker – just 10 minutes, and that includes prep time too!
Don’t you just hate it when a recipe says it only takes 15 minutes to cook, and then you realise that you have to spend 30 minutes preparing and chopping everything ready to cook it? Well, there is none of that here. Prepped, cooked and on the table in under 10 minutes and that is partly thanks to the Cauldron Organic Marinated Tofu Pieces that we have used.
Cauldron Organic Marinated Tofu Pieces are marinated in a delicious Tamari soy sauce, with a hint of garlic and ginger. They are the ideal, convenient tofu solution, if you aren’t sure what to do with a whole block, or you don’t have much time. They can be eaten straight from the pack (which happens before they even reach our pan) or, as they are already full of flavour, can simply be added straight into your stir-fry. Being SO easy to use, we always have a pack in our fridge.
“Tasty, savoury and already marinated this product is perfect eaten hot or cold. For a quick snack it is ready to eat straight from the pack, sprinkle over salads, serve on pasta or toss into stir fries. Tofu marinated pieces complement Asian dishes well – for example, Nasi Goreng, whilst also work well in Risottos.”
We love the whole Cauldron range and we both think that their sausages are the best vegetarian sausages on the market. Cauldron, who have been making delicious food for over 30 years, are proving that vegetarian food doesn’t have to be boring, and it doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming either. You can pick up a pack of this tofu in Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Suma, Waitrose, Co-Op, Nisa, Booths and Ocado. There are loads of other delicious veggie recipes using Cauldron products over on the Cauldron website. I also love that most of Cauldron’s packaging is recyclable and they are looking for new materials to make it 100% recyclable.
This is actually one of onlytwo tofu recipe on the blog (the other being a Teriyaki Tofu Stir-Fry). Can you believe it? I can’t, because tofu is the main ingredient in a lot of our meals. I know there are lots of people that aren’t sure what to do with it, so expect lots more tofu recipes on the blog.
Have you noticed the awesome chopsticks that are in these photos? They come all the way from Thailand and are just a few of the souvenirs that we brought back (I will get round to finishing up my Thailand recaps) and this is the first time I have used them. Being totally honest, I forgot about them and only found them the other day when I was clearly out the junk room. We all have one of those rooms, don’t we?
There were so many styling props that I wanted to bring back with me, like bowls and plates, but I just didn’t have the space in my luggage. I should have dumped some shoes and brought back more props. Just another reason to go back to Thailand, right?
10 Minute Thai Noodle Soup
- 160 g Cauldron Organic Marinated Tofu Pieces
- 4 Shallots, diced
- 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 tbsp Ginger, grated
- 2 Stems of pak choi, chopped
- 6 Shiitake mushrooms, sliced
- 750 ml vegetable stock
- 0.5 tsp Red chilli flakes
- 70 g Brown rice noodles
- 2 Spring onions, sliced
- Put a little sesame oil in a pan and add the shallots, garlic and ginger and gently cook for 2 minutes.
- Add the Cauldron tofu, pak choi and mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes.
- Add to the pan with the remaining ingredients, except the spring onions, and simmer for 4 minutes.
- Serve and sprinkle the spring onions and some chilli (optional) on top.
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**This 10 Minute Thai Noodle Soup recipe was commissioned by Cauldron. However, all opinions are my own**