26-09-18 | Food | dinner |

Hot & sour: easy and super flavorful Asian veggie soup

Do you ever find yourself strolling around the supermarket without any inspiration for food, so you take the same boring thing as usual? I’ve had those moments a few too many… But I know it doesn’t have to be as hard to cook interesting food without too much effort! Sometimes you need to try a new kitchen, for example the Asian kitchen. Here’s a new hot & sour healthy recipe for easy Asian veggie soup.

“Good soup is one of the prime ingredients of good living”

I love to experiment with new tastes and recipes. My favorite way of food prepping is with stir frying. This way you can really mix lots of yummy flavors together and make something much more tasty than the (usually) boring cooked cauliflower or green beans. Though I can imagine that not everyone feels comfortable stir frying and stays safe with boiling their regular veggies. But then it’s about time to get out of your comfort zone and look for other yummy vegetables and exiting herbs and spices. There’s a lot of choice at the supermarkets nowadays girls!

I started experimenting with veggies that were similar to the ones I already knew. Give that a try and before you know it, your fridge will be filled with lots of different fresh ingredients 😉 Though it can take some time to prepare everything and you have to make sure to use everything within a couple of days, which isn’t always easy. When it comes to cooking I’m honestly not the type of person that likes to spend hours in the kitchen. Yes, even Foodie-ness girls prefer convenience cooking to save some of that precious spare time! I do enjoy healthy, fresh and tasty food however. That’s why I’m always trying to find ways that can fulfill my love for good food in less time. And sometimes we just need to make it a little easier for ourselves. So I’ve tried those pre-packaged stir frying vegetables before, but that’s not the most tasteful to be honest. But now there is a good solution for that!

“Happiness is hot soup on a cold day, pho real!”

Albert Heijn has a new product line with super fresh and tasty wok mixes. A mix contains multiple precut veggies with matching herbs to fix yourself a yummy meal in only 10 minutes, how great is that? It has all have the best flavors combined, so you don’t have to worry about that anymore. With these mixes everyone can learn how to really enjoy the best aspects of stir frying! It’s healthy, super easy, fast and I guarantee: super flavorful. For this recipe I chose a lovely Asian veggie soup using the Meesterlijk wokken van Albert Heijn Asian wokmix.

Getting hungry already? There are no reasons anymore not to get out of your cooking comfort zone and enjoy all the good that fresh food has to offer. Enjoy!

With love,
Carolina.

INGREDIENTS 

Meesterlijk wokken van Albert Heijn; Asian wokmix (with paksoi, carrot, red bell pepper, bimi, sugar snaps, spring onion, sereh, garlic and coiander)
– 1 red pepper
– Shiitake mushrooms
– Vegetable stock
– Olive oil
– Rice noodles
– Soy sauce
– Lemon juice
– Fresh mint to garnish

MACRONUTRIENTS PER PORTION

Energy: 236 kcal
Carbs: 40,1 g
Protein: 4,9 g
Fat: 6,3 g
Fiber: 4,5 g

METHOD

  1. Bring the stock to a boil in a large pan. Cut the garlic, sereh (a.k.a. lemon grass), spring onion and red pepper into small pieces and add to the bouillon for about 10 minutes.
  2. After 10 minutes you can add the rice noodles to the bouillon and cook them until tender.
  3. Meanwhile cut the shiitake in slices and add this with the remaining veggies in a heated wok pan with some olive oil.
  4. Add the veggies to the bouillon when the noodles are done and stir together.
  5. Finish the soup with some soy sauce, lemon juice, fresh mint and the coriander from the mix.

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