Catering to the Everything-Free Eaters

One of the things that my mom and her sisters share in common is that they all have very nurturing and catering personalities. I think these are such neat character traits to have. My aunt Sue posted on her Facebook that she is looking for gluten-free, sugar- free recipes and would love to have some that are vegan friendly. She wants to entertain her loved ones by catering to all of their specific diets.

The dinner we had last night was Thai Chicken Noodle Soup that can easily be made vegan by either substituting the chicken with tofu or leaving it out altogether. It was quite delicious and had just the right amount of spice.

Thai Chicken or Tofu Noodle Soup

*We got this idea from Food Network Magazine this month*

Serves 6

–          1 tbsp vegetable oil

–          1 onion, thinly sliced

–          2 cloves of garlic minced

–          2 tbsp green curry paste

–          6 cups low sodium chicken broth (vegetable broth for vegans)

–          15-ounce can coconut milk

–          1-2 tbsp fish sauce

–          2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced

–          4 oz thin rice noodles, broken into pieces

–          2 small skinless chicken breast thinly sliced or 2 cups of tofu

–          1 tbsp fresh lime juice

–          1 cup chopped cilantro

  1. Heat oil over medium high heat.
  2. Add onion and cook, stir occasionally about 5-7 minutes
  3. Add garlic and curry paste and cook, stirring 1-2 minutes
  4. Add chicken broth, coconut milk and fish sauce and bring to a boil.
  5. Add bell peppers and noodles and simmer uncovered until the noodles are al dente (3 minutes)
  6. Add chicken or tofu and simmer until cooked through (3 more minutes)
  7. Stir in lime juice and cilantro and serve hot!
  8. Savings in this meal:

Chicken- $1.48/lb at Kroger

Coconut milk- BOGO at Super H

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3 responses

  1. Aw- thanks for the shout out Merdy! This recipe looks great although fish sauce and coconut milk are two things I don’t keep in my pantry, I am willing to be a bit adventurous! Does fish sauce have fish in it? Where do I get thin rice noodles? Is that a Super H thing?(I typed Hmart- thought it didn’t look right- checked back up in your blog and saw that it was Super H:) I am a novice on this stuff.

    • Susie,

      Coconut milk should be at your local grocery. Some groceries have rice noodles (check and make sure they are gluten free) in the international aisle. Fish sauce does have fish. Just don’t use it. It is expensive and at Asian market. Not worth it for limited use. We didn’t use it last night and it was great! If you don’t find noodles, use lots of veggies: peppers, mushrooms, carrots, water chestnuts, snow pea, baby corn, etc. Thats our plan next time.

      Sent from my iPhone

  2. Sounds very yummy meredith, thanks!
    Have you had luck perfecting a pad thai or a panang curry sauce?? We LOVE those at Thai Diner, they are the best, and I’m always trying brands and recipes to no avail.
    I also think TD’s cococut soup is to die for!

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