Spinach and Rice Noodle Soup

I made this soup this afternoon out of the blue and I almost fell over it was so good. seriously delicious. much more successful than the homemade pho Andrew and I attempted last week - that turned more into a noodle bowl than soup. the vermicelli just wouldn't stop expanding and sooner rather than later we had this pot of noodles and ugh, visually - it was a disaster. taste wise, it wasn't that bad.

let me begin. I was on foodgawker (I bet you never would have guessed that!) and found this recipe. mine is a little different. for starters, it didn't look that pretty and I omitted a few things due to trying to save money/what is a wakame flake?

here is my recipe, adapted from love and lemons.

minced garlic (I use already minced garlic from a jar, it makes things so much easier)
five cremini mushrooms
four green onions
a knob of ginger - zested
half a lime
a handful of baby spinach
900ml vegetable broth
1/4 package rice noodles
drizzle of soy sauce
drizzle of sesame seed oil (I only used it because I had it, I wouldn't buy it just for this though)

in a medium saucepan, add a splash of oil. slice green onions, cremini mushrooms, garlic and ginger. cook over medium heat until mushrooms are soft.

add vegetable broth and three cups of water and bring to a boil. add rice noodles and let them cook. add the handful of spinach and let it wilt. squeeze half a fresh lime into the broth (I love lime, when I reheat it I will probably squeeze the other half into it!), a drizzle of soy sauce and a drizzle of sesame seed oil. heat for a few more minutes then serve!

I cannot get over how delicious it was.

anyway, life has been really busy lately. I have done plenty of cooking but have neglected posting it here but I am working on changing that! Andrew has taken up cooking as part of our resolution to eat healthy. so far, so good.

I hope the winter weather is treating everyone well. I know how much it sucks to shovel driveways so you can leave in the morning or spend 20 minutes scraping thick sheets of ice off your car after a freezing rain storm.

watch for more noms in the near future! until next time, happy making!

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