LUXE / HEALTH shiitake soba bowl…

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When you’re lacking dinner inspo and want something quick but healthy and comforting all in one go, then I promise this soba bowl will hit the spot….

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LUXE / HEALTH Shiitake Soba Bowl

Ingredients:

1-2 chicken breasts
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 leek, finely sliced
2 bunches Pak Choy, roughly chopped
Handful shiitake mushrooms, roughly chopped
Handful fresh coriander, roughly chopped
Coconut oil
5-6 tbsp. rice vinegar
2 tbsp. sesame oil
Juice of 1 lime
1 packet soba noodles

Method:

  • In a small jug, mix together the rice vinegar, sesame oil and lime juice.  Taste, season and set aside.
  • Slice chicken breasts into 1-2cm chunks, then heat a little coconut oil in a wok or large frypan and stir-fry for a few minutes until chicken has browned a little and cooked through, then set aside.
  • Cook soba noodles according to packet directions while you prep your veg, then rinse and drain well.
  • Add a little extra coconut oil to the wok then add the garlic, leek and mushrooms and stir-fry for a couple of minutes until soft before adding the Pak Choy.  As the greens begin to wilt, add the chicken back to the wok, followed by the drained soba noodles.
  • Drizzle over the dressing and toss well to combine.
  • Divide between two plates and sprinkle with fresh coriander.  Done!

LUXE / HEALTH simple fried rice…

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I don’t know about you, but so many of my Sunday afternoons are spent trying to plan out some healthy dinners for the week while at the same time trying to think of new ways to bring a little LUXE to my work lunches.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I love a salad!  But sometimes I crave something a little more substantial and a little more comforting.

As a new cooler season approaches, here’s a super simple healthy version of fried rice which will keep you feeling full till dinnertime.

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LUXE / HEALTH simple fried rice
(Serves 1)

Ingredients:

1 cup cooked brown rice
2 spring onions, diced finely
1/4 small red cabbage, finely sliced
1-2 tbsp. soy sauce (gluten free or Tamari)
1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
Pinch dried chilli flakes
Salt and pepper
1 egg
Coconut oil

Method:

  • To begin, cook the brown rice (one of those single serve 90 second microwave bags is perfect – or alternatively, this is a great recipe to use up leftovers!)
  • In one frypan, heat a little coconut oil then add the diced spring onions and red cabbage and toss for a few minutes until the cabbage softens slightly.
  • In another frypan, fry one egg in a little coconut oil or butter.
  • Add the cooked brown rice to the spring onions and cabbage, then add soy sauce and a good splash of the apple cider vinegar and toss well.
  • Taste, then add a little more soy sauce or vinegar to suit before tipping into a small bowl.
  • Top the rice with the fried egg, freshly cracked salt and pepper and a pinch of dried chilli flakes.  Delish!