When grocery day arrives with all the buying, the carrying, the loading and unloading, packing and unpacking no one EVER feels like cooking. EVER. There’s all this fresh beautiful produce sitting there staring at us and cooking takes effort we can’t really muster. BUT there’s one thing that helps, saves us from ourselves and the pizza menu and that’s soup. Usually packed full of the freshly purchased ingredients and smelling like heaven.

It looked REALLY good.

So I pulled out my camera because I’m learning a lot about manual mode {and sucking a lot} with my new lens and grabbed a million photos. I promised the ladies on Instagram that if I was successful in securing a decent photo or three that I would share the recipe. So true to my word, here it is. I’ve called it Thai inspired because really I know nothing of genuine Thai food and my flavour in this case comes from a jar. Mostly. So take that with a grain of salt.

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Now let’s cook this thing! Here’s how. 

You’ll need:

  • Ginger {to taste, moderate piece}
  • Garlic {3 cloves}
  • Coriander {two handfuls chopped}
  • Flat Parsley {1 handful chopped}
  • Thai Green Curry Paste {1 Tbsp}
  • Sesame Oil {1 tbsp}
  • Vegetable Stock {1 litre}
  • Water {1 litre}
  • Red Cappsicum {2 medium}
  • Broccoli {1 florret, chopped}
  • Pork {diced, 600gm}
  • Noodles {1 serve}
  • Juice of 1 Lime

Then do this:

  1. Prepare and chop the vegetables.
  2. Brown off the pork with the ginger, garlic, curry paste and oil.
  3. When cooked place pork and leftover spice paste in a pot large enough to hold the liquid and vegetables.
  4. Add stock, water, noodles and simmer until noodles are soft.
  5. With 10 minutes until you serve it, thrown in the brocolli, cappsicum, parsely and corriander.
  6. Add the lime once you’ve removed it from the heat.
  7. Serve with more coriander chopped on top.
  8. Eat it and be all excited that you didn’t order pizza. Go you.



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