I am always telling hubby to take lunch from home whenever he does not have lunch time meetings.What are your favourite lunch box meals? I don't care whether it's your kids lunch box or your own, what is your favourite meal to pack and eat at school/work?
When I was at school, lunch time was always fun, we would chatter endlessly with friends and share food. Many kids would get curd rice and a vegetable side dish (it was South India!) some lemon rice, some sandwiches and some the famous maggi noodles. As we have already established just how spoilt I was, I will tell you that my mother usually packed parathas for me with a veg side dish or achar (pickle) accompanied by a nice cold juice or a milk shake and some fruit, and since I lived very close to school my tiffin was sent at lunch time - piping hot and fresh! To say I was the envy of my lunch time circle is not an understatement.
A lot of our friends are having babies, scares me a little as we are sort of entering another phase in our lives. I often wonder what kind of a mother I would make. I know I do put my mother on a pedestal but I seriously cant help it she's just that wonderful. Will I be half that wonderful? I don't have any kids as yet, but we do plan to have a family in a few years. No rush, but one can't help but wonder. Sometimes self doubt creeps in, will I be able to inspire and be patient/loving and selfless. Will I make food that the kids would adore? What will I pack for their lunch box? Ahh the mindless list of questions continues...and then reality hits me. No kids as yet!
Kids or no kids this vegetable hokkien noodles is a yummy lunch box meal. It can be prepared ahead of time and is full of flavour and really healthy too. The only time consuming aspect is chopping all the vegies, use a food processor if you have one, it will really cut down the prep time. So dear readers, once again what is your favourite lunch box meal?
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400 g Fresh Hokkien Noodles Packet
300 g Mushrooms sliced
2 Red capsicum sliced
3-4 Carrots - julienned
8 Asparagus - trimmed and cut into 5 cm pieces
1 cup broccoli florets
2 cups chopped spring onions
4 tbsp grated Ginger8-10 cloves of garlic - crushed
3 lemon grass - finely chopped (optional)
5-6 Long Red Chillis- finely chopped
4 tbsp light soya Sauce
1 tbsp Dark Soya Sauce
11/2 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar/White Vinegar
2 tbsp Sambal Oelek (chilli paste)
2 tbsp chopped basil leaves
1 cup Coriander leaves
1 tsp White pepper
3 tbsp Peanut Oil
Deep fried Shallots - for Garnish