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I don't bother nobody. I'm a real nice girl. Kind of laid back like a dead squirrel. Da ha, da ha, da ha ha ha ha. On a more serious note, I was born in Brooklyn, NY, then after nine years moved to Richmond,VA and lived there for thirty years. Lived in Fayetteville,NC for two and a half years. I lived in Savannah,GA for two years. I'm back in Richmond right now. I'm a recently divorced Christian BBW foodie concerned about human rights, ex-offender re-entry, recovery from all addiction, behavioral health,natural beauty,healthy living,etc. Right now I'm a caregiver,for the elderly,children and those with special needs and I am also trying to become a professional restaurant reviewer and blogger as well as looking for partners,investors & other resources to open a diner in the Bay Area of California or in Savannah Georgia 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Vietnamese Noodle Soup by Vesela Tabakova from Soul Warming, Comforting Soup Recipes for a Cold Winter's Day (Healthy Cookbook Series 16) (Kindle Locations 362-370)

Serves 4


9 oz rice stick noodles
4 cups vegetable broth
1 lemongrass stem, only pale part, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, cut
½ tsp ground ginger
1 long red chili, thinly sliced
3.5 oz shiitake mushrooms
1 cup bean sprouts
4 tbsp lime juice
coriander and mint leaves, to garnish

Directions: Pour boiling water over the noodles and leave aside for 10 minutes or until soft. Place the vegetable broth, lemongrass, garlic, ginger, chili and 2 cups of water in a large saucepan. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook for 5 more minutes, then stir in the lime juice. Divide the noodles and bean sprouts among bowls. Serve the soup topped with coriander and mint leaves.