7 Days of Frugal Family Recipes: Day 3

Saving money for holidays and other fun things can be so hard especially when on mainly one income but I find that if you don’t waste your money on unnecessary purchases and meal plan then it is pretty amazing how much you can save!

I make this meal usually at the end of our week before the shopping gets done and I just tend to use what veges are left over in the fridge so nothing goes to waste. ¬†It is definitely my favourite dish at the moment and is so great for you too ūüôā ¬†Some may think it is weird to have roast veges on noodles but it is actually amazing. Of course you could have it with rice, cous cous or quinoa but it isn’t as yummy as noodles! If you have parsnips in season you can make a parsnip gravy to pour over (roasted parsnips blended to a creamy consistency with a bit of vege stock)

Balsamic Roast Tofu and Veges on Rice Noodles (V,GF)

Ingredients:

  1. 250g firm tofu
  2. 1 zucchini
  3. 1 small capsicum (bell pepper)
  4. half a small butternut pumpkin (squash)
  5. 1 large onion
  6. 1 carrot
  7. add any other ingredients like broccoli, cauliflower or kale
  8. half a bulb of garlic separated with skins still on
  9. olive oil to coat veges
  10. balsamic vinegar
  11. 1 packet of rice stick noodles
  12. tamari
  13. salt and pepper


Method:

Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius and chop all the veges and tofu into similar size chunks (about 2cm cubes) and put them all into a large baking tray sprinkle with olive oil (or oil of choice) and salt and also splash over some balsamic vinegar.  Mix all of this through with your hands to coat all of the veges and tofu and put in oven to bake for approximately  30 minutes. While this is in the oven, put on a large pot of water on high and bring to boil for rice noodles and cook but do not over cook or they turn to mush. Pretty much cook them like pasta Рyou want them to still be a bit firm but not tough.

Drain rice noodles and serve with a dash of tamari over it to soak in the noodles and then pile the roasted veges and tofu on top. Sprinkle with black pepper (if you made parsnip gravy – pour that on). ¬†You can thank me later hahaha … ENJOY!


Peace and Love,

Naomi

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so……I made a human!

I have not been able to blog at all for the past couple of months….i was busy making a baby human and that took a lot of effort.¬†My baby human is a little girl and her name is Lennox. ¬†She was born 6 weeks ago today. ¬†She is superduper crazy awesome and she smells like rainbows and sunshine.

In the last couple of weeks I have been feeling more myself again and less of an emotional and tired boob feeding machine. ¬†I have been able to get out and about and hang out with friends, go swimming at the¬†beach and go for walks and it feels amazing! ¬†I don’t know what I thought I might turn into once I was a mother but I mustn’t have thought that I would actually feel like the same person but bursting with love for my perfect little human and accessory of extreme cuteness. ¬†For some reason I thought I would go from wearing band shirts and crazy sneakers to wearing floral maxi skirts and blouses or something….. strange I know. ¬†Things are obviously very different in life but to me they are just more awesome. ¬†When I got out of hospital the sky was more blue, the ocean air more warm and salty and the sun felt more magical on my skin than I remember. ¬†I felt like I had come out of the rabbit hole and life was now enhanced with intense love, beauty and colour. ¬†I cry at how amazing this little human is and how lucky I am that she chose me as her mum.

Lennox and I

Happy Lennox