When I think of my favorite comfort food, I don’t typically think of things like mac & cheese, pizza, or even chocolate cake. Well, now I’m thinking of chocolate cake.
Those foods are all delicious, but I don’t love how I feel after I eat them. And most of the time, how a meal makes me feel is equally as important as how it tastes. I’ve always had a bit of a sensitive stomach, and unlike Aaron, I am not one to eat a bowl of mashed potatoes and gravy and then be able to go out for a speedy run. When I eat heavy foods, I’m pretty much side-lined for the next few hours.
This is why I love soups and stews so much. They’re warm and comforting, but I can pack them with vegetables and not feel like I just ate a brick.
Lately, I’ve been obsessed with broth-based soups, and the Better than Bouillon vegetable broth is my go-to brand. It’s so much better than any carton of broth I’ve tried, and I even prefer it to homemade. Look for it the next time you’re at Whole Foods – you will not be disappointed.
One of my favorite styles of soup is Asian noodle. I like most kinds of noodles, including soba and udon, but my absolute favorite are the super thin rice noodles. Add in some salty soy sauce (or Braggs in my case), a squeeze of lemon or lime, and a generous portion of veggies, and this is pretty much my perfect meal.
|Asian-Inspired Noodle Soup||
This soup is great on its own, but I also recommend adding some baked tofu on top to give it a little more staying power.