Let me tell you a little bit about my dad (scroll down for some cute pics!). He is actually the most brilliant man I know. I call him often to ask him business questions, life questions, mortgage questions, tax questions - you know, the grown up stuff, and he ALWAYS knows the answers. I don't know how he does it... I swear, it seems like he knows everything. It's amazing. HE'S amazing! He is thoughtful and kind and ACTUALLY listens when people talk. He gives you his full attention (which I have found to be kind of rare these days...) and gives the BEST, most well thought-out advice (he will NEVER tell you what you want to hear just because you want to hear it, which is another quality I value tremendously). He is incredibly generous and has the most positive outlook on life. One of his favorite responses when I ask "how are you" is "I couldn't be better if I tried" - and he means it. My heart feels fuzzy as I write this because I just love him so much!!!! Dad, I know you're reading this (he reads EVERY SINGLE ONE of my posts - he's pretty awesome like that), I LOVE YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And can't wait to see you later!!
PS - he is also a blogger, but writes in an entirely different realm of the "blogosphere" as he lovingly calls it (politics!). Check it out if you're into that kind of thing.
Cost per serving: $1.33
Calories per serving: 286
Equipment you'll need: large stockpot
1 Tbsp water
1/2 bunch green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 head bok choy, chopped
1/2 tsp ginger
2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
2 cups water
4 ounces noodles, uncooked (of your choice/gluten-free/paleo friendly if desired, I used regular 'ole spaghetti noodles)
salt and pepper, to taste
Optional garnishes: sesame seeds & red pepper flakes
1. Add 1 Tbsp water, garlic, and green onions to stockpot and heat on medium heat for 3 minutes. Stir frequently. Add more water if necessary to prevent sticking.
2. Add in vegetable broth and water, and bring to a boil.
3. Add in bok choy and ginger, and cook for 8 minutes. Stir occasionally.
4. Add in noodles, and cook for 5-10 minutes, or until noodles are softened to your liking/according to package instructions.
5. Taste, and add salt, pepper, and additional if desired.