What's in the Tiffin Tin?

Welcome to a new addition of What's in the Tiffin Tin? I know it wasn't called that last week, probably won't be called that next week and I'm a bit late on the upload this time so next week is this week, but I'm sure you'll get over it.

So, does everyone remember Pot Noodles? I've not had one since I was up to my knees in horse shit at the stables. (It was only that high because I was little. And because I liked playing on the muck heap, but I digress...) When your older sister has a horse and you spend a fair amount of time growing up on stable yards with no plumbing or cooking facilities but with a kettle to hand, then you tend to eat a fair amount of Pot Noodles. Now, I'm not saying where I go to work is in anyway comparable to a stable- it's lovely!- but the kitchen consists of a fridge, kettle and microwave so "proper" cooking is out of the question, whereas homemade pots filled with noodley things could definitely work. And it totally does!

This has been my favourite lunch out of all two I've made myself so far. It was much tastier than I thought it was going to be and really easy to knock together. Try it. You must! If you do store it in a metal tin though, don't put it in the fridge, as the container will steal the majority of the heat from the boiled water and lukewarm to begin with lunch is a bit annoying. Lesson learned.

Anyway on to the recipe. This is great for leftovers by the way. I suggest slinging in what you have to hand and not being too worried about stringently sticking to the veggies below. As if you would! I mean, this is my style cooking...

...but the combo below was YUM-AZING!

Basil & Tomato Tiffin Noodles
serves 1

some cooked rice noodles (leftovers are best as they will already have some flavour)
1/5 of a courgette, grated
1 large tomato, diced
3 mushrooms, diced
1/3 of a veggie stock pot
1 heaped tsp sundried tomato paste
Some basil leaves, picked and torn
1/3 small carrot, grated
salt & pepper
a few picked thyme leaves

Boiling water to serve

  1. Throw all of the ingredients into a suitable container. I'm not sure if you'll have heard me mention it before, but I highly recommend a tiffin tin.
  2. Take to work and wait patiently and without biting anyone's head off until it is time for your lunch.
  3. Pour freshly boiled water over your veggie noodle mix and stir to get all mixed together and stuff.
  4. Eat it.
  5. Try not to drip oily, sundried tomato water over the white stripes on your expensive dress that you never wear.
  6. Write me a smug email enclosing a picture of your clean ensemble and proclaiming superiority over me.


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