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Tuesday
Feb122013

Super Simple Broccoli Cheese Soup

Today is one of those days where I just didn't have it in me to make a complicated food. Sometimes food projects are long and complicated and I have a lot of energy to make them, today was not that day. So I had to make something super simple. But trust me, its super delicious.

Here is How to Make It:

You Will Need:

1 block of Velvetta (cubed)

1 can of Rotel (mild)

1 medium size box of frozen broccoli 

1 box of chicken broth (about 3 cups worth)

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp salt

Let's Make This Thing:

Heat up your chicken broth, broccoli, and Rotel to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes.

Add your Velveeta, and stir until the cheese melts and thickens, about 5 minutes more.

Add your salt, and garlic powder.

Enjoy!

Thursday
Feb072013

Ramen Noodles to the Next Level: Ramen Stir Fry

Last Ramen indulgence for this week because by know I am having some Ramen induced nightmares. This last one is not a crazy one, but it is something you don't think about always. I am a major fan of Mongolian buffets where you put all your raw ingredients in a bowl and then they cook it with your choice of starch. I always chose noodles as my starch, because everything else is not worth it. This is simply the same thing, only at home. Let's do this!

This recipe is not a hard one, just grab a large skillet and saute your favorite veggies (until soft) then add your Ramen, if you have any leftover meat, add those too. (My favorite veggies are onions, garlic, mushrooms and my favorite meat is chopped chicken) The only thing that is not obvious is the sticky sauce to go with it. You need this sauce to marry all the ingredients together to make one awesome food. So I will show you how to make the sauce.

General Tso's Sauce

You Will Need:

1/2 cup chicken broth

2 tbs cornstarch

2 tbs sugar

2 tbs soy sauce

1 tbs white wine vinegar

1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes

Here is How I Make It:

Mix all ingredients together, and then add to your stir fry before you add your noodles. Noodles are always last in a stir fry, because they can burn easily. Cook sauce under high heat until it thickens, add your noodles, mix them together. You're done after that. 

Enjoy!

Wednesday
Feb062013

Ramen Noodles to the Next Level: Chili Cheese Ramen

This one is not a complicated one, I just thought the flavors would mingle well. It was fantastic, the chili was a great topping for my Ramen, who knew life wasn't that complicated after all.

This recipe is so simple you don't need a recipe. Just make or purchase your favorite chili, put on your favorite cheese and let the cooked noodles melt everything into a delicious mess.

Tuesday
Feb052013

Ramen Noodles to the Next Level: Creamy Coconut Ramen

This one, I have to admit, I had my doubts. I am not a coconut fan but I thought it would be a good fusion of savory and creamy. This was by far a very tasty surprise.

Servings 1

You Will Need

1 pkg of Ramen Noodles

8 oz can of coconut milk

2 tbs Sriracha sauce (also called red pepper sauce)

2 tbs soy glaze

1 tbs lime juice

1 pinch of chopped cilantro

Here is How We Make It

Start by boiling your noodles, without the seasoning packet. 

While the noodles are cooking, get a soup bowl and mix your seasoning packet with your coconut milk in the bowl.

Drain your noodles then mix your cooked noodles with your milk mixture. Then add all the extra stuff if you want. If you want to add meat or anything else, it's up to you.

Enjoy! 

Monday
Feb042013

Ramen Noodles to the Next Level: Aloha Ramen

If you're like me, then you have a secret love for the worst food for you. Ramen noodles were a staple in my household as a kid. I don't know why, maybe because they are cheap, easy and filling. Anyway I love them today. But, frankly I'm getting kinda bored by them. They have tasted the same for decades, so I decided to change that, time to take it to the next level! First up, Aloha Ramen.

Servings 1 

You Will Need

1 pkg of Ramen Noodles

1 thick slice of Spam

1 large egg

1/2 cup of pineapple (diced)

Optional:

Soy Glaze (found in some grocery stores next to the soy sauce)

Here is How We Make It

Make your Ramen, like you normally make it. Keep the broth if you like.

Pan fry your Spam in a skillet. Then slice them into strips.

Mix your noodles with your pineapple.

Fry an egg, make it sunny side up. So cook it until surface of the yolk is stable.

Lay down your Spam then cover with your egg. 

Then add your soy glaze if you wish.

This is not a normal food, the sodium levels are astronomical. So this is a "sometimes food", but it is delicious!

Enjoy!