Baby Bella Medley with Mustard Sauce

This is just a really simple veg medley with a little wine and french mustard to bring it all together. 
Conclusive proof that simple can be exceptional. 

1 pint baby bella mushrooms, sliced
1 poblano, diced
2 jalapenos, minced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 medium spanish onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 can garbanzos, drained and rinsed
1 can red beans, drained and rinsed
2 tbls dijon mustard
2 1/2 tsps salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 tbls olive oil1/4 cup pinot grigio

Saute mushrooms in oil and salt. Cook the mushrooms down until they are pretty dark. Deglaze with wine. Cook off wine for 5 minutes. 

Add onions. Cook down until onions are tender and tramslucent. 

Add peppers and garlic. Keep cooking over medium low until peppers are also tender. 
Add beans, mustard and black pepper to a large heat safe bowl. 

When mushroom mixture is done cooking add it to the bowl of beans. Stir to combine.

Soy Ramen

Ramen noodles are one of the cheapest foods meant for human consumption known in American. Soy sauce is totally free whenever you order Chinese food just save any unused packets. The trouble is that Ramen, all flavor, tend to taste the same. Here's a tasty way to change them up.


2 packets soy sauce
1 package oriental flavor top ramen noodles
1 can chick peas (garbanzo beans)
1/4 cup frozen broccoli
3 cloves garlic minced
zest of one orange

Fill a medium sized sauce pot half way with water. Put on high heat. break ramen brick into 3 or 4 pieces. Add to water. Add ramen flavor packet to water. Stir to combine.

Coat the bottom of a medium size frying pan with water. Add broccoli and cook until broccoli is heated through (approximately 7 minutes).

Your ramen are probably almost done by now. Add one packet soy sauce and zest from half the orange to cooking noodles. Stir. Cook one minute more before killing heat.

Remove broccoli from pan onto a temporary resting area. Dump cooking water. Return pan to stove on medium heat. Add one packet soy sauce and your garlic. Cook garlic in sauce for 2 minutes then add your chick peas. Season with pepper. Cook for 4-5 minutes. Stirring to coat chick peas in soy sauce.

Add broccoli pack to pan of chick peas and garlic. Combing all ingredients. Add the other half of the zest from the orange. Stir and turn off heat.

Pour chick pea/broccoli combo into ramen pot. Simmer to warm everything through.

A unique taste of Asia from simple, inexpensive ingredients. The combination of the soy sauce and orange zest gives this entree a flavorful and savory feel. I couldn't stop snarfing mine down.