Showing posts from March, 2008

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. Ingredients 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 re

Warm Chick Pea Salad

I've been trying to come up with more meatless dishes. Even though poultry and fish are low fat, I'd still like to consume less meat. Sometimes I just want some veggies and protein without devouring dead flesh. I don't know about you, but I love chick peas. I pretty much dislike every other bean in the known world, but chick peas are great. Warm, cold, room temp. They are good no matter what. Tasty, full of protein, low fat and freakin cheap! I've already laid out a nice recipe for faux hummus previously. So here's a new take on the dynamic and frugal chick pea. It's a sort of warm salad or a meatless stew. It can be an entree, side dish or snack. It can be eaten hot or cold. And it tastes great. Ingredients 1 can chick peas rinsed 1 can diced garlic and onion flavor tomatoes 1 cup frozen baby carrots 1 cup frozen cauliflower 2 garlic cloves minced 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Add your can o tomatoes and frozen vegetables to a warm 12 inch fr