Ramen with Fall Veggies

I forgot how much better I feel when I eat vegetarian! I am super spunky and have loads of energy! Don’t worry; I haven’t abandoned meat. I will still eat bacon, chicken (fried nuggets are my favorite), and as much seafood as I can. I am still eating pork and beef as well, just limiting myself to a couple times a week. Last night I made this yummy Purple Carrot meal. I left out the Thai sweet chili, because I wasn’t feeling masochistic. I also left out the scallion, because it is not my friend. “The scallion and green pepper are super yummy, but they are not good for my tummy.” This is a solid principal that you learn when you eat a plant based diet. Too many veggies are not really a good thing sometimes!

Here is how this went down…

Ingredients

prepared butternut squash-  a bitch to break down. Spend the extra money for someone to do it for you!

Handful of Brussels Sprouts, trimmed and halved

3 stalks of Swiss Chard, chopped

1 clove of garlic, minced

2 servings of fresh ramen noodles (but lets face it, just use the kind in the package bc they are super cheap. Throw out that flavor packet).

2 tablespoons of tamari- (or soy sauce)

1 tablespoon of red miso paste (in the Asian section you can usually find a small container).

1 lime

2 teaspoons of smoked nori spice (I don’t know what is in this blend. It just came in a little package. I would guess if you went to Super H Mart (local Asian Supermarket), you could easily find something similar.

 

Directions-

Preheat the oven to 425 to roast the squash- salted and a touch of oil. Cook for about 15 minutes, or until for tender. Boil salted water for the ramen.

Trim the Brussels sprouts and cut them in half. Stack and thinly slice the Swiss chard leaves and stems. Mince the garlic.

Cook the noodles. Fresh- 2 minutes Package- follow the time. Drain and cool under cold water to stop cooking process.

In the same saucepan you cooked the noodles, cook the garlic in a tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat. Add one cup of water, tamari, red miso paste, and whisk well to dissolve the miso. You really need to commit to the whisk. Once it looks mostly combined, add 1 1/2 cups more water and bring to a boil.

Add in all your veggies, smoked nori spice, half of the lime juice and noodles. Combine together. Serve with the other half of lime cut in half.

Guys! It was SO good! It is supposed to serve 2, but since I am the only one eating it, I get 3 meals out of it!

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