Improved Instant Ramen

I eat a lot of instant ramen but generally minus the broth and stir-fried. While battling a cold this week I decided to eat it with the broth. I cooked the ramen in water along with a veggie bouillon cube, garlic, onion and turmeric powders. THe only veggie I had on hand was Brussels sprouts so I shaved and included them. I also crumbled up some tofu jerky. Was really good.

For the jerky I patted dry and thinly sliced extra firm tofu and dipped it in a mixture of tamari, liquid smoke and garlic salt. I then roasted in a 200 degree oven for 3 hours.

Aldi’s Vegan

Aldi’s USA just recently introduced a line of vegan meats and cheese. So far we’ve tried two of the burgers.

The soy protein patty was pretty good. Nice meaty texture but I didn’t detect much of a flavor which is fine.

The Thai burger turned out a little mushy which may have been due to my cooking but it had a nice flavor.

I’d eat either of these again.

Bibimbap Burrito

Ingredients
Cooked rice
Red bell pepper
Cucumber
Green onion
Mushrooms
Spinach
Carrots
Gochujang sauce

Directions
Finely dice, slice, matchstick or whatever all of the veggies. Place veggies, rice and gochujang sauce on a whole wheat, burrito size, flour tortilla and roll.

Hearts Of Palm Dip

I made this dip to take to our family holiday get-together.

Ingredients
1 14oz can of hearts of palm (if whole chop in to pieces)
1/4 cup plus 2 TBSP olive oil
2 TBSP lemon juice
1 clove chopped garlic
Dash of salt

Directions
Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend till smooth.