High Society Ramen
I can’t believe this worked, honestly. I had some crappy white wine in the fridge. Pinot Grigio. My throat felt a tad sore and, while at the supermarket, had noticed Ramen was a buck for six packages. I can’t resist branded crack so cheap so I bought it.
1 pkg Ramen, no seasoning
1 lemon wedge
1/4 c white wine
1 tbs butter or margarine
1 tsp dill
Salt to taste
Cook the Ramen and drain out 2/3 of the water. Add the butter, wine, dill. Stir, then eat. - A delicate noodle in a white wine broth with hints of dill.
1 pkg Ramen
2 tsp of chopped watercress
1 tbs of sour cream
I saw Dr. Oz talk about watercress recently. I really don’t remember what he said were it’s benefits, but it was a show on anti-aging and weight so there’s that. Yeah, I could do the research for you, but you’re reading about Top Ramen so I assume you have the time. I remember eating nothing but water cress during the two or three days I tried the elimination diet to figure out allergies. I gave up. I’d rather be stuff with skin rashes then eat like that for a month. I also know that the Britts eat watercress finger sandwiches for tea quite often. I’m not really a cream person, but in the event of making our ramen a food of the English, this seemed like quite a delicious idea and it works!
Cook Ramen to direction and at the end add the seasoning packet, the cress, and the cream. God Save the Queen.
Recipe 1: Too Sick To Cook
Being a Vegetarian, I only use a few brands and, because of the limitations of the locale, right now that’s Nissin Oriental. Now then, I was so sick that I wanted a one pot meal for clean up, full of broth, and packed with nutrients. Not even wanting to stand up, here’s what I did -
1 Package of Nissin $.17 - for the sodium and the liquids
1 Slice of onion $.04 - an anti-inflammatory, bacteriostatic , antioxidant
1/4 tsp of Garlic $.05 - antibiotic, antiviral
1/8 tsp of Ginger $.01 - antiviral, antiseptic, antioxidant
1 Lemon wedge $.09 - Vitamin C, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial
2 cups of Arugula $.42 - Vitamins A and C
So here’s the truth: I took a few thin cuts of onion that I didn’t use from some other day and threw them on the bottom of a non-stick pan and turned the burner on. When they started to brown, I threw in the garlic, picked up the pot, and added water to almost the top. I didn’t measure because I knew I wanted a lot of broth. When the water started boiling, I threw in the noodles. When it started to boil again, I flipped the noodle brick over and grated some ginger I had and then I turned the soup off and added the seasoning. When that was stirred in, I took two handfuls of prepackaged arugula and tossed that in, too. I squeezed lemon on it and ate right from the pot. There it is. That’s how I do it. This was the most elaborate of my sick week. It cost me $.78 for a nutrient packed meal. I didn’t even mention that arugula is good for the liver and is an aphrodisiac.