I had a roommate in law school that was from Italy. His mother did everything (and I mean everything) for him, including cook. He thought anything that happened in the kitchen was magic. The poor boy lived on cup of noodle unless I fed him. And anytime I made dinner, you woulda thought I was David Copperfield. Now when I make ramen noodles I think of him and his meager noodle cups. And while the carnivore may not be as enthralled with my cooking abilities, he does like this dish.
Start with two packages of ramen noodles. Throw out the seasoning packs - yuck! Boil the noodles in water until they float to the top. In the meantime, get out two skillets or woks. In one saute chicken tenders and snow peas. In the other cook mixed frozen veggies and extra firm tofu that the liquid has been thoroughly removed. I like to use a mix of Asian flavors including sesame oil, soy sauce, teriyaki marinade, and chili paste. Feel free to experiment here with your own concoction. Once everything is ready, pile up the ramen in two large bowls. Top with the respective stir fries and enjoy.
Look, it might not be magic, but you won't believe how good it is (and how easy too).
I married a carnivore. Seriously - the man would eat only red meat if I let him. I, however, am a vegetarian. This blog is dedicated to helping all those blended families like ours out there. We have learned through trial and error how to eat dinner together every night. It takes some planning and some work, but in the end we get to enjoy well balanced meals together. So, if you have a teen who just went away to college and came home to tell you he no longer eats meat, but everyone else still does, this blog is for you. Or, if your brother just brought home a woman who he says is the love of his life, but she eats meat and you do not, this will help you learn what to cook at family gatherings. This is not a vegetarian only site. It is written by one though. It is also not for people who are opposed to cooking meat in the house. This is for people who are trying to coexist. So in that vein, I have created this blog with marvelous main dishes that everyone will love, super side dishes that will help sneak vitamins into your carnivore, and delicious desserts to wrap it all up. I have also included some of our favorite breakfast items and great gadgets I love to use while I am experimenting in the kitchen. Nothing I cook is super fancy or complicated. It is real world cooking for real families.