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Fried Ramen

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This is probably my favorite all time recipe- it’s pretty easy once you get the hang of stir-frying properly, it’s epically cheap, and epically delicious. I make this stuff all the time and it never ceases to satisfy me. 2 packets of ramen makes a good amount of food, which always fills me up when I’m cooking for one. I usually use 3 or 4 when cooking for two, but the more noodles, the harder it is to stir-fry. For oils, sauces, and spices I don’t every really record a measurement so just put in what seems reasonable.

What you need:

  • 2 packets of ramen noodles, any flavor
  • 1 shallot
  • 3-4 green onions
  • 1 medium sized carrot
  • 2 eggs
  • Soy sauce
  • House of Tsang Schezuan Spicy Stir-Fry sauce (optional)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Red Pepper Flakes (optional for extra spice)
  • Oil (I use peanut oil, but any kind will work)


Heat large fry pan or wok to medium heat while you chop your veggies. Boil water in a separate pot. Put the two ramen bricks in to boil at the same time you put the diced shallots into the fry pan. Add one of the ramen flavor packets to the water to boil with the noodles. Add oil and then shallot to fry pan. Don’t let the shallot burn- stir it around. Then add shredded carrot at which time pepper it and add a bit of soy sauce. Stir-fry that shizz. Strain ramen noodles (don’t let them over cook- I usually under cook them slightly… taste them to check). Add noodles to fry pan. Stir-fry that shizz. Add some more soy sauce. Stir-fry that shizz. Sprinkle in the other ramen flavor packet (skip the flavor packets if you want it truly vegetarian) red pepper flakes if you want them. Stir-fry that shizz. Add diced green onion. Stir-fry that shizz. Add House of Tsang Schezuan Spicy Stir-Fry sauce- sorry for the blatant free promo for this brand, but I like it… it still takes great without this but I think it adds some extra flavor and kick. Stir-fry that shizz. Now move everything over to one side of the pan so you have a clear surface to fry your eggs. Add a little more oil to that area if the pan doesn’t look greased. Add your two eggs- salt and pepper them and scramble. Once the eggs are almost done… mix them into everything else. Stir-fry that shizz!

When you’re doing this for the first time it’s a good idea to stry-fry that shizz for a little longer than you think you should. You want everything to be stir-fried, not steamed, which is what will happen if you just let it sit there and don’t stir-fry that shizz.


NOM NOM NOM. You’re welcome.


Written by Pat

November 11, 2009 at 7:19 pm

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Veggie Taco

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This has quickly become one of my favorite epic noms. With olive oil, sauté red and green bell peppers in thin strips then add Boca chick’n patties (after microwaving) cut into thin strips after peppers are almost done. Sprinkle with cumin. Lightly toast small corn tortillas in a separate pan. Top with Tapatio hot sauce, avocado slices and fresh home-made pico de gallo (mine usually consists of onion, cilantro, tomato, lemon or lime juice- depending on what I have available, and salt) Just keep toasting new tortillas until there’s nothing left to fill them with. This photo is from the first time I made these and I only had onion and cilantro and lemon juice to make up my pico and didn’t have an avocado on hand- it still tasted great, but is better with the extra fixins.



Written by Pat

November 10, 2009 at 10:33 pm

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Spicy Sweet Potato & Red Pepper Soup

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Nearly all of us are sick so I decided to make some yummy soup to make us feel better and clear our heads out a bit.  I don’t know if it is an actual medical cure for the swine flu but all of us felt a lot better after consuming.



  • 6–8 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 red bell peppers
  • 1 habanero pepper (maybe two for real heat)
  • 2–3 sweet potatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • olive oil
  • S&P to taste
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • sour cream and thyme to garnish

Set the oven to broil.  Cut peppers into thirds.  Remove spines and seed and lay out on pan.  They should take 15–20 minutes to roast.  I didn’t let them char too much.


Heat up some oil in a large pot and add garlic. Cook 2-3 minutes.
Add onion and cook until soft.
Add sweet potatoes and mix everything up. Cook about 10 minutes.
Add around 6 cups of vegetable stock and toss in a couple sprigs of thyme.
Cover and cook on medium high heat until potatoes are soft.
Once the potatoes are soft, add all of the peppers.  Cook a little longer.
Add some cayenne, I’d start with a tablespoon.

All that is left is to puree the entire mix.  Don’t forget to remove the sprigs of thyme.
Let it reduce uncovered about five minutes and add salt and pepper.  You can also add more cayenne to your liking.
I served it with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of thyme.

Written by epicnoms

September 7, 2009 at 8:40 pm

Chili (with turkey)!

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  • A couple pounds fresh tomatoes, Roma and regular, chopped
  • 3 green peppers diced
  • 2 onions chopped
  • At least 10 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 or 3 jalapenos, with seeds, chopped
  • spices


Brown some ground turkey in oil. Then add the  onions and garlic and cook until the onions are clear.

After that, add all the tomatoes and green peppers, and a few spoonfuls of tomato paste. We also added some vegetable stock and a can of stewed tomatoes at this point, but it’s probably unnecessary since the fresh tomatoes will add all the juice you need once they cook longer.

Start adding spices. We started with salt and pepper, turmeric, red chili powder, cumin, cumin seed, coriander powder, and oregano.

Dump in two cans red kidney beans, rinsed, and a can of corn, drained.


Stir it up and simmer on the stove for at least an hour. Delicious!

This bowl has cheese, scallions, and cilantro as a topping.

Garnish with cheese, scallions, and cilantro.

You can add a dollop of plain yogurt to cut the spice.

You can add a dollop of plain yogurt to cut the spice.

Written by Jessica

September 7, 2009 at 8:04 pm

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