red pepper

More asian food!

Winter. Pretty. Also frigid. Here’s an amazing ramen recipe to warm you up –

http://bakerbynature.com/20-minute-spicy-sriracha-ramen-noodle-soup/#more-19623

I skipped the tomatoes and added a frozen veggie mix with broccoli and carrots and mushrooms and instead of blending it to make a smooth broth I just added the noodles at the end.

I also made some tasty sticky chicken – and since cooking two new recipes can be tricky with timing I cooked the chicken then the ramen and ate the chicken while I made the ramen since it was SO TASTY DELISH.

http://www.carlsbadcravings.com/sticky-honey-lemon-ginger-chicken/

I also halved both recipes – and fresh ginger and cilantro really made a difference in both recipes. Mmm. Stay warm out there.

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Roasting

It is crazy hot in my apartment so I obviously decided to roast some red peppers. Also maybe because everything in my vegetable drawer is going bad before I can cook it. Like a red pepper!

http://livelovepasta.com/2013/02/pasta-with-roasted-red-pepper-sauce-and-sausage/

Excellent blog name btw.

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I broiled my pepper in the toaster oven for 15 minutes while the pasta cooked and sautéed my onions and sausage to avoid turning on the actual oven in this heat. Plus – faster! I also added some goat cheese after reading this similar recipe (http://www.laurenslatest.com/roasted-red-pepper-goat-cheese-alfredo/) and it made the sauce so much better and creamier. Enjoy!