Tonights Vegan dinner brought you by the good people at Nissin
You got start somewhere. I prefer Soba (buckwheat) to ramen but the occasional enriched noodle can be enjoyable too, especially if you spice it up.
I bought a fresh stalk of brussel sprouts on my way home from the gym. I usally steam them in my rice cooker and was trying to think of a good way to use the boiling water which absorbs much of the nutrients during steaming. I decided to cook up a 19 cent package of Oriental flavored Noodles. (too lazy right now to be creative in my narration) While the Spouts steamed above, I added a handful of shiitake mushrooms, a few cloves of garlic,a thinly sliced carrot, some onion, and a small diced up home grown Habanero to the boiling water.
Once the sprouts were done I added the ramen to the water along with a large handful of fresh organic cilantro and a full avocado. It was already pretty damn spicy but why not top it with roughly a half bottle of Sontava habanero hot sauce.
It ended up being intensely hot. A perfect meal for a chilly night. I washed down my dinner with both Ice cold and piping hot Californian Sake. It was a pretty simple meal that didn't cost much, was pretty easy to make and I can still feel the warmth in my belly.