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Kale Red Pepper Stir Fry

People often tell me that they find eating healthy time consuming and even expensive – but, quick, budget friendly, and filling stir fries like this are my proof that that’s not necessarily the case.

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Economical and filling Ramen noodles (minus the “sauce” packet) were a lifesaver when I was in college – in fact, my roommates and I had “once a week Ramen noodle get-togethers”. There were four of us and every Thursday evening, we would have a “Ramen-night”; with concoctions like “fried vegetable Ramen”, “TufoRamen”, “Ramen and turkey balls”, “Ramensagna”, and “Ramen pilaf with boiled eggs” occupying center stage on our little fold-able table.

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As time moved on and we went our separate ways, Ramen noodles started to gradually fade out of my weekly grocery list till about a year ago, when I came across some Black Rice Ramen Noodles by Lotus Foods at Whole Foods (by the way, I am not being compensated for this – I just adore these noodles). These Black Rice Ramen Noodles were vegan, gluten free, low in sodium and fat – and they helped bring Ramen-recipe ingenuity back to my daughter’s and my dinner table!

Immune-Building-Dinner

On evenings when we have to be everywhere but home, stir fries are my go to! Today I would like to share this stir fry, which starts off with an immune boosting base of roughly chopped and sauteed onions, ginger and garlic. To this I added a hefty serving of kale, celery, red pepper, corn and black beans and threw in some ready-in-four-minutes Black Rice Ramen. I am not very organized in laying my ingredients out, but, I like to chop my veggies as I go – so while the onions are sauteing, I chop the red pepper and celery, etc. If, however, chopping is not your thing – a cup or so of frozen veggies of your choice will also work their magic. After all these colorful ingredients were in the pan, I added some turmeric, cayenne, coriander, paprika and chili powder to unite them all so that each mouthful would be approved by my picky teen!

Quick Veggie Dinner With Black Rice Ramen

I am so honored and thrilled to be guest posting for Bobbi over at Bam’s Kitchen today! I have drooled over Bobbi’s delicious Sakura Shortbread Cookies and Chewy Black Sesame Cookies (I have the stained keyboard to prove it) for a very long while. I have long admired all the healthy eats and treats Bobbie strives to feed her boys – in spite of the busyness of life. Like Bobbi – I try to keep most of my eats and treats somewhat healthy and tasty for my picky teen. Please head to Bam’s Kitchen to grab this full recipe.

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atabler

Sunday 14th of December 2014

This looks SO good! Definitely going to give it a try this week. Visiting you from The Sits Girls blog hop. [email protected]

Shashi

Monday 15th of December 2014

Thank you so much Andrea! So glad you stopped by!

Ashley

Thursday 11th of December 2014

I just love all the colors in this dish!! What can I say, pretty food just speaks to me! haha :)

And black rice ramen?? That is so cool! I need to look for that next time I'm at Whole Foods!

Shashi

Thursday 11th of December 2014

We are supposed to be eating with our eyes - correct?

Jeanette

Thursday 11th of December 2014

What an eye popping dish! So festive. Love all the veggies you added.

Shashi

Thursday 11th of December 2014

Thanks so much Jeanette - I do love my veggies :)

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

Thursday 11th of December 2014

You and Bobbi make the most interesting food that's colorful, tasty and healthy.

Shashi

Thursday 11th of December 2014

Thanks Maureen - Boobi and You rock! :)

Kim

Thursday 11th of December 2014

I'm a huge Ramen lover - just plain because I'm simple like that:) This stir fry looks awesome - the ramen noodles look a little like worms.

Shashi

Thursday 11th of December 2014

Hahaha! Kim that's what I thought too! :) I ate so much of the plain ramen in college, I am not a fan of it anymore!