Up until a few weeks ago, I hadn’t really had any pregnancy cravings. And honestly, I don’t even know if my sudden urge for Ramen is a pregnancy craving….I craved foods before I was pregnant too!
It started back in the summer. All I could think about was that delicious broth soup that is served as an appetizer at Japanese Steakhouses. I was determined to find a recipe that mimicked those flavors AND added enough veggies and protein to take it from appetizer to main dish.
So what about Ramen?
I was in Whole Foods a couple weeks ago, and spotted this new to me broth in the freezer section:
Nona Lim Miso Ramen Broth
Total impulse buy!
I wasn’t sure how I was going to use the broth, and I was disappointed that my local Whole Foods didn’t have the Gluten Free Nona Lim Noodles BUT I still snagged the broth.
I chatted with MOH about what I should use and as luck would have it she was free for supper that night. Our experiment was definitely a success!
Nona Lim Miso Ramen Broth with Caramelized Mushroom, Sautéed Bok Choy, Gluten Free Rice Stir Fry Noodles, and Fresh Scallion
I loved the broth! It was light but still flavorful. Next time I will use less noodles, more bok choy, and add pressed tofu.
When I bought the broth, I also bought a second package of Gluten Free Ramen:
Ramen on the brain! Lotus Foods Millet & Brown Rice Ramen
Much closer to those cheap packs of Ramen you ate in college, I wish I had had the time to add veggies to this soup pack. The seasoning pack was a bit too strong, and I think the addition of the veggies would have helped. I loved the noodles though, so I might give this one a second try.
Overall, I am pleased with my two impulse purchases. That type of shopping doesn’t often work out for me!
What about you? Had any impulse buy successes lately?