Ramen Romance: Easy, Gluten-free, Vegan Recipe

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In honor of Valentine’s Day this past weekend, my husband and I celebrated by doing something a little bit “unconventional” compared to what other couples do on this day. We decided to stay in and cook up ramen! First, let me stop you right there– this is not the same type of ramen you ate in college. Ok let’s continue… So last year we started a new Valentine’s Day tradition where we decide on a recipe we would like to recreate together. We had such a fun time with this, we did it again this year and wanted to try our hands at making ramen. When we lived in Portland, Karim was on a very serious quest for ramen. There were so many great ramen spots there to explore and we’ve really been missing it since moving to North Carolina, so we thought what better dish to cook up on this day of love!

Earlier in the day I did most of the prep work by washing and chopping the veggies and garnishes. That evening we poured ourselves some white wine and got to work cooking up our very first homemade ramen.  I have to admit I did not believe in our skills and was prepared for a not-so-great bowl of noodles. But, we outdid ourselves and it turned out to be delish! I couldn’t believe how easy it was. It was the perfect warm, comfort food for a cold winter Sunday night. ramen recipe

This recipe is totally vegan and gluten free, but you can add pork and a soft boiled egg like Karim did. What I love about this dish is how customizable it is! Even the flavor of the broth is totally up to you. I usually find it to be a bit too salty when I eat it at restaurants, but at home I am the one to decide how much salt or spice to add and can load up on the veggies.

So when you try this recipe out, put your own twist on it. I can’t wait to see your version of ramen 🙂

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Enjoy!

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Gluten Free, Vegan Ramen Recipe
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Gluten Free, Vegan Ramen Recipe
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Instructions
  1. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat
  2. Once the pot is hot, add oil, garlic, ginger and onion. Sauté, stirring occasionally for 5 o 8 minutes or until the onions have browned along the edges.
  3. Add 1 cup of the mushroom broth to deglaze the bottom of the pan, scraping up any bits that have stuck to the bottom.
  4. Add the remaining 3 cups of mushroom broth + 2 cups water, tamari, and mushrooms. Stir.
  5. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer on low for at least an hour, or up to 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. The longer this cooks, the more the enhanced the flavor will be.
  6. Taste your broth and adjust the seasonings a needed (add salt, sriracha, or additional tamari if desired).
  7. When your about 30 minutes from serving, start prepping your toppings (green onions and carrots*) then the noodles.
  8. NOODLES: bring pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, add ramen noodles. Allow to boil for 3 minutes, then separate noodles with fork. Allow to cook for another minute, then drain and rinse with cold water.
  9. To serve, put 1/4 of noodles into bowl then pour broth over it. Top with carrots, green onions, cilantro and any other garnishes*
Recipe Notes
  • Store your broth (separate from the noodles) in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Additional toppings for your ramen: tofu (or other protein of choice), bok choy, cilantro, soft-boiled egg.
  • To make the tamari roasted carrots, chop up about 1 cup of carrots in coin-sizes. Toss with tamari and garlic powder. Roast at 350F for 25 to 30minutes.
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Sweet Potato Juice: Perfect for Fall!

SWEET POTATO juice

One of the staples of my diet include smoothies and juices. During the colder months, I find that using too much fruit (especially tropical fruits) makes me feel colder in a way. I still want my liquid nutrition so I swap out my usual juice recipes for more fall friendly ingredients.  Adding root vegetables, seasonal fruits and spices like ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom or cayenne can provide a “warming effect” and make your juice more appealing on a cold day.

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Here is one of my fall favorites – a sweet potato juice- along with the benefits of each ingredient. Yes, to my surprise, you CAN juice a sweet potato! This sweet and soothing juice packs a powerful anti-inflammatory punch, along with a surplus of antioxidants. It’s perfect for chilly fall days 🙂

What’s so great about this sweet potato juice?

Sweet Potato – Did you know these jewels have more nutrients than a white potato, with fewer calories? They also contain 400% of the daily needs of Vit A. It’s also important to note the immunity boost from the vitamin C and beta-carotene content.

Ginger – No only does it provide anti-inflammatory action, but it can also reduce muscle pain & soreness, improve brain function and help with indigestion

Red Pepper – This vegetables is great because it is rich in antioxidants like vitamin C and by rich I mean TWICE the daily recommendation. It’s also great for weightless because it’s low in calories but high in flavor and nutrition!

Carrots – Vitamin A, K, and B6 are among the few antioxidants included in this veggie. They aid in eye sight, fight infection and keep skin healthy.

Celery – Helps to relieve inflammation and eliminate toxins. Also, a great post-workout tonic as it rehydrates the body and replaces electrolytes and minerals.

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I hope you enjoy this sweet, delicious juice. Share the power of vegetables and fruits with your friends by telling them about this recipe. For more healthy food ideas be sure to follow me on instagram

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sweet potato juice
SWEET POTATO JUICE
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An anti-inflammatory, nutritional powerhouse that's perfect for fall.
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one 16oz. juice
Servings
one 16oz. juice
sweet potato juice
SWEET POTATO JUICE
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An anti-inflammatory, nutritional powerhouse that's perfect for fall.
Servings
one 16oz. juice
Servings
one 16oz. juice
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Servings: 16oz. juice
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