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Old 07-23-2011, 10:55 PM   #1
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Fast, easy, cheap and really tasty soup.

This was a last minute soup I knocked together that ended up tasting really good and it was filling.

No meat and it was pretty spicy.

1 16oz can of pinto beans (Drained)

1 package of Ramen Noodles (throw out the salt/msg in the little packages)

1 package of Kikkoman Seaweed Soup (Again, throw out the salt/msg in the little package)

1 tablespoon of Weber Roasted Garlic and Herb seasoning

1 tablespoon of Weber Smokey Mesquite seasoning

1/2 teaspoon of ground Coriander

1 tablespoon of dried parsley

4 cups of boiling water

I put the Ramen noodles into the 4 cups of boiling water and boiled them for 2 minutes.

I let the noodles sit in the microwave for an hour to absorb the water.

Then I added everything else and brought it back to a boil.

Let it sit for 30 minutes for the seasonings to meld and hydrate.

Stirred it good and ate.

Surprisingly tasty.

Letting the noodles absorb the water is a great way to lose weight. They fill you up real fast and you're really only eating water, mostly. For lunch, it's a fine way to keep away from the more fattening meals.

My Doc wants me to lose 50 pounds. I know it's either cut off a leg or eat better, so I decided to try eating better first....

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Old 07-23-2011, 11:01 PM   #2
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At first I thought you were describing me...

Sounds good!
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:06 PM   #3
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At first I thought you were describing me...
Was it the fast, the cheap or the tasty? hahahaaha, yer killin me!
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:08 PM   #5
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Sounds really interesting, Ninja Master!
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:29 PM   #6
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i was with you until you said soup!

i guess we're not having roast leg of timothy, either?
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It sounds really good, but I sure would save those seasoning packets to use in the water for rice, or noodles.
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Old 07-24-2011, 12:17 AM   #8
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It sounds really good, but I sure would save those seasoning packets to use in the water for rice, or noodles.
It's my belief that salt and msg are so bad for me that it's not worth using them.

I must have 100 seasonings in my collection. I have no problem doing with very little salt and absolutely no msg if I can help it.

That's my reasoning anyway...
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ramen, as a base, can yield some pretty stellar CHEAP meals, and I am no stranger to them. . .well, it's been over a decade, but I remember the goodness fondly.

What you are lacking in MSG and sodium content by ditching the prefab packets, are you sure you are not recouping them right back by using other prefab seasoning mixes? A lot of that stuff is loaded with MSG.
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Sounds good, just one problem we have hardly any of the ingredients in Africa lol!
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Fast, easy, cheap and really tasty soup. This was a last minute soup I knocked together that ended up tasting really good and it was filling. No meat and it was pretty spicy. 1 16oz can of pinto beans (Drained) 1 package of Ramen Noodles (throw out the salt/msg in the little packages) 1 package of Kikkoman Seaweed Soup (Again, throw out the salt/msg in the little package) 1 tablespoon of Weber Roasted Garlic and Herb seasoning 1 tablespoon of Weber Smokey Mesquite seasoning 1/2 teaspoon of ground Coriander 1 tablespoon of dried parsley 4 cups of boiling water I put the Ramen noodles into the 4 cups of boiling water and boiled them for 2 minutes. I let the noodles sit in the microwave for an hour to absorb the water. Then I added everything else and brought it back to a boil. Let it sit for 30 minutes for the seasonings to meld and hydrate. Stirred it good and ate. Surprisingly tasty. Letting the noodles absorb the water is a great way to lose weight. They fill you up real fast and you're really only eating water, mostly. For lunch, it's a fine way to keep away from the more fattening meals. My Doc wants me to lose 50 pounds. I know it's either cut off a leg or eat better, so I decided to try eating better first....:ohmy::lol: 3 stars 1 reviews
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