After my run today I decided to whip up a quick, vegan, protein-filled lunch. I used a recipe found in PETA’s Vegan College Cookbook called “Dorm-room Ramen Delight.” True, I don’t live in a dorm room, but I’m still a poor college student and still love Ramen noodles. I added a cut-up Morningstar Farms spicy black bean burger to this pasta dish for a richer taste and protein, and it turned out delicious. Recipe is as follows:
1 package ramen (without the seasoning packet)
1 teaspoon vegan margarine (I used olive oil instead)
Garlic powder, to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste
Nutritional yeast, to taste
Cook the ramen noodles in the microwave in just enough water to cover them. Drain. Add the margarine (or olive oil) and sprinkle with the garlic powder, salt, pepper and nutritional yeast. Stir together and eat.
Mix in a spicy black bean burger, pan-fried in olive oil and you’re good to go! This was my first experience with nutritional yeast, and it’s great; it has a nice cheesy taste. I’m sure I’ll be incorporating this into a lot more dishes in the future.