New Year’s Lucky Soup with Homemade Ramen Noodles

This soup has been on my mind for quite some time. Since before striving for zero waste even! It may have been easier to make then, but it would have been far less delicious. This is the second meal I made with the ramen noodle batch. They freeze well and cook just fine after being frozen.

The caramelized onions on top made this meal feel extra special and nourishing, which is my preferred way to enjoy meals and start off a whole new year.

Of course, the thing that makes this soup lucky is the black eyed peas. It’s a southern tradition to enjoy these legumes for New Year’s. I am not southern, but I wanted a bit of tradition this year.

  • Black eyed peas: soaked overnight and cooked
  • Chickpeas: soaked overnight and cooked
  • Homemade vegetable broth or bouillon
  • Olive oil
  • Spicy peppers
  • Turmeric
  • Cumin
  • Thinly sliced onion
  • Yellow split peas
  • A caramelized onion for topping
  • Ramen noodles or egg noodle of choice
  • Cilantro for garnish after cooking is finished

Heat up a couple tablespoons of olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pan. Add in the thinly sliced onion, cook a bit, then add in peppers and spices.

Let everything get soft, then add in cumin, turmeric, and yellow split peas. Coat everything well with spices, then add in about a quart of vegetable broth.

Simmer until split peas are soft, then add in the ramen noodles and simmer until they are just cooked through.

Serve topped with caramelized onion and cilantro.

Slurp and enjoy!

Peace and love,

Kristan

Homemade Ramen

The pasta machine was busted out for this meal that’s been on my to-cook list for some time. With winter weather outside, this dish made sense. It contains fermented foods and all ingredients were made from scratch by myself.

Ramen noodles boiled in homemade broth and topped with kimchi, turmeric pickled eggs, and sriracha to kick out any lingering illness.

Lightly sauté kimchi and halved eggs.

Homemade kitchen scrap broth was brought to a boil.

Freshly made and cut noodles were gently placed into broth for about 1 minute.

I worked in a couple batches, then drained and placed into a bowl.

I was concerned there wouldn’t be enough, but there was plenty as they increase a bit with cooking.

Place noodles in new bowl, pour over any broth, top with kimchi & egg mixture, then drizzle with sriracha.

Gut healthy, comforting, delicious!

Peace and love,

Kristan