Easy Homemade Ramen

Easy Homemade Raman

Happy Sunday Everyone! Its cloudy, rainy and actually kind of cool here in Los Angeles. So we thought the best recipe we could possibly share for a rainy and cold Sunday is one that’s easy to make and keeps you warm on cold and rainy Sundays.

One of our favorite things to buy from the Supermarket is Ramen. Not the ones that college student live off of, but the ones that they sell in the Asian food section. Nong Shim Noodle Bowl Soups are always on sale and perfect in a pinch.

While we’re all for the convenience of instant ramen noodles, we love being able to make just about anything at home. This Ramen is probably one of the easiest things we make so it’s almost impossible to mess up. If you can boil broth, you can make this soup.

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Piña Colada Ice Cream

Pina Colada Ice Cream

We’re in the middle of moving. Again. And it’s been crazy. We want to apologize for the lack of updates, but we truly mean it, we’re back. We have so many wonderful recipes to make and share with you.  We thought that our apartment would be perfect for our photos, but it turns out living in a dark box with no direct light doesn’t do well for photographing food or our general overall happiness. We now know how much we love and appreciate sunlight.

So as of right now, we haven’t found the perfect place so we’re moving back home. And you know what? There is absolutely no shame in having to move back home. We know a lot of people think having to move back home is a downgrade, but instead of suffering for another year in a crappy apartment that has horrible neighbors, no sunlight, and management that never answers their phones or returns calls, we would wait and find the perfect place or let it find us! No sense in rushing into something we know we’re going to be unhappy with.

#millennialproblems

Okay, so anyway, we’re back and earlier this summer we actually were planning on sharing this recipe, but time got the better of us, and we never got around to it. But just because summer is over (in the Northern hemisphere), that doesn’t mean we can’t bring summer into your lives this fall and winter. So why not relive those wonderful summer memories with delicious and creamy Pina Colada Ice Cream!

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Eat Like a Gilmore: Mock Turtle Soup

Mock Turtle Soup

One thing about us is we love to watch TV and Movies. I mean, we went to film school so it’s not completely out of the norm for us to love watching and analyzing our favorite shows and movies. And one of our all time absolute favorite shows? Gilmore Girls.

We’ve both been watching Gilmore Girls since it’s original run and have rewatched so many times we’ve probably lost count. When the show sadly ended it’s run in 2007, that while it wasn’t the ending that we all wanted, we knew it wasn’t the end. I personally remember Googling “Gilmore Girls Movie” and “Gilmore Girls Reunion” every couple years because I knew it would happen. And last year, when they FINALLY announced that it was actually happening, we were both freakin’ thrilled.

And then, earlier this year, I remember a post on Facebook about a Kickstarter for a Gilmore Girls Cookbook…say what? Gilmore Girl inspired recipes? Shut the front door and sign me up! Which we immediately donated to Kristi Carlson, the incredible woman behind Eat Like a Gilmore: The Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls. And finally, after what feels like forever, the book is almost here. And when Kristi asked if there were any bloggers who wanted to try a recipe…we obviously jumped at the chance.

We were fairly open to whatever recipe Kristi sent us and when we finally got the recipe we would be testing, we were a little shocked and kind of scared. Mock Turtle Soup. A name and recipe we were only familiar with when we watched the show and thought to our selves, “what the hell is that”. And then proceeded to google and be totally grossed out. We had similar thoughts when googling and researching the origins of “Johnny Machete” and most times we were turned away and continued with our watching. So when we got Mock Turtle Soup, we were kind of afraid. But thankfully it’s MOCK turtle soup and there is no actual turtle in the soup! Phew! *Wipes sweat off brow*

Kristi’s Mock Turtle Soup is a tasty combination “land-etarian” friendly eats. The soup itself contains chicken thighs and beef and is filled with tomatoes, eggs, onions and peppers. It reminds us of a cross between a beefy stew and sexy gumbo. Yes, gumbo can be sexy.

The recipe itself was quite easy to follow and even though there were a lot of yummy ingredients and you have to pay attention so you don’t loose track, the results were great! The soup was quite hearty and very filling. We can see why it was a Richard Gilmore favorite.

Eat Like Gilmore is available through Kristi’s website, amazon and Barnes and Noble. 

When we finally received our copy of the cookbook this week, we were thrilled. So many fun recipes! And we can’t wait to test, taste and try them all! Kristi, we will gladly come and cook with you anytime! Solidarity Sister! Ya Ya!

Below are some pictures from our cooking adventure. And though we won’t divulge the actual ingredients and steps so that you order your own copy, we can share how much we enjoyed the recipe and the process.

 

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Yay! Ingredients! (Missing the onion)

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We call it Tomatohenge

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Tomatoes getting ready for their bath!

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Beeeeeeef!

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Peaches, our official taste tester, loves licking the chicken board.

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Beef and veggies getting to know each other.

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Egg me!

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Mock Turtle Soup

Mock Turtle Soup

I hope for all your super hardcore Gilmore Girls fans out there, you notice that we have the same plates that Babette has when Rory cooks her Donna Reed Dinner for Dean (ick…we’re Team Logan in this household).

It’s hard to tell in this photo, but if you go back and watch you can actually see this plate patterns a couple of time. And we only know this from watching the series twice this year. We actually started earlier in the year, and got to season five and said we would wait until the premiere date was closer, and as the date drew closer, we just decided to start over again. We powered through and are now in the middle of season six, and counting down the days until November 25th.

Black Friday, come home, order Pizza, make pies and watch Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

Bonus, here is a bad photo of Rory  and Dean in the Donna Red episode holding our vintage plate ware!

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