Welcome to MoFo day one! The first six days of this blog are going to be dedicated to eating on a budget. I am swimming in receipts right now from shopping over the weekend, but the goal is to keep my food tab under $12. I'll have little cost break downs and all that goodness.
There are only two rules for this: I can use whatever I have in my pantry already AND I have to up the cheap game.
So, I decided to start out with the brokest of broke ass meals...ramen. This, especially, hits home for me because I used to live off of these things. All I'm doing is adding a little love to it, in order to make a 20 cent soup into something my mom would be proud of.
The basics: As far as I know, Nissin Oriental flavor is the only accidentally vegan ramen if we're talking crusty grocery store packs. I never use those flavor packets, though, because they have a ridic amount of sodium. Instead I make my own broth. It's a combo of sesame oil, garlic, ginger, crushed pepper, soy sauce, and vegetable base.
|Ginger, garlic, pepper time!|
What I Had:
vegetable broth base
crushed red pepper
frozen mixed veggies
What I Bought (price based on amount used):
TOTAL MEAL COST: $0.65
|This ain't yo mama's ramen|