Rain and Times New Ramen

Blogging keeps me busy, focused, and gives me an outlet to the artistic realm of the world wide web. “Eye on the prize” like my momma says. I’ve always loved writing. Since I could remember I always wrote in a journal and shared my moments vividly. Recently my mom dug up some of my old diaries from elementary school and I couldn’t help but crack up reading them. Talking about the rude boy that keeps pulling my hair in class behind me, or how me and my friends would fight over which spice girl we wanted to be and who the family structure was in our made up playground household. Life seemed so simple because it was.

So what has changed from that little girl with barely any cares or worries. A lot, lol. The world has dimmed the light in a lot of us but it’s not to take over our shine. Simple things like making an easy and simple dinner can sometimes bring the comfort right back to life. Soup’s usually do that for me. They’re warm, flavorful, rich in ingredients and come in so many variations, make for great leftovers and are typically inexpensive.

For this recipe time I decided to go asian style and pay homage to the little orange rectangle bag and silver aluminum square seasoning packet we call, top ramen. This super simple recipe will have you full and back to your (not so simple) life in no time, so good, you might even want to tell your journal all about it, shall we?

Ingredients: (serves 1).

  • Bone in chicken breast (1) 
  • Chives
  • 1 egg
  • Ramen noodles 
  • Cilantro 
  • Corn 
  • Carrots 
  • Sriracha and soy sauce


  1. In a pot bring 6 cups of water to boil with cilantro and a pinch of salt and pepper. 
  2. Drop in your breast to make your broth. Bone in breasts create the most flavor. 
  3. Remove your cooked breast and set to the side to let cool. Then shred the meat off of the bone. 
  4. While the breast is cooling, reduce heat to medium low and drop your noodles and veggies into your broth. Tasting as you go adding more spices, soy sauce, and sriracha for an extra kick. 
  5. Add your chicken back to the soup and start spooning away. Garnish with more cilantro or sesame seeds for added texture. Enjoy!