That's what I experienced last night, after trying to cook rice noodles for the first time. I was not aware that a) They take like, two minutes to cook, and b) they are very, very absorbent. I was trying to make pseudo-Ramen (ie vegetarian "Ramen"). Instead, I ended up with a ridiculously large lump of soggy noodles (seriously...those things sure do expand after water is added). X_x Good thing I was ridiculously hungry last night.
[That measuring cup holds eight cups...yeah....]
My appetite tends to fluctuate between extremes. Sometimes, I'm barely hungry for days on end. Yet, just as often, I'm perma-starving to the point where...well, it's kinda embarrassing. X)
The noodles actually weren't that bad. They just weren't what I was aiming for, haha. Once I perfect my fake Ramen recipe, I'll let you all know!
[Even though I've been in college for several years, I have yet to touch a bowl of Ramen. I feel so deprived! Haha, I kid...]
Since I don't feel like posting yet another nut butter recipe today, I'm gonna tell you all about all the weird things I do with cottage cheese. [Is that a fair enough compromise? Heh] Yeah...I have the strangest food obsessions, huh? I can go through a 24 oz container of the stuff in two or three days. I think it's amazing plain; however, more often than not, I dress it up a bit.
Cottage cheese is one of those foods that can easily hold onto a variety of different flavors -- sweet, savory, spicy, etc. If I'm in the mood for something sweet, I'll mix it with cinnamon sugar or a sugar / cocoa powder mixture. Yes, it looks hella nasty, but man, does it ever taste good. However, my favorite seasonings are a savory mixture of garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, and cilantro. It's uber-filling, as well as uber-flavorful...yet not too strong / spicy (I'm kind of a wuss when it comes to spicy stuff!).
FYI -- In addition to being a good source of calcium, cottage cheese has a crazy amount of protein in it.
SuperSavory Cottage Cheese
1 cup cottage cheese (I use either fat free or 1%; the other kinds are just too slimy for me)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp cilantro
Mix it all together, and...well, that's all, folks! Really good with raw vedgies.
PS -- No picture today. It's not the most aesthetically-appealing food out there. X)