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A Soup Where Hot Water Does All the Work
The Styrofoam cup-of-noodles soup gets a DIY makeover with this easy recipe. You place thin egg noodles, powdered vegetable bouillon, a pinch of sugar and some shredded, or chopped, carrot, scallion, bok choy, garlic and chili into a jar; pour boiling water over everything; and, let stand 10 to 15 minutes. The noodles and vegetables will become soft and tender, and the water will turn into a delicious savory broth. It's customizable, healthy and gives you an "I made that?!" pride that no disposable bowl ever could.

Get the recipe: Noodle Bowl