Monday, July 22, 2013

Creamy Mushroom Noodles + a GIVEAWAY!!


Everyone defines healthy differently. To some healthy is low carb, to others it's low fat, and to others it's all natural. I tend to fall in the last category. I might eat cookies, but they are usually homemade and made with real ingredients rather than chemicals and artificial junk (although I do love Oreos... so... you know...) When I was contacted by the people of Better Than Bouillion I was excited to see their products. Landon is a big fan of that fake chicken taste that can only be achieved with bouillon, but I was reluctant to use it until I found this product. I've been using it for over a month now and really am a fan. They were kind enough to send me three jars and I've tried and enjoyed all three (vegetable, chicken, and mushroom).

I wanted to use this product to recreate one of my favorite "junk foods." Pasta sides is a product I loved as a kid but now that I cook a lot I don't find it as appealing. I tend to find the flavors fake tasting. I wanted to try to recreate my favorite- the chicken noodles- but from scratch. Does this taste like that? Not really. But was it good? Oh yes- very. We all loved it and enjoyed this. It takes minimal effort and is full of flavor.

Best of all- two of you will get to win FIVE jars of your choice of this bouillon! I'm going to pick one winner from the blog comments and one winner from facebook. Do you follow me on facebook? If not please like my page for your second chance to enter!

To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me which flavor you'd most want to try. They have Au Jus Base, Beef Base, Chicken Base, Chili Base, Clam Base, Fish Base, Ham Base, Lobster Base, Mushroom Base, Turkey Base, and Vegetable Base. One entry per person. Your comment will not appear immediately since I monitor comments. For your second entry please go to my facebook page. Contest ends Wednesday at midnight! Please be sure to leave your email in the comment!

Source: Stephanie Cooks Original

Ingredients:
1/2 pound egg noodles
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp butter
1/2 cup mushrooms, diced
1 tbsp flour
1/3 cup marsala wine
1.5 cups broth
1 tsp chicken bouillon
1 tsp tomato paste
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp parsley

Directions:
1- Cook egg noodles according to packaging directions.
2- In a skillet, combine the oil and butter and heat over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and saute until they start to get soft. Cover with the flour and stir, cook about 1 minute. 
3- Turn the heat up to high. Add the marsala wine to deglaze the pan. Stir in the broth, bouillon, tomato paste, garlic powder, and parsley. Cook over high heat until the sauce starts to thicken. Add the noodles and continue to cook over high heat until all the liquid is absorbed. 

34 comments:

  1. My favorite is chicken base...I can use it in meals for my family without feeling guilty! It adds awesome flavor!

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  2. Uh oh! I forgot my email...it's atimchula715 (@) gmail (.) com.

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  3. I'd love to try the mushroom base! Yum!
    (udjenn11 at gmailDOTcom)

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  4. Lobster base would be my first choice!

    Natab0525@gmail.com

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  5. Hmmm...the lobster base sounds yummy.

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  6. Probably chicken or turkey. michelle(@)manni5(.)com

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  7. I would like to try either the chicken base or veggie base :)

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  8. I love chicken and beef base - but now I'm intrigued by the idea of a chilli base!

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  9. I'd like to try chicken! I use chicken base in many recipes. niemand88f (at) yahoo dot com

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  10. (don't hate me if the last one published) I couldn't decide between chili and mushroom base! emily.malik (at) msn.com

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    1. Oops, it is just emilymalik (at) msn (dot) com. Apparently I had a momentary lapse of sanity there!

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  11. I'd try the chicken and beef for sure and probably the vegetable. bandgeek_22 (@) hotmail (dot)com

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  12. I am sorry if my comment went through twice!! My Chrome is being weird... anyway, I LOOOOOVE the chicken and beef Better Than Bouillon - it's all I use! I'd love to try Veg or Mushroom. Mmmm. (lauren.c.king/gmail)

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  13. I used to love those Knorr sides, too! Mmmm, creamy garlic noodles.

    I would probably get the most use out of the chicken base, but the lobster base definitely has me intrigued!

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  14. I'd like to try the Au Jus Base and my email is amyhermann (at) gmail (dot) com

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  15. I'd love to try the chicken base! I started trying to cook everything from scratch a few months ago and your site has helped me out so much! My email is constantino.stepha@gmail.com

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  16. I would love to try the mushroom base.

    Courtney
    CathrynsCloset@aol.com

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  17. I would love to try the chicken or veggie base.

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  18. id love to try the chili and fish! doto313@gmail.com

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  19. I'm not very creative so I would just try the chicken! Lisalisonbee at gmail

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  20. Wood love to try the veggie base

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  21. I'd love to try the mushroom base! I use the chicken base a lot in our house, but haven't seen mushroom in stores yet!

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  22. I'd love to try the mushroom base! Cassie cmcgoldr@gmail.com

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  23. Au Jus Base sounds good to try...maybe for a nice French dip! Stldenise at gmail dot com.

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  24. These are the only bouillons I use! Love them so much. I've tried the turkey, beef, chicken and vegetable, but I'd love to try the clam and lobster bases! And ham, too--for pea soup. Love your recipe!

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  25. Oh my I love using the chicken and beef, but only if I do not have bones for my own stock. I use the chicken when making rice instead of just plain water, an also in mashed potatoes. The beef works well for gravies, and when I make homemade stroganoff. I have not seen the mushroom so it would be interesting. hotrod3048@aol.com

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  26. Absolutely brilliant. I'm glad I came across your blog. You've gained a new follower. I'm a vegetarian - got to try this with veggie BtB. I like how you take the fewest, simplest ingredients and make amazing things with them, then relate how to do it in the simplest language. Your photography is also amazing.

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  27. I've been using their chicken base for years and often add a tablespoon to my pastas and definitely to my soups. In fact, I made Chicken Bot Boi on Monday and added a tablespoon for extra flavor. I also have the beef base but I would love to try the Chili base since I enjoy cooking and eating spicy foods. ♥

    Mothercrone

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  28. Chicken
    Christinebarry@comcast.net

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  29. Lobster or clam base - yum!!! Thanks for sharing :)
    kellyjwahl@gmail.com

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  30. I would love to try the clam base. We're big fans of linguini and clam sauce at our house. mburak22@yahoo.com

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