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Food: Dinner Tonight – Spicy, Ramen, and Sweet Potatoes

My tastes buds are forever set to spices of all types, and although on occasion, I settle for bland, just to flush out the over indulgence – I start searching for that exotic dish, full of robust flavors.  The funny thing is while I take out the ingredients from the refrigerator or the cupboard, those around me waiting for my creation to take shape, always wonder with great curiosity how I know what ingredients work well together. This recipe for example is the perfect combination of ingredients, I know it, because I can taste it virtually 🙂 – those who cook understand what I am mean by virtual tasting. INGREDIENTS 4 strips thick cut bacon, chopped 3 small shallots, thinly sliced into rounds 2 tablespoons sesame or extra virgin olive oil 8 ounces wild mushrooms, torn 1 inch fresh ginger, thinly sliced 8 cups low sodium chicken broth 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1-2 tablespoons Gochujang (korean chili paste), using more or less to taste 2 small sweet potato sliced into 1/4 inch rounds or half moons 3/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast 4 squares ramen noodles 4 cups shredded Tuscan kale   {not a fan of …