Sometimes I get cravings, you know: home on the couch or maybe on my drive home from work ‘man, Chinese food would be great’… and I just can’t shake it. No banana, no spaghetti carbonara, no hamburger is going to help. Chinese food is a craving you just can’t ignore. You need to address it; you need to give in. I might as well just get in my car and get to my local take-out place as soon as ‘I want Chinese’ enters into my brain. I can’t get around it, but there are so many calories! not to mention the additives, but making Chinese food at home consists of tons of expensive rarely used ingredients! Not this recipe.
I originally found this on Pinterest, The seven minute video shows a simple recipe for vegetable chow mein – its AMAZING! You should take the time and watch the video. Though there is a lot of chopping preparation beforehand – having your dinner come together in 15 minutes is a wonderful thing. The best part is you get to control the ingredients, fat, MSG, and type of veggies you put it. And of course serve them over those super tasty (deep-fried-totally-not-good-for-you) crunchy chow mein noodles.
Basically, you slice cabbage, carrot, onion, and celery, measure out your other ingredients and have them all ready to go before you even start to heat the pan. Once the cooking begins, it moves quickly, so be ready – no ‘I’ll just chop the garlic while the cabbage is cooking’ BE PREPARED!
I won’t bore you with another recipe, I used bok choy, carrot, onion, celery, bamboo shoot, water chestnut, and bean sprouts. I did have Mirin, but he says you can substitute orange juice or some apple cider vinegar. Try it, you will love it, and perhaps never need take-out again