Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Vegetable Lo Mein


If your tired of never getting enough veggies in your take-out, try making your own, that’s what I did and since then I have not looked back. Versatile and easy to put together vegetable lo mein makes the perfect week night meal.

In this version I used mushrooms, carrots, red bell pepper, bok choy, green onion and mung beans. For the noodles I used millet and brown rice ramen and garnished with crunchy peanuts and diced cucumber slices. So satisfying that a certain carnivorous person around here did not miss a thing. Even seconds were had, now that is saying something.

Ingredients:

Vegetable Lo Mein

2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic (grated)
½ bunch scallions, cut into 2 inch thin strips
3 small bok choy, sliced into ribbons
1 medium carrot, julienne
8 ounces cremini mushrooms (sliced)
1 small red pepper (sliced into thin strips and then cut in half
2 large handfuls fresh mung beans
2 cakes organic millet and brown rice ramen (Lotus Foods-bought at Costco).


Lo Mein Sauce

4 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons granulated sugar (dissolved in 2 teaspoons warm water)
2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar

For garnish:

Roasted peanuts (chopped)
Cucumber (diced)

First prepare the lo mein sauce add soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar and rice wine vinegar, whisk until combined.

Next have all your ingredients prepped and ready to go.

Cook ramen noodles, set aside.

In a wok over high heat add peanut oil; then ginger, garlic and scallions. Sauté about one to two minutes. Next add bok choy, carrots, mushrooms and red bell pepper. Stir-fry until crisp tender, add mung beans and noodles.


Top with coarsely chopped peanuts and diced cucumber. Enjoy!

Notes * you can use any type of noodle even spaghetti, the other day I saw dried edamame noodles, who knew. Also you can substitute any veggie combo that you like, and you can spice it up with peppers and sriracha.

This recipe has been adapted from The Cooking Jar. Com.


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Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

62 comments:

  1. This sounds delicious - and so healthy! A perfect meal for keeping one's resolutions.

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    1. Thanks Beth, hope you had a wonderful holiday with your family.

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  2. Ooh! That looks really great Cheri and very healthful. I love lo mien - it's one of my favorite food. What great colors yours has!

    ciao, weavethousandflavors@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks Devaki, so nice to hear from you, hope you had a wonderful holiday. Hugs, Cheri

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  3. Love this healthy and super delicious recipe :-)

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  4. This looks delicious! I like that is healthy and has great color to it.

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    1. Thanks Dawn, my husband does all the stir fry and grilling, I do all the prep.

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  5. Look at all the veggies there! We always make our own takeout too, as it can be just as goo and much healthier.

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    1. Thanks Dannii, I agree, and they always use way too much salt.

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  6. This is so colourful and fresh, a great midweek meal idea.

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    1. Thanks Caroline, appreciate you stopping by.

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  7. I've never used millet & brown rice ramen. Love the idea of it -- gotta try it. Love this dish, too -- so many veggies. My kind of food -- thanks.

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    1. Thanks John, the ramen was great with this.

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  8. We love making healthy takeaway inspired dinners at home (to save money and our waistlines) and this one is sure to be a favourite on our table soon!

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  9. Looks amazing Cheri, so much better than take out!

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  10. Looks wonderful, Cheri. Living in the countryside as we do, takeout is actually harder than cooking for ourselves. (It's a long drive to town and no one will deliver here...) I think I'll try this with a bit of spice...and let's see if my meat eating family notices anything missing. Somehow I doubt that will happen. D

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    1. Sounds wonderful where you live Dena, I love small towns.

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  11. I'm a huge fan of Asian noodle dishes---your lo mein would hit the spot!

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  12. This looks delicious and healthy! I'm going to look for those noodles on my next trip to Costco! Thanks for the great recipe :)

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    1. Thanks Marcelle, they also have edamame dried noodles as well.

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  13. Hands down one of my favorite at home take-out recipes! Love Lo Mein especially with loads of vegetables. Very nice Cheri!

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  14. I have never heard of lo mein before, but your recipe sounds awesome :)

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  15. Very nice one pot meal recipe... I will try this for sure

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  16. Looks like a great way to get vegetables in!

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  17. takeout can't even compare to this homemade version! beautiful and delicious dish, cheri!

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  18. Looks quick, easy, healthy, and delicious!

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  19. Looks so delicious and healthy! And we love a good stir fry on a school night!

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    1. Hi David, that's right you work at the university, such a beautiful campus, also love downtown.

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  20. Colorful tasty meal..love noodlesu r tempting me now

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  21. Your ramen looks very sophisticated and gourmet. Nothing like the Japanese noodles I knew as a child =) Thank you for this very delicious looking take on lo men, Cheri!

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    1. Thanks Kim, we loved the millet and brown rice ramen.

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  22. We are big lo mein fans at our house. It's a great way to add a ton of veggies like you did here and to just clean out the fridge and use up what you have. Your version is lovely...and I want to try that ramen!

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    1. Thanks Monica, hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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    1. Thanks Angie, this is one of our favorites!

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  24. This is so colorful and sounds wonderful. I'd love this for lunch today, wish you did takeout :)

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    1. Hi Chris, I would love my own breakfast and lunch place.

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  25. I have to see if I can find that ramen here! I'd love to try this recipe, Cheri.

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    1. Hi Susan, Costco even has a edamame dried pasta, the recipe on the box calls out for mushrooms and pesto.

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  26. THIS is right up my alley for the way I like to eat - lots of flavors and lots of veggies. It will even work for my vegan daughter who skips the dairy! Happy belated New Year!

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  27. Hi Cheri,
    I know this lo mien or dry noodle is so tasty ... and healthy too !

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    1. Thanks Karen, hope your having a great week-end.

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  28. This is my kind of a meal. It has so much texture, flavour and colour. And I guess you can substitute the vegetables depending on what you have in your fridge. The sauce sounds lovely too xx

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    1. Hi Charlie, yes you can clean out your fridge with this one.

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  29. What a great dish, Cheri! I love the simplicity and nutrition in this meal and it's the kind of thing I could eat for lunch and dinner every day, lol. I love the recipes you give us!

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    1. Thanks Robyn, you are so sweet. Have a great week-end!

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  30. Delicious and Healthy ... and something I've wanted to make in my own kitchen for a long time. Pinned.

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    1. Thanks Lea Ann, hope you enjoy this, you can used any combo of veggies.

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  31. This looks so yummy and healthy! I love the sauce. I always get the lo mein instead of chow mein at Chinese restaurants so am glad to get the recipe. Yours looks so much better than the restaurants!

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    1. Thanks Shari, I always get the lo mein too, take care!

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