Monday, October 3, 2011
Vegan MoFo - C is for Chow Mein
My original idea for the letter C was a little different to what I have ending up posting but the result was still equally delicious. A lack of vital ingredients for the planned meal changed my focus onto Chow Mein which is a great way to use up bits and pieces of food. That is precisely the type of meal I needed to cook.
I had never made chow mein prior to my post back in May but since trying Johanna's recipe it has been back on the menu on a few subsequent occasions. It's a great one-pot meal made up of noodles, rice and vegetables cooked with soy sauce, "chicken" stock and chilli. It also has the bonus of being quick to prepare. After my first attempt I have always added a couple of teaspoons of curry powder which makes it taste even better.
This time I had some fresh pho noodles that needed to be used so I added these instead of dried rice vermicelli and replaced the TVP with what is rapidly becoming one of my favourite meat substitutes - a ground "meat" recipe from Ricki of Diet, Dessert and Dogs. I have plans to make more meals with Ricki's ground "meat" throughout Vegan Mofo and will discuss this wonderful concoction of cauliflower and nuts in more detail then.
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