Monday, March 9, 2009

Vegetable Lo Mein

Okay, I already messed with the menu. :) I didn't get to get to the store in time to get the potatoes for mashed potatoes to have with the meatloaf. So I had to make the lo mein instead of the meatloaf yesterday. I kind of did my own thing but with help from this Chicken Chow Mein recipe and this Vegetable Lo Mein recipe.

First I boiled the noodles. Then fried them in the skillet in a bit of oil. This really helped them not stick together. And I'm sure gives it more flavor.

I took the noodles out of the pan and put them in a dish until it was time to add them back. I then started stir frying the veggies. Mushrooms, onions first. Then a bag of coleslaw mix (cabbage and carrots), some bean sprouts. I microwaved a small bowlful of broccoli and added that. I also added a can of sliced water chestnuts.

I mixed one cup of chicken broth and a tablespoon of cornstarch and added that to the veggies. Then added a tablespoon of reduced sodium soy sauce and a tablespoon or so of oyster flavored sauce. Then a tablespoon of honey.

I mixed everything together well and then added the noodles back and mixed them as well.

This was really good. However, I am very sensitive to MSG and something in this dish gave me the symptoms of MSG. I looked at the label of the oyster flavored sauce (I've never bought that before and got it just to make this). Nothing was listed as MSG. I'm thinking I had some kind of reaction to that sauce. It's the only thing I can figure that caused it. So you might want to be careful if you can be sensitive to things like that.

I will definitely make this again, but without that oyster sauce. I love vegetable lo mein!

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God bless,

P.S. This makes a huge amount! I used almost an entire box of pasta. So this would be a good recipe to feed a family and then some lunches.


The Happy Housewife said...

I am extremely sensitive to MSG as well. I have to be very careful to read the labels as eating it sends me straight to the bathroom!

Amanda from Faith, Food and Family said...

It makes me feel like my blood pressure is up. I feel yucky. My head sometimes starts hurting, a little bit of dizziness. I hate what it does to me. I'm sorry to hear that it affects you badly as well. :( I guess it's just our bodies way of telling us not to eat things like that. I wish they wouldn't put it in so many foods.
God bless,