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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,
Amanda

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.

Comments

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!
Toni
Toni,
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,
Amanda

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