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Today's featured recipe for 2 allows you to create a good tasting meal that is loaded with nutritious vegetables.  I hope you and your plus 1 like it as much as we do.
  
Garlic and Soy Vegetable Noodle Stir-Fry
Total Time: 30 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

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What you'll need
1/2 bell pepper (any color), diced
1/2 onion, diced
1 cup sugar snap peas
1 cup broccoli florets (fresh or frozen)
1 cup mushrooms (about 2-3 mushrooms), sliced
1 1/2 cups uncooked egg noodles
1/4 cup chicken stock 
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil 
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
4 garlic cloves, chopped
red pepper flakes (optional)
1 cup chow mein noodles (optional)

Directions
1. Cook noodles according to package directions.  
2. In a Wok or large skillet, heat sesame oil, chicken stock, soy sauce, hoisin sauce and garlic over medium heat. 
3. Add vegetables to the Wok.  Mix well until vegetables are well coated.  Stir-fry for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender and heated through. 

4. Add noodles.  Let heat for an additional 2 minutes.  
5. If desired, season with red pepper flakes.  Also, to add some crunch to your dish you can top with chow mein noodles. 
The side dish
I'll be serving tonight's stir-fry with a Pea-Pod, Tomato and Cucumber Salad.  I've written about this recipe already, but it's so good that I had to share it again.  Plus, it's the perfect recipe to utilize some of this week's leftover vegetables.

Pea-Pod, Tomato and Cucumber Salad
Total Time: 15 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes

What you'll need
2 cups sugar snap peas
1/2 cucumber, diced
1 tomato, diced (or 1/4 pint grape or cherry tomatoes)

For the dressing
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon sugar
salt and pepper

Directions
1. Cover the bottom of a small skillet with water.  Add pea-pods; cover pot with lid.  
2. Steam pea-pods over low heat for about 5 minutes or until pea-pods are tender; drain.
3. Put pea-pods in a bowl of ice water for 1 minute.  Remove and let dry. 
4. In a mixing bowl, combine pea-pods, cucumber and tomato. Gently toss.
5. In a separate bowl, combine vegetable oil, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, salt and pepper.  Mix well. 
6. Drizzle dressing over vegetables.  Toss well.  Serve and enjoy!
 


09/03/2012 13:20

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09/06/2012 15:40

So glad I can help!

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