Vegan Chow Mein

I don’t have a picture for you since it was dark out when I made this, but I’ll have to make this some afternoon and take one, because it’s awesome.  Making this at home is awesome not only for the vegan factor, but because you can use veggies you actually like, which is important when you’re picky like me!  This is for one large-ish serving, but would be good for two if you were going to serve it with a side of fried rice or something.  Feel free to throw in some tofu or tempeh if you like.

Vegan Chow Mein

1-2 Tbs canola oil
1 small onion, sliced into half moons
3 stalks celery, chopped
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup bean sprouts, washed well
1 cup vegan chick*n broth
1/2 Tbs cornstarch
1 tsp soy sauce (or more if you like it that way)
Chow-Mein noodles

Mix together broth, cornstarch and soy sauce; set aside.  Heat the oil in a wok or skillet.  Add the celery and onion, stir-fry for 3 minutes.  Add garlic, stir-fry a minute more.  Add the bean sprouts, coat with the oil.  Give the broth mixture a quick mix to make sure it’s combined, then add it to the wok.  Stir-fry until broth is thickened and coating the veggies, which will soften.

Serve over Chow Mein noodles.

La Choy Chow Mein Noodles aren’t healthy, but they are vegan, as far as I can tell.  If you can find ones that are a little less uh, industrial, feel free to use them!
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3 Responses to Vegan Chow Mein

  1. Joanna says:

    I never got “chow mein.” I like Lo Mein (soft stir fried noodles.) At most I will tolerate the crunchy ones as a garnish. If you add sliced napa or bok choy, bell pepper (assuming you eat that) and some carrot, it comes out very nice. I like it with tofu. I garnish mine with thin sliced scallions and I always use ginger-garlic in the fry oil.

  2. Jodie says:

    With this one I was going for what I used to like to eat in restaurants, though all those add-ins sound good.

    I actually hated Chinese food when I was a kid. This, fried rice and sweet and sour chicken were the only things I would tolerate until I was a teenager- and it was usually a fight to get me to order anything other than the “American Plate” at the Chinese restaurant my parents used to take me too.

    The pickiness has been long-standing. 🙂

  3. Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) says:

    Sounds like my picky vegan kids would love it. Yep, some vegans ARE picky, like my kids. Me on the other hand, not so much…

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