Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Stir Fry with Veggie Steak Strips

My favorite kitchen toy is my wok. It makes stir fries come out terrific. I made veggies and Morningstar Farms Steak Strips with sesame garlic sauce. It took fifteen minutes flat.

Boil some water and add the broccoli. Boil the broccoli for four minutes to blanch. Drain. While the broccoli is blanching, heat some canola oil in a wok. Add leeks or onions. Sautee for a few minutes. Then add chopped eggplant. Add in some sesame garlic sauce, then portobello mushrooms, and then the broccoli. Finally, add about half a bag of Steak Strips. Cook for 3 minutes more. Mmmm yummy!

Oh, and the Chocolate Chip Cookies that I recommended from Sinfully Vegan... I take that back. My original batch replaced half of the maple syrup with organic white sugar and the cookies came out much better.

9 comments:

lisa said...

Sounds good to me. I think I'd do it without the steak strips (sorry, just not into fake meat) and sesame oil. Maybe I'll try that, once we unpack our wok. I know it's in a box, somewhere...

Vegan Knitting said...

I wish we had a wok. My old roommate had one and we used to do stuff like this although I didn't use fake meat back then, so we'd use tofu. But now I'm married without a wok but WITH fake meat. I guess you can't have it all!

Vegan Knitting said...

I'm coming back to add - I was looking at some of your archives, and I noticed your complaints about your hands. I suffered from severe eczema starting as an infant with multiple severe food allergies, and continuing as an adult. I have now gotten rid of my eczema for good without the use of steroids, which just surpress the symptoms until you stop using the cream. The answer? Borage Oil. It's one of those essential fatty acids, as I'm sure you know, but it contains a lot of GLA. Gamma-linoleic acid. You can take evening primrose for it as well but borage has more GLA and not any effects on your female cycle, etc. I take two capsules per day made by Health From the Sun (vegan capsules - the only brand with them) and as long as I take it, I have no eczema. And believe me, my husband used to call me Lizard Hands before I began to take the oils. They were really bad, painful, and gross! But now my hands are soft and pretty to look at. Please look into it, you'll be glad you did!

starla said...

I love the Morningstar "steak and chicken" strips. It sure is a quick and tasty protein source for us vegans. Also, could you tell me what kind of wok you have. I'm thinking about buying a new one and I want to get a good one. THANKS

VeganDoc said...

I use a Joyce Chen wok. It's fairly inexpensive and very easy to cook with.

Vegan Knitting said...

I forgot to ask, I have the Sinfully vegan cookbook. Did you use the choc. chip cookie recipe that calls for Barley Flour?

VeganDoc said...

Vegan knitter -- the chocolate chip cookies are from the recipe that calls for barley flour, page 24 I think. As is, the recipe is the kind of recipe that gives vegan baking a bad name.

lucas said...

The Morning Star site lists the Steak Strips as a discontinued product and I haven't seen them in stores lately. Furthermore, the Chick'N' Strips meal starters don't seem to be on shelves anywhere near me either. Please tell me somebody else has an alternative because this is going to cause great distress to my vegetarian diet as I love the things to pieces!!!!

VeganHeartDoc said...

Lucas -- try Trader Joe's. Last I checked, just a couple weeks ago, they have a private label version of the chick'n strips.