Knock Off Lo Mein
Yay Friday! For some reason this was a really long and busy week for me and I cannot wait for the weekend to be here. Not only is it Friday, but it’s gorgeous outside and it looks like this weather is here to stay all weekend long. We will be celebrating with a few different birthday parties. Can’t wait for some time with family!
Since it was such a long week, I decided I probably needed to buy myself a few things online. Do you guys use the “like to know it” feature on instagram? I may be late to the party..but it’s great. If you “like” a photo of a fashion blogger (or anyone really) who uses the program, you receive an email with links to all the aspects of their outfit. I’m finding so many new stores online. LOVE it.
On another note, doesn’t Friday just make you want to get takeout? Who wants to cook after a long week? Not me. Friday is usually homemade pizza night for Ryan and I, but might as well make a little healthy takeout Chinese food knock off instead. I shared with you guys my healthier version of fried rice, but how about adding some “lo mein” to the party?
This “lo mein” only takes about twenty minutes to make and tastes just like the real thing. It’s paired with a peanut soy sauce that’s perfect. This recipe includes broccoli and spinach only, but some added chicken or steak would work too.
Happy Friday my friends, cheers to the weekend!
- 2 eight ounce packages shirataki spaghetti noodles
- 3 cups chopped broccoli, steamed
- 3 cups spinach
- 1/4 cup chopped scallions
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper
- Shredded carrots to top (optional)
- 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp spicy brown mustard
- 2 tbsp hot sauce
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- Drain shirataki noodles from their packing and pull them apart if they are clumped together
- Add all noodle ingredients to a large skillet over medium heat
- Let cook until the spinach is wilted, stirring occasionally
- If you wish, top with shredded carrots
- Whisk all the sauce ingredients together in well mixed
- Pour over the noodle mixture
- Stir together and let simmer for 5 minutes
- Serve immediately
- Broccoli can be steamed in a pot in about a 1/2 inch of water, in a steamer, or in the microwave. Steam "in a bag" broccoli works too.