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Quick and Easy Stir Fry

The other day I was super hungry and didn’t have much in the fridge, so I threw together this stir fry and it turned out delish!

stir fryIngredients:

cubed tofu

1/4 onion, chopped

3 green onions, sliced

3 small home grown bell peppers, chopped

1 package ramen noodles

Sauce:

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 tbsp rice vinegar

1 tbsp sugar

1/2 cup water

Fry the tofu by lightly spraying the pan with pam and stirring often. After it was lightly browned I added the other veggies and cooked them until they were nicely browned. While doing that cook and drain the ramen and mix up the sauce. Mix ingredients for the sauce well. Once the veggies and tofu are done, add the noodles and sauce. Cook for a couple more minutes while stirring. Enjoy!

Canned Mock Abalone

A few days ago, I mentioned that I made a stirfry for my bento using some canned mock abalone that I found at an Asian market. Well now it’s time for the review. Here’s what the can looked like. Innocent enough…
mock abalone
After I opened the can up though I was rather disturbed. The abalone really did look like abalone which kind of worried me. Still I knew they had to be eaten, so I drained the liquid out and threw a few into the stirfry.

Once all the vegetables were done I tasted a piece… it was surprisingly good. It had a meaty texture and it was lightly soy sauce flavored. Although the texture and appearance was kind of scary for me because it was so realistic, I still enjoyed the stirfry and ate it all. You can see how it turned out on the left side of this bento.

stirfry

I give it a 7 out of 10. It tasted good and I enjoyed it, but it’s not going to be something that I start craving.

Bento #23 – Cute Snack Bento

Today I just needed a snack bento for lunch, so I decided it would be great time to use my cute cupcake themed bento box. Because I normally need to pack larger lunches, I have rarely used this small box.

I bought some canned mock abalone and felt it was finally time to try it out. I stir fried a few of them with some cabbage, carrots, bell pepper, onion, and green onion and added some spicy teriyaki sauce and they turned out really good. I’ll do a full review later, but here’s the bento.hellokitty
On the left there’s the stir fry and on the right there’s baby carrots, tomatoes, a small fig, soy yogurt, and a cute little hello kitty container with raw pumpkin seeds, almonds, and soy nuts.

hellokitty

Here’s the picture of the hello kitty container. Jason got 2 of them for me for my birthday and this was the first time I was able to use it. I think it’s so cute!

I also entered this bento in a competition, click here to check it out.

Veggie Stirfry

For dinner tonight, I got a bunch of veggies together to make a nice stirfry with rice for Jason and I.
Here you can see the large plate full of veggies I cut up in preparation to cook.
veggies

Veggie Stirfry

1/2 small head of cabbage, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
4 green onions, chopped
1/2 bell pepper, chopped
1 carrot, sliced
3 mushrooms, sliced
2 cups broccoli
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup brown rice
3 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp asian sauce of choice
3 tbsp water
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp chili garlic paste

Cook rice. Heat olive oil in large saucepan, when hot add onion, garlic and bell pepper. Once they have cooked for 2 minutes, add carrots and broccoli. Cook for another minute, then add sauces. After the broccoli has cooked for a couple more minutes, add the rest of the vegetables, chili paste, sesame oil, and water. Stir until vegetables get thoroughly mixed with sauce and cook down. When all the vegetables are done turn off heat and serve over rice.

stirfry