I started training for a duathlon in October (mostly cross-training indoors). Then the half marathon at the beginning of the month, in a spurt of mental craziness. I'm still not sure what I was thinking.
Anyway, I've been really trying to eat vegetarian at least two to three times a week. And now that my husband has track practice nightly, I'm on my own a lot again. I whipped up this super simple stir fry the other night and thought I'd share it with you all. [This can easily be doubled for 2 people.]
Simple Stir Fry for One (with cauliflower & pea pods) (adapted from Real Simple Magazine)
1/3 package of Udon wheat noodles
1 teaspoon peanut oil
1/2 small onion, sliced
1 large handful cauliflower florets
1 handful pea pods
1/4 cup oyster sauce
1/4 cup water
fresh ground pepper
Boil water and cook Udon noodles. Set aside until needed.
In a wok or large skillet, heat peanut oil over medium heat. When it's hot, add onion and cauliflower. Stir fry 5 minutes, until the onion begins to carmelize and the cauliflower starts to cook. Add pea pods. Stir fry 2-3 additional minutes. Add oyster sauce, water, and ground pepper. Stir until combined. Add noodles. Stir fry until the mixture comes together and sauce thickens. Enjoy!
I know the veggie measurements are a bit arbitrary (handfuls instead of cups), but I find it easier to work with like that. This way, you can add as many veggies as you enjoy. Next time, I would actually add more cauliflower since it never seems like enough to me (love the stuff!).
The original recipe called for soy sauce and some other ingredients, which I cut out. It tasted salty enough to me like this, since I don't normally cook with salt.
Good for you! That is great. If you are ever looking for vegetarian recipes, I have a lot pinned on pinterest. I've been vegan for almost 10 months now and I can't imagine ever going back. I eat a mostly whole foods, plant based diet. It's amazing how your taste buds change once you stop eating processed foods. I never really liked veggies and now I crave them.