Sunday, September 14, 2008

Easy Lunchtime Noodles

I am always looking for something easy to make the kids for lunch on the weekends, but lately I have been slipping into the habit of serving up veggie dogs and fries. The kids love it, of course, but Vegan Mom and I can only take so many veggie dogs. Today I made something equally fun (they get to use their chopsticks) and equally easy.


INGREDIENTS
- 350g noodles (I use eggless chow mein noodles)
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 small can water chestnuts
- 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 2 cups frozen mixed veggies
- 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
- 1/4 cup water
- 3-4 tbsp soy sauce
- 2-4 tbsp cup brown sugar
- juice of 1 lime
- sliced green onions, optional

METHOD
1. Cook noodles according to directions on package.
2. While noodles are cooking, heat a wok over med-hi heat. Add oil, then stir fry chestnuts and chickpeas for 1 min. Add remaining ingredients (except onions) and bring to bubbling. Adjust sauce to taste.
3. When noodles are cooked, drain and add to wok. Mix well, adding more sauces if needed. Garnish with green onions, if using.

3 comments:

JohnP said...

I've been feeling like noodles!

Anonymous said...

Hee, hee! Can your kids pick up chickpeas with their chopsticks? Or do they just stab them with the pointy end?

Vegan Dad said...

Yeah, not so much. It's an elaborate balancing act with plenty of help from their fingers.