I'm Melting in Dallas & Beef-Vegetable Lo Mein!

Monday, August 16, 2010


I'm officially melting in Dallas! It has been over 100 degrees everyday since we moved in to our new place! Sometimes, I feel like the heat is pressing down on me like a hot blanket. I did not help the situation last week when I first attempted to make this Beef-Vegetable Lo Mein. It was a ridiculously hot evening, and I thought it would be fun to try a new recipe. Everything turned out pretty well, minus the fact that both Eric and I went through around 3 glasses of water each before he gave up and finally poured a glass of milk. I felt like we were both on an episode of "Man Vs. Food." Let's just say, 1 tbsp of chile paste is way more than Eric and I could handle. We were both breathing fire for the rest of the evening.

Like I said, other than the heat coming out of our ears, the dish was very delicious. So yesterday, I decided to go for round two! I would say attempt number 2 was a definite success!

  • 8 oz (or however much you prefer) whole wheat pasta
  • 1 tbsp. peanut oil
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp. garlic (or more to taste, Eric is not a big fan of garlic)
  • 1 bag Asian stir fry veggies (a small bag will be perfect!)
  • 1/2 lb flank steak trimmed and cut across the grain into long, thin strips (you could also use chicken or tofu instead of beef)
  • 3 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Splenda Blend Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp. chile paste with garlic (we used Sambal Oelek)
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and combine pasta with olive oil, tossing well to coat.
  2. While pasta cooks, heat the peanut oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add ginger and garlic, saute for 30 seconds.
  3. Add in veggies and saute for around 3 minutes.
  4. Add steak and saute for 5 minutes or until steak and veggies are done.
  5. Add pasta mixture, soy sauce, brown sugar, and chile paste.
  6. Cook 1 minute or until lo mein is thoroughly heated and mixed.
  7. Serve and Enjoy!
This recipe serves 3, or 4 if your not feeding an Eric (he eats enough for 2 easily)!

Food For Thought:
What is your favorite type of food? Mexican, Chinese, Italian?
Which of these do you enjoy cooking at home the most?

Yours truly,

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