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Rain, Rain, and Lo Mein on the Brain

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I often turn to spaghetti when I don’t have much time or energy to prepare a meal. It’s tasty, easy to cook, and there’s so much you can do with those skinny little strands. For dinner last night, I cooked up some Asian deliciousness in the form of Lo Mein. The whole dinner came together in less than 20 minutes!

Rachael Ray, eat your heart out.

Lo Mein a la Katie

If you remember my “Betty Spaghetti” post, then you know my pasta dishes are anything but gourmet. If that doesn’t scare you, keep reading. The method to my madness:

  • Cook up a serving of pasta, then drain it.
  • Add a few tbsp teriyaki sauce, ponzu sauce, or Worcestershire sauce to the pot (I used about a tablespoon of Worcestershire this time).
  • Mix it all up, then add lots of steamed/cooked veggies (lazy me added frozen ones).
  • Feel free to add some ginger and coriander if desired. (If I had any in my small college kitchen, I would’ve added them!)
  • Mix it up again, then let it “marinate” for a while, so the flavors blend (mine sat for around three hours).
  • When you’re ready to eat, heat it up again, either in the pot or in the microwave. Chopsticks are essential ;).

As I said, it’s not gourmet. But I never proclaimed to be Julia Child!

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. magpie says:

    I think chopsticks should always be essential 😀 It makes eating an art.

  2. talieworld says:

    Yay! More marinated spaghetti. :)

    Great idea!

  3. seitanismymotor says:

    I hear you on the rain. The weather here is awful too. So what could be better comfort than spaghetti?

  4. sweetpotato says:

    Yum! Are those sugar snap peas in there?

  5. shelby says:

    haha I’m lazy too and use frozen veggie for lots of things. I like the pre-mixed veggies at target so I can just throw it in a pan with spices and make a stir-fry. No chopping neccessary!

  6. Brooke says:

    I love lo mein, this looks delicious! And I love the simplicity. I also agree, pasta is the quintessential quick dinner. Thank you for the wonderful idea! By the way, which brand of vegetarian worcestershire sauce do you use?

  7. alaina says:

    i just ate lo mein the other day and it was freakishly like your recipe! i’m incredibly lazy when it comes to pasta too.

  8. Andrea says:

    i’m super lazy with meals too. i have more bags of FROZEN veggies and fruits than i do fresh produce! hahaha… that lo mein looks awesome though – very fiberous!?

  9. Chris says:

    Oh good noodles, I am going to have to make this! Maybe I’ll chuck in some baked tofu for protein – us long distance runners need lots.

    P.S. I’d LOVE to be added to your blogroll.

  10. Gina says:

    that looks AWESOME! definitely a new go-to dinner 😀 thanks!

  11. Kate says:

    Sounds tasty!

  12. Vaala says:

    Ah freezer veggies. Truly a lifesaver on those busy days! Except of course when they freeze in one huge clump and you can’t break any off! That’s when I let J loose with a sharp knife to save the day!

  13. Erin of Care to Eat says:

    I think Julie would appreciate your resourcefulness.

  14. River says:

    I LOVE veggie pasta! Yours is perfection. Plus you can’t beat the name of the dish! :)

  15. VeganView says:

    Vegan Celeb Feast~ of course you are in! With or without the donuts…although I think we might all want them! 😉

  16. Meg says:

    What a lovely lo mein! It looks absolutely delicious!

  17. Ricki says:

    Quick, easy and delish–sounds just right to me (and watch out for that vegan mud!) 😉

  18. aTxVegn says:

    Most weeknights are quick and easy for me too and Asian style is always so tasty. PS – don’t forget the broccoli next time!

  19. vegalicious says:

    I would love to give a great big hug to whomever invented pasta.

  20. shelby says:

    The Kashi puffs are described as a blend of seven whole grains and seame seeds. Thats it, and they are just like puffed rice. They were really delicious in the cereal but not too filling by themselves.