Vegetable Lo Mein

It’s that time of year again…

I live in a basement apartment and this means there will be a few months out of the year where my lighting is TERRIBLE in photos! I thought that maybe with my new handy photography gadgets I would be able to side step some of the issues I’ve had in the past, but it’s not looking so great… :0(

For the next month or so I’m asking that you please excuse my horrible lighting and still enjoy my recipes! Now back to our regular food post:

Yesterday I asked my Facebook followers what kind of recipe you wanted to see today… Sweet or savory? It was close, but I think the semi-healthy and savory won the toss.

This is great because my husband has the opposite resolution as me this year. He is looking to get healthy and eat less, while I am looking to expand my love for food and eat more. That is where this dish came in. I stumbled across it on “Can You Stay For Dinner“, and decided to adapt it to fit what ingredients we had on hand as well as our different tastes.


Vegetable Lo Mein

Author: One Sweet Appetite
  • 2 T. soy sauce
  • 1 T. rice wine vinegar
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • 1/2 t. toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 t. Chinese five spice powder
  • 1 t. grated fresh ginger
  • 2 t. minced garlic
  • 1/2 t. Sriracha hot chili sauce
  • 2 t. cornstarch
  • 2 t. canola oil
  • 3 C. Dole Broccoli Slaw
  • 1/2 C. thinly sliced scallions
  • 6 oz Chinese egg noodles
  1. Cook your noodles per the package directions. Drain them and set aside.
  2. Combine the soy sauce, wine vinegar, brown sugar, sesame oil, five spice powder, ginger, garlic, sriracha, and cornstarch in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Bring to a boil and heat until thickened. Set aside.
  3. Set a large skillet over medium heat with the canola oil. Toss in the broccoli slaw and sauté until the veggies are tender. Add the noodles and sauce, tossing to combine.

(recipe adapted from Can You Stay For Dinner)



I’ll confess… We opted for the broccoli slaw because it was pre-cut. Anything that saves me time and dishes, is totally worth it in my book, especially after a long day. And honestly… you can’t even tell the difference!

Hopefully this meal will be some what healthy, man pleasing, easy to make, and just the savory dish you were all looking for. And if you were looking for even better meals to save you time, check out my Freezer Friendly meals. We freeze a lot of the stuff I make and use it on those days when I just don’t have the time or energy to get into the kitchen.


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  1. says

    Its funny that your post started with you talking about your photography, because I was scrolling through tatertots n jello’s linky party and saw your pic, and THAT is what made me click on over here! The photo literally made my stomach growl. I’m gonna have to try this recipe. Yum. Thanks!

    • Jesseca says

      Thank you Michelle! That’s so nice! I have a blog friend that talks up my food pics all of the time, and it puts on SO much pressure! It’s nice to get such a compliment from a reader :0)

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