happy almost february friends!
how's it going? are you still holding onto your new year's resolutions? did we make any new year's resolutions? I mean last year was one hell of a year... so I am absolutely not blaming you if you have zero. as for myself, the answer is yes! although I've never been the type of person to make "healthy" new year's resolutions, with the exception of last year's unsuccessful 90-day challenge, because diet culture is bullshit. I do, however, believe in setting goals and ways to mark milestones. If you don't do it for yourself nobody else is, so hold yourself accountable in the best way you know-how!
one of my goals for 2021 is to get back to sharing more recipes and cooking more for myself without the pressure of social media. by that, I mean creating what makes me happiest and not following a certain pre-planned social media calendar. taking it easy as a way to not fall out of love with what makes me happiest, a.k.a creating. I think when we force ourselves to stick to strict guidelines we tend to lose the excitement we once shared for creating before all of our hobbies became monetized. that's why I am taking it easy and sharing recipes with you all this year when they come to me. no calendar. not always planned content. just when it happens. because that's what works for me.
not to fret, because last night I made this super simple stir fry that I'll be sharing in today's blog post. It comes together so quickly that you won't have to stress about being in the kitchen all evening–with how crazy things are right now we don't need any added stress. did I mention this all comes together in one pan as well? which means fewer dishes to clean! in 2021 I am all about making our lives easier, so tonight friends let me teach you how to make my simple one-pan stir fry in just 15 minutes.
Vegan One-Pan Stir Fry in 15-Minutos
1-2 cups soy curls
asparagus or vegetable of choice
1-2 cups water or low-sodium vegetable broth
1/3 cup vegetarian mushroom oyster sauce
1/4 cup chili garlic sauce or sriracha to taste
2-3 tbsps brown sugar (or sweetener of choice)
3-6 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp white pepper (or ground black pepper)
pinch of salt
1-2 tbsps oil for sauteeing
In a bowl soak soy curls with water or vegetable broth and cover with a lid. Drain soy curls once they have been rehydrated (read the package for full instructions) and set aside.
In a pan over medium-low heat add oil for sauteeing. Once oil has been heated, toss in drained soy curls and minced garlic, season with a pinch or two of salt and pepper, cook until soy curls have slightly browned (just like you would regular meat). Toss in your asparagus or vegetables of choice and cook thoroughly.
Create a well in the middle of the pan and pour in brown sugar, chili garlic sauce (or another Asian style spicy sauce), and vegetarian oyster sauce. Mix together well and combine with the rest of the ingredients. Lower heat and allow the sauce to thicken, small bubbles will form to show that the sauce is thickening. The sauce can be adjusted to be sweeter or more savory, taste and adjust accordingly.
Serve immediately with a side of grains or on its own.
when seasoning soy curls prior to using oyster sauce go light with salt and adjust after combining with sauce! vegetarian oyster sauce (or soy sauce) can be very salty and the seasoning of the sauce can always be adjusted to taste afterward.
feel free to use any mock meat or vegetable you may have on hand. soy curls are not mandatory, but in my opinion, are a great replacement for chicken–especially in stirfries.