Recipe: Quick Veggie Stir Fry

I am usually a “from scratch” maker, when it comes to cooking and baking. However, every now and then it’s nice to be able to just chop up some veggies, cook some chow mein noodles and toss it in a ready-made sauce. That’s what we did last week. I’m usually very wary of of bottled sauces/dressings but I thought we would give “Trader Ming’s General Tsao Sauce” from Trader Joe’s a chance. The ingredients list and calorie count seemed reasonable and to be honest, I was really pleasantly surprised. It’s advertised as a “sweet, tangy and spicy” sauce and that’s exactly what it is. It’s not too hot, but has a nice kick to it (I imagine you can spice it up, if you want to. J usually likes food a little spicier than I do.)

Here’s my quick dinner recipe:


1 package of Chow Mein Noodles

2 zucchinis (sliced)

2 carrots (sliced)

1 can of water chestnuts

1 can of bamboo shoots

1 bell pepper (chopped)

8 large mushrooms (sliced)

Cook chow mein noodles according to directions. Chop up the veggies and steam in wok until tender. Toss noodles and veggies with General Tsao Stir Fry Sauce and heat through. Serve. Done.

Dinner was ready in about 20-25 minutes and that’s a nice and fairly healthy go-to meal when you come home from a long day and don’t have time to spend hours in the kitchen.

  1. That made me hungry. It looks really good!

  2. This looks so yummy! I, however, am not a vegetable person :( They look and smell so good, but then I taste them I can’t stand to eat them. I wish I did, haha. Any recipes besides this one that make veggies taste better?

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