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Satisfying Stir Fry

November 5, 2013

Doesn’t this look good?

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I like to cook and I like to eat but I’m not really a recipe guy so rather than grab a bunch of recipes and follow them, I just take the foods I like and make meals with them. I know, I’m probably missing out on a bunch of good dishes – and spices –  but, be that as it may, I’m not unhappy with the food I make.

So this meal has stir fried broccoli (florets and julienned stems), mushrooms, carrots and diced garlic. The round brown things are sliced veggie sausages and the squiggly things are Barilla PLUS Rotini. I like Barilla PLUS a lot because I love pasta (and rice) but I try not to eat a lot of carbohydrates and the Barilla PLUS is not only lower in carbs, but higher in fiber and protein.

After draining the noodles I dumped the vegetables in with them and then I ground a bunch of black pepper over everything so it had a nice bite. If I had to categorize or label the taste of this dish I would call it umami simply because that word is fun to say. Seriously, try it. Whether or not this dish really is umami, I have no idea.

For the official recipe lovers out there, or for those who just like to follow directions, here’s the recipe for my satisfying stir fry, which I’ve not so coincidentally named, “Michael’s Satisfying Stir Fry”.

Michael’s Satisfying Stir Fry

Broccoli florets
Julienned broccoli stems (Optional. Some people don’t like these and I don’t know why.)
Julienned carrots
Sliced white mushrooms
A lot of diced garlic
Veggie sausage or veggie burger (sliced or diced)
Barilla PLUS pasta
Black pepper

All quantities are dependent on how much you want to eat.

Boil the noodles until soft. Stir fry everything until it’s the tenderness you prefer. Drain the noodles and add the stir fried vegetables. Cover with ground pepper to taste. Stir.

I’ll probably be making this a lot now until I get bored with it and look for something new.

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