This past week has been lighter in terms of everything I had to do. Yet, I felt really tired every single day. The time change made me stay up late, the Spring weather made me not want to do much work, ad as a result I had a difficult week staying on task. At the same time I have started a new eating plan which made it a bit more difficult for me to plan for and cook healthy daily. So, what happens when you get back home rather late, you are starving, want something healthy but if possible FAST. In addition, you may even have some rice left over from the nght before or from Asian reastaurant take out. Hmmmm. You may try this!
This is an easy and inexpensive dish that you can easily make on a busy night and use either as a side or as a main vegan/vegetarian dish. It takes only 4-5 minutes to prepare and the same amount of time to cook. It is tasty, delicious, healthy and quick. This is all I need! Try it one evening and see what you think.
So… easy + vegan + healthy + inexpensive = a recipe you must have in your recipe book and cooking repertoire!!!
9 oz (255 gm) or one package snow peas
2 tablespoons canola oil (or preferred oil)
1/2 tablespoon ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
salt to taste or 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
To prepare wash the snow peas and remove the fibers from them. If you are not sure how to remove the fibers, you can look at this video (the video is about snap peas but it works the same way). I have made this dish a few times now. As you might see in the first picture I had rushed and forgot to remove the fibers. Well…my hubby was quite critical as his mother used to make a similar dish growing up in a Chinese-American family:) and as a result I ate the snow peas alone. By the second time I did not forget. Everybody happy!
Heat up a pan to medium heat. Add the two tablespoons of canola oil until hot. Reduce the heats slightly. Add the garlic and immediately after add the show peas. Sir in the ginger last. Let cook for 4 min only. Leave an extra minute if you want the snow peas to be softer. But be careful not to overcook. Add salt or soy sauce to taste. Serve over rice to enjoy!