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Easy Veggie Stir Fry

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This is my classic stir fry that I throw together whenever I’m lazy/in the mood for tons and tons of veggies/trying to clean out my fridge. It’s really, really easy to make, and you can do a lot with it: eat it plain, serve it over rice/quinoa or, as I did in this case, have it over tofu noodles (which I had never cooked with until my co worker suggested it. Hi Lindsey!)

In case you were wondering what tofu noodles are/where they can be found, I usually find mine in the vegetarian soy products section of my grocery store. They come in little plastic bags, and, get this, each bag has only FORTY calories, which  means you can eat the whole bag yourself and feel completely guiltless about it! Huzzah.
What You Need: (Serves 1 hungry person or 2 small portions)

Note: This is one of those recipes that you DON’T have to follow exactly AT ALL! This should just serve as a very general outline of what you should do/what I did on this particular night.

2 cloves garlic, minced
½ red bell pepper, in 2 inch pieces
½ green bell pepper, in 2 inch pieces
1-2 cups of cremini mushrooms, sliced
½ avocado, cubed
1-2 cups cooked broccoli
1 bag tofu noodles, RINSED VERY WELL (more on this later)
1 tbsp olive oil/olive oil spray
2 tbsps soy/tamari sauce
2 tbsps soyaki/soy vey
pepper
red chili pepper flakes
¼ to 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil


What You Do:

First off – rinse and dry your noodles. This was my first time cooking with these tofu  noodles, and I can’t emphasize how important it is to rinse these suckers well. They come in a liquid that stinks. For real. Don’t know what it is, don’t care to know, but it smells gross. SO, rinse rinse and rinse, and then dry dry dry. Make sure all the water is out of the noodles before you add them into the stir fry.

Once you have your noodles ready to go, it’s time to stir fry your veggies. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat, then add the olive oil. Add the garlic and sautee for one minute. Add in the bell peppers, mushrooms and broccoli and sautee until soft, about 5-7 minutes. Add in soy sauce and sautee for another minute, mixing everything around. Lower the heat. Add in the noodles and coat them in the veggies mixture. Add in the soyaki/soy vey, pepper and red chili pepper flakes. (Feel free to add any other spices/more soyvey as you see fit…taste as you go!) Leave over low heat for a minute, letting the noodles get warm. Serve with chopped basil on top and enjoy!

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