Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Vegetable Lo Mein and a Book Review

 A quick and easy Meatless Monday Dinner.  This colorful, delicious dish is ready in a snap and is a wonderful way to start your week off by Eating a Rainbow.

Vegetable Lo Mein
I was inspired to make this dish after listening to Leave the Lights On during my daily walks.  

Leave the Lights On

This novel starts with Beatrice Wickham's husband's love child being kidnapped.  Beatrice is aware of her husband's affair and his child born of it but has ignored it as she has secrets of her own and does not want to jeopardize the life she has created for herself.

Beatrice also fears that this kidnapping has more to do with her, than her husband, as her past starts rearing its ugly head and threatens everything she has worked so hard to accomplish.

Beatrice is in charge of a foundation and is building an Artist retreat on an Island.  Beatrice has befriended a young artist who has become like a daughter to her.  They meet on the Island to work on some renovations and share some take out Lo Mein before getting to work.  

Vegetable Lo Mein pin

This was the inspiration for the Meatless Monday dinner I served up and am sharing with you today.

Heather of Based on a True Story, hosts a group called Foodies Read and decided to try a new theme for our group by making a Bingo board for us to fill out.  Regular readers of this blog are very familiar with Foodies Read as I link up to it several times a month. 

Foodies Read Bingo

I am having fun with this challenge. To date, I have shared the following recipes and reviews:
I chose to mark off the Mystery category for this book by Liv Andersson.  I read another of her novels, Little Red House, that I reviewed and shared a recipe for this past Sunday.  Unfortunately, I am running out of categories on my Bingo Card and couldn't find an available category that fit this novel.

Make sure you stop by Foodies Read and see what the other foodies are reading this month.

Entrees, Pasta, Vegetarian, Meatless, Eat a Rainbow,
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Vegetable Lo Mein

Vegetable Lo Mein

A quick and easy Meatless Monday Dinner. This colorful, delicious dish is ready in a snap and is a wonderful way to start your week off by Eating a Rainbow.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 20 Min


  • 8 oz. Lo Mein Noodles, cooked per package directions
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 Vidalia onion, sliced
  • 8 oz. sliced mushrooms
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and cut into slices
  • 1 carrot, scraped, cut into thirds and cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 c. snow pea pods
  • 3 oz. baby spinach
  • 2 T. soy sauce
  • 2 t. sugar
  • 1 t. sesame oil
  • 1/2 t. ginger paste
  • Siracha, to taste


  1. Whisk together the soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, ginger and Siracha. Set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, onions, mushrooms, red pepper and carrot. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes until the vegetables are crisp-tender.
  3. Stir in the pea pods and spinach, cook and stir for a minute or two until spinach is wilted.
  4. Add the cooked Lo Mein Noodles and the reserved soy sauce mixture. Toss until the noodles are warmed through and all ingredients are combined. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

6.12 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.72 g

Carbs (grams)

51.94 g

Fiber (grams)

3.71 g

Net carbs

48.25 g

Sugar (grams)

6.96 g

Protein (grams)

9.41 g

Sodium (milligrams)

709.56 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

0 mg


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