Friday Favorites 11/15/13

Friday Favorite, Daniel Fast, Moo Shu VegetablesFriday favorites is a place where I can talk about and recommend some of my favorite things.  From food to music to technology to great ideas, Friday favorites will feature them all.  If you have feedback on something that’s deserving of a Friday favorite, please don’t hesitate to use the comment section or send me an email at  I want to hear about your favorites too!

Today I am featuring another recipe from our recent Daniel Fast.  This recipe surprised both my wife and myself with how flavorful and filling it was and with how well it reheated for leftovers the next day.  The original recipe called for serving this over flatbread but we prefer rice; either way it is going to be tasty and satisfying.

Moo Shu Vegetables with Hoisin Sauce over Rice


2 teaspoons sesame oil –
3 scallions, thinly sliced –
3 cups thinly sliced bok choy –
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced –
2 carrots, thinly sliced-
1 block tofu, crumbled –
3 teaspoons grated fresh ginger –
2 cloves garlic, minced –
2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce –
1 recipe homemade Hoisin Sauce (see next recipe)  for every 2 cups of rice

1. Heat sesame oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat; add scallions, bok choy, red bell pepper, carrots; stir-fry vegetables 3–4 minutes until crisp tender.
2. Add tofu, ginger, and garlic and continue cooking 2–3 minutes until sprouts are soft. Stir in tamari sauce.
3. To serve, create a layer of rice in the bottom of your favorite bowl and add a generous helping of vegetables and Hoisin sauce to taste.

Hoisin Sauce
Here is the sauce for your Moo Shu Vegetables. You may choose to make it in a larger batch and then refrigerate it for another meal.
4 tablespoons soy sauce –
2 tablespoons 100 percent creamy peanut butter or black bean paste –
1 tablespoon apple juice concentrate –
2 teaspoons white vinegar – 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder –
2 teaspoons sesame oil –
20 drops Chinese hot sauce (Sriracha)
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1. Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and blend well.


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