Zoodle Stir Fry

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I wish I were great at something.

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I mean, I’m decent at, like, everything, but I’m not really great at anything.

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I’ve dabbled in a lot of activities, but I don’t know if I’ve ever found my *thing*.

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I’m not very good at singing, I kind of do that throaty thing you’re not supposed to do. I was pretty good at acting, I think, but it seems I’ve developed acute stage fright over the years so no go. I enjoy writing, but am not sure what a subordinate clause is so I don’t think that’s going anywhere. I’m really loving yoga these days, but cannot get that daggum crow pose down! I was exceptionally terrible at dance, but I blame it on the lack of toes (explanation saved for another post). I suppose I’m destined for mediocracy.

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Honestly, my parents shouldn’t have let me quit the violin in the 1st grade. That was probably my calling.

 

Time: 40 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 zucchini, peeled + zoodled with a spiralizer
  • 1 cup of snap peas
  • 1 can of water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 can of baby corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup of sesame oil + 1 tbsp for cooking
  • 1/2 cup of soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup of rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. of gochujang hot pepper paste
  • 1 tbsp. of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. of fresh ginger, peeled + minced
  • Cilantro, for serving

How to:

  • In a bowl, whisk peanut butter + 1/3 cup of sesame oil + 1/3 cup of soy sauce + rice vinegar + gochujang + garlic + ginger in a bowl, refrigerate
  • Meanwhile arrange zoodles on paper towels + cover with more paper towels, getting a lil of the water out
  • In a wok, heat the remaining sesame oil over medium heat
  • Add snap peas + water chestnuts + baby corn, stir fry for 2-3 minutes until they start to brown + get crisp
  • Add remaining soy sauce, cook another 2 minutes
  • Add a tbsp of the sauce you made earlier, cook another minute
  • Add zoodles to a bowl + top with veggies + cilantro
  • Just before serving, add a lil more of your sauce to your zoodle stir fry + combine (this keeps the zoodles crisp!)
  • Fashion zoodles into wig +  place it atop your head + ask your sweetie if you’re pretty

 

 

Sauce idea from right here!

http://pinchofyum.com/sesame-zoodles

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21 thoughts on “Zoodle Stir Fry

  1. Susan Christopher says:

    Do not recall your playing the violin in the first grade …. However I will say you were great at all of the things you reference including dancing as your ‘Fred Flintsone’ toes did not keep you from being an incredible dancer.

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  2. Carol Lau says:

    Great recipe. As your aunt I can attest to the fact that you were indeed a great dancer, actor and not a bad little singer. All this,despite having Flintstone feet.

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  3. Jan Simon ( Janny Woo) says:

    Rachel,
    You are great at being YOU!
    YOU are terrific, talented, thoughtful, beautiful, smart, incredible epicurean, kind, funny, gracious, sincere, real, genuine , and the list goes on!
    Tops in my book!
    Miss my friend!!

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    • Rachel says:

      My Janny Woo!! You always know just what to say and how to make me feel oh so special. So lucky to have a friend like you!! CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU SOOOOOOON!!!!!!

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