There is something about this time of year that makes me want to eat stir-fries every day of the week.
Perhaps it’s the impending darkness at 4PM. Or perhaps it has to do with the fact that I want nothing to do with a long and laborious dinner after a full day of baby-wrangling and working. Cooking seems to be the last thing on my mind. Good thing stir-fries are super easy to pull together.
They are also great for cleaning out the fridge of whatever veggies you have leftover. Or so I’ve heard… you know… because that never happens around here or anything.
Here are a few that I’ve tried, and a few more that I will be trying in the week to come.
- Beef Lo Mein via Moms Dish
This one is on the menu this week and I’m kind of jazzed about it. It looks super fresh, super tasty, and super easy to whip together. A definite winning combination around here. I even got some baby zucchini’s from the store that are going to be DEEE-VINE.
- Fried Rice via Give Me Some Oven
I’ve made this one a few times lately and have to say that it’s pretty darn awesome. According to The Hubster, it’s also the closest thing to restaurant fried rice that I’ve ever made. Feel free to add whatever protein you want in here—chicken, shrimp, beef, tofu—it all works well.
- Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry via Skinny Taste
I’ve had this one pinned for ages and have yet to make it. Likely because The Hubster doesn’t eat chicken and I’m not thrilled at the prospect of making a dish just for myself. It’s not like this is ridiculously complicated or anything. I just have a block when it comes to cooking for myself. I know. I’m weird. If you’re not a fan of chicken either, this would probably be yummy with shrimp.
- Winter Vegetable Stir Fry via Thug Kitchen
I fucking want to have this right now. (Sorry, I always get inspired to curse after reading their site.) I have even gone so far as to buy all of the vegetables to whip this up, only to realize that I didn’t have the noodle. Dammit.
- Spicy Sriracha Shrimp and Zucchini Lo Mein via Baker By Nature
Y’all know I’m currently obsessed with sriracha, right? That means a list of stir fries would be utterly incomplete without a sriracha inspired dish. And this one? Is so on the menu. I can’t wait to sample this spicy treat. Though, I will be omitting the shrimp and opting for a vegetarian version. Because that’s just how I roll.
What are some of your stir fry recipes? I’d love to know what your favorite flavor combinations are.
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