Let me preface this post with this thought: I will be so glad when I get my Canon back, and so will this blog, because these cellphone pictures are just on this side of not cutting it. I will try to re-take better images with my camera once it comes back home to me, if the opportunity presents itself. Without further ado, my review of feef:
This is my second meal of the day and this one features Trader Joe’s Beef-less Strips. Yes, I am still eating through products from my Charlotte trip over a month ago. I read a few reviews online regarding these beef flavored strips, and I went in expecting them to be terrible. I wanted to put as little effort as possible into these in case they tasted terrible.
I decided a stir fry would be the best choice, as there would be vegetables to complement the feef, and soy sauce to add additional flavor. My verdict… is that these are good! Buy them again good! I am sad that I used the entire package in the stir fry, because I bet these would be amazing in fajitas.
!Recipe Alert! The steps I took to make this feef stir fry are as follows*:
1. Heat olive and sesame oil in a large pan or wok over medium high heat. Meanwhile, mince 2-3 garlic cloves and an onion. Stir.
2. When oil is hot, put garlic and onion in. Cut bell pepper (I used red) into strips. Dice one or two carrots. Throw those in. Stir.
3. Chop broccoli florets (and the stalks if you like those). Toss in snow peas and broccoli chunks. Stir. Cut scallion bits into pan. Stir.
4. Add soy sauce to taste. I am liberal with this salty juice. Yes that sounds kind of gross, move on. Stir. Keep stirring. When everything looks warmed through and browned to your liking (or starts sticking to the pan, which was my indicator), remove from heat and eat. This would be great on a bed of rice or quinoa, but I am feeling a bit lazy this afternoon.
*Use what you have on hand, and to taste/portions. I am just cooking for myself, so I didn’t use a ton of vegetables. I hate mushrooms, and happened to have snow peas on hand. Everyone’s stir fry will be different, because we are special individual snowflakes stir frys.
Later this week, hold on for the Gardein version of these beef-like strips! These will most likely be fajita-ized, because mmm, fajitas!