I really like this idea of doing some detox for now. I am really thinking that I should stick with my idea of having no meat for breakfast and lunch for couple of weeks and see if I feel lighter. LOL… I love meat and it is difficult for me to go without meat for a whole day, but I can try having meat once a day. My coworker has followed some detox diet for 3 weeks or a month, and she lost some weight. I asked her how many pounds she lost, and she didn’t know. She said she can tell her clothes were loose. I wish my clothes were loose. I gained so much weight (plus didn’t exercise for so long) that last year’s clothes are getting tight :( It would be nice if I could lose a few pounds. Hehehhehe. I made a no meat version of Shanghai Fried Noodles today. Shanghai Fried Noodles that I tried at some Shanghai restaurants usually have meat in it like pork or chicken. They were tasty. The only thing that I didn’t like was the amount of oil they used. It felt like they put a cup of oil or so. These days, I cook everything with spray oil. You know, every little bit counts :) and I’m desperate to lose weight. Shanghai style noodles are fresh noodles. You can get them from the refrigerated section of a Chinese grocery store. They look like Japanese Udon noodles. I just added whatever I had at home. Like fried rice, you can be creative and add whatever ingredients you prefer. I added some fresh shiitaki mushrooms and chives. It was pretty yummy
Ingredients (Serves 2):
- Shanghai Noodles, 1 pack about 16 oz
- Fresh Shiitaki mushrooms, about 10-15 pieces
- Chives, a handful (sorry, I didn’t measure)
- Scallion, 2 stalks
- Onion, 1
- Garlic, 2 cloves
- Dark soy sauce, 1 Tbsp
- Light soy sauce, 1 tsp
- Water, 1 Tbsp
- Chinese cooking wine, 1 Tbsp
- Sugar, 1 tbsp
- Sesame oil, 1 tsp
- Salt, a dash
- Cut onion into strips, put it aside.
- Finely chop the garlic, put it aside
- Cut chives into 3-inch length long pieces.
- Cut shiitaki mushrooms into strips. Put it aside.
- In a large frying pan, spray cooking oil. Use high heat. Add mushrooms, onion, and garlic. Stir fry it for 2 or 3 minutes. Add light soy sauce. Mix it well and fry it for another 2 minutes or so.
- Spray a little bit more oil to the pan. Add noodles. Fry it for 3 minutes. Add cooking wine, water, soy sauce and sugar. Mix it well. Turn the heat down to medium. Let it cook for 3 more minutes or cook until the noodles look soft.
- Add chives. Mix it well for 1 minute. Turn off the heat. Add scallion and sesame oil. Mix it well. Serve hot.