Saturday, October 3, 2009

Veggie Night

I admit that my kids are a bit picky with their food, but thank goodness we've manage to instill in them that having a well balanced diet is important. We try to tell them what any parent would tell their children: 'Eat your vegetables!!!'. So to ensure this, we try to adopt an all vegetable night. Our kids aren't usually happy about this, but they end up loving any dish that I whip up anyway.

One of a regular Filipino dish that I cook for these night is the Chopsuey. It's basically vegetarian stir fry. There are different variations of this dish, and can be combined with beef, chicken, pork, and even shrimps; but for these night, I would just include Shitake mushrooms and or tofu.
The basic ingredients of the dish are cabbage, carrots, onions, green beans, snow peas, and the mushrooms. Alright. I admit that there are shrimps in this instance. I have to make sure that my youngest eats too you know. But anyways, majority of the stuff is vegetables. There are just a few steps to this recipe. Just sautee the onions, the shrimps, and the mushrooms. Then add the rest of the vegetables. To season, you can choose from a variaty of asian sauces. For my version, I normally use soy sauce and oyster sauce.