Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Teriyaki stir fry with seitan and nori
Here's the somewhat sinister-looking stir fry I had for supper last night.
The ingredients are chipped chicken-style seitan, fried separately in a little canola oil, then shredded sweet potatoes and sweet red peppers, green onions, and baby boks stir-fried together and tossed with homemade teryaki sauce, over soba noodles, topped with a little shredded nori and a little more teryaki drizzled on top. Yes, I am eating in colour again ;-)
On a product-related note, have any of you tried the new Silk Plus Omega-3 DHA Fortified Soy Beverage? I bought some in a moment of absent-mindedness, thinking it was regular Silk after briefly focusing on the usual "new packaging, same great taste" tag somewhere on the box. Normally I don't buy food that claims to be medicine or medicine-like because (a) I'm sceptical about package advertising; and (b) the fortifying items can make the product taste odd.
The "vegetable-source" DHA in this Silk drink is algal oil, apparently (from algae), and this soy milk tastes like fish, especially when heated. Honestly, my palate isn't that sensitive, but I thought when I first tried it in a latte that I had dropped a chunk of cat food in there by mistake, it's that bad. Went back and read the packaging, realized what I had bought...researched it...now I've tried it in both coffee and tea, and it's undrinkable. I'm going to have to find some other use for it or just toss the rest. Two thumbs down, Silk. Or is it just me?