In the last couple of weeks, I’ve been craving Chinese like nobody’s business. But with Thanksgiving dinner, birthday cake, holiday parties and lots of Christmas cookies on the horizon, I really shouldn’t be getting takeout. I even deleted Seamless off my iPhone in an attempt to save me from myself. And then I realized the answer to my takeout dilemma was staring at me right from my fridge.
I had all the fixins’ for General Tso Chicken right in my tiny, li’l kitchen. And I whipped up my alternative in less time than it takes for delivery! Next time you get a craving for Chinese, give this “takeout fakeout” a whirl:
Vegetarian “chicken” nuggets (I like the Wegman’s and Trader Joe’s kinds)
Wegman’s General Tso sauce
1. Rinse of the Brussels sprouts, slice each sprout in half. Heat about 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet and sauté the sprouts until browned.
2. Prepare the nuggets and quinoa according to the directions on the package. Tip: rinse the quinoa off before you toss it into the saucepan, it’ll taste a million times better.
3. Once the brussels sprouts, nuggets + quinoa are ready, combine in a bowl and add about 2 tablespoons of the General Tso sauce. Toss to evenly mix and voila!
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