simple recipes: sweet & sour stir fry

Once again I’ve found myself with limited time for making meals. It can be exasperating to find yourself T-minus 30 minutes and counting until dinner with little energy and few options for meals. Those are the times it is easy to blow the budget and go out to dinner or order in. Those are the moments when a little planning ahead and a 10 minute energy burst can save the day!

This sweet and sour stir fry recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make. That’s right, I said 10 minutes!!! How awesome is that?! What else can you accomplish in the kitchen in 10 minutes? (Other than making a mess…)


1/2 package udon noodles (found in the ASIAN aisle of your grocery store)
1 package frozen stir fry vegetables
2 T olive oil
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar (or substitute sherry cooking wine)
1/4 cup olive oil (or sesame oil)
1 T ground ginger
salt and pepper to taste
1 T chili flakes
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried onion flakes
OPT: 1-2 T Thai chili sauce (found in the ASIAN aisle of your grocery store)
OPT: garnish with sesame seeds

Boil water in large  pot and cook udon noodles according to package. Saute frozen vegetables in olive oil over medium high heat until cooked. Mix all other ingredients in medium mixing bowl. Taste to determine if more of any ingredient is needed. Spoon 2-3 T of sauce over vegetables until reduced. Pour remaining sauce over drained noodles in warm pot. Serve vegetables over noodles and garnish with sesame seeds. Enjoy!


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