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How to cook: Vegan stir-fried julienned vegetables with black sesame seeds
Posted By Connie Veneracion On January 15, 2013 @ 8:43 pm In Healthy Eating,Vegan Recipes | 4 Comments
Oyster sauce is my favorite thing for flavoring vegetable stir fries. But Sam the vegetarian does not want to include any animal products in her food. Oyster sauce being made from pureed oyster meat, I had to forego it. No worries though. There’s another way to make a vegetable stir fry tasty without oyster sauce — the trick is to flavor the oil very, very well. With what? A lot of spices.
And I’m not talking heat. Most people think that spicy and hot are the same when it comes to food but they’re really different things. Spices can be hot, earthy, piquant, tangy, pungent or sweet. By choosing a spice variety, or a combination of spice varieties, as a base for a vegetable stir fry, you can cook a very fragrant and tasty dish.
Since all the vegetables are julienned, might as well start with the post about how to julienne . And since lemon zest is listed as an ingredient, it’s best to read about how to zest citruses  as well.
I used very common spices — garlic, ginger, bay leaf and peppercorns — to flavor the oil. Feel free to use your own spice melange. Cumin, mustard seeds, lemongrass, cloves, fennel seeds, star anise, cinnamon bark and cardamom are great choices too.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 10 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 4
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URLs in this post:
 how to julienne: http://howtocook.casaveneracion.com/how-to-julienne-vegetables/
 how to zest citruses: http://howtocook.casaveneracion.com/how-to-zest-a-lemon-orange-or-lime/
 dry toast sesame seeds: http://howtocook.casaveneracion.com/sesame-seeds-and-sesame-seed-oil/