I took my mom's version of this noodle dish and added my own touches to make it easier. Mom immigrated from the Philippines and often we would eat pancit, one of the country's most famous noodle dishes. I've lightened up my version by removing the meat and adding more vegetables. I also took some short cuts like using bagged tricolor slaw mix. You can substitute other vegetables you have on hand if desired.
If you eat fish / seafood, shrimp is a good addition, too. —Jasmin Baron,
Classic flavors of Thailand abound in this fragrant and flavorful dish featuring peanuts, tofu and noodles. New to tofu? It beefs up protein in this satisfying entree, for a delicious way to introduce it to your diet. —Sara Landry, Brookline, Massachusetts
Jennifer Suster of Chicago, Illinois says, "This lo mein recipe is a low-calorie eye-appealing dish that is very quick to make." With soy sauce, sherry, ginger and sesame oil, as well as red pepper and snow peas, it's as flavorful as it is colorful.
This entree tastes wonderful and is pretty enough to serve to company. Most of the preparation can be done in advance. Tender shrimp, colorful sweet peppers and crunchy snow peas give it a variety of interesting textures and flavors.
-Irene Lalevee, River Vale, New Jersey
"Yum" is what my family says when I serve this. With a squeeze of lime juice and a few sprigs of cilantro added at the end, you'll have a simple meal with complex flavors. —Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
Meet the Cook: The first time I made this recipe, back some years ago, my closest girlfriend came over for dinner. Between the two of us, we managed to finish the entire panful! Nowadays, I cook for my husband and 17-year-old daughter.
-Jane Flatgard, Circle Pines, Minnesota
Meet the Cook: My family likes chow mein...this is a little like that but not quite as exotic.
I've been cooking with a wok for a couple years, ever since I bought one at a rummage sale. My husband's a veterinarian, and our big meal's in the evening when everyone's home (we have four children, ages 9 to 1-1/2).