Vegan: Chinese New Year

Friday, February 16, 2018
It's Chinese new year today! While, I won't really be celebrating, I will be making some delicious vegan Chinese inspired meals using the amazing Very Lazy ingredients which I was very kindly sent. I have actually bought the Very Lazy garlic previously and I definitely recommend it but I was also sent the chopped red chillies, ginger, lemongrass paste and chilli paste.

*Very Lazy Chopped Garlic (£1.85, 190g)
Let's start with my favourite product of the five that I want sent! I love garlic, I add it to almost everything I cook but it is such a pain to prepare so recently I've been using the Very Lazy garlic and it's so much more convenient to use as it's pre-chopped so you can add it straight to your pan.

*Very Lazy Chopped Ginger & Chopped Red Chillies (£1.85 each, 190g)
These are two options that I haven't tried from them - both of which will be perfect for any Chinese new year meals today! All of the jars state that the are suitable for vegetarians and vegans on the label. I've only used the ginger in this recipe and I'm too much of a spice wimp to use the chillies just yet!
This is just a very basic recipe that I've been making quite a lot recently as it is so quick, healthy and very easy especially using the Very Lazy chopped garlic and ginger. It is suitable for vegans and vegetarians but you could obviously add in any extras that you want. I'm not adding measurements to this recipe as you can change it depending on how many servings you want to make.

Ingredients 
Veggies (carrots, green beans and spinach)
Brown rice ramen noodles
Soy sauce
Sesame oil
Very Lazy garlic/ginger
I've chosen carrots, green beans and spinach for my recipe but you can use whatever veggies you want - bean shoots, water chestnuts or sugar snap peas could be added too. Also I've used brown rice noodles, it's my first time using them and to be honest I wouldn't recommend them - stick to rice noodles or egg noodles.
Firstly, I cooked the veggies in some spray coconut oil along with the Very Lazy garlic and ginger but make sure they're still fresh and crunchy. I then cooked the brown rice noodles, added them to the cooked vegetables and stirred in some sesame oil, soy sauce and seasoning including salt, lime pepper and fresh chervil.
I cannot recommend the Very Lazy garlic and ginger enough! They're all perfect to make a quick, easy and fuss free Chinese new year inspired meal. I love the chopped garlic and I've used the lemongrass paste before in a Thai coconut soup that I'd definitely recommend.

Have you tried the Very Lazy range?

26 comments

  1. This looks delicious but I absolutely hate garlic! I know I'm in the minority though!! xx

    Beautylymin| CharlotteTilburyBlush&BronzeGiveaway

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  2. Ooh yummy! Garlic is one of my all time fave ingredients too - I can't get enough of it xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  3. I don't think I will be able to try the range as I live in Germany but I am going to try to adapt this recipe. I love Asian food but I really don't cook enough of it.

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  4. Oh, so yummy!
    Mariya
    www.brunetteondemand.com

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  5. Ooh I’d totally forgotten it was Chinese New Year! That lazy chopped garlic sounds incredible. I’m all for something which saves time! x

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  6. These look so yummy! I love how quick and easy everything is laid out!

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  7. YUM! This sounds so so good! So good! I would love to try something like this!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  8. I always have a jar of Very Lazy chopped Garlic in my kitchen, saves so much time x

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  9. I have actually tried the Very Lazy Chopped Garlic and honestly it is a god send. These photos of you Chinese dish is making me hungry and it's 08:31 am, a little early I think for Chinese food but it looks so good. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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  10. I love the look of this Very Lazy range. Garlic definitely is a pain to chop isn’t it.

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  11. Oooooh chopped ginger! So handy x

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  12. Your photos are fantastic!! Looks like a delicious meal. The Very Lazy brand looks pretty good. I've recently been trying to cook more so I may try cooking this sometime!

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  13. I love garlic and ginger! Your meal looks amazing!

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  14. This looks so delicious, you have inspired me to get cooking!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  15. So totally gonna try out this recipe! It looks super yummy x

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  16. Oh My Gosh!! This all looks so amazing, can you come and cook for me at my home? Please and thank you, LOL. Your pictures look fantastic, I'm gonna be checking these products out! Thank you for sharing 🌸✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | www.alishavalerie.com

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  17. I love the very lazy range. So handy to have in x

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  18. I love the idea of lazy products x

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  19. This sounds like such a yummy Chinese New Year inspired dish! xx
    www.imjustagirl16.co.uk

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  20. I love Chinese New Year. So much good food x

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  21. ooh I'm definitely going to try this brand!C

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  22. This sounds so good and I absolutely love garlic!

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

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  23. My mouth is watering at the thought of this! hehe
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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