Easy Lo Mein with Broccoli, Mushrooms and Snow Peas

by simplylife on February 15, 2013

I love giving gifts.  I love putting thought into what someone will {hopefully} appreciate and watching them open a fun surprise.

But I’m not going to lie. I also love receiving gifts.  I get giddy with excitement to receive something I wouldn’t buy for myself.


Food magazines are high on that list.  With great cookbooks already at home and an endless supply of recipe ideas online, I can never justify buying myself a magazine subscription.  But I can’t explain how much I look forward to flipping through pages filled with tempting photos and unique ingredients.  Every month, I am inspired to try completely new recipes that I would never search for online.


For the last several years, I have been so grateful to receive a variety of magazine subscriptions from my family.  I’ve enjoyed Real Simple, Food Network, Rachel Ray and more.  And this year, I was absolutely thrilled to open a Christmas gift and find a subscription to Food & Wine.  This is one magazine I’ve always looked at in stores and felt it was for “real cooks.”

I received my first magazine just a couple weeks ago and it did not disappoint.  As soon as I saw this easy Lo Mein recipe, I knew I’d be trying it.


This was my first time gaining enough courage to finally try cooking with oyster sauce.  And guess what? It wasn’t that scary! And was incredibly easy!  And it added great flavor!

The original recipe uses linguine or spaghetti noodles, which definitely makes this much more approachable, but we had half a box of leftover soba noodles that worked perfectly and was just as easy.

Easy Lo Mein with Broccoli, Mushrooms and Snow Peas

by Simply Life
Adapted from Food & Wine

Keywords: stir-fry entree vegetarian broccoli mushrooms Chinese

Ingredients (2 servings)

  • 3 tbs. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbs. oyster sauce
  • 2 tbs. sesame oil, divided
  • 2 tsp. chili-garlic sauce
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 8 oz. soba noodles
  • 4 oz. button mushrooms
  • 1 head of broccoli florets
  • Ginger, to taste
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 6 oz. snow peas, trimmed


1. In a small boil, combine soy sauce, oyster sauce, 1 tbs. sesame oil, chile sauce and red pepper flakes. Set aside.

2. In large skillet, heat remaining tbs. sesame oil. Add mushrooms and broccoli cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add ginger, garlic and snow peas and cook about 2 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, bring pot of water to a boil. Cook noodles according to package directions and drain.

4. Add noodles to vegetable mixture and stir in sauce. Allow entire mixture to warm evenly. Serve and enjoy.

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  • Amy (Savory Moments)

    I love all the green veggies in this lo mein. It looks so bright and inviting!

  • http://whatisbakinginthebarbershop.blogspot.com/ Colleen

    Such a pretty dish! Love that green. I am impressed that you use your cookbooks often… I want to use mine more and am slowly getting there… Mike and I have a new thing where we have to make at least one recipe from a cookbook once a week 🙂

    • http://www.simplylifeblog.com/ Simply Life

      Oh that’s a fun new challenge! I’m excited to see what you cook! 🙂

  • The Candid RD

    Lo mein always reminds me of the good years….high school! We used to go to a local chinese restaurant and I always ordered low mein with veggies. Thanks for your recipe, I’ll definitely be pinning this.

  • http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/ Joanne (eats well with others)

    I’ve subscribed to Bon Appetit for a while and recently I’ve considered making the switch to Food and Wine! You’ve convinced me with this dish…I need to do it!

    • http://www.simplylifeblog.com/ Simply Life

      Oooh Bon Appetit is another one that always looks great!

  • Tanya Patrice

    I absolutely love oyster sauce! Lo mein and chicken in oyster sauce are my 2 favorite dishes to make with it.

  • a farmer in the dell

    I love how easy and delicious this recipe is!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape

    Such a great easy meal! I get a lot of meal inspiration from all the blogs I read. I feel like every time I go through them I get more inspired!

  • http://www.facebook.com/urvashi.agarwal.9465 Urvashi Agarwal

    What a wonderful way to eat greens my friend 😀


  • http://twitter.com/Zomppa Zomppa

    I love receiving them, too!! Great healthy, simple, perfect!

  • http://www.confessionsofachocoholic.com/ Bianca Garcia

    I love giving and receiving gifts too 🙂 And lo mein. Haha. I often get inspired by food magazines, blogs, and restaurants!

  • yummychunklet

    Easy and healthy!

  • http://www.acambridgestory.com Emily

    There is so much green in the lo mein! Such a nice change from traditional take-out!

  • http://www.culinarycolleen.com/ Colleen

    I love how green this is! I treated myself to a bunch of food magazines last year when I was traveling for work all the time (for airplane reading), but then I would forget to actually make the recipes I read!

    • http://www.simplylifeblog.com/ Simply Life

      I rip out any recipes I want to try and keep them in a pile I go through. I know it’s not realistic for me to go through the entire magazines again, so this way has worked for me!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)

    I love giving gifts too!!! I like to find the perfect gift for people 🙂

  • meri

    there is something about flipping through pages vs. looking at recipes online that is so much more pleasant…

    • http://www.simplylifeblog.com/ Simply Life


  • http://twitter.com/tri2cook Shannon G

    i get so torn, i flip through magazines, but don’t like the pages i tear out, so i haven’t developed a perfect system yet- keeps evolving! love this stir fry 🙂

  • Mom

    Yeah for the oyster sauce conquering 🙂 I absolutely love when I surprise you with a food magazine! It’s one of my joys knowing you anticipate it coming to your doorstep!

  • Amanda

    I absolutely love this recipe- so simple to make and so many veggies! I like to add cauliflower to the mix too 🙂 Thank-you so much for sharing!

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