A vegetarian dish…

Ingredients:
-1/2lb string beans aka long beans
-1/2lb fried tofu
-2 dried shitake mushrooms
-4 tbs ketchup
-3 tsp sugar
-2 tsp soy sauce
-salt, pepper to taste
-1 tsp oil

What to Do:
Hydrate mushrooms in water, cut into small pieces. Pinch beans into shorter pieces, wash, blanch and drain. Heat oil in a pan, add soy sauce and mushrooms, stir-fry until fragrant. Add ketchup, sugar, beans, and tofu. Stir-fry over medium-high heat for about 10 mins. Add salt and pepper to taste.

***Because my vegetarian dishes are prepared with “Buddhist Laws” in mind; besides not using meats and animal products, I do not use garlic, onions, leeks, chives, or any type of alcohol. However, if your main goal is to just avoid meats, feel free to add the any of the ingredients mentioned above to spice up you dishes.***