Low carb lo mein, anyone? Lo mein was a favorite of mine growing up and ordering Chinese takeout… and it’s been forever since I’ve gotten my hands on some! To make it myself at home with all whole food, nutrient-dense ingredients made it the best I’ve ever had. If you try this, you’ll see what I mean.
AND! I got a new paaaa-aaan! Check out this pretty non-stick All-Clad pan I am sporting, guys! I used to cook with non-stick pans all the time until hearing so much about how unhealthy it can be depending on the materials used if it came off on your food. We started getting really turned off by that and trashed all my non-stick pans that contained the synthetic material, Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)… which turned out to be all of them (Ahh!).
So, I switched to using only stainless steel or cast iron now which I’ve adapted to, but it wasn’t easy coming from non-stick life – do you know what I mean? Using more oil for stainless steel so if things don’t stick, and learning the ins and outs of taking care of a cast iron. But sometimes it’s nice to have a quick go-to pan that is easy all-around ready for your crazy culinary experimentations, ENTER: this beautiful pan. It checks off all the boxes… and is made with a PFOA-free nonstick interior (YAY!). I have found it to be very easy to cook with, and I can use very little oil or butter in any recipe that I know I don’t want to stick, like a stir-fry or omelet.
The heat was also perfectly even and I love the shape, perfect for quick and constant stirring. Clean-up was also so very easy, no scrubbing involved. Not to mention, the recipe here is all made in this one pan so that made clean up even better! ZING. Anyway, I love the pan so much… I’m delighted to host a giveaway with All-Clad so one of you can put it to the test yourself! Details on that are after the recipe.
Let’s talk about this heavenly dish now, shall we? The butternut squash in this recipe gets to play the part of noodles in my super flavorful lo mein!! I used to adore takeout lo mein when I was a kid. So to eat it now, being chock-full of veggies, from my own kitchen, guilt-free… is a really special thing. What I really love, nay… RESPECT about butternut squash is how sturdy it is. It holds up so well no matter what you do to it. That’s my kinda FOOD! So I tossed this baby with peppers, mushrooms, and kale and slathered it in a ginger-tamari or coconut aminos sauce. You have to try it. And I also need to make more.
Open to USA residents, 18 yrs or older only. No P.O. Boxes.
This giveaway is open until November 12, 2015 at 11:59pm EST. One randomly selected winner will be chosen to win an All-Clad NS1 Nonstick Induction Chef’s Pan with Lid. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.
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Disclosure: I was not compensated to write this post. All-Clad is generously providing the All-Clad NS1 Nonstick Induction Chef’s Pan with Lid for one reader. My opinions are my own.
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