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Vegan MoFo, Day 29 - Fun With Leftover Chinese Food!

As I've mentioned, I love the Monk Bowl from The 30-Minute Vegan. It's tasty and versatile. So versatile, in fact, that I managed to "invent" a whole new version of it for dinner last night.

A few days ago, I ordered an awesome dish called Long Life Vegetarian from the Great Wall Chinese restaurant in Schenectady. I had no idea that it was going to arrive with an indescribably huge amount of steamed mixed vegetables, and I wound up only being able to eat about half of them. The other half got tossed in the freezer. (It also came with garlic sauce on the side. How cool is that? I'm not a fan of having things dripping in sauce, so it was awesome to choose exactly how much I wanted.)

I was by myself for dinner last night, so out came the Monk Bowl recipe. I marinated some tofu in diluted garlic sauce, re-heated the veggies in the microwave carefully so they didn't get soggy, and cooked up some brown rice in leiu of quinoa for a base. Then I topped the lot with more diluted garlic sauce.

modified monk bowl

The result was delicious! I dubbed it the "Leftover Chinese Food Monk Bowl", and now I want to have some more Long Life Vegetarian so I can do it over again.

Of course, this could just as easily be done at home with fresh veggies. The dish I ordered came with broccoli, mushrooms, onions, carrots, baby corn, and snow peas, which I think is an awesome combination for pretty much any Chinese-type veggie dish.

Question for the comments: What's your favorite way to enjoy leftover Chinese food?
Tags: chinese, cookbooks, dinner, vegan, vegan mofo
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