I made a simple recipe, so Tony would eat it. While the udon noodles were cooking, I sauteed 2 cloves of garlic (minced) with half of a chopped onion and bell pepper in a little sesame seed oil. I then added 1/3 cup of vegetable broth and 2 tablespoons of lite soy sauce to the onion/pepper mixture. After I had mixed that up, I added 2 cups of chopped mushrooms and half a cup of sliced carrots. I let that simmer for about 10 minutes with the lid on...stirring every little bit. I then added the udon noodles, that had been rinsed in cold water, to the mixture . I put the lid on and let the noodles soak up the flavor for about 5 or 10 minutes.
While the noodles married with the veggie mixture, I warmed up some seitan strips in a separate skillet to add into my Lo Mein. I knew Tony wouldn't eat the seitan, so I kept it separate. He cooked himself some meat to go with his Lo Mein. But....this is a HUGE BUT here...Tony tried the seitan....YES, he sure did. YAY! He was tripping out on how much it looked like meat, so he reached over and got a bite. What did he say? He said "not bad". Look out folks...he's getting brave! :o)
I love these seitan strips. I must buy more when I go to Whole Foods again!