Wok Wednesdays – Chinese American Cabbage with Bacon

Bacon Cabbage Stir FryWok Wednesday, for me this week, fell on a Friday. What can I say? The alligators were a bit deep this week. Anyway, as always, the recipes are drawn from Grace Young's Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge and this time around, we got to choose our own recipe.

As I was flipping though the book I noticed a recipe that really spoke to me on several levels. It's from a lady who grew up in New Mexico during the '40's without much access to Chinese produce. So her family was forced to do the best they could with what they had available. And I can certainly relate to that.

The stir fry also reminded me of some of my early efforts, before I really had a clue. So, without further ado, I made Chinese-American Cabbage with Bacon. I substituted some marinaded tempeh for the bacon and I also made some parsnip chips. Those were kind of my whimsical attempt at looking like bacon. And they turned out better than I thought so I'm happy.

And as Emeril used to remind us, "Pork fat rules"! So what's not to like?

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As a vegan and a diabetic, I am very much aware of the challenges faced by friends and family as they attempt to deal with dietary restrictions.
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