December has already been a super busy month even though barely only 1 week has passed since it began. All last week, Pops and I had fun events to attend every day. Sometimes I wonder how I even find time to fit in going to work! I usually have time at work to get a bit caught up, but even the office was quite busy last week. I’m not complaining mind you, I’m just leading up to the simple and tasty Meatless Monday recipe I’m about to share.

I love making this simple dish. There are only a few ingredients I consider staples (noodles or rice, veggies and Soyaki sauce) and the rest are simply what I have available at the time.


  • vegan stir-fry ingredients1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 6-8 white mushrooms
  • 10-12 asparagus cut into large pieces
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas
  • 1 box Sophies Vegan shrimp (optional), thawed and chopped into large pieces
  • 1 box West Soy Seitan (optional – also, could use extra firm pressed tofu) drained and cut into chunks
  • 2 cups Trader Joe’s Southern Greens Blend
  • 1 package (using both inside pouches) Organic Japanese Udon Noodles
  • Soyaki to taste (approx 1/4 cup)

1. Heat oil over medium-high heat in pan. Add chopped onion, cook until translucent (approx. 6 minutes)

2. Slice mushrooms and add to pan.
sliced mushrooms

3. Cover pan until mushrooms are wilting (I like to do this to add some moisture into the pan)

4. Toss in sugar snap peas and asparagus. Stir.
snap peas and asparagus pieces added to pan

5. Add greens to pan, cover pan again and let veggies steam until asparagus is tender. (approx. 6 minutes)
southern greens added to pan

6. Add “meats” – vegan shrimp, seitan (or tofu). Stir mixture together and continue to cook.

vegan shrimp
Here's what the vegan shrimp looks like out of the package. Looks like shrimp basically but with a nice feature - no shrimp smell!
Here's what the Seitan looks like...kinda looks like cooked chicken...kinda tastes like it too.
veggie mix dish
Here's what my pan looks like so far.

7. Add Japanese Udon noodles loosely separated into bite size pieces.
Japanese Udon Noodles added

8. Stir-in Soyaki and cook until noodles are heated through.
Soyaki vegan mix

Serve and Enjoy
~ Lita


4 comments on “Meatless Monday – Soyaki Vegan Mix”

    • Erin,

      I’ll definitely admit, I was too at first…well, to cook it myself actually. I was ok eating out, but it never seemed to come out “tasty” at home until I got squeezing all the water out of it down.

      The best thing about this recipe is that you can leave all of that out and just have tasty veggies and noodles – that happens quite often around here!

      Happy Monday,
      ~ Jen

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