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23 Dec 2022

We always want to encourage more people to eat more plants, more of the time. That’s why we’ve partnered with Henry and Ian from BOSH! in time for Veganuary, and we’ve got a very tasty recipe for you and the whole family to enjoy!

We know we could feed the world on plant-based diets and make a huge impact in the fight against climate crisis - if more people adopted a vegan lifestyle. We love that BOSH! are so passionate about showing everyone how easy it can be to eat more plants. They’re dedication to creating fantastic food with as little impact as possible on our environment is inspiring to us all.

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We’re very excited to share their low-energy cheeky chow mein recipe with you – it will get your mouth watering and tummy rumbling. This meal can be cooked in a wok, a saucepan, a frying pan, or even an air fryer. Even better, it’s super quick, which means it’s easy to rustle up and takes very little energy to make.

Take a look at the full recipe below and get cooking.


Serves 4

bosh chow mein

Sometimes, when you’re in the mood for a takeaway all you really need is a cheeky chow mein. Well, my friends, here it is! This is the kind of quick, tasty, easy-win meal that makes mid-week cooking a doddle. Crunchy stir-fried veg and wonderfully slippery noodles all dressed in a sweet, sticky sauce that can be thrown together in no time at all. Such a winning dish!


  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 2 fresh red chillies

  • 3cm piece fresh ginger

  • 200g mushrooms

  • 2 large carrots

  • 200g green beans

  • 200g dried whole wheat noodles

  • 2 tbsp sesame oil

  • 2 large handfuls of beansprouts

  • sesame seeds, for sprinkling

For the sauce

  • 100ml water

  • 6 tbsp hoisin sauce

  • 3 tbsp soy sauce (make sure it’s vegan!)

  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar or white wine vinegar

  • 2 tbsp sesame oil

  • 1 tbsp sriracha

  • 2 tsp cornflour

Before you start

  • Large saucepan of salted water on a high heat

  • Wok over a high heat


Make the sauce

  1. Measure all the sauce ingredients into a bowl

  2. Whisk to combine

  3. Set aside

Prep the veg

  1. Peel and finely chop the garlic

  2. Trim and finely chop one of the chillies and slice the other

  3. Peel and finely grate the ginger

  4. Finely slice the mushrooms

  5. Peel the carrots and cut them into matchsticks

  6. Cut the green beans into 3cm lengths

Cook the noodles

  1. Add the noodles to the boiling water and cook them according to the packet instructions

  2. Drain and tip into a bowl with 1 tablespoon of the sesame oil to stop them sticking together

Stir-fry the veg

  1. Heat the remaining tablespoon of sesame oil in the hot wok

  2. Add the mushrooms and fry for 5–10 minutes until soft

  3. Add the garlic, chopped chilli and the ginger

  4. Fry for 1 minute

  5. Add the carrots and green beans and toss well

  6. Fry for a few minutes longer

  7. Pour over the sauce and tip in the noodles and beansprouts

  8. Keep tossing, cooking for a couple of minutes until the vegetables are cooked, beansprouts softened a little and the sauce is mixed in

Time to serve

  1. Tip the chow mein into bowls

  2. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and the sliced chilli and serve immediately

At Ecotricity, all our energy is 100% vegan. In fact, we’re the only energy company in the world certified as vegan by The Vegan Society and Viva!, the vegan charity.

If you want to join us and the fight against climate change you can sign up here for more information.

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