For something a little spectacular, lovely stir fry, with a sauce made from Hoison Sauce, Soy sauce, brown sugar, and garlic would be well received. Veggies might include bias-sliced carrot and celery, bok choy, cauliflower and broccoli flowerettes, cashews (if allergies aren't a problem), water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, sliced onion, garlic, different colored bell peppers, and plenty of bean sprouts. The protein can be TVP, or tofu, or scrambled eggs. A touch of 5-spice powder goes well as a seasoning with stir fries. you can add hot peppers, or Sriracha Sauce as an option, or leave a bottle of your favorite hot sauce on the table for anyone who wants to add it.
Get a pan of oil hot, and open up a package of cellophane noodles (bean thread noodles). Drop them into the hot oil and watch them expand dramatically. Remove from the oil when lightly browned. Drain on paper towels. Serve the stir-fry on a nest of noodles. Or, just make up some brown rice to serve with the stir-fry.
Just another idea.
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