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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Recipe! Healthy Vegetable Asian Stir Fry

So! I come to you with a new laptop...and a headcold. What a week and a half it has been! And I've realized throughout the madness that when things get very tough, cooking becomes very difficult. I try to encourage my readers to make cooking a pleasurable, relaxing activity. I usually treat it the same way. However, when you just have to get some food on the table and there isn't a lot of time to fuss over it, it's great to have some recipes "in the bag", easy things that can be pulled out without much prep work.

Stir fries can be the star of the last-minute show. If you don't have time to make brown rice, I highly recommend serving them over rice noodles. By using minimal oil and as many vegetables as possible, you can make these one-pot dishes into a healthy, flavorful alternative to frozen, processed foods. Use whatever you have on hand: these ingredients are suggestions only.

Feel free to adjust seasonings to your liking...these measurements are meant as a guide. Delicious when served with Garlic Shrimp in Black Bean Sauce as well! Make, serve, eat, and enjoy!


Healthy Vegetable Asian Stir Fry


2 T canola oil (or similar)
2 cups chopped kale (or cabbage)
2 medium yellow onions, chopped
6 cloves garlic put through a press
1 inch grated ginger
1-2 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 cup baby spinach
2 T tamari (or soy sauce)
1 t rice wine
1/2 t dark sesame oil
salt and pepper (to taste)
sriracha (to taste)

1. Heat oil in wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. add onions and garlic and cook until onions are just softening.

2. Add ginger, broccoli, and kale and cook for about three minutes before adding remaining ingredients. Cook until vegetables are fork tender and adjust seasonings as necessary. Serve over rice or noodles.

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