Gluten Free / Main Dish

Veggie Stir-fry

So I have been totally into veggie stir-fries these past few weeks.  I am pretty sure it all started when I spruced up some quinoa fried rice leftovers, and it was magic in my mouth.  From then on, I have been sautéing up whatever veggies I can find, scrambling in a farm-fresh egg, adding a little bit of a grain, and topping it off with some Braggs Liquid Aminos and a sprinkle of sesame seeds – and it has been TOTALLY hitting the spot…

veggie stir fry

This recipes can change depending on what I have in the fridge, so I encourage you to get creative with this recipe and throw in whatever you please!  Once you get the basics down (ginger, garlic, coconut oil and Braggs) it’s really hard to mess this thing up!

What you need:

(for 2 servings)

1 cup of a cooked grain (quinoa, brown rice or millet work great)

1 inch piece of ginger, grated

2 cloves of garlic, chopped

2-3 tablespoons of Bragg’s Liquid Aminos (you can also use Nama Shoyu or soy sauce)

About 3 tablespoons of coconut oil

1 organic egg (you can leave this out of you want to keep the meal vegan)

2 scallions, chopped

1 – 2 cups of leafy greens, chopped (kale, spinach, swiss chard, bok choy, etc. – frozen works too!)

1/2 cup frozen peas or edamame

1/2 cup cruciferous veggies, chopped (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower) *tip – you might want to lightly steam these veggies before hand to soften them up.

1/2 an avocado, sliced

2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Optional: About 1/2 cup of whatever other veggies you have available (grated carrots, chopped zucchini, grated daikon radish, sliced shiitake mushrooms, diced jicama, etc. – get creative!)

What to do:

Place 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a large pan over medium heat with the garlic, ginger, and scallions and sauté for a few minutes.

Add your egg and scramble (use a little more oil if needed).

Add your leafy greens, cruciferous veggies, your frozen veggies, and whatever else you might be including.  Cook for a few minutes, continuing to mix everything as it heats.

After a few minutes, add your grain, about another tablespoon of coconut oil, and a tablespoon of Bragg’s.  Continue mixing as everything continues to cook.

After a few minutes (when everything is mixed, cooked and looking beautiful) place in 2 separate bowls and top with sliced avocado and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.  Feel free to add more Bragg’s for flavor.

Enjoy!

Something to remember – this recipe is WIDE OPEN to interpretation, both for the ingredients you use and the method in which you cook it.  Feel free to stick to what you are comfortable with and play around to find your groove in the kitchen.

And of course, feel free to tell me how you like it in the comments below…

 

with love and veggies,

Amanda

 

 

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