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Monday, October 19, 2009

Wok This Way: Stir no-Fry for dinner tonight (A RAW'kin Recipe)

Stir fries always taste great, but they literally cook the life out of the veggies and are slathered with so much oil and seasoning packets (sodium overload) that you can feel the greasy layer on your lips. So here's a great recipe if you:

a. don't have power (none necessary for this dish)
b. haven't eaten your veggies (you can add a ton of your faves here)
c. don't want to cook (leave the wok in the cupboard)
d. and want something uber healthy, full of antioxidants and nutrients, and deeee-licious

What you'll need for your Stir no-Fry:

a knife, a mixing bowl, a garlic press, and a mandoline (mandolines are very helpful to cut veggies VERY paper thin)

Stir no Fry Sauce:

1 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
1 1/2 tsp of shoyu (or soy sauce/shoyu is just unpasteurized soy sauce)
1/2 small or medium lemon - juiced/squeezed
1 small clove of garlic- pressed through garlic press (use juice and pulp)
1/2 to 1 inch nub of ginger, pressed through garlic press (use juice and pulp)
1/2 tsp of agave nectar

Gettin' Saucey:

place above ingredients in a blender and whip up. Alternately place in a small bowl and use a hand frother/cocktail mixer to blend.

Don't Fry These:

*These can be any veggies of your choice....listed below are the veggies i used (as pictured above)

3 cups of an herb variety green mix
1 red bell pepper, sliced thin with the mandoline
a small amount of purple cabbage (maybe an 1/8 of a head), sliced thin with mandoline
a small amount of red onion (only use a little as it's very potent taste can take over the dish quickly, alternately you could chop green onion), again use mandoline for red onion
2 shitake mushrooms (fresh), sliced thin with your knife (include stem)
1/4 lb of sugar snap peas, remove the peas and add to the veggies. Take the remaining shells, pick out the nicest looking ones, tear in half and add half of them to the veggie mix.

Stir'in not fryin' :

Coat the veggies with the sauce. Roll up your sleeves, take off your rings, and gets your hands in the bowl. Massage the sauce into the veggies well until they wilt a bit and are completely covered.

To serve:

You could place the veggies right onto a plate and gobble up all by yourself. Alternately, consider making a couple servings of brown rice or quinoa and share your 'no fry' with your favorite person.

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