It’s always a good idea to have a couple staple stir-fry recipes on hand. They are a great weeknight recipe as there is very little prep involved and dinner is on the table in no time once you fire up the wok!
Get full spectrum amino acids from pasture-raised chicken, as well as vitamin Bs, C and other minerals from these veggies, all to promote healthy mood balance and sustain energy. Shiitake mushrooms, onions, garlic, ginger and turmeric all boost immune function, and since shitake mushrooms are high in vitamin B6 they also help to balance hormones, along with sesame being a big phytoprogesterone player.
Enjoy one of my most favourite stir-fry combinations!
This recipe can be enjoyed gluten-free by either using rice noodles as I do, or plain organic rice of your choice.
1/2 red or white onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tbsp ginger root, peeled and chopped
1 large chicken breast - sliced into strips
1 small head of broccoli, chopped into broccoli florets
1 red pepper, sliced into strips
1 package shitake mushrooms, sliced in half
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 package rice noodles
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp ginger
4 tbsp tamari
2 tbsp Sriracha
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp green onion, diced
2 tbsp sesame oil
1. Soak noodles in a bowl for at least 30 minutes, until softened.
2. Slice chicken and dice or slice all veggie ingredients.
3. Combine and stir spices, tamari, sriracha, and honey in a small bowl. Set aside.
4. Heat coconut oil in wok. Setting to med-high heat. Add garlic, ginger root, and onion. Cook for about 2 minutes. Add chicken, cook for another 2-3 minutes.
5. Add broccoli, then mushrooms and peppers. Stir and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
6. Once the chicken is cooked through and veggies are bright and el dante (still crunchy), strain and add the noodles in.
7. Pour the sauce mixture over the noodles and reduce the heat to low-med. stir noodles and stir-fry mixture with tongs to combine sauce well.
8. Remove from heat. Add sesame seeds and raw green onion. Add sesame oil, combine mixture once more before serving.
*Option to add extra sesame seeds to each dish and serve with a lime wedge.
A collection of some of my favourite share worthy eats and treats! Whether you are a meat eater, vegetarian, vegan or somewhere in between, I hope you and your family will enjoy these tasty and health conscious recommendations to nourish both body and mind.