My lifestyle was killing me and I knew I had to do something about it. I have learned that the best way to develop a healthy lifestyle is to discover the source of problem and then put a plan into action that will develop good health.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Vegetarian Stir Fry

I love recipes that use whatever I have available in my refrigerator and this one is great for that. So while we have recommended particular vegetables for this dish, you can feel free to use whatever you may have on hand. Stir-fry is a wonderful way to enjoy a wider variety of nutrients than usual (because of the variety of vegetables included) allowing for greater synergistic interaction of nutrients— the path towards optimal health.

Prep and Cook Time: 20 minutes

1 medium onion cut in half and sliced medium thick
1 TBS vegetable broth
4 medium cloves garlic, pressed
1 TBS minced fresh ginger
1 red bell pepper cut into ½ inch pieces
1 cup sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms, (remove stems)
2 cups sliced green cabbage
5 oz extra firm tofu cut into ½ inch cubes
2 TBS soy sauce
1 TBS rice vinegar
2 TBS chopped fresh cilantro
1 TBS sesame seeds
salt and white pepper to taste


Slice onions and press garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to bring out their health-promoting properties.
Prepare rest of vegetables.
Heat 1 TBS broth in a stainless steel wok or 12 inch skillet. Healthy Stir-Fry onion for about 2 minutes in broth over medium high heat stirring constantly.
Add red pepper, mushrooms, and cabbage. Continue to stir-fry for another 2 minutes. Add garlic, ginger and continue to cook stirring for another 2-3 minutes.
Add rest of ingredients and cook for another 2 minutes. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Serves 4

Serving Suggestion: Serve with Seaweed Rice
Healthy Cooking Tips:

Make sure you slice cabbage thin, so you can cook it quickly. If over cooked it will release its water and dilute the flavor of your dish. By slicing it thin, you can cook it for just a couple of minutes so it doesn't taste raw without this happening.