Being a Bachelor recipe, you won’t
find many measurements here, just some good ideas to smack your taste buds
around and put real healthy nutrition into your body.
Note: The veggies you use are up to you. We've listed them in the
order of their "hardness" so you can add them to the recipe in that order.
Hard veggies: carrots, beets
(these make your stir-fry colorful and there are a variety of beets), rutabaga, celery root,
parsnips, Jerusalem artichoke, and any of the winter squashes, cut up into small
Medium veggies: cauliflower,
broccoli, broccoflower (hybrid mixture of cauliflower and broccoli), snap peas,
green beans, yellow beans, Brussels sprouts.
Soft veggies: summer squash,
zucchini, celery, snow peas (optional to remove ends and stringy
edges, but should be blanched for a minute prior to being tossed into the
stir-fry) and don't forget some leafy additions: kale, chard, bok choi, and
Garlic, Onion, Ginger Root, Curry
Powder (Turmeric, Cumin).
Note: when you use Turmeric, it is also
good to toss in a bit of black pepper. Why? The combination increases your
body's absorption of the Turmeric 1000 times.
Flour or Arrow Root Powder for
Thai Kitchen Brand Green Curry Paste
and/or Roasted Red Chili Paste.
Coconut Milk (Coconut Cream), Coconut
Oil. One of my personal favorites is
Native Forest Organic
(photo to the right) because I can order it by the case at
my local co-p, but
has some great ways to get your coconut milk.
They've got coconut cream that you can thin with coconut water or filtered water
and they have powdered coconut milk that you can make as thick or as thin as you
wish. Go check them out.
Mushrooms: My favorites are Shitake,
Mitake, and the ABM. These are medicinal mushrooms, but you can add others just
for taste. Most often they come dehydrated, and you’ll have to rehydrate them.
You can do this by adding them to some salt water (Celtic Sea Salt® Brand) in
the morning. You can add other things to the water for flavor, such as your
teriyaki sauce. Or to quickly rehydrate them, boil up water (or broth) add some
salt, and drop them in the water. Rinse, squeeze out the excess water and put
Soy Sauce, Fish Sauce, Bragg
Liquid Aminos, or Teriyaki Sauce.
Optional: cayenne pepper,
habanera pepper sauce. If you like hot, we've got some great hot sauce
We've recently found some research that shows that habanera
peppers attack and kill cancer cells. It seems, the hotter the better, so we're
going to explain here the differences in hot things.
The "hot" in peppers is
measured in Scoville Units.
Death Hot Sauce
Z Nothing Beyond
2 – 4
let’s talk about the “medium” upon which you’ll serve this recipe.
rice is about as nutritious as white bread. Remember Wonder Bread? It’s a wonder
rice is better than white, but still most brands are over-processed. Buying
brown rice in bulk is a good idea, but few realize that it must be refrigerated because it goes rancid quickly.
is even better since there’s a lot of roughage in it.
Vietnamese love to put their stir-fry over noodles, and there are a huge variety
of noodles on the market. The only problem with noodles is that they are, for
the most part, empty calories, and high in carbs. Well, I’ve discovered
Dreamfield Pasta. Dreamfield Pasta is not organic, but they are low carb, low
glycemic, and contain a bit of fiber so they are filling. When dieting, filling
foods are important.
Finally, you have Quinoa; high in fiber and a complete protein while providing
carbs we need. If you use Quinoa,
you’ll need to wash it thoroughly (you’ll need
a very fine screen to rinse it) and then just cook it up just like rice. You
need not use just water when cooking it up, for instance, if you’re making a
chicken stir-fry, why not add some chicken broth to your quinoa?
Now, let's make this meal.
large frying pan, fill the bottom with lots of coconut oil. Add your initial
spices: the Green Curry Paste, or the Roasted Red Chili Paste, or both. You
could even substitute curry instead of the pasts, or add some extra curry to the
paste. Stir it all well.
the garlic and shave and mince the ginger root. Toss both into the oil and stir
it up. Some like a minced onion at this time, so toss that in. Keep in mind,
this is a Bachelor's Recipe: everything is cooked by taste and sight.
can also salt it right now with one of the sauces mentioned above, or a
combination, or Celtic Sea Salt, because
you’re about to put in the HARD veggies.
NOT want to overcook the veggies. Stir and keep the oil hot enough to cook but
do NOT let the oils smoke. Under 350 degrees is where you want the temp of the
oil to stay.
If you like HOT, this is the time to start adding your
hot sauces. You'll add a bit to the hard veggies, then to the meat and medium
veggies, then the later, as nearly your last step.
Personally, my favorite is the Z Nothing Beyond sauce
above. But if you are using really hot sauces, be careful. Wash your hands with
soap after you touch the bottle or the top or if you get some on your hands. If
you don't wash with soap, you just know you'll touch your eye soon and then
you'll regret it. You'll regret it for a very long time.
hard veggies will take about 3 to 5 minutes.
add your meat. When I do chicken, I like the chicken to be already cooked
(leftovers are great) and then I shred the chicken into the pan.
are using mushrooms, add them with the meat.
bit more of your salty sauce (Braggs or Soy Sauce), some more curry, or hey, get
creative and add some of that wine you’re sipping. And add some more hot.
the MEDIUM veggies with the meat. Stir, add a bit more curry and soy sauce (or
whatever you’re using).
the meat is brown, if you’re out of oil at the bottom of the pan, add some more
coconut oil and toss in the soft veggies.
really don’t want to COOK the soft veggies, just warm them.
add some more curry, if you want, some more soy sauce (or whatever), stir
everything, mix it all up, get everything wet, then, open that can of Coconut
milk and pour it in, stir.
Now, take a taste test, and determine
if you want it hotter. If so, another drop or so of your favorite hot sauce.
Then add about two tablespoons of Arrow Root Powder, or four tablespoons of
flour and whip that into the sauce. If you've used red beets, you'll love the color
of it all. Cover for about three minutes while you take the rice, noodles,
or quinoa, off the stove and serve it into plates.
Before serving add some Ecklonia Cava Extract.
ECE is a seaweed. Many stir-fries contain seaweed. It's taste is
slightly bitter and salty. You can read about ECE here:
ECE, but know this: one
quarter teaspoon of ECE is equivalent to the antioxidant power of
over 10 servings of fruits and vegetables.
Serve your stir-fry and enjoy. When
I'm cooking for friends, I usually make an un-hot version, and then serve myself
last mixing in my mega-hot sauce. This recipe has received rave reviews, and I've
never had a single complaint about it, well, except from one friend who
had originally asked for the hot version, took a few bites and said it was very
good right before his hair caught on fire and he ran screaming from my home.