Chicken-Vegetable Stir Fry

Do you ever get in a rut of eating the same thing?  I do – for some reason it’s easy to begin making the same recipes over and over.  I need variety because even the best recipes get BORING if you eat them on a regular basis.    I like this stir fry recipe because it has a very clean taste and unlike many stir fries doesn’t have a sauce that usually includes sugar or a thickener.  It is SIMPLE to prepare and will move quickly if the vegetables have been cleaned and prepped beforehand.  It can be served over rice but is delicious without.

Stir Fry

Chicken-Vegetable Stir Fry
A very simple stir fry which utilizes chicken that has been cooked ahead.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Tbsp organic coconut oil
  2. 2 cloves of garlic, diced
  3. 1/4 cup of fresh ginger, sliced thin
  4. 2 carrots, sliced thin
  5. 2 cups of broccoli florets
  6. 1 cup baby bok toy, sliced lengthwise
  7. 1 cup zucchini, cut on an angle
  8. 3 scallions, sliced into 2-inch pieces
  9. 1 cup snap peas
  10. 1 Tbsp wheat free tamari
  11. 2 Tbsp water
  12. 2 organic chicken breasts, grilled and sliced
  13. Fresh cilantro for garnish
  14. Hot sauce, if desired
Instructions
  1. Cook Chicken
  2. Prep vegetables
  3. Heat a heavy skillet or wok and add oil - medium heat
  4. Add ginger and garlic and cook for 1 minute with a wooden spoon
  5. Add all vegetables except peas and stir constantly for 1-2 minutes
  6. Add the tamari and water.
  7. Add peas and cook for 1 minutes.
  8. Garnish with cilantro, nuts, coconut flakes and hot sauce, if desired
  9. Serve sliced chicken on side or mixed in.
Notes
  1. Any combo of vegetables can be used. For a little extra protein, add finely chopped nuts.
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 Tip:  Next time you cook chicken, include a few more pieces so the chicken is ready to go ๐Ÿ™‚

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Soy Reduction

A soy reduction is easy to make and works well anytime you want to add another layer of flavor – drizzle on grilled fish, cooked veggies or place a thin layer in the bottom of a salad bowl.  Because wheat is something in our family, we need to be careful of – I use tamari sauce.  Want to know the difference between soy sauce and tamari sauce? – Read Here

Soy Reduction - Fish

Soy Reduction
A sauce that can be used over fish, chicken, cooked veggies or in a salad
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup light soy sauce or tamari sauce
  2. 1/2 teaspoon each minced garlic and ginger
  3. 2 teaspoons sugar
  4. 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  5. 1/4 tsp of sesame seed oil
  6. salt and pepper
  7. Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/soy-ginger-reduction-recipe.html?oc=linkback
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients in a small saucepan, heat and reduce until syrupy; drizzle through a strainer
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Soy Reduction - Pan
Combine all ingredients into a small saucepan

Soy Reduction - finished
After reduction – place through a small mesh colander.  This will catch all the small pieces of ginger and garlic.

What other items could you use this on?  Rice, ?

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Perfect Wednesday Salad

Yesterday (a Tuesday) I decided I would treat myself to a salad at a nearby restaurant for lunch which ended up being pretty substandard. So this morning I headed to my refrigerator and pulled some salad fixings out and created a lunch to be proud of.

 I like to cook a few pieces of chicken, slice and divide up into freezer bags.  This way cooked chicken is just a freezer door away.

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Perfect Wednesday Salad
A variety of veggies and fruit make this chicken salad special.
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Ingredients
  1. Romaine Lettuce, chopped
  2. Cauliflower florets
  3. Cucumber, sliced and quartered
  4. Carrots slices
  5. Cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  6. Green Onion, sliced
  7. Strawberries - sliced
  8. Dried Fruit (cranberries or pear), optional
  9. Raw Sunflower Seeds
  10. Cooked Chicken, sliced (optional if you don't want the chicken)
  11. Vinagarette Dressing
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients together and enjoy.
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IMG_3617Cleaning greens and veggies ahead of time makes throwing a salad together easy.    

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Beautiful selection of yummy veggies and fruit

IMG_3619All packed and ready to take to work for lunch ๐Ÿ™‚  I used this dressing recipe

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