Warming Stir-Fry with Avocado, Alfalfa & Sprouted Beans


This is one of those meals where it was a case of just tossing together whatever was available with no thoughts of creating a new recipe for the blog, but it turned out so well I decided to post it anyway. It looks a bit like a bird’s nest, but satisfying and tasty.

These are our favourite kinds of meals: easy, quick, one chopping board, a sharp knife, spatula and frying pan. Little mess and lots of nutrients.

Prepare all your ingredients beforehand, have your seasonings ready and plate warming, because it all comes together very quickly.

This recipe is for 1 serving, amounts and timings are approximate.

Ingredients are organic where possible. For a little more colour you could add spiralised or shaved carrot. I am sensitive to nightshade foods, so I haven’t included bell peppers.


1 Tsp Raw Virgin Coconut Oil

1 Small Onion, sliced or several Spring Onions, chopped

2 Cloves Garlic, minced

2 Thin Slices of Fresh Ginger, minced or chopped very finely

6 Sugar Snap Peas, topped, tailed and chopped

Half a Stick of Celery

4 Large Chinese Leaves, including stalks, chopped

1/4 Large Courgette, spiralised

Handful of Cashew Pieces

Half an Avocado, chopped

Handful Green Lentil Sprouts (or any other sprouted beans)

Handful Alflalfa Sprouts

Few splashes of Tamari

Freshly Ground Black Pepper

(I haven’t included salt as the Tamari is quite salty anyway)


Melt Coconut oil in Large Frying Pan until a piece of onion starts sizzling, but not smoking

Add onion, garlic and ginger and stir-fry for a couple of minutes

Add Celery and Sugar Snap Peas, keep stir-frying for a further couple of minutes until the onion starts becoming translucent but not soft or brown

Add Cashew pieces and Chinese Leaves and stir-fry until leaves start to wilt a little

Add Spiralised Courgette, plenty of Black Pepper and a few splashes of Tamari

Keep stir-frying all the time

When everything is cooked but still has a bite to it, remove from heat, add Lentil Sprouts, stir a few times, add Avocado , a bit more Tamari and Black Pepper if desired and remove to hot plate. Add Alflalfa Sprouts.

Leave washing up, sit down and eat straightaway!

Copyright: Chris McGowan

5 thoughts on “Warming Stir-Fry with Avocado, Alfalfa & Sprouted Beans

    1. Hi Jen, You can buy sprouts from health food stores but the best thing to do is grow your own! We always have different seeds, beans or lentils sprouting in the sprouting tower. All it involves is soaking them overnight, draining and putting in sprouting trays, rinse them daily and they will be ready in 3 to 5 days depending on what type of seeds etc. You get lots and will always have plenty of nutrient-dense plant food on hand. Some people grow them in jars with muslin over the top so that the water can be drained from them. Perhaps I will have to do a post about it!


      1. yes please post about it! I have no health food stores near me. You have given me more things to google! As always, thanks for all the information!


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