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