It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I have several rough drafts in the works, but life has been happening lately, so here’s an easy lunch for you instead. When I don’t have leftovers, it’s fast recipes like this that are irreplaceable! For those of us with allergens who adore all types of Asian cuisine, it can be tough. Unfermented soy, gluten, rice, and msg make ordering from or eating at our previous favorite haunts a distant memory. While I definitely enjoy making complex dishes with subtle and rich flavors, this is a quick fix recipe and should be viewed as such!
Quick Asian Stir-fry
- 1 – 2 tsp. coconut oil (organic, virgin preferred)
- 1 lb. ground turkey cooked with ginger, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
- 1 bag broccoli coleslaw (+ other vegetables like peppers, celery, chopped cucumber)
- 2 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. tahini/almond butter/peanut butter – no sugar added
- 4 Tbsp. coconut aminos
- sesame seeds
- additional coconut aminos
Melt coconut oil in skillet on medium heat. Add ground turkey (any meat can be substituted here) and brown, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon or spatula. Add ginger, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. While the meat is cooking, chop additional vegetables. After meat is sufficiently browned, add all vegetables to skillet and cook just until tender. In a separate bowl, whisk together the toasted sesame oil, tahini or nut butter of choice and coconut aminos. Remove skillet from heat, pour sauce over stir fry and toss gently. Top with sesame seeds, additional coconut aminos, cilantro, and chopped cucumber. This would be great served as a wrap or with a side of cilantro-cauliflower rice.
Health Nut/Foodie Info:
- coconut oil – medium chain triglyceride, source of energy, detoxifying, , lots of lauric acid (anti fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral), appetite suppressant.
- celery – excellent source of sodium, potassium, vitamins A and C, folic acid, vitamins B6, B2 and B1 and calcium
- cucumber – vitamin K, molybdenum, vitamin C, potassium, manganese, magnesium, tryptophan and vitamin B5.
- broccoli slaw – full of fiber and vitamins A and C.
- coconut aminos – a tasty alternative to Nama Shoyu, tamari or soy sauce.
- sesame seeds – loaded with selenium, essential for thyroid health; selenium converts T4 to T3.
- cilantro – a potent heavy-metal detoxifier, plus, it’s delectable!