A friend recommended this technique to me and I found it to be lots of fun. As I tried to add more and more color to my plate, I had more and more fun creating meals that were just downright pretty.
One of my favorite things to create was a big salad with yellow peppers, spring greens, purple cabbage, shaved carrots, white cauliflower and sliced organic strawberries. Then I just drizzled a bottled Raspberry & Chipotle balsamic reduction over it and it was just WOW! So good.
Stir fries are another great way to add that rainbow of color to your meal. We really like a pan full of peppers, asparagus, purple onion, shredded chicken, carrots and water chestnuts sauteed just till tender crisp. I don’t use oil to saute these days. I find that a bit of water or chicken broth added to the pan works just fine. I just cover with a lid and steam till they are done the way we like. We have a couple sauces that we like but I think the favorite is Spicy Garlic Sauce. I jotted down the recipe for you below.
Spicy Garlic Stir Fry Sauce
- 2T chicken broth
- 2T water
- 2T soya sauce
- 2T garlic, finely chopped
- 2t sesame oil
- 2t sugar – I use date sugar. It’s filled with potassium, fibre and other nutrients.
If you like saucier stir fries, simply adjust measurements to suit. I have made this for 10 people and just increased everything to create more sauce. I also added a couple tablespoons of cornstarch (non-GMO!!! ) to thicken it a bit.
Instead of using rice or noodles, I sometimes like to serve stir fries over spinach or cole slaw mix. Takes the place of noodles quite nicely.