This is one of those recipes that may seem like a production, but after you prepare it once, you will see that it’s pretty easy. And very adaptable. With a tasty sauce like this one, you can stir fry any combination of gluten-free supergrains and veggies and have success.
Wok or large skillet
2 pots with lids
Medium glass bowl
Try to buy everything organic. Here’s why.
Juice from 1 lime
2 tbsp coconut aminos
2 tbsp gluten-free, vegan teriyaki sauce
1 tsp rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp sucanat
1/4 tsp sriracha sauce
1/2 tsp fine ground sea salt
Juice from 1/2 navel orange
1 1/2 cups soaked and cooked quinoa (here’s how)
1 1/2 cups soaked and cooked buckwheat (here’s how)
1-2 cups shiitake mushrooms, sliced (use as many as you like)
1/2 cup cashews, chopped
1 red onion, diced
1 large carrot, diced
1 cup sugar snap peas, sliced into 1/2″ pieces
6 green onions, sliced thinly
1 tbsp fresh minced ginger root
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp chopped cilantro leaves
1 tbsp + 2 tsp unrefined coconut oil
Squeeze fresh lime and orange juice into a medium bowl. Add remaining sauce ingredients and stir well. Set aside.
Prepare all of your veggies, chop your cilantro and…
… mince your ginger root.
In a skillet (or wok if you have one) heated to medium-high, cook red onion and carrots with 1 tbsp coconut oil for 7 minutes. Stir often.
Now, increase heat of skillet to high, add mushrooms and 2 tsp coconut oil. Stir for one minute.
Add ginger, garlic, half of your green onions and stir-fry for about 30 seconds. Add buckwheat and quinoa and stir-fry for about 1 minute. Fold in snap peas and stir-fry for one minute.
Add sauce and fold together for 1 minute.
Serve immediately topped with chopped cashews, remaining green onions and cilantro.
Fun Food Facts:
Buckwheat contains eight essential amino acids, including tryptophan, which helps elevate mood and mental clarity (happyhappy). Quinoa is about 20 percent protein, considered a good source of lysine, potassium and iron and its B vitamins are also partly responsible for the conversion of carbohydrate into energy (workout fuel anyone?). Unlike wheat or rice, quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for us humans, making it a complete protein source. Quinoa is gluten-free (yay) and easy to digest. Ginger fires up digestion (helping nutrients assimilate) and is a terrific warming food for cold months.
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