I had a few vegetables in the crisper, but not the right ones for the recipe I wanted to make. So I decided to take what I had and come up with a simple throw-together meal.
I normally take pictures as I go along and also take one with the recipe plated. I didn't really think that this would amount to much, but it actually was quite tasty.
A friend of mine who is a SAD eater was not feeling well, so I went to visit with her for an hour and decided to bring her some of my stir fry. I really didn't think she'd like it, but she did. I was pretty surprised and she didn't add any salt like I thought she would. So the reason I'm posting this is because of my friend who raved about this recipe. I thought if she liked it maybe some of you would who are use to eating nutritarianly. :)
Steamed Cabbage and Simple Vegetable Stir Fry
1/2 small green cabbage, cut into wedges
1 large onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 large red bell pepper, sliced
8 oz white button mushrooms, sliced
1 cup frozen peas
1 15 oz. can drained and rinsed kidney beans (or beans of your choice)
Water for sauteing
Steam cabbage low heat while cooking stir fry. Watch it for desired doneness. I like mine a little al'dente. I like my veggies in the stir fry a little crunchy too so if you like your veggies cooked well, you'll need to stirfry a little longer than I did. When cabbage is done, remove from heat and leave in pan until stirfry is finished to keep warm. Sprinkle chili powder and spike seasoning to taste.
Water saute onion slices and allow to caramelize. Add garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes. Add red bell pepper and mushrooms and stir fry 1-2 more minutes. Add a small amounts of water as needed. Add peas and kidney beans. Stir to allow peas to thaw. Upon serving, sprinkle with chili powder and spike seasoning to taste. Simple and delicious!