Sunday, January 3, 2010

Simple stir fry - again!

For the third day of the cleanse, I started with a fruit smoothie for breakfast and had leftovers of the red lentil stew from last night's supper for lunch. For supper, I started with a salad (with the delicious dandelion greens!) and then had another simple stir fry (which is one of my favorite meals and will undoubtedly be seen many times on this blog during the cleanse!). For this simple stir fry, I had a wild rice blend rice (see picture of the wild rice blend cooking to the left), which contains wild rice, short grain brown rice, long grain brown rice, and wehani rice. I hadn't been able to find the organic wild rice blend for awhile, but saw a large bag (I eat a lot of rice and buy it in 25 pound bags!) of it at the grocery store a few months ago and snapped it up and have been enjoying it since! The wild rice blend is prepared in the same way as brown rice (1 part rice to 2 parts water, bring to a boil, reduce to simmer for 40 minutes and serve). I also added french lentils (these are dark green small lentils compared to the lighter and larger green lentils) - lentils (and split peas) are an easy legume to prepare as they don't need to be soaked and only take 25 - 30 minutes to cook (legumes don't need a specific legume to water measurement like rice, so I placed 1 cup of lentils in a pot, filled the pot with water, brought to a boil, and reduced to slightly lower heat for 30 minutes). For the stir fry, I used olive oil and extra water as needed and added onions, garlic, ginger, green onions, shitake mushrooms, zucchini, carrots, green beans, cauliflower, broccoli, and bok choy to the pan. I also added a simple sauce of 1 tbsp tahini, 1/2 lemon, freshly squeezed, 1 tsp ginger, 1/2 tsp garlic, 1 tbsp water (mixed together in a bowl and added to the rice, lentils, and stir fry once the food was dished up - see picture to the left for the finished meal). This was a simple, but very tasty supper.

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