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From Garden to Easy Stir-Fry

Whether you have your own garden or if you use a local farmer’s market or if you rely on a grocery store, “Stir Fry Vegetables” are one of the easiest and most fun meals you can make.  I say fun because you can be creative with the ingredients, and easy because it takes less than 10 minutes.

How to make a simple stir-fry?


Pasta, rice or quinoa (your choice)

Several garlic cloves, chopped

One onion, sliced

Variety of vegetables, sliced and or/chopped: red peppers, green beans, sugar snap peas, zucchini squash, carrots, etc.

Fresh basil, rosemary, other herbs, chopped

1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar

Parmesan cheese as garnish

Start to cook pasta, rice or quinoa (whatever you want to put stir-fry veggies on when done.) This will cook at the same time as the stir-fry on its own burner.

Heat olive oil in a skillet.

Add chopped garlic and onion slices (amounts to your liking) until translucent.

Add all other vegetables – stir frequently -do not overcook. You want vegetables to be “tender-crisp” not soggy.

Remove from heat and add spices: fresh basil, rosemary, etc.  Add white balsamic vinegar and stir.

Drain pasta, rice or quinoa when done. Serve vegetables on top and sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.  Enjoy!

This dish may also be made with tofu or chicken, as well as a host of sauces, such as teriyaki or ginger or lemon.  Experiment… there is no right or wrong way to stir-fry!



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