Monday, November 15, 2010

Make It Tonight - Gluten-free Vegetable Stirfry

This recipe uses mostly seasonal, Ontario vegetables. You will enjoy more delicious flavours and better prices when choosing in season food. As we continue into the winter months, try to use more storage crops (potatoes, sweet potatoes, squash, etc), green-house vegetables (tomatoes, cucumber) and frozen items - look for the "Product of Canada" label. Or you can try and join a winter CSA.

Garden Party in St.Agatha may have spots left for winter. Martin's Family Fruit Farm sells Ontario fruits and vegetables 12 months a year at their retail store. Do a little research and find out where you get continue to buy local in your area.

This dish is wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free. Your welcome Meg ;-)
Also for Rob's request of Asian-inspired dishes.

Cashew Chile Lime Stir-fry
Makes 2 servings


2 cups broccoli, chopped
1 cup carrots, diced
5 mushrooms, chopped
3 green onions, chopped
4 baby bok choy
1/2 pack rice noodles
1/2 block firm tofu, chopped
1/4 cup cashews
juice of 1 lime
2 Tbsp honey (or if not avoiding wheat add 1 Tbsp tamari soy sauce)


4 Tbsp peanut oil
2 Tbsp sesame oil
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 1/2 tsp minced ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small chili

  1. Place chopped carrots and broccoli in a bamboo or metal steamer.
  2. Place over a large pot of boiling water. Steam carrots and broccoli over the hot water for 10 minutes, or until desired tenderness is reached.
  3. Meanwhile, add sauce ingredients in a large frying pan or wok. Heat at medium to medium-high heat. Add tofu and saute for 10 minutes.
  4. Add green onion, mushrooms, steamed vegetables and cashews to pan and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Add bok choy to pan, stir and cover with lid for 2 minutes more.
  5. At the same time, add rice noodles to boiling water and cook for 6 minutes, or according to package directions.
  6. Rinse noodles under hot water to remove starch. Add noodles to pan. Squeeze lime over stir-fry and add honey. Give one final good stir to mix flavours.
Serve warm.


Much love and good eating,


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