Recipe: Paleo Stir Fry!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The past week in Denver has been horribly cold. So this past weekend, Adam and I decided to grab some wine, cook dinner at home and bunker down while 6 inches of snow fell outside. It was perfect. Because we had time and no where to be, we decided to make stir fry. Doesn't it seem like an easy option? But then you start cutting all the vegetables and 30 minutes later you're half way done. Okay, maybe that's just me. But this was so great, pretty easy and perfect for a cold, snowy night in.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 20 oz can of pineapple chunks, I used about 2 cups of real pineapple
  • 3 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
  • 1 tablespoon of arrowroot powder
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes (I probably used closer to 2 teaspoons)
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, chicken or beef. Whatever meat you prefer
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • 1 onion, cut in wedges
  • 2 medium carrots, slivered
  • 2 red peppers, sliced
  • 2 cups of snow peas
  • 6 green onions, cut into chunks
How to Make: 
  1. Drain the pineapple, saving 1/4 cup of the juice
  2. Mix the arrowroot powder with a tablespoon of water until you have a paste, then gradually add in 1/2 cup of water.
  3. To this powder mixture, add the reserved pineapple juice, soy sauce and vinegar.
  4. In a large skillet, brown the meat in hot oil.
  5. Add the garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes, cook for one minute.
  6. Add the onions, carrots and cook for a couple until the onions start to soften.
  7. Add the red peppers, snow peas and green onions.
  8. Add the sauce mixture until it starts to thicken.
  9. Once the veggies are to a texture of your liking, add the pineapple and heat for about 2 minutes.
  10. Enjoy!

 All the veggies ready to cook! 
20 minutes later, voila! 
To make it easy, I threw all the ingredients in one pan and let it cook. 
Easy, easy! 

I find that stir fry is all about how you like your veggies. I like mine with a little crunch, so I don't cook them as long. But if you like them soft, throw them in and then put the lid on for a bit. It will help them soften and steam faster. Enjoy!

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I love hearing from all of you and greatly appreciate all your feedback and comments! xx Kristen

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