Spiced Coconut Stir Fry

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I make a lot of stir fry dishes in our house. They are healthy, delicious and easy to throw together in the evenings without making dinner prep a long ordeal.

I use a few different bases:

Spaghetti Squash
Quinoa
Wild Rice
Basmati Rice
Brown Rice

I add in different combinations of vegetables each time but here are the staples that I almost always have on hand:

Onions
Carrots

Celery
Mushrooms
Tomatoes
Peppers (sometimes)
Zucchini (sometimes)
Broccoli (sometimes)

I use a handful of different seasonings / spices (they all pair well so you can mix and match):

Braggs Liquid Aminos
Coconut Aminos
Chili garlic sauce
Turmeric
Red Pepper Flakes
Cayenne Pepper
Higher coconut oil or ghee ratio to the sauce 
Fresh garlic

The other night I was mixing up a stir fry and it took on a completely different flavor as compared to my ‘go-to’ combination and the recipe ended up really delicious. I hope you enjoy it! 

Ingredients (serves 2-4):

1c Cooked Quinoa
1-2 Pre-cooked chicken thighs or chicken breasts
2 Baked Potatoes (optional)
1/2 Yellow Onion (chopped)
1/2 Large Zucchini (chopped)
1 Large Carrot (chopped)
6 Large Baby Bella Mushrooms (chopped)
10 Cherry Tomatoes (chopped)
3/4 c Unsweetened Coconut Milk
1 Tbs Cumin
1/2 Tbs Turmeric
1/2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
2 Tbs Liquid Aminos
2 Cloves crushed garlic
2 Tbs of Ghee, Coconut Oil, Butter (fat of choice, I used Coconut Oil this time)

How to Make it: 

If you already have your chicken, potatoes and quinoa cooked, great! If not set those up to cook first. Follow the package for the quinoa. Cook your chicken however you prefer. I cooked chicken thighs in the oven at 375 for about 45 minutes (flip 1/2 way through and drain excess fat). You can bake your potatoes at the same time. 

Melt your fat in a large pan. Add your onions and cook over medium until translucent (about 3-5 minutes). Add the rest of the vegetables, except your tomatoes (leave those until the end so they don’t up too mushy). Cook for about 15 minutes stirring often. With about 5 minutes left add your tomatoes and garlic. I like to add my garlic at the end so I ensure it doesn’t burn. If you are using pre-cooked chicken and potatoes, add this in now so it has a chance to warm up.

Add your spices and mix well. Add your coconut milk and aminos. Continue to cook together for another 5 minutes. Make sure there is enough coconut milk for a light broth. Add more milk if necessary. Salt and pepper to taste.

Use your quinoa as a based and ladle your mixture on top. Enjoy!

In Health & Happiness,

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