What's In That Bowl?

by HEAB on February 3, 2010

I keep getting questions regarding the following picture…


I posted the picture to show my roasted kabocha, but several of you wanted to know about the veggies. CD and I eat a ton of stir-fried veggies and always make veggies the base of all our meals. You will never see us using vegetables as a topping on rice, pasta, etc. Again, veggies, ALWAYS the base. So I thought I’d share a few of our favorite ways to prepare them.

Our Method:

First you need a bit of fat. I always used to try and use spray oil from a can, but it doesn’t work nearly as well. CD usually cooks his vegetables in coconut oil or bacon (we like different veggies, and so we usually cook them in separate skillets side-by-side), and I like to cook mine with either 1/2 TBSP coconut oil, 1/2 TBSP ghee, or a slice of bacon.

Add 1/2 or 1 full chopped onion to your skillet with your fat of choice. Turn heat to medium-high and cook onion for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Then add your other chopped veggies. CD and I don’t mess around. My skillet usually gets filled with 1/2 onion, 1/2 bell pepper, 10 to 12 Brussels sprouts, and 1/2 a zucchini squash. Add salt and pepper to your liking and keep stirring for about 5 to 7 minutes. Next I add 8 ounces of fresh sliced mushrooms, and once those look cooked, I test my veggies by inserting a fork into the Brussels. Once they are done, I throw in a few handfuls of spinach and keep stirring until the spinach is wilted. That’s it. That’s what we eat for dinner most nights. The only thing that changes are our toppings.  

Some of my favorites bowls…

Veggies stir-fried with 1 slice of bacon and topped with a drizzle of tahini.


Veggies stir-fried in ghee and topped with nutritional yeast and tahini.


Um, I think this one was veggies stir fried with some chicken sausage and topped with tahini.


The following photo was as last night’s dinner. Veggies stir-fried with 1 slice of bacon and 2 whisked eggs added during the last minute of cooking. CD’s plate looked exactly the same with the addition of tons of Parm. :)


So, there you have it. How do you stir-fry? Oh, and I’d like to again thank my Dad for his wonderful Christmas gift of pots and pans. Dad, we use the skillets every night! :)

P.S. Have y’all done any of the Yoga Sculpt classes from YogaDownload? I’ve done them before, but I guess I’m out of yoga shape. After yesterday’s 30 minute class, I am sore. The bridge pose series at the end was intense!