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Oriental Stir Fry

I am calling this by a semi generic name, because I was winging it and it came out awesome. I used a cast iron fry pan, but a wok would have probably been better. So let’s get cooking.

  • 2 TBS olive or peanut oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 or 3 garlic cloves chopped or a small scoop of minced garlic
  • 1 medium carrot sliced
  • 3/4 cup of mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 cup of green pepper chopped
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 1/2 cup of sliced pepperoni, chopped chicken breast or cubed tofu
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth, rice wine or sherry
  • 1/4 cup oriental seasoning from Mustard Seed Workshop, http://www.mustardseedherbs.com/index.html
  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce

Heat pan or wok on stove, add oil, peanut or olive oil. Add onions, garlic, carrots, mushrooms, green peppers, and celery and cook until they are semi done. Add pepperoni, chicken or tofu as desired, chicken broth, rice wine or sherry, as desired, oriental seasoning and light soy sauce. Stir fry to blend the ingredients, etc. Serve over rice or noodles.

This dish came out exceptionally well, mostly due to the oriental seasoning, which is made up of, Sesame Seeds, Red Pepper, Dehydrated Garlic, Dehydrated Onion, Green Pepper, Black Pepper, Celery, Lemon Peel, Mustard Seed and Freeze-Dried Whole Lemon. It’s better if you can order the blend from the Mustard Seed Workshop, but you can also try to make up your own blend.

The veggies are flexible, I might of added some string beans to the mix. The pepperoni is non traditional, but gives the stir fry an extra zing. Maybe just the thing to get kids to eat their veggies. Chicken or tofu could have been substituted for the pepperoni. The measurements on each ingredient were guesses after the stir fry was made, so is totally flexible. Sherry or rice wine could have been substituted for the chicken broth. A very inexpensive meal to make, the most expensive item was the pepperoni. This dish could have easily been made vegan.

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