Peanut Stir Fry

Hey there! Stir frys are actually awesome, in case you didn’t know. They’re loaded with veg (one of my favourite things), have a delicious sauce (another one of my faves), and this one has peanut butter (my ALL TIME favourite thing). This stir fry is also pretty much fool-proof and can be served with any type of grain you’d like; rice, brown rice, quinoa, noodles, we’re making it work.

If you really need to, you can also switch out some of the veggies I used as well. Snap peas, red onion, and even cauliflower would work in here. And if you want to add in some cooked chicken or beans for protein then go ahead! What I’m saying is, this stir fry is really versatile and works with pretty much anything.

This sauce is OFF THE HOOK though. You’ve got creamy peanut butter, spicy sriracha, and a little salt from the soy sauce. So good. Enough talk. Let’s get to the stir fry.

Peanut Stir Fry

Serves: 1-2

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Stir Fry:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 a white onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 4 small mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 a head of broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • Green onion for topping (optional)

For the Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp sriracha
  • Sprinkle of red chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp water (or more if you want a thinner sauce)

Directions:

  1. Mix together all of the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add in all of the sliced veggies and cook until they’re tender, about 8-10 minutes. Add water to the pan if it starts to dry out, and stir often to prevent burning.
  3. Once the veggies are soft, add the sauce and cook for another minute. Make sure that all of the vegetables are evenly coated.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and serve the stir fry with noodles, quinoa, or by itself. Top with sliced green onion.

Enjoy this healthy and delicious meal idea! See you Wednesday;))

Yours Truly,

Olivia

Rainbow Stir-Fry

Hi guys! Stir-Fry is a quick and easy meal that tastes delicious. You can pack tons of veggies into it, and that’s what I did with this Rainbow Stir-Fry. The combo of veggies and amazing sauce makes this one of my favourite recipes! Hope you enjoy;)

Rainbow Stir-Fry

Serves: 2

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1/2 an onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 small mushrooms, sliced
  • Handful of snap peas
  • Handful of purple cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar (or white vinegar)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs water

Directions:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add in all of the veggies and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Mix the soy sauce, maple syrup, vinegar, sesame oil, garlic and water in a small bowl. Add to the pan and stir to coat the veggies in the sauce.
  3. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, then remove from the heat and serve over rice, quinoa or noodles.
  4. Enjoy!

Let me know what you think of this Stir-Fry! Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on Monday!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Beans and Broccoli

Hey there! Today I have another fantastic recipe that can be easily frozen and is great for meal prep. This take on beef and broccoli uses red kidney beans to make a delicious vegan meal. When the beans are fried, they resemble ground beef, and the seasoning used enhances their flavour. These beans and broccoli are great with quinoa, noodles, or in a salad. Hope you enjoy!

Beans and Broccoli

Serves: 2-3

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp + 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbs chili flakes
  • 1/2 tbs garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbs ginger
  • pepper to taste
  • 1/2 a head of broccoli, separated into small florets.
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 tbs sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • quinoa, for serving (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, mash up the beans, leaving some whole. Stir in 1 tsp soy sauce, the chili flakes, garlic powder, ginger, and pepper.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add in the bean mixture and the broccoli florets and cook for about fifteen minutes, until the broccoli is tender and the beans begin to resemble ground beef in texture; crumbly and firm.
  3. Mix the sesame oil, 1 tbs soy sauce, maple syrup and garlic in a small bowl. Pour over the beans and broccoli and stir, cooking for two more minutes.
  4. Serve over quinoa with green onion and enjoy!

Hopefully this recipe helps you get ahead this week:))

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Veggie Noodle Stir-Fry

Hello! Today’s recipe is a Veggie Noodle Stir-Fry. It’s packed with broccoli, spinach and bell peppers, and fried with a sauce that’s absolutely to die for! Plus, it takes less than 20 minutes to make from boiling the noodles to serving it up. I used whole wheat spaghetti, but feel free to use brown rice noodles or even rice or quinoa if you don’t have anything else on hand. Let’s get started!

Veggie Noodle Stir-Fry

Serves: 1

Total Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 85g whole wheat spaghetti (or other noodles)
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/2 a bell pepper (I used red), sliced thinly
  • 1 tsp olive oil

For the sauce:

  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbs sesame oil
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger

Directions:

  1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook the spaghetti for about 7 minutes, until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat and cook the broccoli and peppers until the broccoli is browned and the peppers are soft, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. While the veggies are cooking, make the sauce by mixing all of the ingredients together in a bowl.
  4. Once the peppers and broccoli are cooked, add the spinach and noodles into the pan and fry until the spinach is wilted. Next, add in the sauce and coat the veggies and noodles with it.
  5. Fry for a few more minutes, adding a bit of salt if needed. Remove from heat and enjoy!

This recipe is great for a quick lunch or dinner and is super easy to make. You can switch up the veggies that you use from time to time- I think that mushrooms would go great with this! Have a great week;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))))