Empty the Fridge Stir Fry
Don’t waste a thing! Instead make an “Empty the Fridge” Stir Fry
Cook enough brown rice for the family. Or use the 3-in-1 spiral slicer to make zucchini spaghetti.
Put a tablespoon of coconut oil or a little water in your wok.
Use any or all of the veggies you don’t want to waste.
Add bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, and your favorite non GMO gluten-free soy sauce Add chili sauce if desired.
In this one, we used red, yellow and orange peppers, zucchini, cauliflower, broccoli, onion, garlic, garbanzo beans, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, turmeric, Chinese five spice, and parsley.
Coconut’s POWerful Benefits
Coconut Oil is a saturated fat that aids in blood sugar control, reduces cholesterol, fights off candida, fights against aging and is excellent for skin and hair care.
- Use Coconut Oil for cooking. Never heat liquid oils. Heating olive oil, grapeseed oil, sesame oil, peanut oil, walnut oil, avocado oil, fish oil or any other liquid oil reduces their nutritional benefits.
- Use Coconut Oil in the place of butter. Baked potatoes, baked sweet potatoes are delicious topped with coconut oil. Coconut oil is great for cooking your favorite stir fry. Spread on your favorite healthy bread and top with raw honey or almond butter or your favorite healthy spread.
- Coconut Oil has other uses. Steve had an itchy scalp and tried many products that did not solve his problem. He learned that using coconut oil on the scalp helps and it did, almost instantly.
- We also suggest that you use it as a sunscreen and moisturizer. Apply Coconut Oil directly to the skin thirty minutes before sun exposure. It will keep your skin moisturized and protected for most people.
- Use Coconut milk and water in smoothies
1/3 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup fresh pineapple juice
1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks
6 ice cubes
Blend all and enjoy
This smoothie is great to freeze in your popsicle mold to get on a hot summer day or as a refreshment on any day. Add a little mint, ginger, lemon or lime for a little zip.
The bedtime routine includes setting up the automatic coffee maker with a new filter and enough coffee to make it strong. And, since I am the first one to arrive at work, I make the coffee there too. How much coffee can you drink in a day? “Oh just one more cup…” As a Rock ‘n’ Roll DJ, I think it’s where much of my frenetic energy was coming from.
Of course, this describes a time before I had the health issues that got my attention and began to turn me away from bad habits, drinking coffee included. Now, I read that Coffee Withdrawal has symptoms strong enough to qualify as a mental disorder.Take a moment to read the article by Matt Peckham in “Time,” titled Caffeine Withdrawal Is Now a Mental Disorder
There’s a funny thing about pain; you remember you had it, but you can’t actually feel it again. This is one memory that burns in my brain though. When I quit coffee and cigarettes on the same weekend, I learned the truth that pain hurts! Headaches, fatigue, and inability to focus go along with giving up coffee. I remember joint pain, especially in my knees, that made me want to moan out loud.
Fortunately, as with most food addictions, withdrawal symptoms last a few hours, or maybe a few days. When I quit, it took three days to initially clear my system. The withdrawal symptoms can be strong, enough that they have included coffee withdrawal in the list of mental disorders.
We encourage you to get crazy. It will prove to be short term. The reward? You will be unchained.
3-in-1 Spiral Veggie Slicer
Look at our new favorite kitchen tool – the 3-in-1 Spiral Vegetable Slicer. Love, love, love it! OK, the asparagus is part of the dish. The zucchini noodles are a product of the slicer. They come out about the size of spaghetti, and when you use your favorite, veggie pasta sauce, there’s not much difference. Looks good. Tastes great!
Three pop-in blades make it easy to do noodles in two sizes and to also slice curls with lots of different veggies. Want to make your own chips? Have at it.
We like it. We’ve found it to be easy to use and handy. Want one, or want more info? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. See it here.
This dish is easy. For two people we use one medium size zucchini topped with chopped asparagus, and dressed with cherry tomatoes. Use your favorite dressing. Here’s one of ours:
Ingredients: 1 cup of grapeseed oil Vegenaise, 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar, a little distilled water, 1/2 tsp basil, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, and 1/2 tsp parsley.
Directions: Place all ingredients in a a shaker bottle or small bowl. Shake or whisk until well mixed. Drizzle over the dish to your own taste.
We have equipped the Cooper kitchen with favorite tools that make the eat, drink and go veggie lifestyle easier than you expect. Many of these we found through Hallelujah Acres and you may as well. The links will take you there for information. If you choose to purchase, please use referral code GQO.
Helpful tools are:
- Large and medium strainers
- Stainless steel pots, pans, and utensils
If you have questions about any of these, please ask. When we have group dinners, we demonstrate how to use each one. To get in on a dinner, if you’re in the vicinity of Asheville, just let us know you’re interested.