“We should all be eating fruits and vegetables as if our lives depend on it – because they do.” ~ Michael Greger
Last week my husband Ben and I sat at out kitchen table with Trish Lyons, my wonderful PA, and our neighbours, Richard Jones and Jo Immig.
We spent the night talking about the climate crisis, and a new environmental not-for-profit I have created and the directions we might go with it. It was an evening of spirited debate, good company, considered conversation and simple home-cooked food.
One of the stars of the meal was this stir-fry of seasonal vegetables from our own garden and the local farmers markets.
The delicate flavours of the vegetables were enhanced with a little fresh rosemary. It seems so simple, but it was super yum!
If you wanted to make it into a complete meal I’d start with some tofu or tempeh, or a handful of cashews.
We ate our stir-fry with baked root vegetables and roasted free-range organic chicken.
Ingredients (Adjust quantities to suit)
- two cups of mushrooms, sliced
- two cups of zucchini, sliced
- one cup of whole cherry tomatoes
- one bunch of fresh asparagus, trimmed and halved
- one tablespoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of butter (use all oil if you are vegan)
- one tablespoon of fresh rosemary leaves (dried are okay too)
- salt and pepper
- one tablespoon of Coconut Aminos or Braggs Aminos – or you could use Tamari, Soy Sauce or even Worcestershire Sauce
- Place a large heavy-bottomed frypan over high heat.
- Add the oil and butter and as soon as they are melted and combined throw in the zucchini. Add a good grind of salt and pepper and then stir for a minute until they are coated in oil and are softening a little. They’ll let go some juice, and that’s a good thing!
- Throw in the mushrooms and fresh rosemary. Stir fry for another minute or two.
- Now add the cherry tomatoes and asparagus. Then add the Aminos or sauce of your choice. Stirfry until the asparagus becomes bright green. This won’t take long, just a minute or two.
- Spoon into a serving bowl and you’re ready to go!