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Spring In A Bowl :: A Vegetable Stir Fry Using The Freshest Tastes Of Spring!

March 25, 2014

Spring In a Bowl :: A Vegetable Stir Fry Using The Freshest Tastes of Spring!
This weekend I decided to give winter a swift kick in the backside.

An encouraging nudge, if you will.

I continue to open my curtains to snow instead of grass morning after morning…and I have had it!

There is nothing I look forward to more as our farmer’s markets start waking up in April than spring veggies! And I decided to put a little spring in our bowls for lunch this weekend!

Spring In a Bowl :: A Vegetable Stir Fry Using The Freshest Tastes of Spring!
We really enjoy using bright green asparagus and spring peas during the spring months, but I never thought to try using radishes.

Spring In a Bowl :: A Vegetable Stir Fry Using The Freshest Tastes of Spring!
My friend Jessica over at Simply Health Home kept telling me how great radishes cooked up – that the taste and texture was similar to potatoes. I finally decided to try it a couple weeks back and I was shocked at how true it was! The harsh peppery flavor vanishes, and they become sweet and tender. They take on the flavor of the butter, garlic and seasonings you cook them in and they are addicting! And a great option if you are on an autoimmune protocol and can’t have potatoes.

Spring In a Bowl :: A Vegetable Stir Fry Using The Freshest Tastes of Spring!
Both of my girls had never had radishes before so I was wondering what they would say about them. I didn’t draw much attention to them (this is *key* when introducing new food to toddlers!) other than mentioning how pretty they were. They ate them without missing a beat or questioning.

It was a delicious lunch! Let me know if you give it a shot – and happy spring!

Spring In A Bowl :: A Vegetable Stir Fry

Asparagus and radish are some of my favorite spring veggies. I pulled them all together with real food pantry staples for a lovely stir fry.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan stir fry recipe, vegetable stir fry, vegetable stir fry recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Renee - www.raisinggenerationnourished.com

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup friendly fat to cook in butter, coconut oil, etc. I used bacon grease from the morning – I implore you to try this because the flavor is amazing when you stir fry in bacon grease!
  • 1 medium onion sliced long
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 3 cups radishes quartered
  • 1 bunch of asparagus chopped (I’m starting to see them better priced in the store but start check farmer’s markets around mid to late April)
  • 1 cup peas I get large bags of frozen organic peas at Costco
  • 2 tsp all purpose seasoning
  • Sea salt/pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large fry pan sauté the onion with a few pinches of sea salt to bring out their juices and sweeten. Do this on medium/high for a good 7-10 minutes. This is key – they become very sweet and kid friendly in taste and make the whole thing taste so good!
  • Add the garlic and cook for a minute.
  • Add the rest of the veggies and the seasoning and cook on medium for about 15 or so minutes until the veggies are cooked, soft, and sweet. Add more friendly fat or a little broth if it feels too dry.

Tips:

    • I served this for lunch with shredded raw cheese on top. We had some leftovers for the next day. You could add some chicken if you want!
    • Cut up the pieces smaller if you have little mouths chewing. My girls did fine chewing this size but they are used to it.
    • Change up the seasoning to what your family likes! Curry? Italian? Chipotle?
    • THIS is my all time favorite All Purpose Seasoning – it is amazing!
    • If you are serving this for dinner on a busy day, chop all the veggies the night before! Shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes to cook up once you get home in the evening!

Spring In a Bowl :: A Vegetable Stir Fry Using The Freshest Tastes of Spring!
Has spring sprung where you live?! How are you using your spring veggies?

This post was shared at Fat Tuesday, Allergy Free Wednesdays, Real Food Wednesdays, and Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable!

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  • Reply Eileen @ Phoenix Helix April 2, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    I’ve started cooking radishes this year too, but love your idea of putting them in a vegetable medley. Thanks for sharing the recipe at the Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable. I hope you’ll join us again. Here’s to spring everywhere!

    • Reply Renee Kohley April 2, 2014 at 9:51 pm

      My pleasure Eileen! Great round up 🙂

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  • Reply Connie May 2, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    This vegetable stir fry looks wonderful. Can it be served like a salad ,cold or room temperature ?

  • Reply Kirsten August 22, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Renee,
    Thanks for this recipe! I’ve added it to the Farm Fresh Feasts Visual Recipe Index by Ingredient, a resource for folks like me who love to eat from the farm share.
    I appreciate your help in making this index better!

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