Eat This Recipe: Happy StirFRIDAY!

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Welcome to the weekend everyone! You’ve no doubt worked hard to get here, so why not reward yourself with a meal that’s full of flavor, easy to make AND scales well for leftovers?

Traditional stir frying can be traced back to the Han dynasty when folks started cooking thinly sliced pieces of food over very high heat using woks. While I’d like to own a real wok someday, and possess the kitchen set up to heat one properly (thus embracing the traditional Chinese cooking technique) my current stove top and 12 inch saute pan with sloped sides will do just fine for now.

The trick to getting your stir fry as close to authentic as possible is in working with a fairly high heat that reaches everything in your pan so you need to slice your ingredients thin and avoid overcrowding. If you’re making a large quantity to eat throughout the week, or don’t have a large pan, just cook everything in batches. Don’t worry, the high heat will make it go quickly.

Pair your stir fry with rice, quinoa, soba noodles, whatever your heart desires. It’s also great by itself. Now, go! Enjoy your stir fry and your well-deserved weekend! And if you have a favorite stir fry recipe you want to show off, tell us about it in the comments.

Paleo Chicken Pepper Stir-Fry – This is a super simple recipe that delivers in flavor. Feel free to adjust the level of seasoning to your liking or throw other veggies in there.

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Nutritional Info: One serving = 7.8g Carbs, 16.8g Fat, 55g Protein, 413.3 Calories

Pork Stir Fry with Green Onion – Here we have a slightly more complex recipe that introduces cornstarch as a thickening agent. It’s a small extra step that leads to an amazing sauce.

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Nutritional Info: One serving = 5.5g Carbs, 18.2g Fat, 24.9g Protein, 286.4 Calories

Stir Fried Japanese Eggplant with Ginger and Miso Recipe – Now we’re talking interesting ingredients! This recipe proves that Japanese eggplant is a great partner for miso and ginger, while also standing on its own as a meat-free meal.

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Nutritional Info: One serving = 28.8g Carbs, 14.7g Fat, 5.1g Protein, 249 Calories

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