Saturday, January 21, 2012

Winter Veggie Stir-Fry

Here's a simple but delicious stir-fry using the bounty from Winter.  Feel free to sub any of your favorites in that you find in the farmer's market.  This combination was just perfect.

Winter Veggie Stir-Fry


2 Tbs. olive oil
1 onion, halved and sliced (both halves)
3 carrots, sliced in diagonal
3 celery sticks, sliced
1 green bell pepper, quartered and sliced
2 small turnips or 1 large, thinly sliced
2 King oyster mushrooms, halved width wise and thinly sliced into long strips
2 cups of baby dino kale, chopped
Soy sauce to taste
Cooked brown rice


In a large pan, heat the oil over medium high heat.  When hot add the onion, carrots, celery, bell pepper and turnips.  Stir frequently for five to seven minutes, until they just become fork-tender.  Add the mushrooms and cook for an additional two minutes.  Add the kale and soy sauce and cook until the kale just starts to wilt and turns a bright green, about two or three minutes.  Serve over brown rice.  Feeds five hungry vegans.


  1. I love kale and turnips in stir-fries, but I remember when my kids were young and refused to eat any "white things" like turnips or parsnips. I used to try to sneak them into soups by grating them — sometimes it worked. I loved the flavor they added.

  2. A picture IS worth a thousand words. I feel the freshness and warmth of this dish. Everything cooked to perfection. No mushy vegetables here.

    Thanks for sharing and I will prepare this for us soon.

    Happy Day, Happy Night.

  3. Stir Fry is one thing I never think to make. Very pretty picture!

  4. Andrea, oh, we parents can be so tricky when it comes to trying to get our little ones to eat their veggies!

    WM, thanks! Hope you enjoy it.

    S.V., it's so easy, you should do it. Thanks for the pic compliment. :-)

  5. That is a gorgeous plate of food! I must remember to use kale in stir fry...never comes to mind for that somehow. But, we all know that you do wonderful things with kale....

  6. those mushrooms look DIVINE. just love veggies plain & simple......i am so not into making a huge fuss these days, just real food tastes so divine, it doesn't need much else!

  7. Rose, thank you! Kale is great to slip in anywhere you can - as the centerpiece for a dish or part of an ensemble.

    GSGV, these mushrooms tasted divine, too. Sometimes simple is a refreshing change from busy recipes.

  8. That sounds and looks like a beautiful, nourishing meal! Gorgeous pic and I love the plate!! :)