Gluten-free and Allergen-Free: Luke's Hawaiian Stir-Fry
Posted Apr 18 2012 5:24pm
Yesterday I posted on my facebook wall that my 15-year old son was making dinner and that I was reaping the benefits of getting my children in the kitchen at early ages and teaching them to cook and bake. Yes, all you moms of young children or the not-so-young children - there are definite perks to all for getting your children in the kitchen and helping them to learn to cook and bake! This, of course, I learned from my own mom! Thanks Mom! The request then came for the recipe, so here is Luke's Hawaiian Stir-Fry. This recipe is naturally gluten-free and is allergen-free (milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat) with soy being the only allergen included, which could be deleted.
Luke's Hawaiian Stir-Fry
2 Tablespoons of acceptable thickener (cornstarch, tapioca, arrowroot, etc.)
1/4 cup Bragg Liquid Aminos or Soy Sauce
1 cup of orange juice
1 cup of broth
1 teaspoon dried ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon of cooking sherry
1/3 cup sugar or acceptable sweetener
To make the sauce, combine the ingredients in a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until thickened, then set aside.
1-1/2 to 2 cups chopped carrots
1 red pepper, chopped
3 cups broccoli florets
1 to 1-1/2 cups onion, chopped in large wedges
1 to 2 cups snow peas
2 cups pineapple, cut bite size pieces
1 Tablespoon oil
This dish is excellent served over rice. If you plan on doing so, cook your rice and set aside. In a very large frying pan, saute the onion in a small amount of oil until they are fully cooked and translucent. Add the red pepper and cook for 1-2 minutes. Then add the broccoli and snow peas cooking until desired crispness or tenderness. Lastly add the pineapple and cook only to heat through. Add the sauce to the cooked vegetables and serve over rice. This makes approximately five dinner entree size servings. Add more vegetables to serve additional people. Copyright Lisa A. Lundy, 2012.
Here is a picture of the stir-fry in progress:
Here is a picture of the entree plated:
This is a relatively fast and healthy meal! No food coloring, no food dyes, no preservatives! Fresh whole foods! And, yes - he did all of the food prep and cooking for this meal! Aaaaaah. The joys of having children that can make dinner while you fb...Let me know if you make this dish what you think! The sauce is not spicy. Enjoy my friends, enjoy!