Eric and I have both been feeling like we are coming down with something this week. For whatever reason, we have just been feeling a bit tired and not ourselves. I thought tonight would be the perfect night to make an immunity-boosting stir-fry to prevent any worsening of our condition.
This is also a great recipe for the Back To School season. Being in tight quarters with kids and adults can make the healthiest of people feel under the weather. I know when I am cooking with garlic, ginger, lemon, greens, and brightly coloured vegetables I am often feeling back to my old self in no time.
Get Your Glo Back: Immunity Booster Stir-Fry
- 3 tomatoes, chopped
- red, orange, yellow pepper, chopped
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 1/2 T lemon juice
- 2 T EVOO
- 1 clove fresh garlic, minced
- 1/4 t fresh ginger, minced
- Splash of Red wine vinegar
- Very small pinch of cayenne pepper (only if you like spice!)
- Fresh or dried parsley (to taste)
- Grain: Noodles, lentils, rice, etc (I used whole wheat pasta)
Directions: Chop up all veggies and throw into large skillet. Add sauce ingredients (lemon, EVOO, garlic, ginger, cayenne, vinegar) and stir well. Cook on low-medium for 15-20 minutes and serve over a bed of grains.
The veggies, before adding sauce ingredients:
The sauce makers:
This meal was SO satisfying. Just what the Doctor ordered. I went back for seconds. ;)
Mmmmm. I’m already thinking of having this for leftovers tomorrow.
Dessert was a healthy serving of Vitamin C!
What foods do you like to eat when you feel a cold coming on?
Check out where Eric and I are going this weekend for our anniversary. I’ve heard rave reviews from many of you. Does anyone have any recommendations on which location to go to?