raw veggie stir fry

Ahhh Monday, why do you always arrive so quickly? I was greatly enjoying my day off lounging, reading, cooking and sleeping…let’s make a deal. Next week you just give us an extra Sunday k?

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Good Monday morning my readers! Hope you all had great weekends. As you can probably tell I did and didn’t want it to end! While I worked Saturday, I still got to spend time lounging in the sun and then Sunday, while it brought rain, allowed for some lazing around inside without feeling guilty that I’m not “enjoying the summer weather”. There’s a part of me that misses the cooler weather- I love being all snug and cozy inside. I got loads of prep done for the week too- a new hummus recipe, some raw pizza snack bites (I am SO excited to share these with you!) as well as almond milk, almond butter, coconut butter and some cookies.

So now getting into today’s recipe. I’m happy to report that I am keeping with my goal of putting together 2 nicer dinners for myself every week. While nothing I’ve been making has been complicated, they’ve sure been satisfying! Take this veggie stir-fry for example- the most difficult part is cooking the rice, it’s that simple!

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I’ve been wanting to try and make a raw veggie stir-fry for a while, ever since I discovered this method of preparing raw vegetables so they taste cooked. While in that post I used broccoli, it works great for lots of other vegetables and I knew that with the right marinade I could make them taste stir-fried.

Incorporating more raw vegetables in your diet is super beneficial! As I discussed in this post, since you don’t expose the vegetables to heat, all the nutrients remain intact as do the vegetable’s enzymes which allow you to gain more valuable nutrition from the food. In fact, you can even enhance the nutrition you gain from cooked food by incorporating some raw vegetables on your plate. Cool eh?

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And since you want to eat raw veggies more, it’s important to be able to prepare them many different ways! In this recipe I used a simple, Asian-inspired marinade to help soften and flavour the vegetables. I used broccoli, carrots and red peppers, but I suspect you could use others like cauliflower, green beans and snow peas as well! You can make these with or without a dehydrator and can serve with brown rice like I did for a high-raw meal or feel free to pair with some raw cauliflower/jicama rice for a completely raw dish!

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Raw Veggie Stir-Fry (Vegan, Gluten-free, Sugar-free, Raw)

Serves 2.

  • 1 small head of broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 a red pepper, chopped
  • 1 tbsp hemp oil (or sesame oil or oil of your choice)
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos/Bragg’s/nama shoyu
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp agave
  • 1/8 tsp red chilli flakes
  • sesame seeds
  • additional coconut aminos/Bragg’s/nama shoyu to finish

Mix the hemp oil, coconut aminos, garlic, vinegar, agave and chilli flakes in a small bowl. Put the vegetables in a ziploc bag and pour in the marinade. Massage the veggies to ensure they are all coated. Leave to marinate in the fridge for a few hours or overnight for the best flavour. I’ve also left it for 2 nights and it was delicious!

The next day, you can either serve the vegetables cold straight from the fridge, or if you have a dehydrator, you can spread the vegetables onto a Teflex lined tray and dehydrate for 1-1 1/2 hours to warm them. You could also try this in an oven set to it’s lowest temperature. I’ve also heard of some raw-foodists sun-cooking their food but I have never tried this.

Serve with short-grain brown rice or raw rice of your choice and sprinkle with sesame seeds and a little more coconut aminos/Bragg’s/nama shoyu if desired.

I’m submitting this recipe to Wellness Weekends!

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eating my stir-fry…it’s not the best pic but man was it difficult getting it! I can’t hold chop sticks to save my life in my left hand, so I was forced to juggle my camera in my left while maintaining a steady right hand. I felt I had to include this picture since I worked so hard to get it ;)

How was everyone else’s weekend?

Do any of you do lots of prep on the weekends to make weekday eating easier?

Hope this is the beginning to a wonderful week for all of you!

I’m sharing this recipe on Allergy Free Wednesday and Wellness Weekends!

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45 thoughts on “raw veggie stir fry

  1. so pretty gabby, I love the red and greens in the pics – it looks so fresh and inviting I just want to reach through the screen or pop in to share this with you!

    I LOVE cooler weather, being cozy is my middle name, Fall is by far my favorite season ;)

  2. Looks so good! Amazing what can be done with a plastic bag, a dehydrator, and a little creativity! I bet this meal tastes amazing – awesome Gabby!

  3. I haven’t made a raw stir fry in forever – great idea for the summer. I need to get more creative with dinner ideas. Keep posting to keep me motivated please Gabby! :)

  4. Never tried a raw “stir fry” – sounds totally like my kinda dish :)

    I love cosy days inside when it’s grey and rainy outside…. so good! I tend to get a lot of kitchen prep done on Sundays as well – I find it rather relaxing.

  5. Brilliant, Gabby! I am so going to try this. Not only did you inspire me to eat more raw veggies, but the idea of marinating them and gently warming them in the dehydrator is fantastic!

    • Aww thanks Carrie! It’s my go-to method for eating raw veggies when a smoothie or salad won’t do ;) plus it requires so little time on your part, making raw eating nice and easy. All you need is a little foresight lol

  6. I love the idea of just marinating the veggies and then using them immediately, rather than cooking them. Great tip!

    Your stir-fry looks fantastic, and I love your last chop-stick photo. From someone who can’t hold chopsticks in either hand to save her life, the photo is quite impressive! :-)

    • Thanks Kristy! The veggies get so flavourful and tender by just marinating them, there’s really no need to cook them! And in the summer heat, who would want to? ;)

      Haha thanks! I’m actually pretty good with chopsticks. I lived with a Korean girl for a summer and she whipped me into shape lol.

  7. I am so happy you shared this recipe, it looks and sounds amazing! I’m trying to get back on the raw food path and this is the perfect way to ease myself back into it. I can’t wait to make this, it sounds awesome! It even seems like it could be portable enough for me to bring on weddings so I actually am guaranteed good, nutritious foods to fuel my long days. I am also so curious about coconut aminos, I should really check that out! I’ve seen it at Whole Foods, I should take a closer look the next time I’m there :)

    I’m glad you were able to enjoy a nice relaxing Sunday! I think I have this weekend off and I’m so looking forward to resting and I definitely won’t be feeling guilty if I choose to be a lazy bum and not go out ;) I’m also planning on getting in the kitchen which will definitely be nice :)

    Awesome recipe lady :) I am inspired every time you post your beautiful and creative meals. Hope you are having a great Monday!

    • It’s funny how easy it is to have more and more cooked food sneaking it’s way into our diet isn’t it? I definitely think this would be easily portable and is soo good eaten cold. I really enjoy coconut aminos- I use it every now and then in the place of Bragg’s. I like that is lessens the amount of soy I eat and is raw!

      Yes my day off yesterday was lovely, but simply wasn’t long enough, days off never are ;) I’m already looking forward to the next one! You absolutely deserving some time to relax and do nothing. No feeling guilty allowed! You should just watch movies, lounge and make delicious food. Ideal weekend :)

      Thanks so much Sarah, you really are the sweetest :) I’m having a bad day as far as my energy goes, but you brightened my day, as always!

      Hope you’re having a good day yourself my dear!

  8. This stir fry looks so easy and amazingly healthy! I will have to try it! I have yet to get on the “massaged” veggie bandwagon but have been meaning to try.

    I know your pain with photographing one handed and trying to balance in the other. I’ve had a few pics like that and what people haven’t seen is all the dropped food everywhere! The behind the scenes of food photography is not pretty….but your pic came out pretty so thats all that matters!

  9. These veggies sound tasty, I bet they’d be great straight from the bag! My uncle ordered a sun-cooker-thingy from an Amish catalog. The way he described it was like some kind of reflective fold-out material that he could put a pot of stew in the middle and all the reflected heat would be enough to slow-cook it when left in the sun. Worked great!

  10. i’m super interested in coconut aminos. i hear this is a good soy-free substitute for soy sauce. what does it taste like? why do you use it (didn’t think you were soy free so just curious)? any other details? where do you get it? i haven’t looked for it yet. let me know! stir fry looks yummy!

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