Thursday, May 13, 2010

Raw Vegan Stir Fry with Homemade Teriyaki Marinade

I've blogged about this before, but since I made it again, this time for a class I gave on dehydrating this afternoon, I thought I'd post it again since it's so delicious, healthy and colorful...


The last time I made this, I used fresh vegetables from my fridge. This time, because I wanted a more authentic Asian veggie combo, I simply chose to use a large bag of Asian vegetables from my freezer.

The first step was to defrost the vegetables, then make the marinade. I then mixed the thawed veggies and the marinade together in a large bowl, and spooned the vegetables onto the dehydrator sheet, making sure to spread them evenly, without layering...


But beware...unless you want little hands stealing bits and pieces, make sure to keep them away from the edge of the counter...


I dehydrated these for about an hour and a half and I wish you could have smelled it as the marinade heated up. Everyone who entered my house, and later, the cultural hall at my church where I gave the class, said how good it smelled...


While it was dehydrating, I put some rice in the rice maker, and we had a beautiful, healthy meal that all the kids enjoyed. Here's the card...

Raw Vegan Stir Fry with Homemade Teriyaki Marinade

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For the teriyaki marinade:
* ½ cup nama shoyu (If you don't have access to this, you can just use regular soy sauce. Nama shoyu is just a healthy, unpasteurized version of soy sauce.)
* ½ cup sesame oil
* ¼ cup agave nectar (If you don't have access to this, you can use honey.)
* 3 Tbsp lemon juice
* 2 Tbsp onion powder
* 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
* ½ tsp toasted sesame seeds, optional
* ⅛ tsp cayenne
* 3 cloves garlic, crushed
For the stir fry:
* -Carrots
* -Zucchini
* -Broccoli
* -Cauliflower
* -Red bell peppers
* -Green bell peppers
* -Mushrooms
* -Roasted sesame seeds


To make the marinade, place all of the above ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

1. To make the Teriyaki vegetable stir fry, I used my food processor to slice a variety of vegetables I had in my fridge. You could really use any vegetables you have lying around. Get creative! Once my vegetables were sliced, I dumped them into a bowl, poured on the Teriyaki sauce and stirred until all the vegetables were coated.

2. The next step was to spread the veggies out on Teflex sheets in the dehydrator. If you don’t have a dehydrator, you could lightly oil a large cookie sheet and spread the vegetables out on that. In the dehydrator, dehydrate for 1 to 2 hours at 125 degrees. If you are using the oven, turn it to it’s lowest setting, prop the door open with a wooden spoon, and dehydrate until vegetables start softening, probably 1 to 2 hours as well.

3. When the vegetables have softened, remove from teflex sheets and serve over rice.

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alessandra said...

The little hand stealing is fabulous ;)
I would have chosen the same item to steal.

Jb said...

So, this falls in the category of raw foods? Do the veggies come out chewy? I've never tried any raw recipes before because they didn't appeal to me, but this looks yummy.

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Jb, the veggies turn out exactly as if you had stir fried them. Tender, but still a little bit crisp. And yes, they are considered raw because they are not heated above 116 degrees, which leaves the enzymes intact, making them easier to digest, which gives the body more energy. Let me know if you try them. Every single person in my family loved them!

BarbaraJo said...

I was so sad that I couldn't make it to the class. I had to get the boys off to the mountains and pack our bags for our trip. Do you have any leftovers/?