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Saturday, January 21, 2012

10 Minute Dinner!

We have all heard that "fast food" is unhealthy, but I am here to tell you, that is not true! If you have some fresh or frozen veggies and some left over brown rice, you have a vegan, gluten free feast in 10 minutes! I absolutely love beautiful food, and nothing satisfies the eye and the palate like the beauty of the plant kingdom. With a little planning, this could be an option for you any day of the week, ready to whip up at a moment's notice. This meal is loaded with Lycopene and Vitamins. Lycopene is a bright red carotenoid that gives the red bell pepper, and other richly colored foods such as carrots, tomatoes, purple cabbage, etc. their amazing color.  Lycopene is also present in human serum and skin as well as the liver, adrenal glands, lungs, prostate and colon. Lycopene is not a vitamin or an essential nutrient, though it is quite beneficial to overall health, as it is a powerful antioxidant, helping protect your cells against aging and damage of oxidation. Try to get bright red or orange food into your menu daily!

All you need are:
3 Tbsp. water or vegetable broth
  organic red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 onion, diced or sliced thinly
3 carrots, mandoline sliced
2 handfuls green beans or sugar snap peas
1 pkg. organic firm tofu, cubed (this dish is delicious without it too!)
salt, pepper if desired 
bottled sauce of choice, (my favorite is Duck Sauce!) or whisk 1/4 cup Braggs, 1/4 cup water, 3 Tbsp. Florida Crystals, and 3 Tbsp arrowroot or cornstarch, pour over mixture when adding all of the veggies.

Saute the onion 3 minutes in 3 Tbsp. water or veg broth. Add remaining ingredients, cook an additional 7 minutes. serve over bed of brown rice!

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~ Shelley