Immune Boosting Shitake & Veg Stir Fry
Shitake & Veg Stir Fry
Holistic Dietitian & Nutritionist
Here is one of my
Shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula
Their powerful immune-modulating and anti-tumour actions make them ideal as an adjunct therapy in cancer, for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Other medicinal mushrooms include maitake, reishi, and
- 1/4 cup tamari (gluten-free soy sauce)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 2-inch piece ginger, minced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon chilli paste (optional)
- 1 large carrot, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 spring onions, chopped
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 1/2 cup okra, trimmed
- 1 cup
- 1 cup eggplant, sliced
- 1 cup sliced and dried shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula
- 1 teaspoon Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng) root, sliced and dried OR powdered (optional)
- Place dried shiitake mushrooms into a bowl and pour boiling water over the top. Let them sit for 15 minutes while you chop the veggies, then drain and set mushrooms aside.
- Into a wok over medium-high heat, heat coconut oil. Add ginger, onions, drained mushrooms, and carrots and let cook for 1 minute. Add ginseng, garlic, chilli, eggplant, okra, broccoli, and
wombok. Put a lid on wok and let cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Toss and continue to cook and toss without a lid for another 2 minutes.
- Add sesame oil and toss again. Cook for another 3 minutes until liquid has cooked off and vegetables are tender.
- Top with chopped spring onions and serve with brown rice for a warming, hearty, and immune-boosting meal!
You don’t need all of these veggies, whatever you have in the fridge will do. These are just some of my favourite
asianveggies and it happens to be market day today, so I could get them all!
You can buy good quality organic shiitake mushrooms and Korean ginseng online, here. Alternately, find them at any
asiangrocery store or sometimes in the asiansection of the supermarket.