How to stir fry vegetables from Stephanie Weaver | Gluten-free, vegan, paleo, Whole30, migraine-friendly

How to stir fry vegetables

Have you ever wondered how to get all the veggies cooked properly in a stir fry? There are three keys to a good stir-fry: prep, the right pan, and the order you add vegetables to the pan.

If you don’t have a wok, I recommend using a large stainless steel or well-seasoned cast iron skillet, something that can take high heat. It is safe to use extra virgin olive oil for this, although it may smoke a bit. I prefer using cococonut oil, which tolerates heat well and provides medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), a type of fat that is excellent for the brain.

Prep all your vegetables before starting the stir fry. I like to put them in little dishes, lined up in the order I will use them. This allows me to put the stir fry together quickly, focus on the prep, not forget any items, and cook each component for the proper amount of time. This is referred to as mise en place (French for “putting in place”) and is something I now do as I have become a more proficient home cook.

Suitable for:

all diets

How to stir fry vegetables from Stephanie Weaver | Gluten-free, vegan, paleo, Whole30, migraine-friendly

How to stir fry vegetables

How to stir fry vegetables
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Servings 3 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 carrots sliced on the diagonal
  • 3 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 3 onions (green) scallions, spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 bell peppers any color, thinly sliced
  • 1 summer squash thinly sliced
  • 1/2 bunch kale or beet greens, thinly sliced
  • 3 sprigs thyme (fresh) lemon or regular
  • 1 tsp sea salt omit for migraine and low-sodium diets
  • 1/2 lemons omit for migraine diet
  • 1 tbsp Bragg's liquid aminos (or tamari) omit for migraine or paleo diet, can sub coconut aminos for paleo diet

Notes

You can use any type of vegetables in a stir fry. Try radishes (and their greens), beets, and any type of greens.