>> Friday, June 11, 2010
We recently bought a container of Lakewood 100% organic carrot juice. We're both not huge juice fans . . . so besides drinking it, we tried coming up with some creative ways to use it in our everyday recipes. This stir-fry experiment works beautifully.
Why carrot juice? It's one of the richest sources of vitamin A that can be used in the daily diet. It also ranks high as a source of the other vitamins, especially those of the B complex. Its mineral content is equally rich, and includes calcium, copper, magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, chlorine, sulfur, and iron. (Source and more info . . .)
In addition, Lakewood lists these benefits in the bottle:
- Reduce Phytosensitivity and improve eye health
- Strenghten the immune system and promote healthy cell growth
- Help support healthy liver functions and fight anemia
- Reduce the risk factors related to Heart Disease such as High Blood Pressure
Go grab a container of this juice and get cooking!
What you'll need . . .
- 1 tbsp potato starch (or corn starch)
- 3/4 cup pure carrot juice
- 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp horseradish
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- Black pepper, to taste
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 onion, sliced
- 2 small parsnips, skinned and chopped
- 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
- Large zucchini, chopped
Method . . .
- In a large bowl, mix together the potato starch and carrot juice, then add the vinegar, sugar, horseradish, soy sauce, ginger and pepper until well mixed. Set aside.
- In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry the garlic and onion in oil about 5 minutes.
- Add the parsnips and cook for five minutes over medium to medium-high heat. They should start to soften.
- Add the mushrooms and zucchini and stir-fry for another 2 to 3 minutes -- you want them still slightly crisp (not soggy).
- Add the sauce mix to the veggies and cook until mixture thickens, approx 5 to 7 minutes.
One of our other favorite juicy recipes includes POM pomegranate juice (and it's also inspired by Richard Simmons!). So, if you're looking for a perfect dessert compliment for this simple stir-fry, check out our Pomegranate Dream Cakes.
Have you ever used juice in your cooking or baking? Let us know! Just leave us a comment or shoot us an email at neverhomemaker [at] gmail [dot] com.
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