Beet Greens, Swiss Chard and Vegetable Stir Fry (Chinese Style)Beet Greens, Swiss Chard and Vegetable Stir Fry with Apricot Sauce (Chinese Style)
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Beet Greens, Swiss Chard and Vegetable Stir Fry (Chinese Style)
1 bunch Beet Greens (tops from beets)
1 bunch Swiss Chard
1 Green Cabbage, medium size
1 lb. Carrots
4 ribs Celery
1-1/2 lbs. Onions
1 lb. Green Beans, fresh or frozen
1 lb. Peas, frozen
2 lbs. Tofu, firm
2 tbsp. Ginger, ground
Hot Sauce or Cayenne Pepper (to taste)
10-12 Apricots, pitted fresh or 24 dried halves
8-10 Dates, pitted
4 tbsp. Sesame Seeds
2 tbsp. Corn Starch
1/4 cup Soy Sauce or Bragg Aminos
1/4 tsp. Smoke Flavor
3 cups Brown Rice cooked in 6 cups Water

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Beet greens, Swiss chard and vegetable stir fry with apricot sauce (Chinese Style) is a delightful vegan recipe that takes about one hour to prepare and cook.

This recipe will make 6 to 8 servings as a main meal.  We prepare it in our wok, but it can also be made in a large pot on the stove top, or in a large baking dish in the microwave oven.

We begin by placing the rice pot and water on the stovetop and turning the heat on to high.

While the rice water is heating, we start washing, cleaning and peeling the vegetables.

When the rice water begins to boil, add the rice, cover, and lower the heat to simmer, and cook until all of the water is absorbed into the rice, then turn off the heat.

Use a food processor to shred and cut the vegetables, which are then placed in the wok. Add the green beans, peas, ginger, and hot sauce.

We add about 1/2 cup of water to the wok to aid in stir frying.

While the veggies are cooking, we alternate back and forth between our stir frying and preparing the sauce and cubing the tofu

Place the apricots, dates, sesame seeds, soy sauce, corn starch, and smoke flavor in the container of a high speed blender with 3/4 cup of water.  Cover, and run the blender at high speed until the contents are smooth.

Cut the blocks of tofu into small cubes.

When the veggies are cooked, reduce the heat to simmer and add the sauce and cubed tofu and mix for a few more minutes to thicken and blend the sauce with the other ingredients.

Serve over a bed of brown rice and enjoy!

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Vegan FlagThe above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!