Gluten Free Chicken, Broccoli and Asparagus Stir Fry

As your hippie chef you probably have guessed by now for me, stir fry is a staple in my culinary philosophy because of its speed of preparation and healthful cooking method. Always use organic ingredients if you can, and locally sourced food when possible. This stir fry is quite simple yet very tasty and full of nutrients. Gluten-free, heart-healthy and can be made vegan by replacing the chicken with firm tofu retaining the same cooking method.

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Gluten Free Chicken, Broccoli and Asparagus Stir Fry

Yield: 4 servings

Cook 1 cup of jasmine or basmati rice
4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into bite sized pieces
1 head of broccoli cut into bite sized pieces
1 bunch of asparagus cut into bite sized pieces
½ large yellow onion julienne
1 large handfull of super greens
1-1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/3 cup Kikoman™ gluten-free teriyaki sauce
2 teaspoons coconunt oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Get the rice cooking, salt and pepper the chicken and dredge with cornstarch. Prepare the remaining vegetables. When rice is done, heat coconut oil in a wok or large sauté pan add chicken and brown adding a little teriyaki sauce while browning. Add remaining vegetables and teriyaki sauce and stir fry for three minutes. Portion rice and serve as pictured.

©2017 Aron Bradley


Elton John BMW Chili

First let me clarify. This is not Sir Elton’s recipe although he was an inspiration. And I have no idea if he even owns a BMW. My lovely wife Val, shared a bizarre dream she had. She was at a restaurant by the airport in England. She ordered prime rib then suddenly, after taking her order the staff asked her to leave saying they were closing. She was still hungry and had a flight to catch so she went to another restaurant and the only thing they had left on the menu was ‘Elton John BMW Chili’. She then woke up from her strange dream wondering why or how that entered her subconscious. She shared the dream with me and I thought what a cool name for a chili. So I thought it had to be zesty, colorful and interesting. OK…good challenge but the BMW stumped me till I thought it could stand for ingredients. The ‘B’ is for Black beans, the ‘M’ is for Mutton (lamb) and the ‘W’ for White beans and the rest is history. By the way, I am also a musician and I thought it was about time to honor one of my musical heroes. Gluten-free, high protein and flamboyant this chili with the interesting name is sure to please.

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Elton John BMW Chili

Yield: 4-6 servings

2 lbs. grass fed lamb shoulder diced
½ a medium red onion diced
1 red bell pepper diced
1 cup chopped cilantro
2-15 oz. cans cannellini or great northern beans rinsed and drained
2-15 oz. cans of black beans rinsed and drained
1-10 oz. can chili verde (green) enchilada sauce
2 tablespoons of chili powder (mild, medium or hot depending on spiciness desired)
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon coconut or brown sugar
2 teaspoons salt or to taste
2 teaspoons granualted garlic
1 serrano chili fine diced

Sauté lamb, onions and peppers at medium heat for 3-5 minutes stirring constantly. Add remaining ingredients and reduce to simmer. Simmer uncovered for 10-12 minutes stirring frequently. You may add a bit of water if a saucier chili is desired. Serve.

©2015 Aron Bradley