So many of us love stir-fry. It’s so easy, quick to make, and yes, tasty (especially with rice!) This doesn’t have the punch of garlic and the saltiness of soy sauce, yet this dish satisfied me from the core of my body. My body was nurtured and my tongue was satisfied with all the different beautiful flavours of the vegetables.
We are so used to ‘season well to make the dish TASTE nice’. Lots of soy sauce, garlic, chilli, salt and pepper…however, I think there is another taste that we can feel on a different level. It’s not only felt on your tongue, but with your whole body. It’s a sensation that your whole body is nurtured, satisfied, calmed and healed. I believe the food should be playing more of this part in our society, rather than of entertainment and pleasure.
This doesn’t mean I’m always eating like a monk (of course not!), but I believe knowing the power of food and knowing it with your body is truly important. I have consciously started to eat more simple and bland foods, especially when I feel tired. This way I feel I am putting less burden on my body.
Each food tastes delicious on its own. Carrot has carrot’s flavour, rice has its own, sesame seeds have their own, so do all the other foods. Isn’t it great that nature has provided all these flavours? I appreciate it every day, when I’m cooking and eating. I think, the more we are able to appreciate the taste of the food itself, the easier we can access the harmony within. Let’s enjoy 🙂
Whatever vegetables you like (I used parsnips, carrots, mushroom, cabbage, chard, and ginger)
Toasted sesame seeds
Cooked rice (optional)
1. Chop the vegetables into almost the same size strips/pieces. Grate or mince ginger.
2. Heat a frying pan and add some oil. Start frying from harder vegetables like parsnips and carrots. Add ginger, too, and fry until crispy soft.
3. Add softer, leafy vegetables and cook just enough. Stop the heat.
4. Add salt and mix. Sprinkle some sesame seeds.
5. Serve with cooked rice (optional)