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This is a nice variation on Chinese sweet and sour.

You can use these ingredients or try other vegetables of your choice.

If you’re doing the one or two-month Herbal DETOX program then you could include some cubed fish, and if you’re doing the Herbal SLIM program then you could even try cubed chicken. Just quickly stir-fry the meat first, place aside and add back in just before serving.

Serves 4 people

Ingredients:
Vegetables:

  • 1 x large onion
  • 6 x cloves of garlic
  • 2 x carrots
  • 2 x capsicums
  • 1 x small head of broccoli
  • 6 x flat mushrooms
  • 1 x handful of spinach greens (or green runner beans)
  • 1 x ring of pineapple chopped into pieces

Sauce:

  • 1⁄2 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 1 small lemon
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 dstp honey
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 dstp soy sauce

Method:
First of all mix the sauce, by melting the honey in hot water. Place dry ingredients in a bowl and mix, while adding soy sauce, lemon juice, and melted honey. Combine with tomato paste and fresh ginger.
Then chop all vegetables into bite-size pieces as you desire. Slice and stir fry the mushrooms first and place to one side. Sauté in olive oil the onions, garlic for 2 minutes, then add the carrots, broccoli until half cooked and still crunchy. Add the spinach greens, mushrooms, pineapple and sauce and allow to come to a gentle simmer to 2 minutes. Serve fresh with a sprinkling of fresh cilantro.

Sweet and sour vegetables

 

Perfect for:

Precious Pineapple:
1 cup of fresh pineapple yields 130% of your daily Vitamin C, 2% of vitamin A, 2% of Calcium and 2% of your iron requirements. Pineapple is a rich source of vitamins and minerals including thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, manganese, and potassium.

Pineapple is the only known source of the protein-digesting enzyme Bromelain, which has been studied in relation to alleviating joint pain, arthritis, reduce inflammation, inhibit tumor growth and shorten recovery time following plastic surgery.