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From the Recipe Box: Good Enough to Live (Not Die) for Stir-Fry

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 8:54 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)

Good Enough to Live (Not Die) For Stir-Fry \ Serves 3-4



  • 6-8 large cloves garlic, sliced thinly
  • 1 tablespoon/15 ml olive oil
  • 1 cup/250 ml fresh shiitake, sliced or 1 ounce/30 grams dried
  • 2-4 fresh yellow dock roots
  • 1-2 fresh burdock roots
  • 1-2 fresh dandelion roots
  • 1 pound/ 500 grams tofu cut in cubes
  • 2 cups/500 ml cooked fresh stinging nettles
  • 1/2 cup/125 mI almonds
  • 1 tablespoon/15 ml tamari


Cook garlic briefly in oil at the lowest possible heat. Raise heat a little. Add mushrooms and cook for several minutes, stirring often. Slice roots thinly on the diagonal and add them to the skillet. Cook for five minutes, stirring frequently. Add tofu, nettle leaves, and some of the nettle cooking water. Cover tightly and cook at medium-high heat for five minutes. While it cooks, slice and toast almonds. To serve, pour over soba (buckwheat noodles) or brown rice, sprinkle with tamari, and garnish generously with almonds.

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