Stirfry Lunch

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Admittedly, I’ve been complaining to people about being home. It’s not as though I don’t love being around friends and family, but my heart is just yearning to return to Berlin and back to the life that I started to build. That being said, there are some things that I absolutely love about being home – and the ability to make quick and easy but incredibly healthy stir-fry is one of them. Zucchini and Squash noodles aside, there’s something thrilling about throwing together your own ingredients in your own kitchen at your own pace. I did this little recipe without any planning and it just so happened to be delicious enough that I couldn’t help but want to share it with you all.


  • 1 cup or so of zucchini/squash noodles. In some stores, you can buy these pre-made if you’re especially lazy
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Salsa
  • Mushrooms
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Salt and Pepper
  1. Throw your pan on the stove on medium heat, let it warm before adding some oil. While you’re waiting, prep whatever vegetables you plan on using (onions, brussel sprouts, carrots, mushrooms, zucchini noodles, etc.).
  2. When warm, toss on the vegetables that take the longest. In my case, I put on onions, brussel sprouts and mushrooms first, waiting until they were 3/4 of where I wanted them before adding in other veggies like carrots. Continue to season and taste (this is about one serving so… it’s all for you)
  3. As things are just about done, add in your protein (smoked salmon) and the noodles to heat, you don’t really want to cook them, but rather just heat them up with the rest of the meal. If you’re a salsa fan, I highly recommend adding that – eating it hot and not telling anyone you made it, because they’ll only be jealous that they can’t have some too.

Like I said, some recipes require practically no writing at all and this is one of them. The style is more of a burrito bowl, without the bean preparation and rice carbohydrate terror. Nevertheless, you still get some excellent nutrients from all of the vegetable fiber and if you added salmon, the omega 3 vitamins. All in all, there’s barely a need for a recipe – just add together leftover ingredients and it makes itself. There are thousands of ways to personalize this recipe to your liking, so let me know in the comments what ways you can think of! Eat on and be merry, friends!

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