Asian Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps
Ingredients~ Yield: 3-4 adults
6-10 chopped mini sweet peppers (or 1-1.5 whole sweet peppers)
3 c. chopped mushrooms
1/4 c. chopped white onion
1/2 cup chopped baby carrots
2 minced garlic cloves
2 tbsp fire cider
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp worcestershire
1 tsp sesame oil
1/4 c. teriyaki sauce
Vessel and Garnish
1/4 c. sprouts
2 romaine hearts
Clean all produce with 11.5 pH water, or your preferred method of produce cleaning.
Put mushrooms, white onion, baby carrots, sweet peppers in a food processor or chop into small pieces.
Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil on medium heat.
Pour chopped mixture into the pan and simmer for 30 minutes, covered for the first half.
Pour off all excess water
Reduce heat and add garlic, fire cider, rice wine vinegar, worcestershire and teriyaki sauce.
Mix well and combine for 3-5 minutes on low heat.
Slice off the end of the romaine, and separate leaves.
Serve in romaine lettuce boat and garnish with sprouts.
This recipe is easy for a quick and healthy lunch or dinner idea. Start by washing your veggies and and prepping them to chop or place in the food processor. If you decide to use a processor, it will likely take a few full batches to chop everything depending on how big your food processor is. (it took mine 3)
Always wash your produce, if you buy from the store, there are lots of stops this produce makes before it makes it to you. I use 11.5pH water from my Kangen filter to wash my veggies, it is all natural, you can actually see the oils and pesticides melt off into the water. If you don't have a Kangen filter use any other method you are comfortable with.
Once you are satisfied with the cleanliness of your produce, go a head and get the food processor, or the cutting board and knife set up. If you want an extra pop of color feel free to use other colored peppers such as green bell peppers.
I used a food processor because I like the consistency of how fine the processor shreds the produce. I also hate hand chopping carrots because they fly all over the kitchen, and onions make me cry. So a food processor takes care of both of those.
Once chopped, begin heating your pan with the olive oil. While the pan is heating, mince your garlic and assemble your sauces.
When the oil is almost bubbling, place the chopped veggies into the pan. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, then remove lid and allow to simmer for another 15 minutes. Stir every now and then.
When the simmering is completed, scoot the produce to one side of the pan and get a spatula to press the water out. Remove the water and return to low heat.
Mix in your rice wine vinegar, worcestershire, teriyaki sauce, sesame oil and garlic. Assemble your romaine leaves, fill them up and top with sprouts! I use high mowing organics sprout seeds, this here is the crunchy bean mix.
Finished product, yum! This fed 3 people well. I recommend making a side to accompany this if you are serving more than 3 adults. This is also a great portion for an appetizer. If you are looking to feed more people, add more onion, peppers, and carrots, or you could add something like lentils or tempe to increase the volume and yield. Enjoy~2