Indulge yourself with this exotic Coconut Stir-Fry
recipe. Although its name suggests that it’s
a nut, coconut is actually a seed! Tropical coconut
is rich in many B vitamins, folic acid, vitamin
C, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium. Even
though coconut contains some saturated fat, unlike animal products, its fatty acids
do not raise cholesterol or contribute to heart disease.
1 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1- 2 Tbs. water
1 large carrot, chopped
1/2 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 zucchini, thinly sliced
5 oz. portabella mushrooms, thickly sliced
1 oz. dried diced apple, mango, or papaya
1 Tbs. soy sauce
3 dashes tabasco sauce
salt and pepper (to taste)
1 tsp. toasted sesame seeds (optional)
Heat olive oil and water in a large, deep skillet for 1 minute.
Add vegetables and sauté over
high heat until softened (about 7-10 minutes),
stirring frequently; add more water if needed
to keep mixture from drying out.
Turn heat down slightly and add coconut, fruit,
soy sauce, and tabasco sauce; stir well and
season to taste with salt and pepper.
Transfer to a serving dish, sprinkle with sesame
seeds and serve over brown rice.
Edward & Sons
supplies innovate natural and organic vegetarian
foods to stores throughout North America and the
world. Since 1978 they have been guided by their
without Compromise,” working hard to produce products
that are free of artificial flavors, chemical
preservatives, and hydrogenated fats.
Edward & Sons has an extensive line of products
including instant soups and crackers, sauces, brown
rice snaps, artichoke hearts, tropical fruit and
more. You can try their organic coconut in flakes
for the recipe above.
found in broccoli and other green vegetables could inhibit
the growth of breast cancer cells, according to a study
recently presented at the National Cancer Research Institute
Conference. While the cancer-fighting properties of
green veggies have been previously researched, this
study reports that the compounds may also make the tumor
cells more susceptible to pharmaceutical approaches.
Past studies have proposed that the compounds naturally
found in cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli
and cabbage, could help
prevent hormone-responsive tumors, such as breast,
ovarian and prostate cancer.
Ogden may be young, but she’s made her own decisions
about leading a healthy lifestyle. A 12-year-old
from Boulder, CO, Lilly has
played sports her whole life and especially
loves soccer. Realizing that she needs to stay
healthy for peak performance on or off the
field, Lilly decided to get the junk food out
of her diet. In August of 2005, Lilly became
a vegetarian. She says, “Health
my only reason for changing my diet… I also hated
that animals were being slaughtered to provide
my dinner. I wanted to make a difference, and
to do so I had to change my ways.”
Lilly is currently working on a school project about
vegetarianism. She is researching how a vegetarian diet
can impact hunger, the environment and economies around
the world, along with her own health and athletic performance.
As a feature in Vegetarian Times magazine, Lilly’s
articles will be posted for everyone to read.