Peanut-free Stir Fry
Having a peanut allergy means limitations in not only what you can eat but where you can eat.
You will not find me at a Texas Roadhouse anytime soon. I find the whole throwing peanuts on the floor thing absolutely terrifying.
I also steer clear of both Thai and Chinese restaurants. They are notorious for peanut dipping sauces and peanut oil in their stir fries.
So what is a peanut allergic girl to do when she has a craving for an authentically rich Asian meal?
She makes it herself of course.
Monday night’s dinner happened by accident. I was trying to make a stir fry for Dennis before I headed to my zumba class. I also wanted to be able to eat the leftovers when I arrived home at 8 o’clock sweating and starving.
I cut up some cauliflower, broccoli, and onion and sauteed it in some grapeseed oil. Then I boiled some chicken and added the veggies and poultry together when each was thoroughly cooked. Here comes the mistake. I added a packet of Asian seasoning to all of my hard work. It made the dish absolutely disgusting.
In my panic, I got creative. “Sunbutter is kind of like peanut butter, and peanut stir fries are delicous,” I reasoned.
So I added 2 big scoops of Sunbutter, a bit of honey, and a dash of salt to balance out the flavors. And consequently saved my Asian stir fry.
Tossed with some soba noodles, this stir fry was both decadent and filling.
If you’re interested in recreating, I suggest adding some low sodium soy sauce instead of the disgusting Asian seasoning packet.
And if you’re anything like me, this dish will make you wonder, “How does this not have peanuts in it?”