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Vegetable Chicken Stir-Fry

This simple meal is high in fiber and low in sugar and saturated fats. The vegetables are not overly fibrous and are considered to be neutralizing for the digestive system. The ginger works as a digestive aid as well. To make a vegetarian version, omit the chicken and add the vegetables directly to the olive oil, garlic, and ginger, then add 1 cup of shelled edamame soybeans (total stir-fry time should not exceed 10 minutes with the soybeans). Serves 6.
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Constipation is just unavoidable and you just have to live with it.

Roasted Beet Salad with Saffron Apples, Arugula and Curry Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

Beets:
1 lb red beets
1 lb chioggia (pink) beets
1 lb yellow beets

Apples:
3 Granny Smith apples
1 cup apple juice
1 cup white wine
2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1 pinch saffron

Vinaigrette:
6 tablespoons grape seed oil
1 teaspoon curry
3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted
Salt (as needed)
2 tablespoons golden raisins, chopped

Garnish:
Wild arugula and candied pecans

Directions:

Toss the beets in a mixture of olive oil, white wine vinegar, sugar, and salt. Wrap in aluminum foil and roast the beets at 400° for 2 1/2 hours. After roasted, peel and cut into cylinders with apple corer.

Peel and cut apples into cylindrical pieces with apple corer. Combine apple juice, white wine, water, sugar, salt, and saffron to create poaching liquid. Bring poaching liquid to a boil. Once boiled, strain to remove saffron. Add apple cylinders and simmer for 4 minutes. Drain apples and allow to cool.

Heat 3 tablespoons of grape seed oil with the curry, and let sit for about 20 minutes. Strain, and add the vinegar and the rest of the oil. Season to taste with salt and add the pine nuts and the raisins.

Toss the beets and apples separately with the vinaigrette and season to taste with salt, if necessary. Arrange the apples and beets on the plate, drizzle with the vinaigrette and garnish with wild arugula and candied pecans.



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