Kitchen Sink Stir Fry


I don't often share recipes here since following them is generally confined to baking in our household. Both my partner and I have a similar method of cooking where we poke around in the fridge for a few minutes to see what veggies we have and what meat is thawed, maybe look at a few recipes online or in cookbooks for inspiration and then proceed to fly by the seat of our pants! So this is less a recipe and more some general guidelines for putting together a quick tasty meal with whatever you have on hand.


  • 3 tbsp. cooking oil (I like mild olive oil or lard or even the oil from the anchovy can!)
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2-6 cloves chopped fresh garlic or equivalent amount of jarred garlic
  • (1 small can anchovies, drained and chopped, optional but tasty!)
  • chili flakes, chili powder or fresh hot pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 2-3 cups chopped, sliced or diced bulky vegetable (e.g. zucchini, broccoli, peppers, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots)
  • 1-2 cups chopped leafy greens (e.g. spinach, swiss chard, kale)
  • 2 cups protein (anything from beans to goat meat, our usual is leftover chicken!)
  • (3-4 large hen's eggs, beaten, this can replace or add to your selected protein)
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar (rice wine, white wine or apple cider vinegars are our favorites)
  • 2-4 servings cooked rice, ramen noodles, soba noodles or rice noodles


  1. If you don't have any rice or noodles already cooked, get that started and proceed with the rest of recipe while it cooks.
  2. Heat oil on medium high heat. Saute onions until they start to become translucent, turn the heat down to medium and add the garlic and anchovies.
  3. Cook for about a minute and then add soy sauce and honey.
  4. After a few minutes, add vegetables and greens. Cook until greens are wilted and vegetables are crisp tender.
  5. Add protein and/or beaten eggs.
  6. If using eggs, add rice or noodles when the eggs are about half cooked, so that the egg coats the noodles/rice grains. If not using eggs just toss the rice/noodles in after the protein and heat through.
  7. Sprinkle on the vinegar and stir through, top with fresh chopped cilantro and/or scallions if available.

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