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Sweet & Sour Vegetables

Sweet & Sour Vegetables

By: Georgia Harding

This combination of flavours is both fun and nutritious. You can use this recipe to use up any veggies at the end of a week and you can add protein of your choice to make it a complete meal.



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  • 120mL water
  • 60mL rice-wine vinegar
  • 50g rapadura or coconut sugar
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp ginger root, finely grated
  • 2 tsp tapioca flour
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1⁄2 head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch broccolini, halved
  • 1 red capsicum, diced
  • 1⁄4 pineapple, diced


  • Place the water, rice-wine vinegar, sweetener, ketchup, tamari and grated ginger into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer for 3-4 mins.
  • Make a slurry by combining the tapioca and 2 tbsp water. Pour into the sauce, stir and turn off the heat (add more water if it becomes too thick as it cools).
  • Prepare the vegetables. Heat the oil in a wok or frypan.
  • Add the carrot and cauliflower and stir-fry for 3-4 mins. Add the garlic and the rest of the vegetables and stir-fry until cooked to your liking.
  • Mix through the pineapple and sauce and stir well for 1-2 mins only (you just want to heat it through).


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Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.

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