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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Food Prep and Preservation

In this Badge Bit, you will make a stir fry. Basically, you're going to be cooking food in some type of fat. You use some type of wide round cooking container with low sides (e.g. a pan, wok, or even cast iron skillet) and some type of heat source (e.g. rocket mass heater, a stovetop, the sun)!  Throw your desired ingredients in your desired fat and cook it!

Some examples of stir fries:

Stir fries are usually made of the following (but you can use as many or as few ingredients as you want):
  - some type of fat (typically an oil, but could also be done with butter, lard, coconut oil, etc)
  - some type of protein (could be meat, eggs, beans, tofu, or something else)
  - some type of carbohydrate (could be rice, quinoa, potatoes, noodles, pasta, etc)
  - some hard vegetables (like onions, carrots, bell peppers, or celery)
  - some leafy vegetables (like spinach, kale, arugula, or spring greens)
  - some type of spices or herbs (like green onion, hot peppers, ginger, or garlic)
  - and maybe some type of topping (like crushed nuts, dried mushrooms, or coconut flakes)

Here are some permies threads on making stir fries:
  - How to do Vegan Wok Cooking
  - Water Velveting for Moist Meats
  - Cream of Yesterday (make a stir fry out of leftovers)

Here are lots of different stir fry recipes:
  - Vegetarian stir fries
  - 41 Stir Fry Recipes
  - 35 Quick Stir Fries

Some demonstrations on how to stir fry:

How to prepare vegetables in stir fries

More on stir frying vegetables

How to stir fry beef

One-pan stir fries

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - should serve at least 2 people (leftovers!)
  - ingredients and meal are not to be pre-made or pre-prepared
  - (e.g. no Ramen noodles, packets of seasonings, Blue Apron, etc)
  - no microwave

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must:
  - post a rough recipe of what you put in your stir fry
  - post a picture of you preparing some of the ingredients (or the leftovers you are using)
  - post a picture of your ingredients in the pan
  - post a picture of your finished stir fry!
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I got to visit a friend's house, and I got to make a stir fry in his kitchen! It was a lot of fun! And I was told that it turned out tasty! And I thought it tasted good, too!

This is the rough recipe:
-1 yellow onion
-2 shallots
-2 celery stalks
-2 small potatoes
-1 sweet potato
-1 radish
-3 carrots (1 orange, white, and purple)
-1 lb (or 2)ish of pork belly
-3 cloves garlic
-dried sage
-a few other different dried herbs
-2 tablespoons walnut oil
-2 tablespoons butter

I cut the carrots and celery with oblique cuts. I diced the onions. I cut the potatoes and radish with oblique cuts and then diced them smaller. I felt that this was enough starches and didn't use everything I showed in the picture upon realizing how much everything amounted to. I diced the onions. I minced and then crushed the garlic with the chef's knife. I cooked the pork belly on high in butter until browned. Then, I took it out of the pan while I cooked half of the onions and garlic on high for a few minutes and then simmered on medium for a little. I then added all of the starches and cooked those with the onions on high until they were softer. I added walnut oil as some of more of the butter and pork grease was soaked up. Then, I moved them all into the serving dish. Then, I cooked the vegetables for a few minutes on high, and then, I added the pork belly to the vegetables and cooked for a few more minutes. Then, i added everything to the serving dish. I topped everything off with sage and a few other dried herbs.
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Chickpea stir fry for the boots.
ingredients include:
-Olive oil
-Sesame oil
-Rice Vinegar
-Coconut Butter
-Red pepper flakes
-Brown rice (cooked in veggie broth)

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Some of the ingredients
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Adding most of the ingredeients in the pot
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Almost done
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