use up all the veggies stir fry

John stayed home from work sick today, which put a dent in my dinner plans as we were supposed to go to the end of season party for his work.  5:30 rolled around and I still had no dinner plan.  Then I remembered I had some peanut sauce and lots of veggies in the fridge!

Peanut Sauce 
(adapted from Melissa's recipe for Sunshine Sauce )

2 tablespoons lime juice
1 clove garlic, minced (~1 teaspoon)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup coconut milk (the kind in the can)

Blend lime juice, garlic, soy sauce, ground ginger, vinegar, and peanut butter in a blender until mixed well.

Add cocnut milk and blend (again) until mixed well.

Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge until ready to use!

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For the stir fry:

1 red, yellow, or orange pepper diced
1 carrot, peeled and sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced (~ 1 tablespoon)
2 cups broccoli florets
1 handful fresh green beans, cut into thirds
8oz mushrooms, sliced
1 zucchini cut in half and then sliced
olive oil

Heat olive oil (~1 tablespoon) in a skillet over medium heat.  Add carrots and peppers.  Saute until soft, about 5 minutes.  Add garlic, broccoli, and mushrooms, and cook another 5-10 minutes.  Add zucchini and green beans and cook, stirring frequently, until heated through (don't over cook the zucchini...no one likes mushy zucchini!).  

I also had a couple of cooked pieces of chicken that I chopped up and added at the last minute. 

Add your favorite sauce. Serve over rice, cauliflower mash, or spaghetti squash.