1/4 cup unhulled sesame seeds, lightly pan toasted
1 cup unsweetened soy, hemp or almond milk
6 or 12 Medjool or Deglet Noor dates, pitted
1/2 tbsp minced ginger
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, or to taste
2 cups broccoli florets
1 1/2 cups cauliflower florets
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup fresh snow peas
1/2 cup baby corn, each broken in half
2 cups cooked brown, black or wild rice

In a high powered blender, purée all sauce ingredients until smooth. Set aside.

Heat 1/4 cup of water in a wok or large sauté pan. Add broccoli and cauliflower; cover and steam for 8 minutes.

Remove cover and add bell pepper, mushrooms, snow peas and corn and stir-fry for an additional 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.

Add small amounts of water as needed to prevent sticking. Add sauce to veggies and continue to stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes to heat through.

Serve over rice.