Use any combination of fresh vegetables plus any protein you choose (chicken, shrimp, beef, tofu) to make a healthful, delicious stir-fry. Here I chose colorful peppers and red cabbage from the produce market, added carrots, celery, and leftover cooked chicken. The sauce is simply a quick whisked combo of soy sauce, freshly grated ginger and garlic, and 1/2 cup broth with a Tbsp. corn starch dissolved in it. I finish with a drizzle of sesame oil and chopped fresh cilantro before serving.
The secret to perfectly cooked stir-fry is not really a secret: Prepare all ingredients before preheating your wok or skillet. That’s it! Stir-fries cook quickly but require constant attention, so you can’t leave it to chop additional ingredients.
Try stir-frying. It’s a flavorful way to add vegetables to your diet. It’s also a great use-up for produce you have on hand that you don’t want to lose.
I cook a pot of beans with chopped bell peppers, onions, carrot, celery, and garlic. I add a bay leaf (later removed) and salt (this week it’s a pound of navy beans). Just before beans are done (still firm), I divide, finishing some of the beans in my favorite BBQ sauce. Yum! The remaining beans will be side dishes later in the week.
Cover and simmer until beans are tender.
I made my knock-off version of Red Lobster’s cheddar biscuits (perhaps a future post) to go with the BBQ Beans and had a filling lunch.
Biscuits and BBQ Beans lunch. Yum!
Nothing beats fresh produce when it comes to healthy and quick meals. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts cook over low heat in a covered skillet while carrots and green beans steam in a covered sauce pan. A pat of butter, and a pinch of salt and pepper season the vegetables; fresh clipped herbs and a dash of BBQ sauce garnish the chicken. Corn on the cob cooked 4 minutes in its husks in the microwave comes out clean and ready to eat. No salt or butter necessary. Yum!
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