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#1 Secret to Successful Stir-fry

#1 Secret to Successful Stir-fry

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.


February 28, 2014 · 9:43 am



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.

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!

Biscuits and BBQ Beans lunch. Yum!


August 5, 2013 · 11:59 am

The Quintessential Hasty Tasty Meal

The Quintessential Hasty Tasty Meal

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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March 4, 2013 · 4:23 pm


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April 22, 2012 · 4:12 pm