Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Chinese Night

So some of you fancy readers know I am on a health food kick! Not a New Years Resolution, but a life-style change. Since the middle of February I have lost a total of 14 pounds, and 2 pant sizes.

Sadly ... I feel like the commercial for some weight loss supplement I believe. Here is the commercial ... you should get my message, LOL.

and while I have no intentions of taking SlimQuick or any other supplement, losing weight is tough stuff!!!

I am actively doing the C25K program {Couch to 5K} and it has truly changed my ideas of excerice, 
eating right, and changing my mindset. I also use for motivation and to keep up with my calorie intake etc.

I told you all that, LOL to show you this.


Beef and Broccoli

                      Ingredients: 1 lb. flank steak 1 Tbs. cornstarch 1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. sugar 1/8 tsp. baking soda sauce: 2 Tbs. oyster sauce 2 Tbs. soy sauce 1 tsp. peanut oil 1 tsp. cornstarch 1/2 tsp. sugar 1/8 tsp. freshly ground pepper 2 cups small broccoli florets 3 Tbs. peanut oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 small yellow onion, cut into 1-inch dice


                    Cut the steak across the grain into strips 3 inches long and 1/4 inch thick. In a bowl, stir together the cornstarch, salt, sugar, baking soda and 2 Tbs. water. Add the beef and stir until well mixed. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

                    Meanwhile, make the sauce: In a bowl, combine the oyster sauce, dark and light soy sauces, peanut oil, cornstarch, sugar, white pepper and 2 Tbs. water. Set aside.

                    Bring a saucepan three-fourths full of water to a boil over high heat. Add the broccoli florets and blanch until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain, rinse under running cold water until cool and drain again. Set aside.

                    Remove the beef from the bowl and pat dry with paper towels. In a wok or large, deep sauté pan over high heat, warm 2 Tbs. of the peanut oil until very hot. Add the beef and stir-fry until it just turns opaque, 3 to 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, quickly transfer the beef to a sieve placed over a bowl to drain.

                    Wipe out the pan with paper towels and reheat over high heat. Add the remaining 1 Tbs. oil and heat until very hot. Add the onion and stir-fry until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic to the onion, and stir-fry until golden, about 30 seconds more.

                    Add the sauce to the pan, stir and bring to a boil. Immediately add the beef and broccoli and stir-fry until the sauce thickens and the beef is heated through, about 3 minutes. Transfer the beef and broccoli to a warmed bowl and serve.

                    Number of Servings: 5

                    Hubs loves this, and so do it!

                    Trust me, you can't go wrong. We serve it with unfried rice, and baked egg rolls. YUMMO!

                    Let me know if you try it!

                    Tonight I am busily working on a wedding order due Saturday. I will post photos soon ... they are turning out beautifully!


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