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Have you ever looked at what is in foods these days? Have you ever wondered why life has gotten so crazy that we all rely on processed "quick" foods and fast foods? Well I have had my eyes opened recently when we started to realize our oldest child could be ADD. I decided to clean up our diets and turn out lives around. I am a woman, married to a wonderful man who supports everything I do. We have 3 wonderful children who keep us on our toes and every day when I pick them up from school the first things out of their mouths is "mommy what's for dinner" so here it is...

Saturday, October 9, 2010

What's for dinner 10/09/10: Beef & Broccoli w/ Veggie Saute with Brown Rice

Who need take out when when you can make chinese at home healthier and Feingold friendly...Tonight was easy friend rice with beef & broccoli

Beef & Broccoli
Serves 4

2 tbps cornstarch
2 tbsp approved soy sauce
1 1/2 cup approved chicken broth
1 tbsp packed brown sugar
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 lb sirloin steak, sliced into 3/4 inch strips
4 cups broccoli florets
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger


1) combine cornstarch, soy sauce, chicken broth & brown sugar in a small bowl; set aside
2) heat oil in the skillet over high heat; add steak and stir fry, turning to brown on all sides
3) remove steak from skillet; set aside in a warm pan; cover loosely.  Leave any oil remaining after cooking in skillet
4) return skillet to medium heat; stir fry broccoli, garlic powder and ginger until tender-crisp.  Add reserved cornstarch; bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until thickened.  Return steak; heat throughly.

Serve over rice or noodles

Veggie Saute with Brown Rice
serves 4

2 tsp light sesame oil
1/2 cup onion, diced
1/2 cup carrots, diced
1/2 cup celery, diced
1 cup frozen corn
1 1/2 brown rice, cooked
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup fresh spinach, torn
1 1/4 tsp soy sauce
2 tsp sugar

1) in a nonstick skillet, warm oil over medium-high heat.  Add onions, carrots, celery and corn and saute until the vegetable are slightly softened, 2 to 3 minutes.
2) stir in the rice, peas, spinach, soy sauce and the sugar, and saute until the rice is heated through, about 3 minutes.  If necessary, add a few drops of water to prevent sticking.

note: I did this tonight with a bag of frozen mixed veggies and spinach to make life a little easier

VERDICT: this was great chinese food with no delivery charge or having to tip the delivery guy...

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