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Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry

Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry

Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry

This BEEF & BROCCOLI recipe is better than take out.

INGREDIENTS
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lb flank steak, trimmed of fat and sliced thin against the grain
½ cup low sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp cornstarch
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp white wine
3 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp fresh ginger, minced or dried ground ginger
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp Sriracha sauce, or to taste
½ cup beef broth
2 heads broccoli, cut into small florets
1 can whole mushrooms
INSTRUCTIONS
In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, cornstarch, garlic, wine, brown sugar, ginger, sesame oil, Sriracha sauce and beef broth. Set aside until ready to use.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and cook the steak until it starts to brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add sauce and stir in with the steak, it should start to thicken immediately. Add broccoli and mushrooms and cook for an additional 2 minutes until broccoli is tender and sauce is thickened. (Add additional water if sauce becomes too thick.)
Serve over rice or noodles.

Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry

Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry

Ingredients

1 lb flank steak, trimmed of fat and sliced thin against the grain

½ cup low sodium soy sauce

2 tbsp cornstarch

3 cloves garlic, minced

3 tbsp white wine

3 tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp fresh ginger, minced or dried ground ginger

2 tbsp sesame oil

1 tbsp Sriracha sauce, or to taste

½ cup beef broth

2 heads broccoli, cut into small florets

1 can whole mushrooms

Instructions

In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, cornstarch, garlic, wine, brown sugar, ginger, sesame oil, Sriracha sauce and beef broth. Set aside until ready to use.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and cook the steak until it starts to brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add sauce and stir in with the steak, it should start to thicken immediately. Add broccoli and mushrooms and cook for an additional 2 minutes until broccoli is tender and sauce is thickened. (Add additional water if sauce becomes too thick.)

Serve over rice or noodles.

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Valentine’s Day Salad

Valentine’s Day Salad with Red Bell Pepper Hearts

Valentine's Day Salad

Make this salad for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.  Simply carve up some red bell peppers into heart shapes and add them to salad greens, sprinkle on some grated carrots and cheddar, and serve with your favorite dressing.  This Spicy Thousand Island Dressing is an excellent choice.

Sweethearts Valentine's Day Salad

Red Pepper Hearts Salad for Valentine's Day

Serve with a special Valentine’s Day Dinner.  They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.  This will win over both!  Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Bang Bang Shrimp or Chicken & Pasta

Bang Bang Shrimp or Chicken & Pasta

Bang Bang Chicken Pasta or Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

Tonight I had a craving for something out of reach – Bang Bang Shrimp.  So I decided to make something like it, at home.  Since I didn’t have enough shrimp to make a decent meal for 3, I used chicken breast instead.  The result was fabulous!  Introducing my Bang Bang Shrimp or Chicken Pasta recipe!

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Bang Bang Sauce Recipe

This sauce is so tasty, I’d love to have it on everything!  Well, almost everything.  It’s sweet, spicy, garlicky and citrusy (is that a word?), all rolled into one.  It nicely coats the pasta and the shrimp or chicken, and brings this one dish wonder to a level of it’s own.

This is a quick meal to prepare, great for a weeknight dinner.  Fast, easy clean up and delicious – a busy, working mom’s dream.  This recipe is a keeper so be sure to pin it!

Here’s how you make my delicious Bang Bang Shrimp or Chicken Pasta Recipe:

First, prep your shrimp or chicken.  Julienne 2 carrots and slice 2 green onions.  Bring a pot of water to boil for cooking your pasta.

Mix together the Bang Bang Sauce ingredients in a bowl.  Set aside.

Saute the chicken or shrimp, as instructed below.  Add carrot and onion to frying pan and lower heat to low.

Bang Bang Chicken

Boil pasta until al dente’.  Drain.  Add to cooked chicken or shrimp, top with Bang Bang sauce, stir and Enjoy!

Here is the recipe for Bang Bang Shrimp or Chicken Pasta:

INGREDIENTS

3/4 – 1 lb of fettuccine, linguine, thin spaghetti or angel hair pasta
1 1/2 lbs of diced chicken breast or shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 Tbsp – coconut oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tsp Paprika
2 green onions, sliced
2 carrots, julienned
freshly ground black pepper to taste

Bang Bang Sauce Ingredients:

1/2 cup mayonnaise or light mayonnaise to lower calories
1/2 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp of lime juice
1/8 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Mix the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.

In a large pot of boiling water, cook the pasta and drain well.

Place the uncooked chicken or shrimp in a medium sized bowl and add the paprika, 3 cloves of garlic and pepper.

Heat the coconut oil on medium high heat and add the coated uncooked chicken or shrimp. Stir constantly while cooking until shrimp is pink for approx. 7- 10 minutes, or chicken is no longer pink inside.

Remove from heat and set aside if pasta is not ready.

In a large serving bowl, combine the pasta, shrimp and sauce mixture and toss.

Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.

Bang Bang Shrimp or Chicken & Pasta

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Bang Bang Shrimp or Chicken & Pasta

Ingredients

3/4 – 1 lb of fettuccine, linguine, thin spaghetti or angel hair pasta

1 1/2 lbs of diced chicken breast or shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 Tbsp – coconut oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

3 tsp Paprika

2 green onions, sliced

2 carrots, julienned

freshly ground black pepper to taste

Bang Bang Sauce Ingredients:

1/2 cup mayonnaise or light mayonnaise to lower calories

1/2 cup Thai sweet chili sauce

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 Tbsp of lime juice

1/8 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

Mix the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.

In a large pot of boiling water, cook the pasta and drain well.

Place the uncooked chicken or shrimp in a medium sized bowl and add the paprika, 3 cloves of garlic and pepper.

Heat the coconut oil on medium high heat and add the coated uncooked chicken or shrimp. Stir constantly while cooking until shrimp is pink for approx. 7- 10 minutes, or chicken is no longer pink inside.

Remove from heat and set aside if pasta is not ready.

In a large serving bowl, combine the pasta, shrimp and sauce mixture and toss.

Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.

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Bang Bang Shrimp / Chicken Pasta Recipe

 

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Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

2 chicken breasts, diced
200g box of mushrooms, sliced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried minced onion
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup milk
3 oz cream cheese
3 cubes frozen spinach
fresh basil, thinly sliced
grated Parmesan cheese

Saute mushrooms in 1 tablespoon coconut oil.
Remove to a bowl.
In same pan, saute chicken in 1 tablespoon coconut oil.
Add garlic and onion and saute one minute.
Add mushrooms back to pot.
Pour in broth and milk and bring to a boil.
Add Gnocci.
Simmer for 10 minutes.
Stir in basil.
Add cream cheese and stir until melted.
Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Ingredients

2 chicken breasts, diced

200g box of mushrooms, sliced

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon dried minced onion

3 cups chicken broth

1 cup milk

3 oz cream cheese

3 cubes spinach

fresh basil

grated parmesan

Instructions

Saute mushrooms in 1 tablespoon coconut oil.

Remove to a bowl.

In same pan, saute chicken in 1 tablespoon coconut oil.

Add garlic and onion and saute one minute.

Add mushrooms back to pot.

Pour in broth and milk and bring to a boil.

Add Gnocchi.

Simmer for 10 minutes.

Stir in basil.

Add cream cheese and stir until melted.

Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

http://cookingwith.sharonspringfield.com/blog/chicken-gnocchi-soup/

Home Fried Potatoes

Home Fried Potatoes – Breakfast Homefries

Homefries

A big breakfast with these delicious Homefries will start your day off right!

How do you make Homefries?

They are surprisingly easy and quick, if you plan ahead.

Make up some baked potatoes the night before, and cool them overnight in the fridge.  In the morning, slice the potatoes up and brown them up in a frying pan on the stove top.

Use your favorite seasonings to flavor the home fries.  Our family loves Everglades Seasoning.  Just use your favorite seasoned salt spice blend, and you’re sure to love these delicious breakfast home fried potatoes!

Dicing the Potatoes for Homefries

Dicing up the cooled baked potatoes.

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Panfrying the home fried potatoes in seasoned oil & butter.

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Browning up the home fried potatoes on the stove.  Almost there…

Home Fried Potatoes

 

Home Fried Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Home Fried Potatoes

Ingredients

4 potatoes

1 tablespoon cooking oil

1 tablespoon butter

seasoned salt

Instructions

Microwave or bake potatoes until cooked throughout. *You can use leftover baked potatoes for this recipe.

Cool potatoes completely.

Quarter the potatoes slice about 1 cm thick.

Heat oil and butter in a large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat.

Once heated, sprinkle a layer of seasoned salt over the melted butter/oil.

Add the diced potatoes in a single layer.

Cook the potatoes until lightly browned on one side.

Turn and cook on other side until lightly browned.

Serve for breakfast, or as a nice side dish with dinner.

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These homefried potatoes are also great as a side dish for dinner.  (Great Meat & Potatoes guy food.)

Breakfast Homefries - Homefried Potatoes

Try my homemade turkey sausage recipe, to complete your big breakfast menu!  (Pictured above with below the home fried potatoes.)

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Sharon Springfield

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