Saturday, March 8, 2014

Delicious and easy stir-fry

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It's been a busy and crazy couple of days painting and working hard to transform a dump room into something more comfortable and pretty. I'll tell you more about the progress we made after I take a few pictures. But today I thought I would share a recipe of a stir-fry that I promised you some time ago. I call it "Thai-inspired" but, really, it's just a simple but delicious stir-fry with ingredients that most of you already have in your kitchen:)

So you will need:

  • an assortment of veggies (broccoli, carrots, zucchinis, different bell peppers, mushrooms, green beans or peas etc.)
  • 2 tsp. crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 TB soy sauce
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 onion chopped
  • a dash of red pepper flakes (to taste)
  • 1 TB cornstarch
  • oil for cooking
  • 4 TB water

How-to:

1. Cut your vegetables (carrots, peppers and zucchinis into strips, broccoli separate into smaller florets etc.). Chop onion.

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2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and onion; cook while stirring until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add other veggies and cook until tender, for about 6-8 minutes. 

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3. While veggies are cooking, whisk together water and cornstarch, then add soy sauce, honey, pepper flakes and peanut butter. Add to vegetables in the skillet and cook for another 5 minutes or so, or until the sauce thickens. That's it!

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This recipe is very forgiving. You can adjust the ingredients to your taste but we love it the way it is. I also made it with smooth peanut butter and it tastes just as good, just a little less texture. Yum! Now I want to go and make some again :) You can also add some cooked chicken and serve with jasmine rice for a full meal.

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14 comments:

  1. Yum! I love stir fry! I always have to add some meat for my meat loving daughter. But it's great that I can have all the veggies if I want. Thanks for sharing that recipe!

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  2. Mmmm sounds unbelievably scrumptious….taking note!!!

    keep well

    Amanda x

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  3. I don't do a formal sauce when I do stir fry-just add a little soy sauce. I'll have to give your peanut butter sauce a try.

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    1. Let me know how you liked it. It might be a little sweeter than what you are used to :)

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  4. Yum! Going to try this for sure! Thanks for sharing:)

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  5. Thanks Lena, that looks so delicious..plus I have all the ingredients.

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    1. That's why I like this recipe so much - I always have the ingredients on hand.

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  6. Looks great! Peanut butter is one of my favorite foods! well peanut butter and chocolate, but chocolate wouldn't be so good in stir fry. :D
    Thanks the the recipe.

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