veggies

A New Take on Stir Fry!!

Today’s post is all about a new take on an old classic!! 

Ramen Noodles was one of my favorite after school snacks while growing up, and quickly became my favorite late night food in college.  I still argue that they are better cooked on the stove, than in the microwave, but to each their own! 

This little recipe takes 15 minutes to make and is so tasty!  Andrew was hesitant at first, but after trying it, he was sold.  Inspired by a craving for Thai food and a dwindling pantry, this inexpensive meal will be perfect for anyone, on any budget. 

Ingredients:

Stir-fry:

1 white onion, diced

1 red bell pepper, cut into strips

1 green bell pepper, cut into strips

1 yellow bell pepper, cut into strips

2 heads of broccoli, destemmed

1 lb flank steak (or skirt steak), cut into 1” squares

2 packs of Ramen Noodles (any flavor)

Olive Oil

Salt

Pepper

 

Sauce:

½ cup reduced sodium soy sauce

6 cloves garlic

1 tsp cayenne

¼ cup chopped scallions

2 packets Stevia

Juice of 1 lime

 

Directions:

In a Wok, drizzle the pan with olive oil and add the onion, peppers, and broccoli, seasoning with salt and pepper as desired. 

Turn heat to medium and cook until tender.  While the vegetables are cooking, drizzle a secondary skillet with olive oil and add the flank steak, again, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.  Cook over medium heat until browned. 

Next, bring a pot of water to a boil and add the two packs of Ramen Noodles, no seasoning.  Cook for 5 minutes, drain, and place to the side.  Once all three components are finished cooking, combine all in the Wok and reduce heat to low.

In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the sauce and whisk together.  Drizzle over the stir-fry in the Wok and allow to marinate for 2-3 minutes.  Now you’re ready to serve!

Fondue:: A Dip for You and a Dip for Me!

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Today's post is all about cheesy goodness!

This easy to make fondue recipe will have all of your guest begging for your secret... The best part?  It's the easiest recipe I know!  So grab your skewers and get ready to dip!

Ingredients

Fondue:

 1.5 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese

1.5 cups Mild Cheddar Cheese

.5 cups Gruyere

2 Tbsp Flour

1/2 cup White Wine

2 cloves minced garlic

2 Tbsp chopped white onion

2 Tbsp celery

2 Tbsp chopped cooked bacon

2 Tbsp grated carrots

To Dip:

1 whole apple (cubed)

1 head of broccoli (cubed)

1 loaf of garlic or flavored bread (cubed)

Red Potatoes (boiled and cubed)

 

Instructions

Mix all cheeses in a bowl with flour until evenly coated.  In a double boiler, or fondue pot, heat the white wine with medium heat.  Once hot, add in the onion and garlic.  Cook until soft.  Next, add  the celery and carrots.  Stir for 30 seconds.  Then, add a handful of the cheese mixture to the pot and stir until melted.  Continue these steps until all cheese has been added.  Once the cheese has been melted, fold in the bacon bits and reduce the heat to low. 

YOU ARE READY TO DIP!!  Take your pre-cut sides and dip them into the cheesy goodness!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family has!!  Happy New Year, everyone!

xoxo-TNN