Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Mongolian Beef

    I have been working on my meal prep skills lately.  I cut up my meat and broccoli and cooked it the night before. So when I got home from work all I had to do was cook the rice and make the sauce. It was simple and oh so delicious!
Mongolian Beef
1-2 lbs steak cut in to thin strips
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup soy sauce
3/4 cup brown sugar
2-3 minced garlic cloves
1 Tbsp corn starch
2-3 chopped green onions or 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion cooked in a little butter until soft

Cook steak strip in a little oil.  Remove and set aside. 
To the pan add a little bit of oil and the garlic. Cook until tender,  Then stir soy sauce and brown sugar.  Add corn starch to the 1/2 cup water mix  well and add to the rest of the ingredients.  Stir constantly until it comes to a boil.  Turn to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes to allow the flavors to mix.  If the sauce is not thick enough for your tastes continue to mix in corn starch 1 tsp at a time. If it is too thick add a little bit more water.  Stir in the steak strips and onions. 
Serve with or over rice.

*I served it with broccoli on the side.  Next time I think I will stir it right in to the sauce and serve it all over top of the rice.
I will be making this one again and soon!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Did Someone Say Chocolate Tea??

Recently, I was asked to try out some Cacao Tea which is also known as chocolate tea or cocoa tea) is a 100% natural tea which is brewed from cacao husks (also known as cacao shells). They had me at chocolate...so I was excited to give it the taste test.

Cacao tea has a delicious chocolate flavor and a natural sweetness despite containing no sugar or calories. Cacao tea is also gluten and dairy free. As a result, cacao tea is an excellent replacement for caffeinated tea and coffee and a great way to satisfy your chocolate cravings.
Cacao husks are rich in antioxidants and flavonoids, which studies have shown have a number of health benefits. In addition, cacao husks are rich in the compound theobromine, which is a mild, naturally occurring stimulant similar to caffeine with a gentle, slow-release effect.
 It is a beautiful loose leaf tea.  
So a friend and I brewed it up.
The smell is heavenly...  I couldn't wait.
Cacao Tea is a high quality product.  It brewed up nicely.  
Personally, it was not my cup of tea per say... I liked it, but it wouldn't be my choice of drinks.
However, that being said I am not much of a tea drinker. So if you are, I think you would like this tea and the incredible benefits it offers.  The smell is divine and a pure treat!
You can check it out at cacaoteaco.com

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Baked Eggrolls

Baked Eggrolls
1 pound sausage
1 cup diced onions
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 package Cole slaw mix
2 Tablespoons sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon black  pepper
3 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 package egg roll wrappers

Cook the sausage, onions and garlic together until cooked through.  Add the cole slaw mix, sesame oil, black pepper and soy sauce.  Stir and cook until heated through.  Put about a 1/4 cup of the mixture in the middle of your egg roll wrapper. Fold sides towards the center and roll. Place seam side down on a cooking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray.  Lightly brush the eggrolls with oil (I use olive oil).  Bake at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Turning them once about half way through the cooking time.

*These are excellent in the air fryer.

I make sweet and sour sauce to dip them in.

Oh so easy and delicious!


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