Friday, May 21, 2010

Ginger Beef Stir Fry

this dinner was so good, easy, fast and healthy! i used asparagus, but broccoli could be used as well. (pretend that is BROWN rice in that picture.)

Ginger Beef Stir Fry:

2 cups mushrooms, halved
1.5 lb asparagus, cut in 2-inch pieces
3 scallions, sliced
1/2 cup reduced sodium beef broth
2 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tbsp sugar
8 oz steak, fat trimmed, sliced thin
2 cups hot cooked brown rice

spray a wok with cooking spray. stir fry the mushrooms, asparagus (or broccoli), and scallions for 3-4 mins until crisp-tender. (DO NOT over cook as i have the tendency to do. they will cook as they sit.) remove from heat.

add a little oil to wok and brown beef. in a bowl, mix the broth, soy sauce, ginger, and sugar. move the beef to the edges of the pan. pour the broth mixture in the middle. cook until the sauce is thick and bubbly and beef is done.

add back the veggies. stir to coat with the sauce and heat through. serve over the rice.

im doing a lot better. i got the message last week. i need to eat right and exercise. no getting around it. and i cant do it half way. lunch today was marinated chicken thighs and salad with tahini-yogurt dressing. isnt it PRETTY?????

and i've even been enjoying the gym. i went in the morning on tuesday. i thought i would hate it....because i am NOT a morning person...or a night more of a "mid-afternoon" kind of gal.

but it was great. it woke me up. i felt wonderful! and i love love love weights! it still really scares me when im doing weights and not feels like im wasting my precious gym time. the whole time im pumping iron (hahaha) there is a voice in my head screaming, "GET ON THAT TREADMILL!!! YOU CAN LIFT THAT BARBELL AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT, BUT IT'S NOT GOING TO MAKE YOUR BUTT ANY SMALLER!"

the voice in my head has to work on her people skills.....

im hoping the weights make a difference in the long run! deep down i believe they will.


Teale said...

That looks really good! I may just have to try the recipe out! If I do, I'll link back to you on my blog:)

Smasher Girl said...

thanks teale! hope you like it!

Fashion Meets Food said...

That sounds delish! I just came across your blog and am really enjoying it! You now have a new follower!


Lindsay said...

That looks so stinkin good!!!! Thanks for posting this :)

sereni-tea said...

Yummy! Two meals that are as pleasing to the eye as they are no doubt, to the palate. Sure wish I had the oomph to make such healthy meals. Keep 'em coming though. I'm hoping that eventually I'll get off my Fast Food Fanny and stand in front of the stove. Can you include how long it takes you to make something when you post it?

As for the weight lifting, Steven Covey said, "Opposition is a natural part of life. Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition - such as lifting weights - we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.”

Smasher Girl -- You are doing BOTH! Overcoming your personal challenges with eating right and exercising, you are meeting opposition head on. Imagine yourself as a result with even stronger character, stronger muscles AND a stronger (smaller) butt!!

SG said...

sereni-tea, first of are so inspirational. i love that you can remember powerful quotes like that.

second, that is a great idea about including how long it takes to make something...i love to cook, but i hate when it takes a long time!

the Ginger Beef Stir Fry took about 30 mins including chopping the veggies and slicing the steak. :-)

Skye said...

Those recipes look so delish! Thanks for sharing. And it sounds like you are doing great! Keep it up girl!