Monday, November 14, 2011


Alrighty ladies and gentleman who follow my blog,
   I am officially back in business.Well not literally but you know what I mean.After a long summer(and fall) break from blogging,I'm here to say that you can expect a good amount of recipes and posts.I recently had to switch my phone due to a little unforeseen accident and lost all my summer cooking pictures so some of the recipes may not be accompanied by a picture for your viewing delight but I'm going to try my best to make sure that I get some pictures for you.The important part is for me to share the goodness with you.I'm starting off tonight with an awesome stir-fry recipe.This is truly an easy and definitely quick recipe.

Spicy Chicken with Green beans,Mushrooms and Cashews

You'll need:

2 Tbsp - Sunflower Oil(you can also use vegetable or canola oil)
2 Tsp - Minced Garlic
1/2 - Small Onion, cut into halves
6-8 - Dried Red Chilis,in whole form(this is to infuse flavor but not spice.For those of you who love spice,halve it to infuse the spice )
1 small can - Mushrooms (slices)
A handful -Green Beans,sliced
1/2 Cup - Roasted Cashew Nuts(unsalted if possible.If not,rinse and dry before cooking)
1/2 lbs -Chicken tender pieces, cut into small bite sized cube
1- Scallion,sliced thinly into strips (for garnish)

1 Tbsp- Soy sauce
1 Tbsp - Sweet soy sauce(this can be found at any Asian grocery stores)
1 Tsp - Fish sauce(you can always substitute this with a teaspoon more of soy sauce
1/4 Tsp - Stevia or Agave to taste
2 Tbsp - Water


Heat wok or frying pan and add the oil.Add in the minced garlic,dried chillies and onions. Saute the ingredient until aromatic.Add in the cashew nuts and stir fry until it is lightly brown and add in the chicken.Cook until chicken is white.Add in the mushrooms and green beans.Mix well with the other ingredients.Add in the sauce mixture and incorporate all ingredients until well coated with the sauce. Don't overcook the green beans,You still want a crunch to it.Stir fry for another 2 minutes and add in the scallions.You can also use the scallion as part of your presentation after dishing out.

As simple as that.You get a wholesome,nutritional and delicious meal in just minutes.So for those busy moms and dads out there,this will be a great choice for a quick home made dinner.Enjoy!

*For those of you who are totally off sugar,the sweet soy sauce has sugar in it.You can always substitute it with some dark soy sauce.about 1 tbsp and mix in either Agave or Stevia for the sweet part.The dark soy sauce gives your dish the color you see in the picture.

With love for food and you,