Beef and Broccoli

IMG_4469This is a great recipe for a quick dinner.

1 1/2 lbs. flank steak, sliced

2 T. cornstarch

3 T. olive oil, divided



1 t. ginger

1 t. garlic, minced

3 c. broccoli florets

3 T. sweet chili sauce

3 T. Hoisin sauce

Heat 2 T. of olive oil in a large pan, along with the garlic and ginger.  Put beef and cornstarch in a large Ziploc bag and shake to coat.  Sauté beef in the oil with salt and pepper.  Remove beef from the pan and set aside.  Add remaining olive oil into the pan along with the broccoli, sauté just until tender, but not soft.  Add beef back into pan along with the sweet chili sauce and hoisin sauce.  Cook until flavors are well mixed and the beef is heated through.  Enjoy!

Autumn Salad

IMG_4620This salad has such great autumn flavors, one of my favorites being roasted butternut squash. Yum!

3 c. salad greens

1 c. butternut squash, diced, roasted

2 chicken breasts, grilled, diced

1/2 avocado, diced

1/4 c. toasted almonds, sliced

2 eggs, boiled, chopped

1/2 c. beets, roasted, diced

1/4 c. dried cranberries

Balsamic Vinegarette Dressing:

2 T. honey

1 T. dijon mustard

1/2 t. salt

1/2 t. pepper

1 t. finely ground garlic

1/4 c. balsamic vinegar

3/4 c. extra virgin olive oil

To roast the butternut squash and beets:  dice the vegetables. put them in a large Ziploc bag with olive oil, salt and pepper and shake to coat.  Bake in the oven at 400 degrees until the vegetables are tender.


Turkey Stir Fry


This is one of my favorite dinners.  It’s a rather easy recipe, it’s healthy and it’s tasty.

1 T. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/4 t. Minced Garlic

1/2 t. Minced Ginger

1 1/2 lbs. Ground Turkey

1 1/4. c. Carrots, shredded

1 1/4 c. Bean Sprouts

1/2 c. Peanuts, chopped

1/4 c. Fresh Cilantro, chopped

1/4 c. Sweet Chili Sauce

1/4 c. Hoisin Sauce

1/2 t. Fish Sauce


Heat olive oil in pan, add garlic, ginger and turkey cook until turkey crumbles, but not completely cooked through.  Add carrots and sprouts, cook until vegetables are tender.  Add peanuts, cilantro and sauces, cook until flavors blend and it’s hot through out.  Enjoy!