Stir Fry Tuesday
I have forever been a picky eater. My mom used to have to straight up bribe me as a child to get me try new foods or finish what was on my plate. I started expanding my horizons beyond pizza and chicken fingers sometime in college, but even then I basically consisted mainly on pop-tarts and happy meals.
Needless to say I have come a long way in my 20’s, and I have realized over the past year or two that being a picky eater actually works to my advantage & inspires me when it comes to cooking. If I am making it myself, I know how to cater it to my liking and I feel better knowing that every element of the meal is decided on & planned out by myself.
So, since I have been cooking a great deal lately, I figured I should start blogging these meals more often. A lot of the time I am totally winging it, so writing them down will help me to remember them & maybe even give some of you some easy weekday meal planning ideas.
Last night I bought some thin chicken breasts and cut them up into small bite size ‘cute’ pieces. (I will only eat chicken if I do this myself, and I know no scary parts are being mixed in.) I marinated the chicken in this peanut sauce (literally want this on everything) with some Tabasco & pepper. In another bowl I mixed snap peas, broccoli, red peppers, carrots & chopped fresh ginger with sesame oil, garlic and red pepper flakes.
I think a wok is one of the most wonderful inventions. I have had this bad boy for years now and love how quickly & evenly everything cooks and the combinations in there are endless. Anywho, cooked the chicken first for about 5 minutes, mixed in the veggies for another 5, and then served everything over brown basmati rice.
I am a spice fanatic if you didn’t catch that, you could leave out the Tabasco & red pepper flakes if you don’t like setting your mouth on fire like me. A super flavorful, nutritious and filling meal; easy to make and prepare quickly after a long workday.