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Joe’s Special Stir Fry Sauce

broccoli

Joe has always liked a good vegetable stir fry. He used to make them for me when I was a vegetarian, and we’ve both always enjoyed them. These days, he usually adds a can of chicken or a couple of chicken breasts, cut into cubes. I have never quite gotten the hang of stir fry preparation. It’s nice that I have Joe around since I like to eat stir fry, though. Anyway. Our stir fry vegetables are a seasonal blend of whatever is available: what we’ve grown (see all that broccoli over there?), at the farmer’s market, from the CSA, … Read more

Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

garlic stir fry

The biggest thing I learned from my last weight loss attempt was that small changes are more likely to become permanent changes than huge life-altering ones: Parking further from the door when we’re out. Drinking water most of the time. Walking to Grandma’s house instead of driving. Small changes. I’ve recently been trying to increase our vegetable intake. Instead of tossing all of our pasta and potatoes in favor of meat and eggs – cause that would last all of three days – we have adjusted our existing recipes (like we did with balsamic chicken with mushrooms and cabbage). Joe … Read more

Quick and Easy Homemade Stir Fry

Summer is quickly approaching, and the Feels like Home family is gearing up for the glut of fresh vegetables that will soon inundate our kitchen, dining room, patio, and back yard. Joe and I have been discussing our summer plans. We are going to minimize our dependence on grocery stores in favor of smaller, more local, and more sustainable options. We’re also going to decrease our meat intake, instead focusing on the wealth of summer veggies. Joe suggested a summer stir fry like the one we had for dinner tonight. I could eat this (or some variation of it) every … Read more