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Joe’s Special Stir Fry Sauce

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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

Tangy Pan-Fried Home Fries

how to make the best tangy pan fried potatoes - This quick and easy home fries recipe is healthy and low calorie, too! Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, they are crispy because they're pan fried with very little oil. Add onions for a great flavor!

If you open my pantry, you’ll find a few basic staples – olive oil, canola oil, balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, white vinegar, cider vinegar, and rice vinegar. We have a favorite brand of each product, and our favorite rice vinegar is Nakano (and has been for more than 10 years). When I was approached to participate in Nakano’s Summer Splash promotion, I jumped at the chance. Little did I know that Nakano maintains a website with dozens of recipes featuring its rice vinegars! I was delighted to find it, and we started making dishes from the website as soon … Read more