What’s for Dinner? No stress, beautiful & delicious!

January 12, 2012


How many times have I asked or been asked by another parent “What are you making for dinner tonight?”  Making dinner can be stressful seven nights a week. Luckily, Rob, likes to cook too and is really great at it. The stressful part is cooking a meal that is healthy, tasty and that will appeal to five people. We have a few standards: pasta with mushrooms, lemon and cream, chicken chili – that is what I am cooking now, rice and beans, burgers. One of my favorites is Stir-fry!

The other night I made what Rob called “the best stir-fry” I have ever made.

So here is the recipe:

Fresh chopped ginger

5 cloves of garlic

organic chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces

about 1/3 cup of virgin coconut oil

Gluten-free soy sauce

1 large carrot, slivered

1 small eggplant, chopped

2 baby bok choy, chopped

2 head of broccoli, chopped

1 cup sliced mushrooms

2 cups white and wild rice –

Start cooking your rice – it takes a while and can be cooking while you are chopping, add 1/2 cups rice and 1/2 cup rice to 3 1/2 cups of water, a pinch of salt and 2 teaspoons of coconut or olive oil, when the rice and water reach a boil cover and reduce heat to a simmer

saute the ginger and garlic with about 2-3 tablespoons of the coconut oil in a wok for a about 2 minutes, add the chicken and cook until done – about 7 minutes, remove the chicken and set aside, leave as much ginger and garlic as you can – some will stay with the chicken, remember, this is about stress reduction!

Add more coconut oil and a few splashes of the soy sauce

stir in the carrots, they are the hardest and take the longest to cook

after about 3 minutes add the egg plant

then broccoli

then bok choy (pretty bok choy flowers!)

then mushrooms (is this conjoined mushroom cute?)

Allow a minute or two with each addition of the vegetables

Keep stirring the vegetables, add more oil and /or soy sauce depending yon your taste

Add the chicken and stir for about another 2 minutes

Add the rice and serve to your hungry friends and family – they will thank you!


Just before the rice! So Beautiful. The colors! The textures! Yum!

2 Responses to “What’s for Dinner? No stress, beautiful & delicious!”

  1. Dad Says:

    I’m sold, Leigh Anne, put some in a zip lock bag and overnite it to me for supper tomorrow night!!

    Love to all, Dad

  2. Nicole Says:

    You nailed it! This looks healthy but most importantly flavorful and delicious! Crowd pleaser!

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