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Apparently, I Need a Lot of Stuff + Pepper Steak Recipe

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First off:

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These are the oven mitts I found yesterday. I’m kind of obsessed.

Polka dots AND cupcakes…cannot go wrong with that!

 

Lunch

Eat out the kitchen week continues.

 

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Quinoa topped with chickpeas and some homemade guacamole (the best way I know to use up an avocado) Smile

Random note: I didn’t have enough tomatoes for the recipe, so I threw in a bit of tomato paste. Worked great!

I’ve noticed that I really need to pre-make quinoa and other grains when I want them for lunch. I don’t usually end up eating until I’m really hungry, so I snack while making lunch and kinda ruin my appetite a little. Fortunately, I was snacking on carrot sticks so it wasn’t that bad, but nonetheless, I’d rather be hungry when I sit down for lunch.

 

I spent the afternoon doing some more apartment shopping with my mom. I swear, you don’t realize how much stuff you need to live until you’re getting your first “real” apartment. I was running around Canadian Tire/Dollarama/WalMart yelling “Oh god! I need one of these too!” every 2.5 seconds.

 

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Right, a lot of work goes into this.

Slowly but surely, plugging away (And I found a purple vacuum. That makes me happy).

 

Dinner

Another one of my favourite Mom recipes for dinner tonight. Although my mom has never been a huge fan of Asian food (You mention sushi, she’ll run in the other direction) she has an amazing recipe for pepper steak. It’s an Asian stirfry of sorts with paprika-spiced sauce. So good!

 

Pepper Steak

(serves 6. Origin unknown, but my mom thinks she got it out of a pamphlet of some kind years ago)

 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds sirloin steak, fat trimmed and cut into strips
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed (or 2 teaspoons minced garlic)
  • 2 tbsp butter/margarine
  • 1 cup sliced green onions with tops
  • 2 large green peppers, cut into strips
  • 2 large fresh tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2-3 cups cooked rice (I use brown rice)

Directions

1. Sprinkle steak with paprika. Cook steak and garlic in butter/margarine and cook until meat is browned.

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2. Add onions and green peppers. Continue cooking until vegetables are soft.

 

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3. Add tomatoes and broth. Reduce heat and cover; simmer for 15 minutes.

 

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4. Blend water, cornstarch and soy sauce in separate bowl until mixed. Stir into steak and cook until sauce has thickened.

 

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5. Serve with cooked rice.

 

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Umm, how freakin’ simple is that? The entire recipe takes about half an hour to make and is insanely delicious. If you like stirfries, you’ll be a big fan of this recipe.

 

You can substitute the steak for pretty much any protein you like – chicken, pork, or even tofu (just make sure you change the type of broth accordingly).

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This dinner definitely makes me happy.

 

Have a good night!

 

<— When was the last time you moved?

<— Fan of stirfries or Asian food?

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7 thoughts on “Apparently, I Need a Lot of Stuff + Pepper Steak Recipe

  1. Pepper steak!! This was my absolute favorite meal my mom made and I used to request it on birthdays! I completely forgot about it

  2. Packing is the worst but you will get through it, so close!

  3. Pingback: Most Creative Gift Ever + Sushi with Blends. « Better With Sprinkles

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