Have any of you seen the movie Julie and Julia? I love that movie. It's the story of this woman called Julie who has decided that she is going to cook her way through the Julia Child cookbook and blog about it. So, that gave me an idea.
I have been unsure as to what to do about this blog. Sometimes I feel that it has run it's course, yet I can't bring myself to close it. At times I have no idea what to blog about anymore. I recently rejoined Weight Watchers (or Weight Washers as Tahlia calls it). I really love the program. It makes sense and it works! I have a few WW cookbooks and for the most part I think their recipes are pretty good. So I have decided to cook my way through my Weight Watchers Cookbooks. I am still not sure if I am going to be making a separate cooking blog or if I'll keep everything here on The Daily Grind. We'll see how this goes first before I decide.
So, my first recipe I want to share is Gingered Beef and Broccoli.
First, I heated 2 tsp of sesame oil in a pan, stir-fried 10 oz of sirloin steak, cut into strips and removed them from the pan:
Meanwhile, I boiled some brown rice in a bag (the best invention since sliced bread, I am telling you!)
In the same pan I then added 1 Tbs of minced ginger and 3 minced garlic cloves. I cooked it briefly and added 10 oz of frozen broccoli florets (thawed) and 4 sliced green onions:
I stir-fried it a couple of minutes and added a nice spoonful of chili paste (I like it spicy!!!!) and a tablespoon of soy sauce.
I stirred it again and added the beef:
I placed about 1/2 cup of rice in two bowls and put half of this mixture on top. I served it with a simple cucumber and onion salad:
This was yummy! It was fast and easy to make and tasted great. Next time I might add a couple of more vegetables in addition to the broccoli (like snow peas) and I bet it would taste great with chicken as well. For those of you counting WW points, the Points Value of this meal was 7.