I’m back!  Back from what you say?  Back from a pit of failed recipes, blurred photos and lack of inspiration.  For those of you who follow my blog, I’m sure you’ve realized that I have been slacking off on my blogging.  I didn’t forget about my beloved blog or followers, I was just at that place.  But I am back and ready with the very healthy, quick and delicious recipe.

Almost everyone loves chinese food, the only problem is its filled with fat and most often fried.  I hate greasy food but boy do I love Chinese.  So what’s the simple solution? Make my own!  I made a simple Beef with Broccoli and Peppers, it’s Chinese food without the guilt.  I have a few key notes on this recipe:

1.  Do not overcook the beef.

2.  Cut up all vegetables before you begin to cook.

3.  Do not overcook the vegetables.



Beef with Broccoli and Peppers

1 1/2 lb beef (I used flank steak)

2 in. knob ginger crushed

2 tsp rice wine vinegar

2 tsp soy sauce

4 garlic cloves, sliced

1 tbsp cornstarch

1 tbsp oyster sauce

1/2 tsp five spice powder


1 onion cut into wedges

3 scallion, chopped

2  bunch broccoli, cut into florets

bell pepper strips


2 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp brown sugar

2 tbsp water

red pepper flakes (optional)

Cut beef against the grain into strips.  Place steak, crushed ginger, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, cornstarch, oyster sauce and 5 spice powder in a bowl, and mix.  Set aside.  It is best to cut up all the veggies in preparation for the cooking process.  This stirfry process is very quick!

Mix soy sauce, brown sugar, water and red pepper flakes and set aside.  Place 2 tbsp of sesame oil in a wok on a high fire.  Add beef and stir fry for 5 mins, remove from wok.  Add onions, broccoli, peppers, red pepper flakes and sauce.   Cover and cook for 3 mins, add beef back to wok and cook for additional minute.  Remove from heat and add scallions.  Serve over hot cooked rice.