Stir-fry Cooking Takes Flavor To The Next Level

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(NAPSI)—Here’s delicious news: You can enjoy great meals that are high in  flavor yet low in calories when you turn to the stirring tastes of stir-fry  cooking.

This kind of cuisine originated in China many years ago with the wok  and has become a major part of many American lifestyles. The trend is growing  as more and more people realize that this type of cooking can be a healthy  part of the family diet—whether you use a skillet, wok or pan. The key is in  the preparation.

As with any method of cooking, it is still possible to make a dish that is  high in fat and calories with stir-fry cooking if you’re not careful. By  working with a small amount of cooking oil and sticking to lean meats and  lots of vegetables, however, you can do stir-fry cooking that’s a quick and  easy way to prepare healthy and flavorful meals.

“Asian-inspired cuisine is one of the major food trends today because of  the fresh ingredients and exciting flavor combinations available,” explained  one expert on food, Jason Abelkop of Buffets, Inc.

Popular restaurants that are owned by Buffets, such as Ryan’s® as well as HomeTown® Buffet and Old Country Buffet®, are helping to  lead the trend with made-to-order Mongolian Stir Fry, now available for lunch  and dinner at most locations. Guests choose from chicken, beef or shrimp to  create the combination that’s just right for them.

To kick-start stir-fry cooking in your kitchen, check out this recipe from  the restaurants’ chefs:

Garlic Ginger Mongolian Chicken Yield: 2 servings

2 4-oz. chicken breasts

1 tsp. vegetable oil

1 tsp. chopped ginger

1 tsp. chopped garlic

1 cup peapods

1 cup cabbage, shredded

½ cup ¼” julienned onions

½ cup matchstick carrots

1 cup broccoli florets

1 Tbsp vegetable oil

¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce

¼ cup teriyaki sauce

2 sprigs cilantro

2 servings unconverted rice (cooked  according to recipe)

Cut chicken into ½” strips. Mix  vegetable oil, ginger and garlic together. Rub mixture on the chicken breast  strips, place in refrigerator for a minimum of two hours. Mix vegetables  together in bowl. Place oil in sauté pan over medium heat. Add chicken strips  and sauté for five minutes. Toss frequently to evenly brown. Turn up heat to “high”  and add fresh vegetables. Toss frequently. Cook for one minute. Vegetables  should be crisp in texture. Add soy sauce, teriyaki sauce and the cilantro  sprigs to taste. Quickly toss to coat, then remove  from heat. Top rice with hot fresh stir-fry and enjoy.

Learn More

For locations and other information on Buffets restaurants, visit www.Ryans.com as well as www.HomeTownBuffet.com and www.OldCountryBuffet.com.

Area Land and Homes Magazine is BACK!

area land and homes septI am so excited to bring back Area Land & Homes Magazine after a long hiatus.  Right now, the plans are to give it this shiny new “virtual home,” but I understand that there are some wonderful people who are still not on the Internet. Over the coming months, I’ll be working to develop a “mini” version that can be available in print and picked up at several locations in the area.

What started out as just an update for a blog I wasn’t using has turned into one amazing project that will hopefully merge my existing real estate website with an informational product that the community already loved.

You can expect to find fantastic news and articles on home and family issues that affect us all combine those fantastic articles with my Pinterest obsession, and you’ll find that AREA LAND & HOMES is going to be one awesome portal for ideas and inspiration, whether you are buying a home or not.

In addition to all of this, I’ll be hosting community leaders and business owners, so they can share what living in the area means to them. This wonderful platform will give me the much-needed  flexibility to share with you not only my passion for real estate through my market news, but also my love of community.

Take a look around and don’t forget me when you have a real estate need.  I’d love to hear what you think so be sure and sign the guestbook!!!

Until next time I encourage you to go forth and live life with Passion!

Tammie