Clean Eating: Asian Flank Fry

Hi. My name is Ashley. Now, normally I wouldn’t introduce myself on a blog, but seeing as this is my first post, I figured we would all be a little better off if I just broke the ice. Before I jump into the stir fry creation that might will, literally, change your life, let me tell you a bit about why I am here.

For the past 24 years I have been a creator. I love painting, creating new content (mostly for websites), and of course creating recipes.

When I cook I have a nasty habit of not measuring, taking shortcuts and drinking wine. (The latter I highly encourage.) All of this to say that my food is generally delicious, easy, fast and relatively inexpensive.

Lately all (ok maybe just 3-4) of my friends have been asking me for my recipes. They have been asking me how I find inspiration—why I’m never bored in the kitchen. So I decided that there is no better way to help them out other than to chronicle my favorite concoctions here. So, now that you know me , you can definitely believe me when I say that this stir fry will change. your. life.

healthy asian stir fry

{Disclaimer: Ok, so first, you have to excuse the picture quality. I promise  this is not an indication of the deliciousness nor future photo quality of my recipes! My DSLR was D.O.A today, hence the iPhone lack of focus.}

Eating healthy—I mean no one can honestly say that that sounds fun. Seriously. But, as I head into my third year of marriage…well let’s just say that marriage makes the freshman 15 seem like a kiddie ride at the fair. So, we try to eat healthy here and there. Enter: this fantastic asian flank stir fry. Today I knew I wanted to make a healthy meal. Something high in protein, low in fat—and most importantly cheap.  Now, the #1 rule of cooking on a budget is to figure out your local grocery store’s mark-down routine. Today I found all of these ingredients on Food City’s “Deal of the Day.” Food City Deal of the Day In total, this meal cost me less than $5.00 to create, feeding two. Now that’s a deal. I began by lightly sautéing my vegetables. I used a bit of apple cider vinegar for taste, as well as a small amount of olive oil. Once my veggies were nice and softened, I added in the steak. I used flank steak because it was on sale, but you could easily substitute this for another cut if desired. Sautéing Now, I don’t know about you, but one of the reasons that I despise dislike eating healthy is that I generally feel that healthy food is bland, boring and—well, just plain not worth it. So, I knew my sauce was going to be the staple of this creation. Now, let’s be honest. I don’t have time to create some magic sauce from air and water (that is how it works in the moves isn’t it?). So, I used four ingredients that almost every one of you already have in your fridge or pantry. Yes, 4 ingredients.  I know, anything under 5 is music to my ears. Sauce ingredients Yep. Apple cider vinegar, raspberry preserves, barbecue sauce and a touch of siracha. And let me tell you. Life. Changing. I may have turned to the dark side of healthy food and clean eating—hahahah ok, that was funny but, seriously. Delicious. I was tasting tis sauce between sips of my favorite dry riesling—and yes, a red would have been a better pairing, but I had the white open, and let’s face it I’m cheap. Please tell me I’m not the only one breaking the cardinal rules of white and red pairings?! So, without further ado, here is the full recipe and instructions! Healthy Asian Stir Fry Ingredients (stir fry):

  • 10 ounces of steak sliced thinly (season with salt and pepper)
  • Once green bell pepper
  • One sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 of an onion
  • 1 Tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 avocado

Sauce:

  • 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp barbecue sauce
  • 2 Tbsp raspberry preserves
  • 2 tsp siracha (more or less to taste)

Instructions:

  1. Begin by adding the apple cider vinegar and olive oil to your pan. Heat together on medium while slicing your vegetables.
  2. Add vegetables to your pan and sauté.
  3. Once vegetables are soft, add in steak and cook until lightly browned.
  4. Mix all sauce ingredients together and add to your sautéd steak and vegetables.
  5. Heat until sauce cooks down and meat is medium to well done.
  6. Slice avocado and serve on top of the stir fry.
  7. ENJOY!

Now, that is a meal worth a little table talk. Take it, share it and most of all let me know your thoughts! xoxo Ashley Kate

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