August 09, 2012

Stir-Fry...any sauce recommendations?

Stir-frys are such a great way to quickly make dinner with lots of CSA vegetables.  We had coconut-basil stir-fry tonight, which was ok, but not great.  I'm really in need of a go-to stir-fry sauce recipe.  If anyone has suggestions, please leave a comment, it would be much appreciated!

Tonight's stir-fry used several items from today's CSA box including green peppers, carrots, kale and purple basil.  I also added one loner red onion leftover from last week's farmers market.

Do you eat stir-fry with rice?  It doesn't taste right to me without it, but my husband (mister I hate carbs) often goes without rice.  I prepared a portion just for myself tonight, and something didn't go right because it was still crunchy.  All in all, not a good night for stir-fry.

On a happier note, today's Living Social deal was for Oro di Oliva, my favorite oil and vinegar shop!  They have three locations in Milwaukee, including their newest store in the Public Market.

After purchasing that deal, I started browsing the other deals, which is always dangerous.  I ended up also buying a 2-month America's Test Kitchen cooking school subscription for only $19.

I was immediately interested when they launched their online cooking school a few months ago, but never felt like I had the time to devote to it.  However, September and October are wide open for me, so now is the perfect time!


  1. Yes, always with brown rice here. Would he do quinoa with it? Still carbs, but better glycemic index.

    1. That's a good question. He pretty much shuns carbs of any type, but he is a big fan of quinoa. Great suggestion!

  2. Thanks SO MUCH for posting this! I just bought the deal too :)

  3. This my go-to stir fry sauce recipe: 1 part soy sauce, 1 part dry sherry, and 1 part cornstarch flavored with 5-spice powder and cayenne pepper. Mix it very well so that the cornstarch is completely dissolved. Move your cooked veggies to the edges of the wok and pour in sauce to the center. Once it starts to thicken, pull in your veggies and coat. If you don't like that sauce, you can always use Annie Chun's Asian Sauces which are available at Outpost.