Honey Stir-Fry

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Whew!  I finished my article before my deadline.  I think it’s pretty good.  Starting an article always seems so daunting, but I just keep writing and writing and then suddenly – WHAM – it’s done!  Same with the book.  πŸ™‚ Writing is funny that way.

 

I went for a lovely 18.0 mile bike ride this evening with Megan and her friend that is a boy, Mark.  It took me about 1:20.

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I was suppose to do 25.0 miles, but the sun started to set and I hate riding in the dark, even though I have a light.

 

Pre-ride fuel was a big Green Monster:

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SUPER thick!  I had about 3 cups of spinach, 1 cup almond milk, and 1 banana.

 

And a slice of whole wheat toast with almond butter and sunflower seeds:

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For dinner, I made an excellent stir-fry.  The Husband actually inspired this idea!  On his way out the door, he yelled, β€œYou should make a veggie stir-fry with honey tonight!”  So I did.

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My stir-fry contained:

 

  • 1/3 block pre-cubed extra firm tofu
  • Baby corn
  • Asparagus
  • Mushrooms
  • Soy sauce
  • Ginger sauce (a mix)
  • Honey
  • Pepper
  • Dash olive oil

 

I cooked all the ingredients together on low on the stovetop in a wok for about 30 minutes.  Served along with brown rice, it was great!

 

Well friends, I’m off to bed.  I am meeting Kelly and Sara for a long, long trail run in the morning.  We’re aiming for 13 miles I think?  To be honest, I’m not exactly thrilled, but I’m trying to get pumped. 

 

And thanks for all the advice about opening my coconut!  I’ll let you know how it turns out!

 

PS – Angela arrives tomorrow!!! Eck!!! πŸ™‚

{ 56 comments }

 

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) March 25, 2010, 9:21 pm

    i can’t wait to see what you girls do while she’s there…that’s going to be so fun! honey stir fry sounds great, one of those savory and sweet combos. YUM!

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope March 25, 2010, 9:26 pm

    lol and her friend that is a boy

    • KatieTX March 25, 2010, 9:28 pm

      haha I was going to comment the same thing. I love how people automatically think you must be dating if you spend any time with a boy!

    • MegaNerd March 26, 2010, 5:37 pm

      BAHAHAHAAHAHAHA

      Love it!

  • lauren @ Eater not a runner March 25, 2010, 9:27 pm

    Wow good luck on the super long run!!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday March 25, 2010, 9:27 pm

    Good luck with the run!

  • clay March 25, 2010, 9:28 pm

    Good luck on the long run! I am planning for 17 miles or so! I love the green monsters! Today I had one with vanilla soymilk, banana, 2 apples, and spinach… So good!

  • Evan Thomas March 25, 2010, 9:30 pm

    I always forget what flavor honey imparts on a dish. It’s so good.
    Even though I’m running a half on Sunday, I am not jazzed about milage over 10 miles; good luck pushing through!
    And this is something from twitter, but if you cut yourself with flowers WATCH OUT opening a coconut! Hehe

    • Caitlin March 25, 2010, 9:32 pm

      good luck on your half!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg March 25, 2010, 9:30 pm

    “friend that is a boy” πŸ™‚

    Your green monsters are so GREEN! Mine are always kind of brown πŸ™ But they taste good!

    • Caitlin March 25, 2010, 9:32 pm

      what makes them brown??

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite March 25, 2010, 9:31 pm

    You’ll do great with the run!

    I can’t wait to hear about the visit with Angela!

  • Samantha @ Mama Notes March 25, 2010, 9:33 pm

    I think its’ really cute and funny that you said, her friend THAT IS A BOY ha! πŸ™‚

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is March 25, 2010, 9:36 pm

    Your stir fry sounds so good. I can never made good stir frys, they just always taste like soy sauce!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) March 25, 2010, 9:37 pm

    I’m so excited to hear about your adventures with Angela.

  • Marisa (Loser for Life) March 25, 2010, 9:41 pm

    Your stir fry does look excellent!

    Have a great run and a fun time with Angela:)

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 25, 2010, 9:41 pm

    Your stir fry DOES sound good!!! As does your bike ride πŸ™‚

  • eatdrinkandbemerrynyc March 25, 2010, 9:48 pm

    i love baby corn!!! And stir fry πŸ™‚
    Sara

  • Katie @ Two Lives, One Lifestyle March 25, 2010, 9:55 pm

    You’ve totally got that 13 miler, no problem. And have tons of fun with Angela after that!

  • Mary (Food Fit & Fun) March 25, 2010, 9:56 pm

    Your bike rides always look like so much fun! It makes me want to start biking! =]

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin March 25, 2010, 9:58 pm

    What a cool idea to add honey to a stirfry!

  • Madeline - Greens and Jeans March 25, 2010, 10:11 pm

    Honey, olive oil, and soy sauce is one of my absolutely favorite tofu marinades!

  • Matt March 25, 2010, 10:16 pm

    Have a good run tomorrow. Thanks for the reminder that I need to hit the trails!

  • Nora@LiveLifeEatRight March 25, 2010, 10:17 pm

    I’ve never though to put sunflower seeds on almond butter toast…LOVE IT!

  • Catherine March 25, 2010, 10:23 pm

    Have a good run tomorrow! I have a 20-miler on Saturday and I’m a little nervous…

  • Ali@ Food, FItness, Fashion March 25, 2010, 10:38 pm

    That stir fry looks awesome!!! I have an odd obsession with baby corn, I just love it. I am excited to read your posts while Angela is visiting!

    PS. I MISS YOU!

    • Caitlin March 26, 2010, 6:16 am

      aww i miss you too.

  • chandra hall March 25, 2010, 11:02 pm

    i love the almond butter toast topped w/ sunflower seeds, so yummy πŸ™‚

    good luck on your trail run manana! and have fun with Angela, that’s so awesome she’s visiting!

    http://www.prettytimepiece.org

  • Shannon, Tropical Eats March 26, 2010, 12:09 am

    the story about how u met Jenna below is too neat! It’s crazy how time flies and how many awesome things happen so quickly.

    yippee for Angela πŸ™‚ If you’re still having the blogger meetup in Orlando tmrw night, Jenny and I may be making a road trip! I know you’re super busy especially with Ang coming into town.. just let me know if you’re still planning on a get together. Have an awesome trail run! <3

    • Caitlin March 26, 2010, 6:20 am

      yes we are! i’ll email you!

  • Jenny March 26, 2010, 12:15 am

    Have fun on your trail run and with Angela!

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople March 26, 2010, 12:36 am

    I keep thinking about making a green monster and I keep not doing it. I just think “spinach, really?” I swear, one day I will try it! I am going to try your “un-overnight oatmeal” tomorrow and will see how that is. =)

    • Caitlin March 26, 2010, 6:21 am

      heheh try it, it’s REALLY not bad. actually, it’s good. i don’t eat anything that tastes bad. or put it in a fruit smoothie. even my brother in law likes them!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) March 26, 2010, 1:45 am

    Great work on the ride!! LIke you – I hate riding in the dark too!!!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) March 26, 2010, 1:45 am

    Yu, yum, yum! That green monster looks great too. I wasn’t in the mood during the winter but with warmer weather comes that GM craving. πŸ˜€

  • Tracie @hollafoodzone March 26, 2010, 1:54 am

    Mmm – the greenest green monsters are the best! I can’t wait until it’s bike riding weather here!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 26, 2010, 3:44 am

    Heheh I had a stir fry full of soy sauce and agave nectar tonight too! Great minds think alike πŸ˜€ (at least along the same lines lol :p) Good luck on your run!

  • Mary March 26, 2010, 6:10 am

    Good luck with your 13 miles today! Boyfriend actually cooked me stir-fry for dinner last night! just broccoli and peppers though. spicy but with no honey. I’ll have to try your recipe though!

  • Stacey March 26, 2010, 6:12 am

    have fun on your trail run in the morning! I need to get my bike tuned up so I can get back out there with Jas, the weather is perfect for bike riding πŸ™‚

    Yummo to your stir-fry!

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie ) March 26, 2010, 7:04 am

    That stir-fry looks delish! I LOVE honey and definitely need to use it in food more often!

    So excited to see you and meet Angela tonight!! πŸ™‚

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) March 26, 2010, 7:51 am

    if angela brings you some of her bars please do a giveaway with at least 2 bars…PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. Oh..and if she doesn’t can you “set the stage” for her baking at your house like “ohhh…heyyyy why don’t you bake and I’ll clean up for dinner…” or something. tee hee

    • Caitlin March 26, 2010, 11:14 am

      hehe genius idea.

  • Kacy March 26, 2010, 8:54 am

    That stir fry sounds awesome. The husband is quite the innovative thinker!

  • Kelly March 26, 2010, 9:22 am

    Stir fry looks delish!

  • Pam @ The Unlikely Athlete March 26, 2010, 9:26 am

    Caitlin, I tried making my first green monster last night and must have done something wrong because it tastes awful! Do you use the frozen spinach blocks or just leafy spinach? Dumb question maybe? πŸ™ I used the frozen block – thawed it, added 1 1.5 cups of milk, a banana, a scoop of strawberry whey protein—-and it looks bad and tastes just like spinach!! πŸ™ advice??

    • Katie March 26, 2010, 10:27 am

      I personally use the baby spinach that comes in a bag. Try that, I think you will like it a LOT better!

    • Caitlin March 26, 2010, 11:13 am

      Yes, raw spinach – it will taste much better.

      • Pam @ The Unlikely Athlete March 26, 2010, 11:15 am

        Thanks Katie and Caitlin!! That’s what I thought…can’t wait to see what it REALLY tastes like! πŸ™‚

  • Katie March 26, 2010, 10:26 am

    I made a stirfry almost identical to that on Wednesday night! I made a little sauce with honey, soy sauce, white wine, red wine vinegar, ginger and red pepper flakes. It was yummy!

  • Rachel March 26, 2010, 10:55 am

    Wow we must have been on the same wave length. I made a honey stir fry last night too!

    Mine had pineapple, red/green/yellow pepper strips, broccoli, squash and teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, and honey.

    Yum!!!

  • Tina March 26, 2010, 2:58 pm

    Stir fry looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it. 13 miles is the low end of my absolute favorite running miliage.. (13-18 are my happy runs but it literally takes me 6-7 miles to really get warmed up). I’m sure you’ll have a great run with your friends. Trails make it even more fun!

  • Anne P March 26, 2010, 5:40 pm

    baaahahahha love the “and her friend that is a boy” πŸ˜‰

  • Jalita March 26, 2010, 5:40 pm

    How much baked beans, sweet potato, and brussel were used in your wrap?

    • Jalita March 26, 2010, 5:41 pm

      Sorry I posted this one the wrong post. This was in response to the post with your wrap meal.

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