Stir-fry Overload

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Hi.  My name is Caitlin, and I am a stir-fry addict.  You can have too much of a good thing.

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The Husband offered to make dinner, which was so sweet.  He’s a really good cook.  But we both tend to fall back on stir-fries for dinner.  So when he offered to cook, I said in reply, β€œYES!  But please – ANYTHING but a stir-fry!”

 

He delivered!

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Two crusty pieces of bread with a veggie burger, cheddar cheese, spinach, and raw vegetables.

 

With lots of roasted potatoes.  The Husband coated them in a garlic and rosemary marinade.

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We are sitting on the coach eating dark chocolate chip and watching Boardwalk Empire.  Ooooh yea.

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Oh and lovely DadHTP came to the clinic and brought me a loaf of pumpkin bread.  It was a delish snack. 

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Over and out!

 

Any other stir-fry addicts out there?

{ 61 comments }

 

  • anonymous November 22, 2010, 9:09 pm

    Not really into stir fry, but tonights supper looks delish!

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing November 22, 2010, 9:12 pm

    I am going vegetarian for the week next week and I think stir fry is going to be my fall back! Gotta get some tofu.

  • holly @ couchpotatoathlete November 22, 2010, 9:13 pm

    I love stir-fries too — they are such an easy meal to make and I think that is why we make them so often!

    That pumpkin loaf looks so good – I’ve never seen a loaf “pan” like that before. Did your dad make it?

  • Carrie H November 22, 2010, 9:14 pm

    I am eating stir-fry with broc, tofu, green beans, brussels sprouts, cauliflower and brown rice right now, lol! I bet it’s the, oh, 312th time I’ve eaten this same thing this year … ha ha.

  • Amy at TheSceneFromMe November 22, 2010, 9:20 pm

    I sometimes eat chocolate chips as a snack too, but frozen. They are wonderful frozen!

    Wish I could scratch and sniff my screen to smell that bread!

  • Katya November 22, 2010, 9:20 pm

    I am the worst with cooking things other than stir-fries! If I don’t have a recipie, I’ll definitely be cooking a stir-fry

  • hippierunner November 22, 2010, 9:21 pm

    What a yummy dinner! but

    “Sitting on the coat”? Is that an English thing? ;P

  • Hope November 22, 2010, 9:21 pm

    I am a total stir fry addict! So quick, so easy, such a great way to get your vege intake!

  • Amanda (Eating Up) November 22, 2010, 9:22 pm

    I love, love stir fry! It brings me back to my freshman year at the stir-fry bar!

  • Brittany @ Delights and Delectables November 22, 2010, 9:22 pm

    oh my goodness- I love stir-fries!! However, I just found out that I’m intolerant to SOY!! I loved my tofu. Now, I do Kamut “fried rice” with veggies and egg whites! It is delish!

  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) November 22, 2010, 9:25 pm

    my bfs father was in town a few weeks ago and they had boardwalk empire on. i got SO nervous and actually had to go to bed in fear of nudity scenes. i cannot handle naked women with old men watching.

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations November 22, 2010, 9:26 pm

    So funny with the stir fries. They’re perfect, easy, and versatile.

    They’re like the yogurt bowls — you can toss in anything, and it’s going to be wonderful.

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) November 22, 2010, 9:28 pm

    Haha, we all have our vices…it could be worse! I am an oatmeal and salad addict! Have a great night Caitlin!

  • Camille November 22, 2010, 9:29 pm

    Hello, my name is Camille and I am also addicted to stir fries. I had one for lunch today!

    • Caitlin November 23, 2010, 9:52 am

      We can start a support group!

  • Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama November 22, 2010, 9:29 pm

    I just want you to know how very lucky you are to have a husband who COOKS!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 22, 2010, 9:31 pm

    <3 stirfrys – but I would jsut hold on to the fact that your husband COOKS!!!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) November 22, 2010, 9:33 pm

    I love stir-fry since it’s so easy and quick to throw together. Perfect for a weeknight dinner.

  • Marie-Journey to Body Zen November 22, 2010, 9:36 pm

    What’s in the rosemary marinade?

    • Caitlin November 23, 2010, 9:52 am

      It was just rosemary, garlic, and evoo!

  • Rachel @Balance and Blueberries November 22, 2010, 9:39 pm

    Yes! It seems to be all I know how to make! haha….That’s not true. But it is a very simple, healthy meal to throw together, so it tends to be my default πŸ™‚

  • Carly November 22, 2010, 9:43 pm

    We just finished watching Boardwalk Empire. Ahhh, I can’t wait to see how the season ends. It’s so good!

    • Caitlin November 23, 2010, 9:51 am

      I CANNOT BELIEVE LUCY AND THE CRAZY MAN HAD SEX.

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine November 22, 2010, 9:44 pm

    I went through a stir-fry phase last winter, but haven’t had many since then!! My boyfriend is addicted though. He’d have one for dinner every night if it weren’t for delivery pizza πŸ™‚

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 22, 2010, 9:47 pm

    stir-fry and wild rice are my fall back-meals during the winter. they are so easy and WARM when i get home from the office. that and anything covered in spicy tomato sauce.

  • Leah @ Why Deprive? November 22, 2010, 9:53 pm

    I love stir fry! So easy, and you can throw in anything you like.
    Its been a long time since Ive made a stir fry though – I probably overdid it last year. πŸ™‚

  • Erin @ Bishella November 22, 2010, 10:00 pm

    Who doesn’t love stir-fry? And I was a lucky girl tonight too!! my boyfriend made this: http://www.thefrontburnerblog.com/2010/08/zucchini-pasta-with-tomato-mushroom-sauce.html

    AH-MAY-ZING!!!

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef November 22, 2010, 10:12 pm

    stir fry is great πŸ™‚

  • Faith @ lovelyascharged November 22, 2010, 10:22 pm

    Stir frys are so easy and so balanced…who wouldn’t love it? Seriously!

  • Ashley November 22, 2010, 10:55 pm

    both the dinner & the bread look delicious! I would think I’d be overloaded on pumpkin today – I’ve had probably 3 servings worth between bread, breakfast, etc. – but I totally can’t get enough! Love it!

  • Ashley November 22, 2010, 10:56 pm

    mmmm stir fry I don’t think I could eve get sick of them.

  • Kiran November 22, 2010, 11:01 pm

    I looooveee stir-fry! I like the idea of speed-cooking on high heat to avoid overcooking the nutrients out of our foods. Nothing taste as yucky as overcooked vegetables πŸ˜›

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) November 22, 2010, 11:06 pm

    I love stirfry SO much. My favourite things to put in it are water chestnuts and baby corn!

  • Maddie (Healthy Maddie) November 22, 2010, 11:08 pm

    I love stir fry! I love how it’s so fast, you can make it very flavorful, and you can throw in almost any veggie and protein you want. Definitely one of my favorite type of meals.

  • Anne @thefitbridesmaid November 22, 2010, 11:16 pm

    I can imagine being a stir fry addict as a vegetarian. Such a great way to eat healthy! Unfortunately my fiance doesn’t like many veggies in stir fry’s. I could try a “Matthew Approved” version . . .

  • Melissa November 22, 2010, 11:41 pm

    Yes, they are so simple and tasty!

  • janae @ hungryrunnergirl November 22, 2010, 11:44 pm

    I LOVE stir-fry’s!! All of your photos made me crave one so bad:)

  • Mandiee November 23, 2010, 12:24 am

    I am a total stirfry addict, too! Basically anything I make (other than oatmeal, of course) could be considered some kind of stirfry. Maybe it’s because stirfry almost always indictates veggies galore and I LOVE veggies? Who knows; all I know is that my belly is happy if that is the case.

    Have a lovely day!
    xox

  • Hallie November 23, 2010, 1:13 am

    I totally love stir fry but I hardly ever have it because my fiancΓ© is not a fan. I think I burnt him out on them, haha. Now I only make it if he’s not coming home for dinner…or I just feel like being selfish πŸ˜‰

  • Marina November 23, 2010, 1:59 am

    I love stirfry! Specially when it has some cashews in it πŸ˜€

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad November 23, 2010, 7:12 am

    Oh I’m the same way. I eat sauteed veggies or roasted veggies EVERY night for dinner.

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) November 23, 2010, 7:22 am

    I love stirfrys but hardly ever make them! Such a shame, as they’re so healthy and full of flavor. Maybe I’ll take your lead and make one this week. πŸ˜€

  • Cyndi @ Weightless Life November 23, 2010, 7:48 am

    I love stir-frys! Sadly the husband doesn’t, so I have to make them for myself, but that’s just more for me.

  • Jen November 23, 2010, 8:05 am

    Oh my God – YES. It’s ridiculous. I get lazy and get home late and it’s always my fall back.

    lol – how do you get the “side-on” pictures?! πŸ™‚

    And did your Dad bake that loaf? Send it!

    • Caitlin November 23, 2010, 9:49 am

      He bought it from the store πŸ™‚

  • Lee November 23, 2010, 8:06 am

    Haha, I had a conversation with my husband last night about how the only thing that he ever cooks is stir-fry. I guess he’s not the only one.

  • Balanced Healthy Life November 23, 2010, 8:33 am

    I love stir frys! They are def. an easy and quick go to dinner recipe in our house! Plus there are so many different combos you can create that they are always different! : )

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 23, 2010, 9:09 am

    I’m definitely a fellow stir fry addict! I actually had one for dinner last night. πŸ˜›

    But at least stir fries can be made with different grains, sauces, and ingredients, so it’s not like you’re eating the exact same meal over and over again!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing November 23, 2010, 9:30 am

    When I was in college I ate stir fries CONSTANTLY. It was an easy dish to make for an inexperienced cook and incorporated lots of veggies, so it seemed like a great dish! I DID overdose eventually though – now I hardly make them at all!

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) November 23, 2010, 9:30 am

    I think stir frys are delicious… but I got burnt out on them and haven’t had ’em in forever. Maybe it’s time for a come back πŸ™‚

  • Alina @ Duty Free Foodie November 23, 2010, 9:41 am

    I can’t get enough of stir-fries. Almost every time Ryan asks “What do you want for dinner?” I say “Stir-fries.” I make them with lots of chillies and we marinate the ingredients in soy sauce and other awesomeness and I believe they come from heaven.

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie November 23, 2010, 9:53 am

    Whoa! I’m severely impressed! Sounds like a crazy good meal. I’ll tell you, if my husband makes dinner it’s a frozen pizza! He’s all thumbs in the kitchen but makes up for it in other ways like hosting and supporting my blog, mowing the lawn and taking out the trash. haha

  • Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) November 23, 2010, 10:00 am

    I bet it’s nice having a husband who’s good at cooking AND will cook for you! My husband (whoever he may be) has to LOVE cooking & food as much as I do!! That’s not asking too much.

  • Amber K November 23, 2010, 11:04 am

    I actually haven’t had a stir fry for probably close to a year. I just don’t like most sauces, so I haven’t really been able to find a recipe that I like!

  • Ali November 23, 2010, 12:51 pm

    I love roasted potatoes, or any kind of potatoes for that matter. It can definitely be hard to get into a rut, especially when the food you are making is easy to make. The stirfrys do look good though, but I haven’t had a stirfry in forever πŸ™‚

  • Sarah November 23, 2010, 1:55 pm

    I love stir-fries, but I don’t eat them that often. I don’t know what herbs/spices work well and with what veg. I know that a lot of that is experimentation, but I was wondering if you could tell me some of your favourite combinations? Thanks!

    • Caitlin November 23, 2010, 6:21 pm

      I am a huge fan of:

      Broccoli and corn with soy sauce
      Potatoes and brussel sprouts with BBQ sauce
      Roasted parsnips and carrots with a peanut satay sauce.

      • Sarah November 24, 2010, 12:28 pm

        Thanks Caitlin! I’ll be trying some of these out soon. πŸ˜€

  • Heather November 23, 2010, 2:04 pm

    I am a total stir-fry addict. I try to make them seem different so my boyfriend won’t notice that 80% of my dinner recipes are really stir-fried veggies. I like adding nut butter or yogurt after to add more protein and a different flavour!

  • Katie November 24, 2010, 12:05 am

    Hello, my name is Katie…and I too am a stir fry addict. My solution for any dinner related dilemma is to simply chop up a bunch of veggies and stir fry them with whatever sauce strikes my fancy that day. That, and it gives me an excuse to use tons of garlic…because I can… πŸ™‚

  • maya @ finding balance in tokyo November 24, 2010, 12:14 am

    Stir-fries are fantastic. I go through phases with my cooking and haven’t had many lately, but when I first moved to Tokyo I think I had a stir-fry with brown rice most nights for dinner.

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