Posts tagged ‘Broccoli’

December 11, 2011


That’s productive activity, and that’s what I did today.

30 Minutes Movement:  Speed walking around the Lancaster Rockvale Outlets for exercise.  One speedy loop to window shop and ponder what stores we needed to go into to buy Christmas gifts.  One slow loop to actually shop.  Estimated 2.5 miles completed.  Actual 99% shopping completed.

We came home good and hungry, so I got right to work making dinner.  The stovetop was a busy place tonight.  Broccoli steaming.  Trader Joes Basmati Rice Medley simmering.  Soy ginger top sirloin steak searing (from Yeehaw).  Despite the meal being 100% stove top cooked, I set it up and then walked away and let it do it’s thing.  I love when I can do that!


A nice hearty winter meal!

Soy Ginger Steak

  • soy sauce
  • ginger vinaigrette (from Tait Farm Foods)
  • ground ginger
  • chili pepper flakes
  • garlic cloves, roughly chopped

Mix quantities to your taste.  Pour over steak.  Tenderize the meat (this is my favorite tenderizer).  Allow to sit at least a few hours or overnight. Sear for 3 minutes on each side.  Turn heat to low to finish cooking until desired doneness.  I removed it from the heat at ~135° F which after resting brought it to medium (140° F).


  • Very Rare Steak– 120°
  • Rare Steak– 125°
  • Medium-Rare Steak– 130° – 135°
  • Medium Steak– 140° – 145°
  • Medium-Well Steak– 150° – 155°
  • Well-Done Steak – 160°


Activity Factoid:  Aerobic activity raises your heart beat to meet the demand of your moving body.  It makes the cardiovascular system stronger.  It involves moving in a rhythmic manner for a sustained time period.  Examples include brisk walking, bicycling, dancing, and swimming.


June 23, 2011


It comes in many forms.


Strings, pods, leaves, stalks, florets…


And green steak!  We used some Yeehaw tenderloin for this meal.  We are probably the only people that use high quality steak to stir fry, but when you use meat as a garnish, you can use the good stuff!  It’s automatic portion control.  And it’s better for your health and the environment to eat a primarily plant based diet!  Go green!

This stir fry took about 15 minutes to make.  I washed and chopped my garden fresh green, plus some baby carrots and onion.  Steve pan fried the steak and then we tossed in the veg.  We finished it off with teriyaki, hoisin, and peanut butter.  Served on a bed of buckwheat soba.  So fast I didn’t even have time to set the table!


How are you going green?