It’s been a while since I did a “What’s for Dinner” post – and I have a backlog of meals to share.
The first is a dinner I’ve featured before: Beef Galbi with dressed salad and white rice. The beef marinade is from my local Asian grocery store – I just marinate the ribs overnight and grill them. The salad has “Gochujang” sauce in it – this is the sauce they serve with Bibimbap at Korean restaurants. I make my version with Chili paste, vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds and sugar.
I also used the Gochujang sauce for my next dish. This is made entirely from frozen items (frozen tilapia and mixed veggies) – so it’s a great back-up option. I coated the tilapia with olive oil and seasoned salt then pan-fried it on a skillet. I stir-fried frozen veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, beans, carrots, corn and peas) with salt and lemon pepper. When mixed with brown rice and the spicy Gochujang sauce, this makes for a satisfying meal.
Here’s the dinner we had tonight: Firecracker shrimps with stir-fry. I marinated the jumbo shrimps in olive oil, sri racha paste, soy sauce, sugar and minced garlic (for an hour). I stir-fried the veggies (fresh and prepackaged from the grocery store) with lemon juice, garlic powder, and soy sauce. I served it over brown rice.
I also made iced lemon green tea to go with our dinner. I made a strong mug of green tea, added 1 TB of honey and poured it into a pitcher. I topped it up with water and put it in the fridge. I served it with ice and lemon slices – it’s slightly sweet, very refreshing, and much better for you than coke!
Now for the not-so-healthy food. I made Pioneer Woman’s “Best Chocolate Sheet Cake” – and I HIGHLY recommend it – it tastes amazingly good (nobody can take just one square) and is ridiculously easy to make – I had all the ingredients on hand.
I also made butter cookies for my kiddies – I use a simple recipe with butter, sugar, vanilla, egg and flour…but something about homemade baked goods – they’re just irresistible!
What are your go-to healthy meals? I need variety and am always looking for new recipes!