(Welcome to my focus on food blog This is an attempt to pull all my cooking, restaurant, recipe and food adventures off of my main blog, Kathieys World, and put them in one easy to find location. I am going to start by going to the beginning of my home blog and transferring all the food related info to its new home. Wish me luck, I have no idea how to do this but here goes.....
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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Recipe Review...Asian Beef with Snow Peas from all recipes.com


I discovered a new magazine.  New to me, but also new to the world....All Recipes Magazine.  I have a sample of their new magazine and decided to make one of their "Ready in Minutes" meals one night after work.  I attempted Asian Beef with Snow Peas (in my case canned peas:-).
I studied the recipe...
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine (I did not have rice wine so I searched for a subsitution on line and they said to use white wine.  I used Pinot Grigio.  Next time I think I will add a sweeter wine)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
1 tablespoon minced garlic (I used garlic powder)
1 pound beef round steak, cut into thin 
strips (I just bought the meat alreay sliced for stir fry.  I think next time I will add a bit more beef)
8 ounces snow peas (I used canned peas drained of course)
(I also made instant white rice.  Made 6 servings and mixed everything into that to serve.
I also doubled the sauce ingredients which was perfect for the amount of rice I had made)
I gathered my ingredients and got to cooking...
Remember to double the sauce...





 Nothing more enjoyable then sipping a glass of wine and putting together a new recipe:-)
 Ginger?  What do I do with this?  When in doubt...google.  Went online to find out how to mince my ginger.  It is easy.  Cut away the outside to get to the light yellow ginger cut into strips and mince away with your knife.  Easy!





So what do I rate this on a my cooking scale?  I would have to give it an 8/10.  It is quick and easy and a nice meal to make after a long day at work.
The thing I like about this new magazine is that they give suggestions from other cooks on how to adapt the recipe...Here are a few of their suggestions..
*Use rice wine vinegar not rice wine
*Increase the amount of meat
*Double the sauce
*Add mushrooms or water chestnuts
*If you want to learn more about this recipe and get more helpful hints go to All recipes.com. 
(Happy Cooking Everyone from Caleb and Nana:-)
Enjoy Your World!

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