March 20, 2014

Monterrey excursion

Have you ever been to Monterrey? It's off the coast of central California. My husband and I took a trip there recently, and we loved it. It's this quaint little beach town, with fun shops, scenic drives, and a boardwalk. I loved taking photos with my new camera! I wanted to share some of my photos that I took. Tell me what you think!

March 14, 2014

Spicy Chicken Stir-fry

Whenever I am in the mood for Chinese style take-out, I always ask myself if I can make it healthy by making it at home. I've been trying to overcome the desires to eat out by making similar stir-fry's at home. Some items just can't be made at home... ie .. chow mein! Well, they can, but I haven't yet perfected that recipe. I have been tinkering around with this recipe to maximize flavor, and minimize calories. Here are the results...

Try it the next time you want a take-out stir-fry!


2 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized chunks
1 cup broccoli
1/2 cup of red bell bepper, sliced
1 large jalapeno, sliced
1/2 tablespoon chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon flaked chili peppers
1 tablespoon rice-bran oil 


2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce or liquid aminos
3 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch (optional)


1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


Pour marinade over chicken pieces, and store in fridge until ready to use. This step can be omitted if in a time crunch. Add oil to fry pan or wok. Heat to medium high. Add the chicken, and cook until more than half-way cooked but not fully cooked. Add vegetables, and stir fry for a minute or two more. Now add the sauce into the mix. The mixture will thicken 
Serve over rice, or eat as is