Friday, September 21, 2012

Beef-Broccoli Lo Mein

Beef-Broccoli Lo Mein Recipe
Recipe and photo found here

Hello, hello!!  Wow it's been awhile since I was here!  Have you all missed me??  Yes? Anyone?  Bueller?  (Name it!)  Anywho.  Well this here is a recipe I stumbled across some time ago and have been making it ever since.  It is yummy and easy and three fave things!  I even did a cooking demonstration at the Utah State Fair with it last Saturday and it was a hit with the crowd who got to sample it.  And just so ya all know, I am always at the State Fair the last Saturday it runs.  I am involved with the beef cook-off (you should enter next year!!) and then I usually do a demonstration of a dish using beef.  Come see me!  Also if you are interested in seeing some great beef recipes that were demo'ed this year, as well as the entries from the beef cook-off you can go to  And noooow onto the recipe!!

Beef-Broccoli Lo Mein

You'll need:
  • 4 cups hot cooked spaghetti (about 8 ounces uncooked pasta)
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil (I use olive or whatever I have)
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups chopped broccoli
  • 1 1/2 cups vertically sliced onion
  • 1 (1-pound) flank steak, trimmed and cut across the grain into long, thin strips (I usually use sirloin because it's in my freezer)
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chile paste with garlic (I use Sriracha cuz I like it!  Be careful with this stuff.  At first it doesn't seem that hot so I always add more and then I regret it.  So please use caution with this stuff!)


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain. Combine pasta and sesame oil, tossing well to coat.
  2. While pasta cooks, heat peanut oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ginger and garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add broccoli and onion; sauté 3 minutes. Add steak, and sauté 5 minutes or until done. Add pasta mixture, soy sauce, and remaining ingredients; cook 1 minute or until lo mein is thoroughly heated, stirring constantly.

This is seriously soooo good!  It's not super saucy but seems light and flavorful anyway.  I serve it with some baked, store bought egg rolls and it's good to go.  You're gonna love it!  Give it a try tonight!

Friday, September 7, 2012

epic room makeover

hey, readers! we've been a little m.i.a...we know. we're working on it. in the meantime, this is not a recipe, but i really really need your help! i have entered to win mandi @ vintage revivals's epic room makeover giveaway. will you help me win? pretty please??

head over and vote for my epic fail of a room to win an epic makeover! click on the link, scroll down, and vote for #47. it's super easy and takes 5 seconds. i will love you forever if you do it!