Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Love it when a plan comes together

Ok, so it wasn't really planned but it was a good title, right??

Whilst the Little Mrs (Ayla) was throwing her nightly tantrum tonight I managed to somewhat 'zone-out' and throw together a crazy yummy meal, so I thought I would share it. I would love to say that I took a photo....but I ate it before that even entered my mind. I really wanted a stir-fry tonight but it is becoming increasingly more clear that soy and I are not friends....not even for tamari. So, I have had to get a little creative.

Minty Apple and Pork Stir-fry

1 Pork fillet, thinly sliced
1 Granny smith apple, peeled and diced
2cm Ginger, peeled and cut into matchsticks
1 heaped tsp Tahini
½ tsp mild Curry powder
1 heaped tsp Honey
1 Lime
½ tsp Fennel seeds
¼ cup Chicken stock
Handful Mint leaves, roughly chopped
Stir-fry veges of your choice, julienned.

1. In a medium bowl mix together tahina, curry powder, honey and fennel seeds. Add pork slices and toss around until coated in ‘paste’.
2. Preheat Wok on high heat, add apple, ginger and coated pork and toss around until the pork is almost cooked. Add stock and onion and continue tossing until pork is cooked through.
3. Once pork is cooked through, add all the veges at once except any green leafies. Toss the veges and pork around until the veges begin to soften slightly. You can add a little more stock if you feel that it needs it but keep in mind that this stirfry is meant to be more dry than ‘floating’ in sauce.
4. When the veges are almost softened (but still crisp), toss through the mint leaves and green leafy veges until wilted.
5. Remove from heat and squeeze the juice from 1 lime all over the top of the stir-fry. TA DA!!!
Serve on its own or with rice or quinoa.

Try won't be disappointed! Ayla didn't eat hers but that was because she was too busy crying and telling me it was bathtime. That's ok. The new rule in my house is if you don't eat your dinner you will definitely see it again in tomorrow's lunch :)

On a side note....her tantrums are much more subdued than they were a week ago and mainly because she is tired. Lots of crying and raising her voice but no kicking and thumping the ground yet....Happy days.

Stay tuned for another ABR improvement in the coming days.


Melissa Luxmoore said...

I see yooouuuu....Honey soy chicken recipe in the Google Add thingy. Go away!

Lavendilly House said...

Thanks melissa!
soy and me aren't friends either and I am missing tamari ... i didn't realise how much we were relying on it for flavour in our foods. Making my own stock has been invaluable. Love the addition of tahini in this recipe. I would love to compile a book for 101 uses for tahini. It is magic stuff!!