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Arugula Salad & Stir-fry Recipes


Recently I had purchased this cook book called the '3-step Express meals". The cover of it caught my eye and so I decided to flip through it. Unlike other boring cookbooks with just black font on white pages, this one was decked out page to page with full page pictures of what you could make. So I decided to make dinner at my boyfriends house and try to cook up something yummy for us to eat. There are over 100 recipes in this book but I bookmarked a couple that was especially appealing to me. Anyways, if you're a cheapo (like I am sometimes) here are two of the recipes from the book. 

Herbed Arugula-Tomato Salad with chicken.
Ingredients : 
  1. 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  2. 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  3. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  4. 1 tablespoon sugar
  5. 4 (4-ounce) chicken breaste cutlet
  6. 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  7. 1 (5-ounce) package fresh baby arugula
  8. 1 teaspoon dried herbes de Provence
  9. 1 garlic clove minced
  10. half teaspoon salt
  11. half teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  12. cooking spray
Directions :
  1. combine 1 tbsp oil, rind, lemon juice and chicken and let stand for 5 min. 
  2. in a separate bowl, combine tomatoes and arugula. 
  3. for the dressing : combine herbes de Provence, garlic, salt, pepper, and gradually stir in 2 tbsp of oil. 
  4. drizzle dressing and sugar over salad and toss
  5. heat a skillet over medium-high heat and coat pan with cooking spray. sprinkle a little bit of salt and pepper over chicken and then cook 2 min on each side or until finished. cut chicken into thin slices and serve over/with salad. 
Spicy Beef and bell-peppers stir-fry
ingredients :
  1. 1 tbsp canola oil
  2. 12 ounces flank steak, trimmed and cut diagonally across the grain into thin slices
  3. 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin slices
  4. 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into thin slices
  5. 3 tbsp soy-sauce
  6. 1 tbsp minced peeled fresh ginger
  7. 2 tsp chilli garlic sauce (I used the szechuan sauce bought from safeway)
  8. 1 tbsp sesame oil
  9. 4 green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces 
  10. 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
Direction :
  1. heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. add oil to pan, swirl to coat. add steak to pan, cook 2 mins, searing on 1 side. turn steak over, and add bell peppers, cook 2 mins or until beef loses its pink colour, stirring constantly remove beef mixture from pan. 
  2. add soy sauce, sesame oil, chili garlic sauce to pan and heat it. 
  3. add the beef mixture back into the pan as well as green onions. toss well to coat. 
  4. sprinkle with sesame seeds. 

Hope this was helpful (: happy cooking ! 

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