I have been modifying my Stir-Fried Beef recipe for years.  I do not know the origins of the underlying recipe.  But I do know the recipe in its current form is both easy and good.  The stir-fry is rich in flavor and colors.  Follow this step by step recipe and you will cook like a pro.


1 lb Top Round Steak sliced into 1 1/2 inch x 1/4 inch or so strips 

1 Broccoli Crown – cut into bite size portions 

1/2 Red Pepper sliced thinly

1/2 Onion sliced into wedges

30 Snow Peas stems removed, and larger ones sliced on angle

1 tsp Garlic diced

1/2 tsp Dry Ginger

1/8 tsp Dry Red Pepper Flakes

1 1/2 Tbs Kung Pao Sauce (in Asian section of grocery store)

1 1/2 Tbs Hoisin Sauce (in Asian section of grocery store)

1 1/2 Cups Extra Fancy Botan Rice or equivalent (in Asian section of grocery store)


                                                                              Now that all the elements are sliced and chopped it’s time to make the rice.                                   

Rinse the 1 1/2 C of rice in the  pot you will be cooking it in, and after a couple of rinses drain the rinse water, and then add 2 cups of water bring to boil, reduce heat to low and simmer covered for 15 minutes.  After 15 minutes turn off heat and let rice stand in covered pan.     

Heat Wok or other deep fry pan on high heat, add 2 Tbs of Canola oil, when oil is very hot add the steak for a couple minutes stirring the meat so all sides cook.  Add the Kung Pao and Hoisin Sauce, stir, add garlic, Red Pepper flakes, ginger, and all vegetables.  Stir and then place cover on Wok or fry pan for couple of minutes while vegetables cook.

Place about a half cup of rice on each plate and add Stir-Fry ingredients. I like to have Soy Sauce, Chinese Mustard and Chili Paste as condiments.   

You are going to love this meal!


Wow I did it, my blog now has how-to pictures!! I know, everybody else is like “that’s so yesterday”.  But here is the thing.  Until now, “She who must be Obeyed” bought our cameras. I think she bought them because they are easy to use, yet too complicated for me to bother with going through the protocol of learning how to operate the dang things.   So in fact, I cannot do anything but push the button on her entry level point and shoot cameras. 

The last camera I bought, for me and just for me, was a Kodak Insta-matic.  It was a great camera.  I bought it during the “college years”, and no matter what festival I was at, or what level of advanced learning I had achieved,  I could find the one and only button on the camera and save the moment.  Sadly, for the most part the photo saved was not a photo that needed to be saved.  And they were itsy bitsy photos to boot.

But now, challenged by other blogs, and my desire to get my recipes out to as many as possible, I went into …… Paul’s Photo in Torrance, and started up a conversation wtih Kevin. He knew, but was way to nice to point out, that I was dummer than a stump.

My daughter who is truly gifted recommended to me her Canon G 10.  My older son who is talented in other areas suggested a highend Canon  Point and Shoot.  So Kevin and I started from there.

I think the Canon G12 (current version of G 10) rocks, but it is so much more than I can handle.  My getting a  G 12 would be like me getting a Ninja motorcycle. Something I may yet do, but not now.  On the other hand I do not want to drive a Vespa.  So Kevin showed me various Nikon and Canon cameras side by side, dollar for dollar. 

And so here is the deal, I want to film food, and I want to film my youngest son on the field playing lacrosse and football.  And to that end, the S9100 has a HUGE photo lens.  So everything being pretty much equal I bought the Nikon Coolpix S9100 because it can do macro shots and has a massive telephoto lens big enough to catch my son on the field and maybe even my daughter way up there in the Bay

So this, my newest blog has my first effort at photographing how to assemble an Easy Recipe.  It is a huge step forward for my blog, I hope you like it, and trust me, I  know it needs work.  But, I am teachable. And, I am hopeful that my daughter will help me, and I am very excited about attending the photo sessions of the International Food Blogger Conference in Santa Monica in November.

I now own a good camera, and I am not afraid to use it!      

Good Eating and Table Talk,



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