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5/13/11 6:42 A

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Baby bok choy! (Or perhaps just any bok choy) I will have to look for some.

I got a bag of snow peas for a dollar at an Asian market last week and it was a wonderful addition for my stir fries.

... and ginger! I was forgetting the ginger! How could I! My next stir fry will have ginger in it. (If I have any. I think I should.

I had not thought of checking out restaurant supply stores. I think that is a good idea. Is there anything else you buy there? (I'm not convinced that buying cooked diced chicken would be cheaper there than making my own, but it's definitely worth checking out.)

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5/13/11 12:39 A

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I have been all over stir-fry lately, I use whatever I have on hand, carrots, celery, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, and if I remember to buy it baby bok choy. I serve with noodles, and usually used grated ginger (I froze a piece that was peeled), and use black bean and thick teriyaki sauces for seasoning. Oh and I used cooked diced chicken when making it for a meal, I buy this at the restaurant supply store, it was cheaper than doing my own, 5 kg for about $40, and healthier because it isn't "pumped", meaning added water and salt.

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I love stir fries; they are quick and easy!

Now that my daughter has convinced me to actually buy sesame oil, they are particularly delicious.

I also like to buy the Asian vegetable mixes. They are more expensive than just mixing together whatever I have on hand, but they make the meal seem more special. Sometimes I will use half a bag of Asian veggies and then add other veggies I have on hand - onions, carrots, green beans. (Sometimes even some of the same things that were in the mix!")

Do you like stir fries?
What are you favorite combos?

Do you have favorite cost cutters?
Favorite splurges?



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