Wise Words and Orange Chicken

June 27, 2009 at 12:31 am Leave a comment

juliachildquoteTruer words were never spoken! I started teaching myself to cook about a month ago — the same time that I got really serious about monitoring my diet and getting healthier — and I am astonished by how much more I enjoy eating what I’ve created on my own (with the help of recipes, of course). Granted, I loved eating quite a bit before, but now there’s a sense of satisfaction that comes even before the first bite. 

On that note, I have a wonderful, wonderful recipe to share with you. I tried out this Spicy Orange Chicken recipe from Epicurious for dinner tonight — and practically died of happiness. Sweet and savory and just the right amount of gooey for under 200 calories a serving? Yes, please! I did make a couple of alterations (in case you want another option):

1. I nixed the grated orange peel, in part because I don’t have oranges at home right now, but also because I’m lazy.

2. Instead of putting the snap peas (which I’m not too fond of) in the stir fry, I boiled regular green beans and seasoned with salt and pepper.

3. I chose to have a larger portion of chicken (because it was just so delicious!) instead of rice, but in the future I’ll probably swap the jasmine rice for brown rice or rice noodles. 

I definitely recommend this recipe — I give it 5 delicious stars!



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