Monday, February 25, 2013

Cashew Chicken

It's been a busy few weeks! Dave finished up Logan's play table and has put on a few more baby-proofing latches for me. Logan's loved all the tool time, and makes sure when Dad gets out his tools he has on his tool belt and his tools at hand. He wants to do everything we do!

Logan also learned to paint this week. First, he tried out water colors, but he wanted to use his fingers, not the brush. So we got him finger paint... but then he wanted to use the paint brush, not his fingers. He's now got it down to a good combination of both fingers and brush. He has so much fun! He asks for more paper when he feels like he's done.

The Spiderman quilt is coming along well! I just finished the top, and need to sew together the back so I can pin the two together. It's looking awesome, I can't wait to finish it.

We tried out a new stir fry recipe that was so good! I was writing down this weeks menu and asking Dave for any requests, and he requested it again (even though we had it last week). It's sweet and tangy, and naturally gluten free. The sauce is so good I would use it on any stir fry (beef, pork or chicken).

Honey Cashew Chicken

1 c rice (cooked)
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cubed)
2 T cornstarch
1/2 t salt
1/2 t pepper
2 T oil
2 c broccoli florets
1 c frozen edamame (shelled)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 medium onion (chopped)
1 red bell pepper (cubed)
1 c roasted cashews
1 T rice vinegar
3 T honey
2 T soy sauce
1 T salsa juice (no chunks)

In a sauce pan, combine vinegar, honey, soy sauce, and salsa. Heat up the sauce until it's combined. Set aside.

Mix cornstarch, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Add chicken and toss until completely coated. Heat a wok over medium heat. Add oil and chicken. Sauté for 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn heat up to high, and add veggies. Cook 5 minutes (stirring frequently). Mix in cashews*. Pour sauce over veggies and cashews. Serve over rice.

Serves: 6

*If you're not eating all the stir fry on day one, mix the cashews into each individual serving to ensure they stay crunchy as leftovers.


  1. That recipe sounds delish! I didn't know you had gluten problems. My mom's had to deal with that and it is so hard to find things to eat! Good thing you're a creative cook!

    Madelyn used to love to paint at that age. I'd get a huge roll of butcher paper and let her go to town, then use the paper to wrap gifts with. It was awesome.

  2. I found out in December, so it's a new development. It isn't fun eating gf, but I have found a few great recipes. I actually started a blot and plan to post 1 recipe a week.