Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Stuffed Owl Toy

Last week i had a cold and had some spare time on my hand instead of wasting it i decided to make this cute little stuffed owl which is made out of different types of material i partially hand sewed it then did the rest on a sewing machine


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Diabetic Ginger Beef Stir Fry

I've had diabetes for about 10 years and it got a bit out of hand with what ive been cooking it seems as my sugar had got pretty high, ive been trying to find food that tastes close to what i would normally eat and am going to add the ones that i think taste great and that people who arent diabetic would eat

Ginger Beef Stir Fry

· 226 gram (8 ounces) beef top round steak

· 1/2 cup reduced-sodium beef broth

· 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

· 2 1/2teaspoons cornstarch

· 2 - 3teaspoons grated fresh ginger

· Nonstick cooking spray

· 1 1/2cups sliced fresh mushrooms

· 1 medium carrot, thinly bias sliced

· 3 cups small broccoli florets or 1 pound fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 2-inch-long pieces

· 1 small capsicum (red sweet pepper), seeded and cut into 1/4-inch-wide strips (1 cup)

· 1tablespoon cooking oil

· 2 green onions, bias-sliced into 2-inch lengths (1/4 cup)

· 2 cups hot cooked brown rice

If desired, partially freeze beef for easier slicing. Trim fat from beef. Thinly slice beef across the grain into bite-size strips. Set aside. For sauce: In a small bowl, stir together beef broth, soy sauce, cornstarch, and ginger; set aside.

2. Lightly coat an unheated wok or large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and carrot; stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add broccoli and sweet pepper; stir-fry about 2 minutes more or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove vegetables from wok.

3. Carefully add oil to wok. Add beef; stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until desired doneness. Push beef from center of wok. Stir sauce. Add sauce to center of wok. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.

4. Return vegetables to wok. Add green onions. Stir all ingredients together to coat with sauce; heat through. Serve immediately over hot cooked rice. Makes 4 servings (1 cup beef mixture with 1/2 cup rice per serving).

Nutrition Facts (Ginger Beef Stir-Fry)

Servings Per Recipe 4, Calories 274, Protein (gm) 20, Carbohydrate (gm) 34,Fat, total (gm) 7, Cholesterol (mg) 32, Saturated fat (gm) 1, Dietary Fiber, total (gm) 5,Sodium (mg) 552, Vegetables () 2, Starch () 2, Very Lean Meat () 2, Fat () 1,Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet