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Southwest Stir-Fry

January 10, 2011

We're trying really hard to make better food choices.  
And I know some of y'all are as well.
More fresh and less processed foods.
Matthew cooked a fajita style dinner Saturday night that was so tasty I begged him to make it again on Sunday.  
It is so flavorful and I know y'all will love it too.
Since the whole world seems to be called home due to the snow I thought I'd post this yummy recipes for you to try out with your extra free time.

Ingredients:
black beans
red pepper (julienned or cut into strips)
onion (julienned or cut into strips) red or yellow will work 
fresh cilantro (chopped)
limes (quartered)
chicken breasts (cut into strips)
brown rice or salad mix
fresh salsa (lime juice, orange juice, diced tomato, red onion, jalapeno, garlic, cilantro)
*We used fresh salsa from the grocery store instead of making to save time*


grill the cut up onion and red pepper on a non-stick grill pan 
Medium-High
3-5min
(I'm a huge fan of the All-Clad version from William-Sonoma found here)
We use it for almost everything we cook and it's totally worth the investment.


Remove grilled veggies from the pan and place on a side dish
Add chicken 
Medium-High
5-7min


Add chicken, onions, and red pepper to a large saute pan
High
until thoroughly heated and mixed
 In a sauce pan, add black beans, fresh salsa and fresh chopped cilantro
Bring to a boil
simmer on Low
until the beans are cooked

 Squeeze your fresh cut limes all over everything
Sprinkle with cilantro


 Option 1:  cook brown rice according to directions and serve with the black bean mixture
*my pick*


Option 2:  eliminate the rice and serve over shredded lettuce, salad style
*my healthy husband's pick*



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5 comments:

  1. Girl, that looks amazing. I am quite obsessed with any and all versions of Mexican food, so I will have to make this. We had chicken tacos last night, very tasty! And I would have pucked the rice too!

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  2. This looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing! I hope you are enjoying the snow!

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  3. Yummy, I just pulled out me Eating Clean mag. last night, so I will have to add this to the healthy recipes on the list this week!

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  4. Give W another month, she'll be gobbling up those beans!! Charlotte has always loved any bean, especially black!!

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  5. this looks amazing!! anything with lime I'm a sucker... btw, so excited to find your blog. I visited Pawleys Island for the first time last year and love it!!

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