Simplify family dinner with Honeygrow

Many studies out there say that we only have but so many decisions we can make in a day, so you’d best limit them where you can. Some are unavoidable and you’d better get ’em right: change lanes? This work task or that? Legit phone link to your financial institution or phishing? Let’s make what to do with leftovers/shopping in your cupboard not to be one of them.

Whether you end up with holiday party leftovers, neighborly food plates, dibs and dabs from a big weekend meal, it’s thrifty and smart to make something good with them for the whole family. Honeygrow, the chain making salads and stir-frys from fresh, quality ingredients, has a new product for the whole busy gang: a stir-fry helper for all your yummies. I was happy to be hosted to experience it!

So, this new kit gives you the skeleton — with cooking/recipe tips — for a creation that really takes under 10 minutes.

Here are the basics: thinly chop- julienne your favorite protein (leftover/cooked is perfect), give a quick 1 minute saute in a spoon of oil. I had some leftover duck. Maybe you have some salted peanuts or scrambled eggs. Set it aside and do the same with julienne cut veggies — I used a carrot and a leek. Cook the rice noodles for 3 minutes, drain, toss in the pan with your sauteed and chopped things. Toss with the sesame garlic sauce, which has a soy + sweetness to it. They suggest adding some salt and pepper, I found a pinch of white pepper was plenty.

Garnish with what you have, including sesame seeds. Voila!

Here is their recipe:


sesame garlic sauce
whole wheat noodles
sesame seeds

Suggested Protein:Steak

Pro Tip “Mise en Place”

Stir-frying is a fast-paced cooking technique that only takes a few minutes. Mise en place (MEEZ ahn plahs) is a french term for having all your ingredients measured, cut, peeled, sliced, and grated before you start cooking, which is critical when making a stir-fry. 

1. Cook Protein

+ Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan/wok over high heat

+ Add steak and cook without moving until slightly browned, about 1 minute. Continue to cook while stirring regularly until cooked through

+ Transfer to a bowl and set aside

Note: It is important to cook protein fully through before combining with vegetables and noodles. 

2. Cook vegetables

+ Wipe out pan/wok. Add 1 tbsp oil and cook over high heat

+ Add mushrooms and broccoli, stirring regularly until lightly browned and tender-crisp

3. Cook Noodles

+ Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook whole wheat noodles according to chart below, stirring regularly with tongs or long chopsticks until al dente and separated

+ Drain and set aside

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*Portion Tip: If cooking more than one serving, cook in boiling water until desired texture

Pro Tip: Move quickly + swiftly to achieve the perfect texture! 

4. Combine + Enjoy

+ Add 1 tbsp of oil over high heat 

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