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{15 minute beef stir-fry}


It’s Thursday friends!!! Believe it or not, I’ve got another Trader Joe’s dinner for you today.  Day #3 of the Trader Joe’s recipe round-up.  I saved a good one for you.

But, I’d like to interrupt our TJ’s round-up for just a sec……

Because its International Women’s Day and I can 🙂

I read this about 15 times and I really, really love it.


Share or tag me in your favorite International Women’s Day quote.  I can’t stop readying them and I want to share them all!!

Ok, now back to the recipe……

Who doesn’t love a quick dinner??  I’m always down to save some time.  Which therefore allows more time for me to catch up on my BRAVO shows.  Vanderpump.   Summerhouse.  Beverly Hills Housewives.  Who’s excited for New York to begin next month?  Man, I watched the teaser and they look + act crazier than ever!

And who doesn’t love an easy dinner?  Less dishes to clean.  Less prep.

Being in the kitchen is how I unwind each night.  Normally with a glass of wine in hand and the record player playing something good.  Just typing that made me smile:)

Oh and I almost forgot, I’d also be wearing my sweatpants + slippers…ha.  How did I almost forget the first thing I do when I walk in the door?

Where was I going with that?  Anyway, I love being in the kitchen, but weeknights can be cray-cray sometimes.  I try to plan at least one super easy dinner each week.

I look over my calendar and decide what night I’m going to take advantage of the pre-prepped veggies + protein.  Then save the tougher, longer to prepare dinner for a night that I don’t have much going on.  When you’ve got a little extra time to pour a glass of wine and take your time.  And maybe insta story as you go 🙂  Not that I’ve ever done that…lol.

This stir-fry was a hit in our house.  So easy.  So fresh.  So good. leftovers.


Trader Joe’s products used to create this meal:

  • Asian vegetable stir-fry (fresh veggie mix)
  • General Tsao stir fry sauce
  • Frozen brown rice (for bay)



Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 lbs beef stir-fry meat
  • Trader Joe’s Asian stir fry veggies
  • Trader Joe’s General Tsao stir fry sauce
  • Bok choy
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • salt + pepper


Here’s what you’ll do:

Wash + chop bok choy.  Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet.  Add boy choy + salt + pepper.  Cover and allow to slowly cook.  It will reduce down like spinach.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Cook beef until browned, about 4 minutes.  Remove beef and set aside.

In the same skillet, add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil + veggie mix.  Cook for until veggies are tender about 5 minutes.


Add beef back to skillet.  Stir in 1 cup of stir fry sauce.  Give it a good stir.

Heat brown rice according to package directions.  Microwave or stove top, takes about 3 minutes.

Serve stir fry over bok choy or brown rice.  Or both!

Mine over bok choy


Bay’s over rice…and with some veggies picked out.


This was my first time cooking with bok choy and I really loved it.  I’m excited to incorporate it into more recipes.  Bay wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole though.  She said it smelled funny…lol.


Speaking of Bay, she’s still at 6th grade camp.  I’m home and back to work now.  Missing my freckled face girl like crazy.  But, so grateful that one of my great friends is there with her now and sending updates + lots of pictures.  I will share more about Alliance Redwoods 6th grade camp in Monday.


Here’s to strong women.

May we know them.

May we be them.

May we raise them.




Happy International Women’s Day!

xoxo stacyb

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