Snappy Nutty Stir Fry

by Joanne on March 12, 2010

When you blog you write about your thoughts or little things that happen. Those things may or may not happen to you the blogger.  Whatever the case, these are my ponderings for today.

What happens when someone snaps at you for trying to help or ask a question?  Do you get mad? Do you feel hurt?  Is your reaction to strike back or turn away and go over and over the situation in your mind?  Ultimately, do you blame your self? 

Dino Snap These are my “snappy” dinosaurs.

We all react differently to the way people treat us.  Some of us are very sensitive and can be hurt by words, written or verbal.  Some of us are sensitive to peoples expressions.  We can assume negative reactions and become hurt, maybe even worry that we have upset someone when there is no logical explanation of how we could have.  What if someone upsets us?  It helps if you have a person you can express your thoughts and emotions to. Stress builds if you let your worries manifest.  Opening up allows others to offer kind and understanding words that will soothe and calm.  Don’t keep things in side.  Think about your well being and get it off your chest.  Take care of you and forget about the other guy.

Snappy Nutty Stir Fry:  A “Bassett Healthcare Network” recipe – adjusted to my taste and available ingredients.



No pasta, although using whole wheat noodles instead of the red cabbage is certainly a viable option.   Tasty and filling.  A good dish to pair with tuna, tofu, beans or other healthy protein option.


  • Stir Fry:
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/2 of a red cabbage, thin sliced (that’s a double thin! )
  • 2 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts


  • Sauce:
  • 1 TBS granulated sugar
  • 2 TBS soy sauce (low sodium if available)
  • 2 TBS balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes – or to taste
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp orange peel
  • 2 tsp curry powder

In a pan, add all the sauce ingredients and  bring to a boil.  Stir constantly, boiling for one minute.  Remove from heat.

In a large pan, add the 1 TBS olive oil and heat over medium high heat.  When hot, add the onion, cabbage, and broccoli.  Stir-fry for about 6 – 8 minutes.  Reduce heat to low. Pour sauce on top and stir to coat.  Top with peanuts when serving. 


Most importantly…ENJOY!


Exercise re-cap:

A bit ahead of schedule this week since I did my long run on Wednesday.  Thursday was 30 minutes of ET and a long weight workout incorporating back, triceps, shoulders, and abs.  4 sets x 12 to 15 reps each exercise.  4 exercises per body part.  I wanted to keep my Friday as a total day off this week and that’s why squeezing everything into Thurs. morning was important.  Shane and went for a 3.3 mile run.  We took it easy and enjoyed the mild weather.

Saturday, fingers crossed the rain won’t be dumping on us, we are going for a 75 minute run, where ever our feet and paws take us.


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  • At 2010.03.12 08:40, kalli@fitandfortysomething said:

    Love the peanuts on top of that delicious stir fry-YUM!
    I tend to get really hurt when people are snappy with me…it must be the picses in me.
    .-= kalli@fitandfortysomething´s last blog ..Her Journey =-.

    • At 2010.03.12 09:22, Lori (Finding Radiance) said:

      Anything with nuts is good! LOL.

      If someone is snappy with me, my first reaction is to ask if they are okay, because obviously something caused that. That usually diffuses most situations because it can bring up an underlying problem that they really are struggling with.
      .-= Lori (Finding Radiance)´s last blog .. =-.

      • At 2010.03.12 09:25, Dawn Hutchins said:

        This does look delicious Joanne! I’m all about putting nuts in just about anything. Healthy fats and protien. Yum!

        As far as being snappy I’m trying to think….my reaction would depend on who it was and the situation. Either it hasn’t happened in a long time or I just let it roll because I can’t even think of an instance where someone has been snappy!
        .-= Dawn Hutchins´s last blog ..My first attempt at a Bento Box =-.

        • At 2010.03.12 09:30, Joanne said:

          Kalli: I loved the crunch of the nuts. It was good.

          Lori: Great and Super healthy reaction. I like it!

          Dawn: No one likes to be snapped at. Good for you. A good steady, calm flow to your life. By the way – LOVED the Bento box 🙂

          • At 2010.03.13 00:22, kilax said:

            I work with some very unpredictable people, so I am actually learning to let things like snappiness slide more. It’s hard though.
            .-= kilax´s last blog ..Signs of spring =-.

            • At 2010.03.13 18:29, Joanne said:

              Kilax: It is hard work when people are rude or lose their cool. Not that I don’t…I’m trying to hold my breath but sometimes….I’m one of the dinosaurs 🙁

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