I have always loved Asian food. Some of my favorite memories are going out shopping with my mom and going to the local Chinese buffet in town. I would always eat so much delicious stir fry, egg drop soup, and of course rice.
When I got older, I began to get migraines occasionally, and I found that they were often triggered by eating Chinese. So we started to make our own homemade Asian-style food.
This recipe satisfies my craving for Oriental-style food. It’s cross between a lo mein and a stir fry, and it’s really delicious. The spiciness of the red pepper is countered by the cashews and sweet potato noodles, and the grass-fed sirloin strips are the perfect protein.
I love to top it with avocado. Just because.
Spicy Cashew Beef with Sweet Potato Noodles
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 4 carrots, sliced
- 3 celery ribs, sliced
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1-1/2 pounds sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
- 12 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 1-1/2 cup cauliflower florets
- 1/2 cup sliced sweet peppers
- 2/3 cup chopped raw cashews
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3-4 tablespoons wheat-free tamari
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 3 sweet potatoes/yams, made into noodles with vegetable peeler
- Heat up a large skillet and melt the coconut oil. Add the onion, celery, carrots, and garlic. Saute until the onion is translucent. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the steak and cook until it is about halfway cooked.
- Add in the mushrooms, cauliflower, broccoli, peppers, and cashews. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Saute until the veggies are cooked and meat is done.
- Mix in the tamari, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes. Saute a couple minutes more.
- Boil a large pot of water and add the sweet potato “noodles”. Boil just a couple minutes and drain in a colander.
- Serve the beef over the sweet potato noodles, topped with avocado.
Time to table: 60 minutes
Blogger Bio: Heather is a teenage celiac who loves to cook. She shares her cooking adventures on her blog, Cook It Up Paleo. She loves to educate others about healthy food, and hopes to be a dietitian one day.