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Beef Broccoli Recipe

beef broccoli recipe

I came across this Beef Broccoli recipe on Pinterest and I decided to change it a little and add my own touch to it. It came out amazingly delicious!

The recipe is for three people, so you can adjust it according to how many people you will be serving.

Main Ingredients of Beef Broccoli Recipe

Stir fry beef (beef sliced into thin strips), 1 head of broccoli, 1 sliced cup of fresh mushroom, soy sauce, brown sugar, sugar, baking soda, cornstarch, water, vegetable oil, garlic, flour.

Cooking Steps

1- Marinate the meat
Marinate 500g of meat with the below, cover & refrigerate for at least one hour, then proceed to the rest of the recipe:
– 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.
– 1 teaspoon sugar.
– 1 tablespoon cornstarch.
– 1 tablespoon soy sauce.
– 1 tablespoon water.
– 2 tablespoons vegetable oil.

Marinate meat for beef broccoli recipe

2- Sauce mixture
In a small bowl, stir together the following and set it aside:
– 1/4 cup of soy sauce.
– 1/4 cup of water.
– 4 tablespoons of brown sugar.
– 4 cloves garlic, minced.
– 2 tablespoons flour.

Sauce mixture for Beef Broccoli Recipe

3- Cook the fresh mushroom and set it aside.

Mushroom for beef broccoli recipe

4- Cook the Broccoli
Cut the crowns of 1 head of broccoli, boil some water, and put the broccoli in the boiling water for around 6 minutes and set them aside.

Beef Broccoli Recipe

5- Cook the Meat
In a large non-stick pan, put the marinated meat and add to it half of the sauce mixture, cook the meat until no longer pink. Then add the broccoli and mushroom and mix everything together. Finally, add the remaining sauce mixture, mix it all a little and serve.

Meat with sauce for Beef Broccoli Recipe

mushroom & broccoli for beef broccoli recipe

Sauce Mixture for Beef Broccoli Recipe

6- Serve it with rice
I personally serve it with egg fried rice, but you can serve it with anything you want (pasta would be a good idea).

Beef Broccoli Recipe with Egg Fried Rice

Bon Appetit!


Karma Kafe Dubai

Karma Kafe Dubai


I heard about Karma Kafe many years ago, but I didn’t have a chance to go there until recently. Its location is perfect, in Souk al Bahar Dubai Mall, overlooking the amazing fountains.
It is a chic and stylish place, where you can have a relaxed dining experience, or just sit and have a drink in their bar & lounge while nibbling on delicious Asian bites.

Here’s a small extract from
“Karma Kafé by Raymond Visan, the creator of internationally renowned Buddha-Bar, is an award winning pan-Asian restaurant and lounge located in the heart of Downtown Dubai.
Offering a fusion of pan-Asian and International flavors, as well as opulent surroundings and eclectic beats, Karma Kafé is a unique dining and nightlife destination.”

Karma Kafe Dubai

The Food:

Sashimi: Salmon-Sake
Unbelievably delicious, melt-in-your-mouth salmon sashimi, the best I’ve tasted in a while. A bit overpriced but totally worth it.

salmon sashimi
Maki Rolls: Philadelphia
(Smoked Salmon, Cucumber, Spring Onion, Avocado, Cream Cheese & Dill)
Philadelphia rolls can sometimes have an overpowering taste of cream cheese, but these ones don’t, they are simple & good.

Signature Rolls: Salmon Passion
(Spicy Salmon, Blowtorched Salmon, Asparagus, Red Onion, Avocado, Pineapple Salsa & Spicy Aioli)
An explosion of fresh and delicious flavors.

Sushi at Karma Kafe Dubai

Small Dishes: Shrimp Tempura
(Shrimp, Chive, Spring Onion, Sesame Seed & Peanut Butter Chili Sauce)
Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, everything you’d expect from a tempura dish. Not spicy and flavorful.

Shrimp Tempura at Karma Kafe Dubai

Wok & Side Dish: Chicken Cashew Nuts (Chili Flakes, Thai Basil) & Egg Fried Rice
The Chicken was good but I honestly had better. The rice was just okay.

Chicken & Cashew Nuts at Karma Kafe Dubai

Egg Fried Rice- Karma Kafe Dubai

The Service:

The service was good and fast, although people who arrived after us were attended to first, and they were handled hot towels while we weren’t.

Overall Experience at Karma Kafe:

In General, Karma Kafe can suit everybody’s taste because of the variety on the menu, the great atmosphere, and amazing view.
Bill for two: AED 569 or USD 155


Chicken and Potato Recipe

chicken and potato

Few words about my journey to a healthy lifestyle and a simple chicken potato dish:

For the past two years, I have been doing my best to eat healthy, not in order to lose weight, but because I want to become fit and add a bit of definition to my body. So, exercising and eating healthy will make me accomplish that. Also, focusing on natural sources of protein & good carbs is very important to achieve a fit body, and this chicken & potato dish is full of health benefits.

Through my blog, I will be introducing you to a lot of healthy/fast meals that are simple to make. There is nothing really special about these dishes, and I am just here to maybe inspire you and give you ideas. And this is one of those simple chicken & potato dishes that you can make when you want a healthy recipe that is full of flavor:

Main Ingredients

Chicken breasts, potatoes, fresh mushrooms, fresh coriander, crushed garlic cloves, fresh lemon juice, your choice of spices, olive oil.

Cooking Steps

1- Cut the chicken and marinate it with olive oil, salt, pepper, chili powder, dried coriander, hot sauce (or you can marinate it in anything you want). Then cook it in a non-stick pan without adding any extra oil because it is already marinated in oil.

2- Cut the potatoes and cook them in a bit if olive oil, salt & pepper and leave them in a hot oven in until they are done.

3- Saute the mushroom.

chicken and potatoes

4- Chop fresh coriander, crush few garlic cloves and cook these two together with a bit of olive oil. Once it is done, add a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice and salt to taste.

Coriander and garlic

coriander and garlic

5- Mix the chicken, potatoes, mushroom, coriander garlic mix together.

Chicken and potatoes

You can eat it by itself or with any side dish you like.

Bon Appetit!

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