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When A Man Can Cook: Untruths And A Healthy Stir Fry #Recipe

Last month, I featured this picture on Facebook with a statement directed towards women about a man being a good cook being a man who will take care of you. Well, in retrospect this was a pretty ridiculous claim to make. A man who can cook is most certainly aware of foods, palettes and maybe even chemistry to a certain extent. He may be aware of his surroundings, especially if he is an organic farm to table kind of guy. He might even be conscientious about pleasing, impressing, satisfying, and/or catering to others. But none of the above qualifies what kind of father and husband a man will be. Through the opposite lens, the same goes for women too. A man who can cook is a great asset, no different than one who is handy around the house. But this is a feature, not the total package.

So what makes for a proper husband and father? The contents of this blog and I have been on this path of discovery since 2008. In the meantime I may as well share the recipe for this quick meal pictured above. Quick meals work when:

  1. you've got a house filled with hungry ones 
  2. if you're like me your creativity is blown by the time you get to the kitchen 
  3. you don't have a lot of time to make dinner and you aren't the fastest cook in the world

Turkey and Chicken Sausage Stir Fry Recipe:


  • 1 Pack Organic Turkey Chorizo
  • 1 Pack organic Chicken Sausage (you can get this and the chorizo virtually anywhere these days, especially local Famer's Markets)
  • Small Red, yellow and orange peppers (2-3 of each)
  • 1 head of organic Broccoli
  • Udon Noodles
  • Low-sodium Soy Sauce
  • Hoisin Sauce
  • Sesame Oil

Meal Prep:

  • Grill/Sautée the turkey and chicken sausage FIRST and slice into pieces of your desired thickness
  • Cut up the peppers into lengthwise slices
  • Fillet the broccoli into florets

Time To Cook:
Step 1:

  • Add 2 tablespoons of Sesame Oil into a hot wok
  • Add Hoisin sauce and let it bubble up then simmer down
  • Pour the mix into a bowl and set aside

Step 2:

  • Add 2 tablespoons of Sesame Oil into your wok
  • Add peppers and broccoli and toss for a couple minutes making sure not to overcook (and destroy the nutritional value of the veggies)
  • Add the Udon noodles until they get a slight glassy look
  • Add the chopped sausage and toss for another minute to 2 minutes tops
  • Add soy sauce to your preference and add-in stir fry sauce you set aside in Step 1.
  • Toss one last time and serve in large bowls

Total time: 30 minutes tops if you stay in the kitchen and don't get distracted by the television or your dog (as I do).
Total Cost: $14 - $20 depending on where you shop for ingredients
Serves: 4

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