Saturday, January 31, 2009


Hi Everyone,

Did you notice that the guideline for water has changed. The new guideline is that we need 6 (8 oz) glasses of liquid each day. All liquid counts: water, milk, juice, diet soda, coffee or tea. The best choice is water.

Some of us have heard that drinking water fills you up and flushes you out. But science doesn't back that up.

However, water is an important nutrient and does many things in your body. It aids in digesting food, absorbing nutrients, regulating your body temperature and preventing constipation.

So drink up!!!!

How about some Orange Beef with Broccoli?

Makes 4 servings - 4 points per serving

1 large navel orange
3/4 pound thin-sliced top round steak, trimmed and cut into strips
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons Asian (dark) sesame oil
1 (12 ounce) bag broccoli slaw
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1. Grate 2 teaspoons of the zest from the orange ; squeeze 3/4 cup of juice. Combine the steak with 1 teaspoon of the orange zest and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt in a medium bowl; toss to coat. Set aside the remaining 1 teaspoon orange zest and the orange juice.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium high heat until a drop of water sizzles on it. Add 2 teaspoons of the sesame oil and swirl to coat the pan. Add the steak mixture and stir fry until the steak is no longer pink, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

3. Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon sesame oil in the skillet. Add the broccoli slaw and stir fry until it begins to wilt, 3-3 1/2 minutes. Stir in the reserved 3/4 cup orange juice and cook 30 seconds. Add the steak mixture and cook, stirring frequently, until hot, about 1 minute. Remove the skillet from the heat; stir in the reserved 1 teaspoon orange zest, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and the pepper. Serve at once.

See you at the meeting!!!


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