This post was sponsored by Blue Dragon as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
I have never been one to make recipes with 20 ingredients and spend hours in the kitchen. It just isn’t me, and when I got married, surprisingly, I didn’t suddenly turn into an excellent cook who loves grocery shopping and baking. Who knew that you didn’t turn into Betty Crocker once the wedding band went on and you said ‘I do’? It just doesn’t work that way. This is why when you take a look at my recipes, you will see that many of them have the word ‘easy’ or ‘simple’ in it – because they are! Easy dinner recipes keep me from ordering out for dinner every night or resorting to cereal for dinner.Who knew that you didn't turn into Betty Crocker once the wedding band went on?Click To Tweet
I know that many of you are the same way, and that is why I like to provide you with recipes that are not only easy but taste great! Plus, I know you may be looking for recipes that are just for the two of you. It can be hard to find recipes that aren’t 4 servings or more. Honestly, most recipes you find online are geared towards families. As newlyweds, your family may only consist of 2 people… like us. So I am going to try to provide you with more dinner recipes just for 2.
Easy Chinese food at home
We love Chinese food and have been known to order out to avoid making it at home. With Blue Dragon, we don’t have to order out. Chinese food at home is easy with Blue Dragon stir fry sauces, noodles, wrappers and other ingredients.
We decided to try the General Tao Stir Fry Sauce and make our favorite General Tso’s chicken at home. I order it every time we order Chinese food. Turns out it was so easy to make and I was thrilled that I knew exactly what was going in my meal… because I purchased all of the fresh ingredients!
Check out how fresh everything looks! When you order takeout, you never really know how fresh (or what) ingredients are going in your meal. With Blue Dragon, I can make delicious Chinese food at home and there is no mystery involved.
Get the Chinese restaurant experience at home
One of my favorite things about Chinese food from restaurants is always the rice. It is perfectly sticky and has great flavor. I’ve found that the best way to get the same thing at home is to make Jasmine rice. The aroma is wonderful and it is sticky just like takeout. If you haven’t had it before, you MUST try it at home.
Another great way to feel like you are still getting the restaurant experience at home is to eat with chopsticks. We have a few different ones at our house, but these wooden ones from my mom come in their own little blue wrap and are my favorite to use when we eat Chinese or sushi at home.
Yet another easy dinner recipe
Like I mentioned before, Blue Dragon allows up to make authentic dishes at home. Take a look at the recipe below to see just how easy it is to make. Then check out the Blue Dragon site to see where you can purchase their products.
Yields 2 servings
An easy, semi-homemade recipe for General Tso's Chicken.
10 minPrep Time
15 minCook Time
25 minTotal Time
- 3/4 lb chicken breast
- 1 egg
- 1 large onion
- 2/3 cup broccoli florets
- A bit of corn starch to coat
- 4 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 satchet Blue Dragon General Tao Stir Fry Sauce
- Cut the chicken breast in thin slices or 1" cubes (whichever you prefer).
- Slice the onion.
- Beat the egg in a bowl and add corn starch to another bowl.
- Dip the chicken strips in the beaten egg and then toss in the corn starch.
- Heat the oil in a wok or pan and carefully fry the chicken pieces until they are browned.
- Add the onion, broccoli and sauce.
- Continue to simmer for approximately 2 minutes.
- Ensure that everything is piping hot and serve.
#EastMadeEasy Twitter Party
Want to chat more about Asian culture and cuisine? Make sure to attend the #EastMadeEasy Twitter party! You will also learn more about how Blue Dragon makes it easy to create flavorful Asian meals at home. Oh, and there are prizes. Here is the info:
Date: Monday, February 8th, 2016 from 1 – 2 PM ET
Brand Participant: @BlueDragonCA
Prizes: 2 pre-party winners and 6 party winners will each receive 1 $50 Amazon Gift Code, as well as a Blue Dragon Prize Pack (ARV $100)!
Make sure you follow @MomCentral and @BlueDragonCA before the party!
Blue Dragon Giveaway
As if the Twitter party prizes weren’t enough, Blue Dragon has also offered a prize to one lucky Newlywed Survival reader: a Blue Dragon Cookbook! Just enter using the easy form below…
Note: Prize is fulfilled by Influence Central. Contest entrants are only eligible to win once per sweepstake, per household as part of a campaign sponsored by Influence Central.