Friday, October 23, 2009

Foodie Friday: Ramen Beef Stir Fry

Hey Monkey Fans,
We've found this great chef who is shakin' things up in the kitchen!
Check out his wicked recipe and video!!

Ramen Noodle Stir Fry with Beef, Carrots, and Green Onions
1 pkg Beef Flavored Ramen Noodles
5 green onions, julienned
1/2 c. mushrooms, sliced
1 large carrot, julienned
1 bell pepper, julienned
1 lb flank steak, julienned
1 Tbsp. garlic
olive oil
sesame oil
splash of soy sauce

Prepare Ramen noodles as directed, stopping cooking them halfway through the cook time.

Add a bit of olive oil to a saute pan and sear the steak. Use soy sauce to deglaze the pan.

In another saute pan, toast the garlic a bit with 2 tbsp olive oil and a tablespoon of sesame oil. After roasting the garlic, add all veggies and saute.

Add the steak to the vegetables and toss. Add the noodles to the mix with a little bit of the cooking liquid.

Serve in bowls and enjoy!

Recipe video can be found below. It is taken from nathanlippy.com.


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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Spice Up Your Health This Season

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Author Caroline O’Neil from the Better Health blog has a great article this week on the added health benefits found in some of our favorite herbs and spices. With the cold season upon us and the flu making an early entrance, the use of herbs and spices is just one more thing we can add to our arsenal of disease fighting antioxidants.

HEALTHY EATING: Spices boost health benefits, too

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Generation Z Chefs Cooking Contest For Kids On Facebook

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Hey kids, here is your chance to win some cash. We believe that aspiring young chefs should have a place to show off their talents and so we have created a place on Facebook just for you!

We are so very excited to introduce our latest contest addition which is designed for those of you that are between the ages 13-19. It’s fun and it’s easy. Just log on to Facebook and then type in, Red Monkey Foods – Generation Z Chefs. First, you will want to sign up as a fan so that we can keep you updated on cool events and giveaways. The first 10 to sign up will receive an official Red Monkey Foods Tee-shirt. Then just click under the events tab to find out about the contest.

Below is an overview of the contest but please make sure to go to our Red Monkey Foods website and read the contest rules before entering. Please include a parent or legal guardian's email address if you are between the ages of 13-17 so that we may obtain their approval.

Kids Contests:

Recipe:

Today-Dec.15

$100 Grand Prize

Your first chance to earn some fame and money $$$ E-mail your best recipe to zchef@redmonkeyfoods.com. This should be a recipe that you make and is original. It can be anything from a basic burger to a dazzling dessert. We don't care what kind of recipe it is, as long as you've mastered it and make it yourself, we want to see it!
We will judge the recipes and send the winner an e-mail notification that they won. We'd love to see a photo of your finished dish, but won't count off if you don't include one.
Prize is $100 in cash! Enter today!
To enter please send your name, e-mail, date of birth, and recipe to zchef@redmonkeyfoods.com.
For an explanation of how our contests work, the full privacy policy, and disclaimer, see our website at http://redmonkeyfoods.com/companyinfo.php?id=16

Video:

Today – Dec.15

$200 grand Prize

Your first chance to earn some fame and money $$$ e-mail your best recipe and video to zchef@redmonkeyfoods.com. This should be a recipe that you make and is original. It can be anything from a basic burger to a dazzling dessert. We don't care what kind of recipe it is, as long as you've mastered it and make it yourself, we want to see it!
We will judge the recipes and send the winner an e-mail notification that they won. We'd love to see a photo of your finished dish, but won't count off if you don't include one.
Prize is $200 in cash! Enter today!
To enter please send your name, e-mail, date of birth, recipe and video to zchef@redmonkeyfoods.com.
Please submit videos in .wmv format and make sure they are less than 2 minutes, 30 seconds in length.
For an explanation of how our contests work, the full privacy policy, and disclaimer, see our website at http://redmonkeyfoods.com/companyinfo.php?id=16