Healthy Beef and Cashew Stir Fry


1/4 cup soy sauce (Tamari), low sodium
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp cornstarch
5 garlic cloves, crushed
1 inch ginger, grated (optional but nice)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
Stir Fry:
3/4 cup cashews, raw
2 tbsp sesame oil, divided
2 lbs beef sirloin, cut into 1 inch cubes
3 medium bell peppers, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 large zucchini, cut into quarters
9 oz snow peas
3 large green onions, chopped

In a small bowl, whisk together Sauce ingredients and set aside.
In a wok, toast cashews on low-medium heat until golden brown, stirring frequently. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
Return wok to medium – high heat and add 1 tbsp sesame oil. Add beef and cook until brown and crispy, for about 5 – 7 minutes, stirring frequently. Move beef to the side of the wok and add remaining sesame oil, bell peppers, zucchini and snow peas to the centre of the wok. Cook vegetables for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir beef and cashews into vegetables, pour the sauce over and cook until vegetables are tender and sauce has thickened, for 3 -5 minutes, stirring frequently. Garnish with green onions and serve hot on its own or over brown rice/quinoa.

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