Everyday Mom's Meals: Change Your Oil

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Change Your Oil

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Nope, I'm not talking about the 3,000 mile check up on your car. I'm talking about your cooking oil! And with Pompeian’s Time to Change Your Oil campaign, it's never been easier!

Thanks to recent scientific findings, the Mediterranean diet has boosted the popularity of olive oil. As a leader in olive oil, Pompeian wants to share a much less known oil (not to mention chef's secret for years now), grapeseed oil
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Grapeseed oil has similar health benefits to olive oil, but is even more versatile in cooking due to its light taste and high smoke point. I can tell you from personal experience, I love using grapeseed oil in my kitchen for some of my favorite recipes. However, I've never tried it in a stir fry recipe, and this Beef-Stir Fry from Pompeian would be a great place to start:

1/2 cup low-sodium beef broth
1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
3 tablespoons Pompeian OlivExtra Premium Mediterranean Blend oil
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon Asian dark sesame oil
1 pound flank steak, cut against the grain into 1/4-inch strips
4 cups broccoli florets
1 green pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 bag (8 ounces) carrot matchsticks
cooked brown rice
1. In a bowl, whisk broth, teriyaki sauce, rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, sugar,  cornstarch and sesame oil.

2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Add flank steak and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from pan and set aside. Drain any oil from pan.

3. Return skillet to medium-high heat; add broccoli and 1⁄2 cup of water. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, or until tender. Remove cover; cook until water has evaporated. Add remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil to pan; add peppers and red onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add carrots; cook 1 minute. 

4. Return beef to skillet. Add reserved sauce; cook 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with brown rice.
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Right now, Pompeian and Hungry Girl are encouraging bloggers  to test this "swap out" in a recipe that usually uses butter or vegetable oil; using Pompeian's Grapeseed Oil or OlivExtra Premium Mediterranean blend instead. Simply post the recipe, with photo, on your blog, and then head over to the Pompeian Facebook  page, enter your contact info, and hit SUBMIT. It's that easy! The winner will be selected by Hungry Girl Lisa Lillen, and receive an all expenses paid trip to BlogHer Food '13 in Austin, TX June 7-8. Plus, his/her recipe will be promoted by Pompeian throughout the event!
Sounds pretty exciting right? So get in the kitchen, and start overhauling some of your favorite recipes tonight! Then blog them, enter and come back here to let me know why you want to win!

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