Orange-Ginger Beef Stir-Fry

This easy quick dinner recipe, is a lot of fun and will add some foreign flar to your next meal.


2 cups water

1 cup uncooked quinoa

1 1/2 cups orange juice

1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 pound thinnly sliced beef, or you could use chicken if you prefer

1/4 cup sliced green onions

2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger

1 cup thinly sliced carrots

1 8oz bag of snow peas, or snap peas whatever you can find


  • Bring the water to a boil, add in the Quinoa, bring back to a boil, cover, cook on medium heat for 12 minutes- when done set aside.
  • In a bowl combine the orange juice, soy sace, and cornstarch whisk really well until cornstarch has dissolved-set aside.
  • heat a large fry pan on high heat, when the pan is hot add 2 tablespoon of vegtable oil.
  • add your beef or chicken and cook quickly for 2 minutes.
  • add in your ginger and onions cook a minute longer, remove meat to a plate while you cook the vegetables, so as not to over cook the meat
  • add in your carrots and snow peas, cook 3-5 minutes until crisp tender
  • add back in the meat
  • add in the orange juice mixture stir to coat allow sauce to thicken slightly 1-2 minutes
  • serve over quinoa

Michelle Day

Michelle Day has been cooking and baking since she was old enough to hold a whisk. Michelle is an expert cook and her passion for cooking and entertaining has never wavered. At the age of 10 Michelle’s Family started a bakery in Simsbury CT, where Michelle got her first taste of running a food service business. In 1994 Michelle moved to New York City, where, she found her true passion in baking. In 2001 she started “The Catering Divas” Catering business. Serving the Upper East Side, she catered numerous small dinner and cocktail parties. Her passion and attention to detail won her the attention of some of New York’s Elite. Back at home in Connecticut, Michelle is a well known culinary instructor and her cake decorating skills jump-started a side business — Devine Cake Designs — where clients clamor for her inspired and beautifully artistic designs. After 15 years in the culinary industry, Michelle’s love of cooking, baking and children, has lead to her to her newest career, offering personalized family cooking classes and creating a TV show, digital broadcasts and Cook Books like no other. Kids and a Cook is all about healthy, fun, and easy meals for kids and their families. Michelle credits her parents with her success and her love of food, helping to create so many memories being in the kitchen with them as a child. Her goal is to have a show to help viewers create the same memories with their families. A show for the kids, and by the kids, with the “cook” there as guidance. Michelle’s featured co-host is an energetic, precocious 9-year-old named Elisabeth. Although a finicky eater, Elisabeth still loves to cook in the kitchen and learn about ingredients and how to mix them to make tasty dishes. Come join us — as you and Elisabeth learn easy recipes and explore culinary adventures. Michelle Day is available for lectures and cooking demonstrations. Please contact us through this website.