Basic Chinese Stir Fry

I don’t feel particularly expert yet at the art of stir fry (I don’t even own a wok); but I’ve got vegetables to use up so here I go!! Woks of Life says that you can make a basic brown sauce that you keep in the fridge; then when it’s time to make dinner you … Read more

Hunan Beef

Here’s another one of the recipes I’ve been trying from the terrific website, TheWoksOfLife.com. The best part of this dish was the cooking technique for the beef: incredibly flavorful, light and crispy and – much to my surprise since it was made with a relatively tough cut, the flank steak – extremely melt in the … Read more

Potato Donuts

This recipe comes from one of my favorite TikTokers, B Dylan Hollis. I made them with my friend Birdie one rainy afternoon using her electric deep fryer. They make a rather heavy, but melt-in-your-mouth donut that’s not quite a cake donut and not quite a raised donut. The cashiers at Trader Joe’s loved them!! Varieties: … Read more

Strawberry Angel Food Cake

I had volunteered to make the kids’ birthday cake and asked them what kind they wanted. I was really surprised that they both wanted angel food cake!! (I mean, who actually likes angel food cake??) It turns out that this is a fussy, pain in the ass cake to make – even though it’s so … Read more

Kale-Broccoli Salad with Herb-Lemon-Mustard Dressing

Makes 4 servings170 calories, 5g protein per 1/4c of topping blend 50 calories per T of dressing 100 calories for veggies 5c kale 2c broccoli (1 crown) 1/2c shredded carrots (1 carrot) 1/2c sliced almonds 1/4c sunflower seeds 1/4c cranberries Feta, to taste Dressing: 1/4c olive oil 2T lemon juice 2T red wine vinegar 1T … Read more

Raw Beet Salad with Carrots & Quinoa with Lime-Mint dressing

Makes 4 small salads 222 calories, 10g protein Dressing makes 9T; each tablespoon is about 35 calories 4c greens (arugula, spinach, kale, leaf lettuce …) 1 large carrot1/3c pepitas (green pumpkin seeds) 1c edamame1 avocado1 beet, sliced into sticks 3T apple cider vinegar2T lime juice 2T olive oil2T honey 1t dijon mustard 1T chopped mint … Read more