Fried Rice

I never order fried rice when I get Chinese carry-out. It seems like a waste of an order or something. But whenever someone else orders it and I try some, I do always like it. Plus I remember that my mom used to make it for us sometimes as a way to use up leftovers … Read more

Chili with Beans and Vegetables

I have another recipe on this website for super-easy chili; but the reason it’s easy is because all the flavor comes from the canned tomatoes. If you don’t have those on hand – or you want to do something a little more homemade – I offer you this recipe, that I got from SpendWithPennies.com. It’s … Read more

Beef (or Chicken) with String Beans

Another incredibly yummy dish from The Woks Of Life. And now that I’ve got a pantry stocked with Chinese essentials, it comes together pretty easily. The most time consuming parts are slicing your steak and prepping your green beans. But even those don’t take that long. LOL Chicken with Green Beans is almost the same, … Read more

Pad Thai

I’ve been on a Chinese food kick lately, mostly working off recipes on the Woks of Life website, which was recommended to me by Theresa Mah. Their pad thai proclaimed to have “authentic” flavor, so I made it as directed, including the dried shrimp. As soon as I dumped the stuff in the pan though, … Read more

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

Chicken tortilla soup

I found this recipe on Pinterest of all places – and it’s both easy to make and super yummy! A full tablespoon of chili pepper gives it a heat that lingers on the tongue without setting your mouth on fire; the sour cream (and optional cheese) cools that a bit. Approx 275 cal + 18g … Read more