Mixed vegetables in oyster sauce

This is another great recipe I got off Woks of Life. It’s so delicious, it tasted good even though I started with pre-cooked leftover turkey meat – ie, meat that wasn’t velveted and a dish without any cooking bits from the chicken. This recipe basically comes down to the sauce – and what an amazing … Read more

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

After perusing TikTok, I decided to try 3 different varieties: Hot Wings Garlic Wings BBQ Wings But after making all these wings, it occurs to me that chicken wings are after all the least desirable part of the chicken. Not much meat and a whole lot of rubbery, fatty skin. To make the most of … Read more

Chicken Birria

I saw an amazing-looking recipe on TikTok and did a little research to back it up and confirm the quantities. While a lot of recipes online suggest 2 varieties of chilis, he uses 3 – I’m sure his is better. The number of chiles I list below makes a sauce that has a nice level … Read more

Tandoori Chicken

I found two recipes that seem to be pretty authentic. One of them calls for 2 separate rounds of marination; both say that you should marinate the meat in the yogurt for 4-8 hours. 2lb of chicken drumsticks & thighs1c greek yogurt 1/4c vegetable oil (preferably mustard oil)2T ginger garlic paste (equal parts ginger & … Read more

Spicy chicken thighs

This was a great recipe I got off TikTok. He didn’t give any amounts but I like what I came up with: 2T olive oiljuice of 2 limes a bunch of cilantro 2 -4 jalapeños, depending on spice desired taco seasoning • 2T cumin • 1-1/2T chili powder • 1-1/2T garlic powder• 1/2T paprika• 1/2T … Read more

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