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

Pork Shoulder Roast

In winter, my craving for bone-in roast meat always skyrockets – and a pork shoulder roast is one of my favorites. Not only do I absolutely love the juicy, crispy garlic-y flavor of the meat, but it’s also quite inexpensive – about $5/pound. Plus, it’s the one bone-in roast that Whole Foods consistently carries. (Trader … Read more

Chinese Crispy Cauliflower

This is the most unique method for making cauliflower I’ve ever come across. After trying it, I would say that it isn’t that much different than regular roasted cauliflower?? It didn’t make as much batter as I was expecting. The reipe calls for a kung pao sauce that is a fairly involved process of roasting … Read more