Bulgogi Wraps (Korean Beef Stir-Fry)

You don’t think of a stir-fry as the perfect meal for a hot Spring day. Yes, it has been in the 90’s this week which is very unusual for Michigan in late May. We usually don’t get that kind of weather until July! The only cooking is the brief stir-fry of thinly sliced beef over … Continue reading

Sichuan Shrimp

Shrimp, stir-fries and spicy food sounds good, doesn’t it? After I received an email referring to this dish I didn’t care for the recipe so I looked through my Asian cookbooks. Surprisingly I did not find what I was looking for so I turned to the internet instead. This is what I came up with … Continue reading

Thai Beef With Onions, Peppers and Pad Thai Noodles

Often Asian cuisines, such as Thai versus Chinese,  have many of the same ingredients like ginger  or soy sauce. Also, there are some ingredients that set them apart. Like tamarind (it’s the secret ingredient of Pad Thai) or Thai long chiles. In this recipe I have used a number of typical Thai ingredients such as … Continue reading

Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao “anything” is a favorite Chinese dish. When we lived in the country there was a little Chinese restaurant in a neighboring village and we would sometimes go there for a quick meal and I always ordered this.  Authentic, definitely not, but it was good and our choices were very limited unless I cooked. Our village … Continue reading

Hunan Beef with Broccoli and Chilies

While reorganizing all my cookbooks  I found this one “Martin Yan’s Feast: The Best of Yan Can Cook“. Does anyone remember “If Yan Can Cook, You Can Too”? In 1978 he first started teaching Chinese cooking in Calgary on a Canadian talk show. Beginning in 1982 he hosted over 1,500 episodes of the PBS cooking … Continue reading

Black Bean Chicken (Dou Chi Ji Ding)

The original recipe from Liuyang, China was deep fried but the author chose to stir-fry the chicken instead in this cookbook. I agree even though I love fried food and the crispy chicken would add a nice contrast with the vegetables and sauce. I enjoyed Fuchsia Dunlop’s first cookbook a lot so I bought the other … Continue reading

Blood Orange Shrimp Stir-Fry

I love my shrimp and I am always happy when I find a new recipe to make. Not that I don’t have enough stir-fries for shrimp but this one is a new version. The difference is using blood oranges which are so readily available now. Orange sauces and stir-fries go great with beef, chicken and … Continue reading

Beef with Snow Peas Stir-Fry

This is one of many favorite beef stir-fries, mainly because of the sauce. You can add any veggies you like, I just stuck with snow peas and green onions this time. Go here, here and here for more stir-fries using beef. Of course you can search stir-fries and get all of them. Sharing this with Fiesta … Continue reading

Shrimp, Broccoli and Snow Pea Stir-Fry

When you have your own garden you cook whatever is ready to be picked. I have a small raised bed garden and my snow peas are producing like crazy – I need to pick them every day.  I especially like to grow these as I like them small and tender – not what you usually … Continue reading