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

Stir-Fried Beef Strips with Hot Pepper Jelly

I love stir-fries and I also love the  hot pepper jelly I make every year.  This recipe from “In My Kitchen” is another good way to use one of the favorite things I can.  This jelly is not only good in dishes but try it with toasted bagels spread with cream cheese, then top with … Continue reading

Honey Garlic Chicken in the Slow Cooker

This “healthy” recipe came from slenderkitchen.com in  my weekly “Ziplist” from Pinterest.  Most of my recipes come from cookbooks, magazines, Food Channels, friends, family and my own versions of recipes and in the last couple of years I have used the internet a lot more.  I love my computer for researching information related to ingredients or recipes … Continue reading