Asian Cashew Chicken: Healthy Chinese “Takeout” from Your Own Kitchen
Apr06

Asian Cashew Chicken: Healthy Chinese “Takeout” from Your Own Kitchen

Asian cashew chicken is one of those dishes that we love ordering whenever we’re at a Chinese restaurant or ordering takeout. I love the tender chicken, the meaty cashews, and the crunchy vegetables in that dish. And the sauce, don’t get me started on that thick, savory and spicy sauce. I don’t like ordering the takeout version too often, though. I’m always suspicious when it comes to the amount of MSG that...

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Kung Pao Chicken: A Quick Dish Loaded with Flavor
Apr05

Kung Pao Chicken: A Quick Dish Loaded with Flavor

If you’re at a loss as to what to cook for dinner and you’re running out of time, a good stir-fry should do the trick. Stir-fry dishes are usually ready in half an hour or so. They’re complete, one-pan meals you can enjoy on their own or as topping over rice. And they’re delicious. This kung pao chicken stir-fry is one great example. This kung pao chicken recipe is a spin on a Chinese takeout favorite, and...

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Beef Bourguignon Pot Pie: A Sumptuous Dish for Your Sunday Dinner
Apr05

Beef Bourguignon Pot Pie: A Sumptuous Dish for Your Sunday Dinner

Beef bourguignon is, without a doubt, one of the best beef dishes ever invented. It’s a dish that you will truly savor as you eat it. But although beef bourguignon is splendid as it is, there’s still a few ways to make it better. One is by using it as filling in a meat pie, just like in this recipe for beef bourguignon pot pie. This marriage of French haute cuisine and British comfort food is mind-blowing. It’s a...

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Lemon Chicken Casserole: A Super Yummy Pasta Bake with a Citrus Bite
Apr05

Lemon Chicken Casserole: A Super Yummy Pasta Bake with a Citrus Bite

Lemon has that fantastic ability to brighten a dish. It adds balance to dishes that would otherwise be too rich to the taste. The citrus flavor of lemon gives such dishes lightness, thus making them a lot more delicious. Take a look at this lemon chicken casserole. This lemon chicken casserole is chunky with chicken, pasta, and cream sauce. But adding lemon to the casserole makes it lighter, brighter, and somewhat refreshing to eat....

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Pepper Steak: Great Comfort Food from the Midwest
Apr05

Pepper Steak: Great Comfort Food from the Midwest

When I first heard of pepper steak, I thought it was an Asian stir-fry knock-off. But I’m not from the Midwest, so I didn’t know it was a popular dish there. So, if you’re reading this and you’re from the Midwest, I humbly ask for your forgiveness. What I now know of pepper steak is that it’s comfort food at its finest. It’s made of slivers of marinated steak cooked with veggies and gravy, and then...

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Pan Haggerty: Irish-Style Comfort Food
Apr05

Pan Haggerty: Irish-Style Comfort Food

I don’t claim to be knowledgeable about Irish cuisine, but from what I do know, the Irish understand what comfort food truly means. Take this recipe for pan haggerty. It’s a delightful example of Irish comfort food. This pan haggerty is simply sliced potatoes layered with a mixture of onions and bacon, cooked in chicken stock and topped with cheese. If the words “potatoes,” “bacon,” and...

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