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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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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Easy Homemade Szechuan Beef: Better than Takeout
Apr04

Easy Homemade Szechuan Beef: Better than Takeout

Szechuan beef is one of our favorite Chinese takeout foods. We love the tender beef, the crunchy veggies, and the sweet-spicy-savory sauce. It’s simply awesome. We try not to indulge in takeout food too often, though. We have no way of telling how much MSG is in Chinese takeout, and we prefer to control our sodium intake. Besides, indulging in takeout too often can hurt the budget. So, whenever we feel like eating our favorite...

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Shrimp Broccoli Teriyaki Stir-Fry: A Flavor-Loaded, 30-Minute Dinner
Mar29

Shrimp Broccoli Teriyaki Stir-Fry: A Flavor-Loaded, 30-Minute Dinner

You can always count on a stir-fry to solve your dinner woes. A stir-fry is quick to make when you don’t have enough time to prepare dinner. It’s also loaded with flavor despite its simplicity. As far as stir-fries go, this shrimp broccoli teriyaki stir-fry really cuts it. What you’ll have with this stir-fry is tender shrimp and crunchy broccoli florets coated in thick teriyaki sauce. And it’s ready in 30...

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Homemade Mongolian Beef: Better than Your Regular Takeout
Dec27

Homemade Mongolian Beef: Better than Your Regular Takeout

I have to admit that we don’t cook at home all the time. For the sake of convenience – because I don’t feel like cooking or there’s not enough time to cook anything – we order takeout instead. There’s a good Chinese restaurant close to us that delivers takeout, and one of the items on the menu that we love is Mongolian beef. The one thing that bothers me with takeout Mongolian beef is it can get too sweet and...

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Cabbage Cashew Stir-Fry: A Quick, Versatile Side Dish for Any Occasion
Nov03

Cabbage Cashew Stir-Fry: A Quick, Versatile Side Dish for Any Occasion

If you read any recipe that is heavy on meat, you’re almost sure to find a tiny note suggesting serving that meat dish with a salad or any other vegetable dish so you can enjoy a balanced meal. It makes sense, of course, but what if you don’t have good salad ingredients or you just aren’t crazy for salad? Then maybe a quick vegetable stir-fry would do, like this cabbage cashew stir-fry. This vegetable stir-fry is a...

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