Chinese takeout fills a really important niche in my life. If I'm feeling down, or feeling homebound, ordering Chinese will instantly put me in a good mood. We've got a ton of quick Chinese takeout spots around the city, and I usually don't order from the same one twice. I'll switch between Singapore noodles (curry… Continue reading Extra Pepper Chicken
Moo Shu is something that I've never had before in my life. It's not a staple of American-Chinese restaurants in Oklahoma or Texas. I believe it's mainly an East coast thing; brought over by Chinese immigrants and exploding in popularity in the 1960's. The dish never really made it past the Mississippi River. I've seen… Continue reading 20-Minute Moo Shu Chicken Tacos
Whip together a Chinese classic. It's better than takeout, cheaper, and probably quicker, too! Cashew chicken has all those great flavors mixed together: cashews, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, and more.
I originally wasn't going to take pictures/post this recipe. You see at least a trillion copycat P.F. Chang's chicken lettuce wraps on Pinterest when scrolling through boards. However, I think mine is the best of all. I'm sure other people think the same thing, but I'm not kidding---these are incredible. The best part? It only… Continue reading 15 Minute Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Do you ever have those days that start out fine, then quickly snowball into an avalanche of bad? That was me today. First, I've got a bone to pick with Tuesdays. Tuesdays are easily the worst days of the week. I feel bad for Mondays, really. They get all the flack for being the beginning… Continue reading General Tso’s Shrimp Bowls
We're huddled up inside the house while we get blasted with the newest round of arctic weather. Sure, we're not getting dumped with feet of snow and the temperatures aren't 20 below zero, but when those howling north winds blow it sure feels like it. I decided to risk my sleepiness yesterday and run all… Continue reading Chicken Teriyaki Casserole
Strange comfort foods have always plagued me. No matter how hard I try to eat healthy and try new things in the kitchen, I'll always come back to those pre-packaged, not-so-good for you comfort foods. I'm talking toaster streudels, Eggo waffles, Fritos with bean dip...and ramen. Ah, ramen. The little 10 cent packages that contain… Continue reading Beef and Broccoli Ramen