Tag: asian

Sesame Noodles

Sesame Noodles

Honestly, I’m in a cooking rut. For every delicious dessert I write about (and I don’t even write about those frequently nowadays), there’s several evenings’ worth of dinner that I’m not interested in cooking. I can’t make a weekly dinner plan to save my life […]

Thai Chicken with Basil and Cashews

Thai Chicken with Basil and Cashews

I started buying a CSA box this year. I really like getting a variety of veggies, but it can be a struggle to figure out what to do with them, particularly when the farm has a bumper crop of the same vegetable each week. I […]

Kung Pao Chicken Tacos

Kung Pao Chicken Tacos

I’m going to complain about a rather tasty dinner I made. Yes, complain. Because although Kung Pao Chicken Tacos were tasty, it was an awful lot of prep for 5 minutes of eating dinner. I know that I’m the person who makes her own vanilla […]

Thai-Style Vegetable Rice Noodles

Thai-Style Vegetable Rice Noodles

Summer in St. Louis is the pits. For those of you who say “summer doesn’t start until Wednesday,” I present you with St. Louis weather. Our high today was 96; drought conditions are spreading, yet humidity is high; and the next cold front that moves […]

Kung Pao Sauce

Kung Pao Sauce

For the Chinese New Year, I decided I would season the wok that I’ve had for several years but never used. I’d never seasoned a wok before, and I didn’t do a good job the first time. The basic idea behind seasoning a wok is […]

Hainan Chicken and Rice

Hainan Chicken and Rice

Happy Lunar New Year! There are a variety of foods that one is supposed to eat for the lunar new year, but unfortunately, in spite of having spent a year in Japan, I don’t know enough about what those should be. I apparently should have […]

Soy and Cola Braised Pork Shoulder

Soy and Cola Braised Pork Shoulder

Schnucks had boneless pork shoulders on sale for a while, so I stocked up. One of the things I wanted to do to one was make Soy and Cola Braised Pork Shoulder. I bought a bottle of full-sugar cola because I wanted to try this […]

Beef-Broccoli Stir-fry

Beef-Broccoli Stir-fry

I made the Beef-Broccoli Stir-fry from Cooking Light a while ago. I haven’t done a lot of blogging recently, but I enjoyed the recipe so I still wanted to write a little about it. My first experience with Chinese food was with Beef and Broccoli […]

Caramel Pork

Caramel Pork

Tonight for dinner I made Caramel Pork. This meal was quick, easy, and delicious, so I wanted to be sure to write about it while it was still fresh in my mind. Before I roasted a pork loin yesterday, I cubed about a pound of […]

Tonight’s dinner: Tori no kara-age

Tonight’s dinner: Tori no kara-age

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, and I still have a backlog of recipes that I’d really like to write about, but I thought I would start off with something a little more immediate: tonight’s dinner, tori no kara-age, or Japanese-style fried chicken. […]