Wednesday December 4, 2013
In this famous Szechuan dish thin strips of beef are fried for several minutes, making them crisp and chewy, and then stir-fried with spicy seasonings. I've added carrots cut into thin strips to match the beef, but you can use celery instead (a reader recommends Chinese celery), or a combination of both.
Szechuan Beef Recipe
Szechuan Beef Recipe Photo © copyright 2006 by Rhonda Parkinson, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Tuesday December 3, 2013
Canadian researchers believe that corn and sunflower oil may not be as healthy for us as we thought. Learn more in this Canadian Press article: "Corn, sunflower, safflower oil health benefits challenged", published on the CBC Radio-Canada website.
What Type of Oil Should You Use for Stir-frying?
Monday December 2, 2013
One fun holiday tradition is a Christmas cookie exchange. If you're participating in a cookie exchange this year and are stuck for ideas, Chinese almond cookies are a great choice. Almond cookies are easy to make and very addictive! For an extra touch, replace the almond slice in the middle with a dash of red food coloring (red symbolizes happiness in Chinese culture). Or, you can even paint on the Chinese character for moon.
Almond Cookie Photo © 2005 Rhonda Parkinson, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Friday November 29, 2013
If you served a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner, you're probably wondering what to do with the leftovers. Here are some interesting Chinese and Asian recipes made with cooked turkey leftovers.
Leftover turkey with bell peppers photo © 2006 by Rhonda Parkinson, licensed to About.com, Inc.