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Salmon Cream Cheese Potstickers

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I’ve been experimenting with fun combinations of potstickers lately.  What I love most about this traditional Chinese favorite are the limitless combinations you can pack into the little rice-flour wrappers. Assembling potstickers are super simple, the steaming process only takes minutes, and these tiny edibles make a perfect choice for a light breakfast, impressive  appetizer, or a main course served …

Ginger Chicken Recipe with Spicy Steamed Cabbage

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Every once in a while I come across a recipe that I will make over and over again.  This is that recipe thanks to my friend Rachel, who taught me to make this delightful dish in under 30 minutes from the heart of her very own kitchen. Born in Sichuan China where food is typically spicy, Rachel prefers to incorporate …

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Chinese Pork Ribs with Ginger and Chili

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Chinese Ginger Chili Pork ribs are an ingenious creation of my friend, Rachel, from China. It seems this inventive friend of mine is a whiz in the kitchen when it comes to creating dishes that are quick, easy, healthy, and always gratifying. Although pork is widely used in many Chinese recipes, as a fan of beef, lamb, and fish, pork …

Shrimp Potstickers with Egg

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Who doesn’t love pot stickers? The first time I posted the photo below of my newly assembled pot stickers, my social media feed blew up with likes. There is just something enticing about biting into a hot tender potsticker (or dumpling as some like to call it) filled with all kinds of flavorful ingredients. From shrimp and eggs to chicken, …

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Sichuan Peppercorn Oil Recipe

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In today’s world of global cooking, many recipes call for specialty oils that aren’t readily available in most grocery stores.  Sichuan Peppercorn Oil is one of those elusive ingredients that can be hard to find. In today’s world of global cooking, many recipes call for specialty ingredients and oils that can be hard to find in local grocery stores.  Sichuan …

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Chinese Spicy Chili Sauce Recipe | 辣椒酱 Làjiāo jiàng

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Sichuan China is known for its spicy cuisine.  Chinese Spicy Chili Sauce is a recipe created by my friend, Rachel, who was born in Sichuan and she brought her technique of creating authentic Chinese cuisine with her when she migrated to the United States many years ago. Rachel created this recipe for her Chinese Sichuan Beef.  A recipe you can find in …

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Chinese Spicy Beef Recipe | Shaved Beef Bites

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Chinese Spicy Beef is a recipe I learned to make from my friend, Rachel, who makes simple Chinese cooking look like a walk in the park.  She has an incredible gift of taking basic ingredients and turning them into a feast fit for a king in less time than it takes most people to get the dishes done. This beef …

Chinese Smashed Cucumbers

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Here in Minnesota, Chinese restaurants are a popular option amidst the sea of eating establishments. I love the five flavors of salty, spicy, sour, sweet, and bitter infused into traditional Chinese cooking, but prefer to avoid the MSG found in most of the food at these restaurants. I asked my friend Rachel to teach me how to make delicious, healthy, …

6-Minute Broccoli-Garlic Stir-Fry

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Print Recipe Easy Broccoli-Garlic Stir-Fry Recipe Yum Course Dinner, Entrees, Lunch, Main Dish Cuisine Chinese Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 6 minutes Servings servings Ingredients 4 tablespoons safflower oil1 garlic clove, minced1 cup chicken broth3 tablespoons oyster sauce2 tablespoons corn starch1/4 cup water4 cups broccoli, cut into small florets4 cups cooked Jasmine Rice Course Dinner, Entrees, Lunch, Main Dish …

Smashed Cucumber Salad Recipe

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How to make Smashed Cucumber SaladCucumbers are incredibly versatile when it comes to global food. Like a clever chameleon, this vegetable adapts and changes to almost any recipe it is used in without losing its identity as a delicious vegetable. From soups and salads to sandwiches and appetizers, and even cucumber infused water, this crunchy green vegetable has no limits …