Copycat Panda Express Beijing Beef

Happy Valentine’s Day! The roads are still iced over and I really wanted Panda Express Beijing Beef, Chow Mein and Crab Rangoons. Time for some homecooked copycats! I’m definitely wining and dining myself tonight. #singlelife Beef: 1 lb Flank Steak; sliced against the grain 2 cups Soy Sauce 1 Tablespoon Sugar 1 teaspoon Chile PasteContinue reading “Copycat Panda Express Beijing Beef”

Copycat Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken

Day 16 of my 8 week Pantry Challenge! I almost caved and ordered Panda Express. I REALLY wanted their Sweet Fire Chicken, Broccoli Beef and Fried Rice. But then I remembered that it costs $12/plate and I have what I need to make it for around $5. You can use bottled Sweet Chile Sauce asContinue reading “Copycat Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken”

Copycat P.F. Chang’s Crispy Honey Chicken

Day 7 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge No eating out, no take-out and no new groceries. Another part of this challenge is to stop food waste in my kitchen. I was supposed to make Baked Bean Burgers today, but had some chicken breasts, cauliflower and leftover Sprite Batter in my fridge that I needed toContinue reading “Copycat P.F. Chang’s Crispy Honey Chicken”

Leftover Beef Bulgogi Fried Rice

Making fried rice from leftover Chinese, Thai and Japanese dishes is one of my FAVORITE things to do and it’s why I always order too much. It works with so many different main dishes and is such a filling, inexpensive and quick way of clearing out the fridge. You can add any vegetables you mayContinue reading “Leftover Beef Bulgogi Fried Rice”

Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps

My body was craving vegetables and I’m sick to death of soup. I normally make my lettuce wraps with beef, chicken or turkey, but cauliflower and broccoli made an amazing substitute. Filling: 2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil 2 cups Cauliflower; chopped 2 cups Broccoli; chopped 1 cup Carrot; chopped 1 cup Leek; chopped 1 cup Onion;Continue reading “Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps”

Egg Drop Soup

This soup is so delicious and it’s perfect for a winter day or if you’re feeling under the weather. It takes under 20 minutes to come together and there’s no need to purchase fancy ingredients. 1 quart Chicken Broth 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce 1 extra large Egg 1 teaspoon Water ¼ cup Green Onion; choppedContinue reading “Egg Drop Soup”

Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry

I absolutely love this dish! It’s a nice twist to the standard beef and broccoli. It goes so great with steam rice, fried rice or chow mein. 2 lbs Beef Sirloin; sliced against the grain 2 cups Broccoli Florets 1 large Carrot; peeled and sliced ½ cup Bell Pepper; chopped 3 Tablespoons Sesame Oil 1Continue reading “Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry”

Loaded Veggie Fried Rice

This is my go-to fried rice recipe. Not only is it packed full of healthy vegetables, but it’s the closest I’ve been able to get to restaurant fried rice. It’s so incredibly versatile and goes with so many dishes. You can, of course, add whatever vegetables you love most! Fried rice is a blank canvasContinue reading “Loaded Veggie Fried Rice”

Air Fryer Zucchini Crab Rangoons

My Air Fryer Zucchini Crab Rangoons! The last time I got Rangoons at my local Chinese place there wasn’t even a teaspoon of filling in them. I really wasn’t happy! Mine are plump pillows of deliciousness. I don’t normally add zucchini, but I had so much of it I needed to use. You can, ofContinue reading “Air Fryer Zucchini Crab Rangoons”

General Tso’s Chicken

It’s my first time making General Tso’s Chicken! I did quite a bit of research to try and get it as authentic as possible and it came out great! Dry toasting the peppers and spices really brought out an amazing flavor. Made some Ginger Glazed Stir Fry and Fried Rice to go with it. Chicken:Continue reading “General Tso’s Chicken”