Everyday Chinese Stir-Fried Chicken with Bok Choy and Snow Peas


Look at those peas. Aren't they gorgeous? Those peas and bok choy were not bought in a grocery store. I picked those myself, and felt almost bad stir-frying them until I saw how bright green and delicious this recipe made them. The recipe is incredibly simple, and it's not … [Read more...]

Hot Ginger, Gastronomic and Essential Oils from Aliksir, and a Recipe for Gung Bao Chicken


The second product I'm testing from the upcoming Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert (March 11-13, 2016) is the ginger Arome de Saba, an organic gastronomic oil from Quebec company Aliksir. If you’ve never been to the expo before, it’s a weekend-long exhibition at the Palais de … [Read more...]

Chinese Dì Sān Xiān: Sautéed Potato, Eggplant and Green Pepper


This classic Chinese comfort food dish is a study in texture. When you think potato and eggplant, you probably think mush. Think again. In this recipe, they're soft on the inside and crispy on the outside from shallow frying before hot sautéing.The flavour is mild - there's … [Read more...]

Shui Zu Yu: Spicy Boiled Sichuan Fish


This is a typical Sichuan dish that's quick, light and tongue-tingling. Make sure you find real Sichuan peppercorns. If your mouth doesn't go a little numb, they're not real. You want the burn, because it's not really heat, per se; it's numbing. And sometimes we all need a little … [Read more...]

Wok-Fired Bok Choy with Peanut Sauce


I waited about a month before pulling this last pak choy (like bok choy) from my garden. It's a little like kale in that it's hardy and can handle the first frosts. Mostly I wanted to keep something green growing, in an effort to fend off winter, which would inevitably fail. I … [Read more...]