Category Archives: Cooking Tips

Fullei Fresh Marketplace, a community space for healthy living

Who’d have thought right here in Miami, we have an organic hydroponic sprouting farm?! It was started by Manny Wong, a Chinese family from Cuba.  Fullei Fresh grows a variety of organic sprouts as well as bean sprouts AND it’s hydroponic which means NO pesticides or bacteria! AND organic, WOW, so happy. . .I was always…



Secret to Stir Fry Noodles That Don’t Stick

Everyone loves stir fried noodles but not when they stick to your wok.  My simple rules will guarantee NO-stick noodles if you use a well seasoned cast iron wok.  I must confess I was always intimidated frying noodles especially after watching my mom and then my sister fry them so expertly.  They did use a…



How to make crispy noodles and dumplings fast

My second 5 minute Facebook Live experiment didn’t pan out as well as expected. So, more experimenting.  Under the broiler vs frying in your wok requires much less oil and effort. The traditional technique to crispy gyozas/dumplings is to fry with oil, then add liquid and cover but it requires vigilance and can only be…



Stuffed Squash a la Wok Star Style

The three elements to delicious food are flavor, texture, color in that order and this Stuffed Squash a la Wok Star style is the perfect dish! Impress your friends with this dish… TECHNIQUE IS KEY… So, I wanted to do a festive dish for the holidays and of course squash came to mind. I love…



How to Tame a Smoky Wok

Six reasons why your cast iron wok gets smoky and how to tame it! I’m only referring to the lightweight cast iron woks that folks have purchased from me, so you’ll know what to do. No cause for alarm. Here are possible reasons why smoking can happen… 1.  fermented ingredients like tamari when it touches…



How To Make Tofu Crispy and Tasty!

The secret to crispy tofu? Use extra firm tofu, not the Japanese silken type which is too soft.  Another secret? Use hot oil to deep fry and remove tofu cubes the minute they turn a light golden color. It will result in a wonderfully crispy outer texture. Crispy tofu is a dish even kids and…