Category Archives: vegetables

Easy Festive Side

When we were growing up, we didn’t celebrate Christmas as much as Chinese New Year, so no festive dish sprang to mind.  I thought this #LetsLunch theme was a festive family dish, not side. So, my dish started out as a beef shank stew but I had to quickly rework it. Fortunately, I had stir…



Stir Fry Summer Veggies

There are no rules when it comes to combining different veggies for a stir fry. I even like soft & crunchy together. I always think of more things to add to a post, so do check back or get a feed for updates! Here are a few tips to help you. Don’t be afraid to…



Wok Star’s Thanksgiving Duck

Breaking Thanksgiving tradition with Crispy Roast Duck… Baby bok choy, sugar snap peas, red bell pepper, scallions. I cheated and microwaved sweet potato.   Just leave all your veggies on a large chopping board, saves washing up dishes.Go straight from board to wok.   I love my cast iron wok and portable butane gas stove…



Easy Kimchi (Updated)

2 main seasonings: Fish Sauce and Red pepper powder.Optional: toasted sesame oil Garlic, ginger, scallions and carrots are ingredients I always have in the house. I’m all for saving time because that’s what we all lack, so I’m going to show you my Easy Kimchi without brining! Kimchi is the Korean way of pickling (fermenting)…



Healthy, Easy Wok Stir Frys

“Gourmet Goodness with the Wok Star”My cooking demo setup at Whole Foods Market, Pinecrest today.It’s not hard to do a beautiful setup:I ‘borrowed’ gorgeous yellow & purple orchids.Eye popping colorful, fresh veggies. It’s always thrilling to show healthy, easy Wok Stir Frys and today, I got the chance to do just that! It was great…



Organic and Farmer’s Markets (Updated 7.17.11)

Here’s a selection of local sources to pick up fresh farm produce so you can savor seasonal veggies from local farmers and also support them. I love going to them and wish I lived closer to one so I can go everyday. In Asia, there are farmer’s markets everyday and people like to shop right…