Archive for the ‘Healthy Ingredients’ Category

postheadericon Thai Steak Salad

I’ve been in my hometown of Minneapolis this week and had the pleasure of making an appearance on KARE-11 TV with the fabulous anchor Pat Evans!  He was a great friend of my mom Leeann’s so I was especially honored to be visiting his set.   Click here to view my cooking demo on KARE-11! I covered  [...]

postheadericon Japanese Style Stir-Fried Vegetables

The twins are graduating from kindergarten this week (Yikes! How did that happen?) and we’ve got recitals and all sorts of end of the year craziness happening so I was just thinking about something easy to make for dinner tonight. I don’t really have time to go to the grocery store and remembered that [...]

postheadericon California Roll

Yup, that’s how we roll. Who doesn’t love California Roll? I still have friends in LA who are squeamish about raw fish (I know, how can this be?) but I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love the sweet, fluffy, sticky, crunchy and salty goodness of a California Roll. One of my proudest [...]

postheadericon Chinese Peanut Noodles with Chicken

Noodles have played an important role in the Chinese diet dating all the way back to the Han Dynasty 206 B.C.  I mean, who doesn’t love noodles especially when they’re tossed with peanut butter, sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and some chile-garlic sauce?  This recipe is sweet and nutty with a nice spicy kick.  [...]

postheadericon Kung Pao Tofu

Looking to put the POW in your Kung Pao?  Look no further because my simple vegetarian take on this classic Szechuan recipe is loaded with yummy flavors from the sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, srircha and Chinese rice wine and some POWerful protein from the tofu and peanuts.  For a vegan version, just replace [...]

postheadericon Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles

I’ve really been craving these Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles lately so I couldn’t resist reposting this easy, fast and delicious recipe.  These noodles are awesome because you can throw in any veggie you like and any leftover meat (like the roast chicken from dinner last night) for an easy breezy one pot meal.   Follow [...]

postheadericon Chicken Teriyaki Bowl

When I was pregnant with the twins, I constantly craved mashed potatoes, cheeseburgers and chicken teriyaki bowls (I was eating for three after all!)  I craved it so much I came up with this recipe and made my hubby make it for me all the time (in between foot rubs).   As growing-up-too-fast five year-olds, [...]

postheadericon Beef with Broccoli

We just launched my Chef Katie You Tube Channel.  Hooray!  I wanted to share the latest and greatest video with you -Beef with Broccoli – so click and take a peek.  We’ll be posting a new fresh and fabulous Asian cooking video every week so please subscribe and learn how to cook with me!  We’d love your [...]

postheadericon Chinese New Year Menu

GUNG HAY FAT CHOY!!!  Chinese New Year falls on Friday, January 31st!  Welcome to the Year of the Horse.  I wanted to share my favorite dishes for Chinese New Year so you can start planning your own celebration.  I always serve Long Life Noodles for longevity (the longer the noodle, the longer the life!), a [...]

postheadericon Thai Mango and Prawn Salad

Happy New Year everyone!!  After devouring my sister’s amazing Beef Wellington and grilled lobster on New Year’s Eve followed by my chocolate molten lava cake, I’m staring at my Fit Bit (Christmas present from hubby) knowing I’ll need to triple the steps I take this week to burn that dinner off.  Don’t get me wrong, [...]

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