A cup filled with steaming hot chunky chili and crusty bread in the background.

Chunky Chili

This hearty, comforting chunky chili is made with tender chunks of beef rather than ground beef. Its highlight is a homemade chili powder blend made with cumin, oregano, Hungarian paprika, ancho chili, chipotle chili and roasted garlic. This post was...
A Dutch oven filled with chicken andouille gumbo being stirred with a wooden spoon.

Chicken Andouille Gumbo

This delicious chicken Andouille gumbo is full of great flavors all the way from spicy to smoky. As a bonus, this recipe doesn’t require much work because rather than stirring for hours at the stovetop, the roux is baked in...
A bowl filled with rice and chicken vegetable stir fry, garnished with sesame seeds.

Stir Fry Sauce

The only from-scratch stir fry sauce recipe you need! A simple mix of sake, soy sauce and corn starch flavored with fresh ginger, garlic, sesame and red pepper flakes. Works great with chicken, beef, shrimp, tofu, vegetables, you name it....
Closeup of a chicken lettuce wrap on a plate with a sake flask and cup in the background.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These delicious chicken lettuce wraps are fresh, exciting and full of intense and spicy flavors from soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes. A terrific appetizer or even main course that’s fast and easy to make....
A plate with meatball, quinoa and roasted cauliflower salad, drizzled with dressing and garnished with parsley.

Meatball Salad

This delicious meatball salad is the perfect dinner for a crisp fall evening. It is filling but light at the same time, made with roasted cauliflower, quinoa, fresh parsley and a flavorful homemade ranch dressing that ties all the components...
Sesame tofu in a bowl with chopsticks and a cup of jasmine tea in the background.

Sesame Tofu

This dish tastes just like the sesame tofu that is served in U.S. Chinese restaurants. Honey, rice vinegar and red pepper flakes make it sweet, sour and spicy; sesame oil and seeds add sesame deliciousness. And the recipe takes no...