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Chinese Scallion Pancakes (Cōng Yóu Bǐng)

One of my favorite things to eat when I was living in China was Cōng Yóu Bǐng – Chinese Scallion Pancakes. I would wake up nice and early and head down to the campus dining hall to get these, and about 4 large glasses of freshly brewed soy milk. Nothing, and I mean nothing compares…

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps {Crockpot Recipe}

As you have probably gathered from reading my blog, we love Asian food. We often say to each other that we could live on Asian, Mexican, and Italian food…but mostly Asian. Bryan said the other day, I could eat Chinese food for breakfast lunch and dinner…I have and it was awesome. I lived in China…

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The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen {Review}

If you follow Creative Cooking Gluten Free on Facebook or Twitter you have probably seen my recent posts about receiving a review copy of Laura B. Russell’s cookbook The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen.  When I first received the book in the mail, I don’t think I put it down for about thirty minutes (okay it was…

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Sriracha Burgers and Cheese Fries

If you are on a diet this recipe probably isn’t for you :)  We try to eat pretty healthy in our house by eating lots of veggies and fresh products.  We usually have a salad with every dinner but every once in a while we crave those fast food type meals – those that I…

Weekly Menu Planning

I’m determined to get back into planning out a weekly menu and base our grocery shopping on that menu.  I hope that this will save us money but also the frustration of what to eat each night.  This week is a very Asian inspired week as you’ll see below.  I really miss my favorite little…

Thai Chicken and Noodle Salad

Things are a bit crazy right now with getting ready to move.  Bryan will be starting law school this fall in Rhode Island, so in July I will be moving back east to be with him.  I’ll be flying to New Jersey (where he is currently living) for a about two – three weeks and…

Mongolian Beef (adapted from P.F. Chang’s)

Mongolian Beef 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon ginger, minced 1 tablespoon garlic, choped 1/2 cup Gluten Free soy sauce 1/2 cup water 3/4 cup dark brown sugar vegetable oil, for frying (about 1 cup…I used less with my non stick pans) 1lb flank steak 1/4 cup cornstarch 2 large green onions, sliced ~For the…

Gramma Lu’s Chicken

My grandmother is a great cook. We all have grown up loving and craving her cooking (especially her meatballs and sauce). All of her recipes are stored in a brown folder that has been coveted by every female in my family!! Knowing that there would come a time that we would all want these recipes…

General Tso’s Chicken (A bit lighter)

General Tso’s Chicken (adapted from Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food Magazine issue pg, page 34) 1/4 cup corn starch 1 pound snow peas, trimmed and halved crosswise 4 garlic cloves, chopped 2 teaspoons ginger (freshly grated or jarred) 3 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons gluten free soy sauce 1 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes 2 large egg…

Sesame Orange Shrimp

Sesame Orange Shrimp (Adapted from Martha Stewart’s Every Day Food, #13 page 76) 2 large egg whites 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/4 cup sesame seeds coarse salt and ground pepper 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/4 cup vegetable oil, plus more if needed 1 cup fresh orange juice 2 tablespoons soy sauce (gluten…