Category: XiaoCooks

Zucchini Fritters

When I was little, I did not like zucchini. My mom would only stir fry them or use them in soup and the mushy texture did not appeal to me. Fast forward to university when the Fiance and I were roommates sharing groceries. He would only stock zucchinis, so being the cheap university student I

Mexican Pulled Pork

Pulled pork is an essential slow cooker recipe. While most pulled pork dishes are sweet, I prefer this savoury version, full of spices and and perfect for taco salad.  Step by Step Photos Measure out spices for rub Rinse and pat dry the pork shoulder roast Cover the roast with the dry rub Sear the

Scallion Pancake

Scallion pancakes is a traditional Chinese dish that’s easy to make with 5 simple ingredients. All you need are green onions, oil, flour, water and salt. With the unique folding technique to roll-out the dough, the pancakes turn out flakey, crispy and perfect for breakfast with a bowl of congee. I fry these up in

Black Bean Beef and Pepper Stir Fry

Similar to the Chayote stir fry post, this recipe offers the basic flavours and steps to create a quick stir fry. The vegetables can easily be substituted (ie. with broccoli, snap peas, celery or shredded cabbage) with ingredients you have on hand. The key ingredients are really the black beans and garlic. I buy dried

Pork Shrimp and Garlic Chive Potstickers

Making dumplings from scratch was the only way my mom ever made them. I’ve helped her in the process for as long as I can remember. I would watch her roll out each wrapper and work on folding them. Her rolling always outpaces my wrapping skills. My mom’s dumplings will always be my favourite; steamed,