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Kung Pao Chicken

I’m not sure if this is a new feature but I was just too excited not to share it. Hopefully it becomes a regular thing.

First off, I’m not very successful in the kitchen. When it comes to meals it’s more guessing than knowing, more assembling than combining. I’ve been pretty good at packing lunches for work but those lunches generally consist of salads, veggies and couscous or if it’s a little more involved like curry or peanut stir fry, I’m fortunate enough that my roomie is willing to make me a meal or two.

Living on my own soon I’m inspired to want to really know how to cook. Or at least to experiment. All in all I want to spend more time in the kitchen and I want to be comfortable in the kitchen and able to whip something up and try something new.


I was introduced to FoodGawker a while ago and I spent some time scrolling through meals, saving recipes and never actually doing anything with them. But last night I saved a couple and this morning I decided to make one. I chose Kung Pao Chicken.

I just want to start by saying cooking with sesame oil is amaaaazing. It smells so good and it’s a great departure from using olive oil.

Oh, and this cooking expedition was accompanied by Bob Marley & The Wailers. Good tunes, good food, good time 🙂

Here’s some pics of my delicious lunch for the next couple of days.

You can find the recipe here. It was a flavourful, simple meal and I am so pleased with how it turned out. I would also think this would work well with tofu instead of chicken, just a thought for a veggie option.

Note: I realize now this recipe is lacking some veggies. I think my next round I’ll include some white onion, broccoli and bok choy. Yum!

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