If you’re anything like me, your menu planning has gone stale and you’re getting sick and tired of the same old meals playing on repeat like your favorite 80’s tunes. A recent addition to my kitchen cupboard prodded me along in seeking out new dishes to cook for my munchkins and their mojito-loving mama. Cooking with a wok has been a game changer for our family. Read on to find out how!
Cooking with a wok
The TeCHEF CeraTerra 12” Ceramic Nonstick Wok has been a wonderful addition to my stock of pans, and a motivator to inspire new cuisine. The stir-fry pan is large enough to double all of your recipe concoctions and easy enough to clean-up without hours of scrubbing. It has a stylish design, a functional basis, and a sleek exterior that interests you to get involved in the cooking.
One of my main loves of this wok is that it is backed by a solid brand that we have come to love and respect in our household. We have many TeCHEF items and have been impressed by their quality. In addition to superior quality and craftsmanship, it offers an array of recipe options due to the ease of use.
Features to love about the TeCHEF 12″ Wok:
- Induction-ready base allows for even cooking throughout
- Oven safe to finalize dishes with inner heat
- Dish-washer safe for the moms who want to stow and go their clean-up
- A stay-cool hsndle that allows for handling throughout the cooking process
- No PFOA, NO PTFE, No Cadmium, and no lead
Once the right wok has been secured, it’s time for the fun part: Cooking with it! Here are 12 inspiring recipes to guide tease your tastebuds and give you practicing cooking with a wok.
Quick & Easy Vegetable Lo Mein
Skip the take-out with this healthier and just as quick and easy option of Vegetable Lo Mein! With crunchy fresh vegetables and tasty seasoned noodles, it will soon be a family favorite.
Crispy Orange Chicken
If you like Panda Express, then you’ll like this copy cat recipe. With flavors just as bold and the budgetary choice of making it at your house, this is a Chinese dish to fall in love.
Skinny General Tso’s Chicken
Doesn’t this dish look yummy? We think so too! The spicy and sweet concoction makes our mouths water and we can’t wait for more.
Tailgate Breakfast Tacos
Annie over at Rocky Mountain Bliss is our go-to for yummy recipes and all things Colorado. We love her Chicken Tortilla Soup and her love for Whole30 recipes, but we especially love this tailgating choice. Although her video shows how to make her Tailgate Breakfast Tacos in a Discada, it can easily be improvised in a wok. Whether you make it for a family brunch or a tailgating day at the stadium, these breakfast tacos are DELISH!
Chinese Fried Rice
Yakimeshi, or Japanese friend rice, is just as exotic in taste as it is look. It is different than the fried rice that you’d find in an American Chinese restaurant, and well worth the adventure of trying something new. It is flavorful, easy to make, and delicious to eat.
Vegetarian Dan Dan Ish Noodles
The yummy vegetables combined with the peanut sauce gives this delicious dish all it needs for a valuable meal. My favorite part with this dish is that you can keep it vegetarian or add in a protein of your choice, depending on your preferences.
Cajun Shrimp Pasta
Delicious on a Dime is another go-to spot of mine for fast and fabulous recipes. This particular one boasts to be on the table in less than 20 minutes, making it a weeknight dream for my family of 5. There’s enough spice to make my husband happy, and my kids go crazy for anything with crunchy broccoli in it. This is a win/ win!
Fresh Asian Style Green Beans
Okay, this one had me at green beans. This is another quick and easy side to get on the table, which makes it an option for our on-the-go lifestyle. The garlic flavor is only the beginning, as there are more tastes to soon follow!
Bok Choy and Snow Peas Saute
Bok choy is something that has historically only come into our home if (and only if) it’s included in our CSA goods of the summer. After a few test runs with it, we quickly learned we are fans and simply needed recipes to correspond with this cabbage-like green. Add in snow peas and top it with a homemade sauce, and it’s a great dish!
Super Simple One Pot Oriental Beef
The name says it all for me. Anything that includes “super simple” and “one pot” in the title means I’m guaranteed to like it as a mom of three littles! Super simple means I can manage to make it while I’m mommin’. One pot means I won’t spend the night doing dishes. YAY!
Sriracha Tofu Stir-Fry with Green Beans and Carrots
Tofu is a new concept at our house. Whether you’re into tofu or prefer to substitute it for a meat, this interchangeable recipe is packed with flavor and worth the look. Because you control the sriracha that you put in, you can make this dish as spicy (or not!) as you’d like.
Chicken and Shrimp Stir-Fry
Paleo, Keto, and Low Carb. Oh, and did I mention delicious too? What could possibly go wrong? By buying pre-cut veggies and meat, this meal is one that can be thrown in the wok and cooked on its’ own. It is a classic stir fry recipe that you’ll want to keep on hand!
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