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Gluten Free Kung Pao Beef and Noodle Bowl

Learn how to make the most tender beef, just like Chinese restaurants, in this easy recipe for gluten free Kung Pao Beef. The beef is cooked on the stove, stir fry style, then tossed with rice noodles for a delicious meal!

Kung pao beef, rice noodles and red bell peppers in white bowl topped with peanuts and green onions

Have you ever wondered how your favorite Chinese restaurant gets an inexpensive cut of meat to taste so dang tender? The technique is called velveting and it’s actually SO EASY!

Simply marinate strips of meat in a combination of cornstarch, baking soda, soy sauce and mirin for 30 minutes. I used a flank steak to make this Kung Pao Beef, but this technique can also be used on other proteins.

It’s seriously a GAME CHANGER! Kurt immediately said this was the best Asian dish I’ve ever made! And with over 100 Asian recipes on the blog, that’s saying a lot!

Instead of serving the beef over rice, I tossed it with rice noodles. There’s just something about sitting on the couch with a pair of chopsticks and a big bowl of noodles. It’s Chinese comfort food and I can’t get enough of it!

I have a whole menu of go-to noodle dishes that I rotate through each week. Spicy Vegetable Pad Thai, Drunken Noodles and this Kung Pao Beef Noodle Bowl are regular players on the weekly menu!

After making these recipes, you’ll quickly realize how easy it is to make delicious Chinese food at home! Then you’ll be ditching the take out menus for good!

Making your own Chinese recipes is also the best way to eat gluten free Chinese food. My gluten free Chinese recipes are some of the most popular on the blog! Gluten Free Chinese Honey Chicken and Gluten Free General Tso’s Chicken are definitely on the MUST-TRY list!

I made this Kung Pao Beef Noodle Bowl gluten free by using gluten free soy sauce. The remainder of the ingredients in this dish should be naturally gluten free. But always be sure to check the labels on ingredients like mirin and sweet chili sauce just to be sure! If you’re not on a gluten free diet, traditional soy sauce can be used in this recipe.

Once the beef has tenderized for 30 minutes, it only takes 15 minutes to toss this entire recipe together! Faster, easier and BETTER than take out, yes please!

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Gluten Free General Tso’s Chicken

Gluten Free General Tso Chicken is easy to make in only 20 minutes! This recipe is healthy & even better than Chinese takeout with the most delicious General Tso sauce!

Gluten free general tso chicken with red chili peppers and green onions on white plate with wood chopsticks

In the blogging world, I’d say that I’m most known for my recipes with buffalo sauce. But coming in at a close second are my gluten free Chinese recipes!

Around the same time I started blogging, my brother was diagnosed with celiac disease. He asked me to recreate some of his Chinese food favorites to make them gluten free.

Being the wonderful sister that I am (haha!) I obliged and created some of his favorite recipes. This Gluten Free Orange Chicken is his all-time favorite. But these recipes for Gluten Free Honey Chicken and Gluten Free General Tso Chicken, both come in at a close second!

Typically, general tso’s consists of battered, deep fried chicken thighs, covered in hoisin sauce. I made this recipe healthy and gluten free by lightly pan frying the chicken, instead of deep frying it. I also used chicken breasts instead of chicken thighs.

Chicken breast meat is lower in calories and fat, creating a healthier dish. I switched up the general tso sauce recipe to give it a similar taste to hoisin without the gluten.

The sauce is slightly spicy and so delicious! It’s so good that I’ve also used it to make General Tso’s Vegetarian Noodle Stir Fry and General Tso’s Chicken Wings.

You can actually double, or triple, the sauce ingredients in this recipe. Keep the extra sauce on hand to make more chicken, noodle stir fry or chicken wings throughout the week. The sauce will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.

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Gluten Free Orange Chicken

Gluten free orange chicken is a quick & easy recipe with the most delicious sauce! It’s healthy & more delicious than Chinese restaurant take out!

Gluten free orange chicken in bowl with diced scallions and chopsticks

My obsession with making Chinese food favorites gluten free started with this Gluten Free General Tso’s Chicken recipe. It then continued on to Gluten Free Chinese Honey Chicken and this Gluten Free Orange Chicken.

Needless to say, if you’re gluten free, you don’t have to miss out on your favorite Chinese restaurant favorites anymore!

Instead of battering the chicken in flour, I batter it in cornstarch. And instead of deep frying the chicken, I stir fry it on the stove. I use gluten free soy sauce to make the best orange sauce ever!

Out of all the recipes I’ve ever made on the blog, this is my brothers favorite recipe! The best part is, it’s made in just 29 minutes. It’s easy enough to whip up for dinner tonight!

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Orange Glazed Chinese Meatballs

Easy Orange Glazed Chinese Meatballs, made with pork sausage, are perfect served as Chinese appetizers at a party or over rice for a delicious dinner!

Chinese Meatballs in bowl, with gold fork holding up one meatball

After 8 years of blogging and over 1100 recipes, Gluten Free Orange Chicken is still my brothers favorite recipe on the blog!

I can’t blame him though, the orange sauce is to die for, which is why I decided to incorporate it into more recipes! From Orange Glazed Salmon to these Orange Glazed Meatballs, this sauce is delicious on everything it touches!

These orange glazed Chinese meatballs are easy enough to make for dinner and can be served with rice or rice noodles. They’re part of my “29 Minute Meals” recipe collection and always in rotation on my easy weeknight dinner menu.

If you’re looking for Chinese appetizers to serve at a party, these meatballs are also perfect for that! Whether it’s a holiday party, Super Bowl or Chinese New Year, every time I serve these meatballs at an event, they’re always a hit!

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Gluten Free Chinese Honey Chicken

This Chinese Honey Chicken Recipe is healthier and better than takeout. It’s easy to make at home in only 29 minutes, and it’s one of the best gluten free recipes ever!

Pieces of Chinese Honey Chicken in white bowl with white rice, garnished with chopped green onions and sesame seeds with brown chopsticks sitting on the side of the bowl

A lot of inspiration for new recipe creation comes from suggestions by friends or family members. “Oh hey, I really love this dish, but can you make it healthier?” or “I’ve been looking for a good recipe for this or that.”

When it comes to gluten free recipe inspiration, I always turn to my brother, Tyler. He is gluten-intolerant and my original inspiration for adding gluten free recipes to the blog!

While on a recent road trip together, I asked my brother what new gluten free recipes he’d like to see on the blog. He said that he would love to see a Chinese Honey Chicken Recipe, as his favorite recipe of all time on the blog is this Gluten Free Orange Chicken.

His wish is my command! Today I’m excited to introduce this Gluten Free Chinese Honey Chicken recipe with a delicious honey sauce. It’s guaranteed to become a new family favorite!

This delicious recipe is very lightly pan fried in olive oil, instead of deep fried. It’s lightly battered in cornstarch, instead of flour, making it a healthier, lighter, and of course, gluten free version of the Chinese Honey Chicken you would get from your local takeout spot!

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Slow Cooker Black Pepper Beef and Broccoli

The best black pepper beef and broccoli recipe is made in a crockpot with a delicious Chinese black pepper sauce, then tossed with noodles for a simple slow cooker meal that only takes 10 minutes of prep time!

Black Pepper Beef and Broccoli with rice noodles and scallions on plate with chopsticks

It’s hard to pick the best dish at Tasty Noodle House, our favorite Chinese restaurant in San Diego, but their Black Pepper Beef & Noodles is definitely in the top 3!

While I’ve already recreated some of our favorite Chinese chicken dishes, like Orange Chicken, Honey Chicken and Chinese Lettuce Wraps, it was about time I recreated our favorite Chinese beef dish!

I decided to slow cook the beef in the Chinese black pepper sauce, so that the beef would be extremely tender, with a deep, rich flavor. There’s also no need to marinate the meat, as it cooks in the sauce for hours, so it soaks in all of the sauce!

The great thing is, you can set it and forget it, then toss the noodles and broccoli in at the end.

The sauce will cook the noodles right in the crock pot and the broccoli will be steamed in the slow cooker, so there’s no need for extra pots or pans!

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General Tso’s Chicken & Sweet Potato Hash

Combining a Chinese favorite, like General Tso’s Chicken with a breakfast staple, like Sweet Potato Hash is just crazy enough that it works! This General Tso’s Chicken & Sweet Potato Hash is easy to make in just 29 minutes & can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

General Tso's Chicken and Sweet Potato Hash with Bell Peppers and Scallions

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Crazy Cuizine!

When partnering up with my friends at Crazy Cuizine to turn their already delicious General Tso’s Chicken into a new, fun recipe, I had to get a little crazy (see what I did there!), so I took one of my favorite breakfast recipes and combined it with one of my favorite Chinese dishes.

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General Tso’s Vegetarian Noodle Stir Fry

Lo mein noodles and fresh veggies are tossed with a homemade General Tso sauce in this easy Vegetarian General Tso Stir Fry recipe, made in just 25 minutes!

 Chinese Noodles and General Tso Sauce

I’m a huge fan of General Tso sauce, it’s slightly sweet, spicy and so flavorful! I first introduced my recipe for General Tso sauce in this Gluten Free General Tso’s Chicken recipe, which has been a huge hit on the blog!

I’ve since used the sauce to make General Tso’s Chicken Wings and General Tso’s Shrimp and Broccoli.

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Chicken Potsticker Stir Fry

In this scrumptious Chicken Potsticker Stir Fry recipe, fresh veggies, chicken potstickers and a simple stir fry sauce are tossed together in one pan in under 30 minutes for an easy weeknight meal!

In this scrumptious Chicken Potsticker Stir Fry recipe, fresh veggies, chicken potstickers and a simple stir fry sauce are tossed together in one pan in under 30 minutes for an easy weeknight meal!

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Crazy Cuizine.

One of my favorite things to do for dinner is turn my favorite appetizers into a meal!

Jalapeno Poppers turned into Sliders, Spinach Artichoke Dip turned into a Stuffed Spaghetti Squash,  Bruschetta turned into Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls and now Chicken Potstickers turned into an AMAZING stir fry recipe!

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Shishito Shrimp Stir Fry

In only 15 minutes, with just 8 ingredients, you can make this super simple and delicious Shrimp Stir Fry recipe with Shishito Peppers!

In only 15 minutes, with just 8 ingredients, you can make this super simple and delicious Shrimp Stir Fry recipe with Shishito Peppers!

Raise your hand if you’re a huge fan of shishito peppers, now, raise your hand if you have no idea what the heck a shishito pepper is!

Shishitos are Asian peppers that are generally sweet with a spicy one every once in a while. They’re usually sautéed and served as an appetizer at Japanese restaurants. I introduced a recipe for Soy Ginger Shishito Peppers on the blog in 2013 and they’ve been a huge hit ever since!

Lately, I’ve been seeing shishito peppers popping up in major grocery stores, whereas I used to only be able to find them at Asian markets.

With the popularity and the convenience of picking up these delicious peppers at my local grocery store, I decided it was time to introduce another shishito recipe on the blog and it just so happens that shishito peppers pair perfectly with shrimp stir fry!

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Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls

Crispy, cheesy, delicious jalapeno popper egg rolls are the perfect appetizer for parties or game day! They’re also so easy to make in under 30 minutes!

Crispy, cheesy, delicious jalapeno popper egg rolls are the perfect appetizer for parties or game day! They're also so easy to make in under 30 minutes!

Epic news alert people, there’s only 18 days until college football kicks off and pre-season NFL games have already started! That’s right, football season is upon us and I could not be more excited!

What goes best with epic football games, epic football food, of course!

Today I combined two of my favorite party appetizers, the almighty jalapeno popper and the delicious egg roll, into one delicious dish worthy of an epic football party!

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Pork Chop Suey

This easy Chinese Pork Chop Suey recipe combines pork, veggies & a delicious Asian sauce, served over white rice, topped with crispy chow mein noodles!

This easy Chinese Pork Chop Suey recipe combines pork, veggies & a delicious Asian sauce, served over white rice, topped with crispy chow mein noodles!

We’re only one week into March and this month has already been crazy with travel! I started the month in Gainesville, FL at the “Cox Smart Home” event with Cox Communications, where I showed local media and guests how to make their kitchen “smart” using Cox high speed internet.

Now if you’re wondering how to use high speed internet in the kitchen to do more than just browse WhitneyBond.com for new recipe inspiration, I’m here to tell you, there are lots of fun ways to do so!

At the “Cox Smart Home” event I shared with guests how to use my Amazon Alexa App “Whitney Bond’s Recipe Search” which will verbally walk you through any recipe on WhitneyBond.com totally hands free! I also shared how to use WiFi devices in the kitchen, like this WiFi Crock Pot and WiFi Coffee Maker.

The event was so much fun, and I’m already gearing up to join them for another “Cox Smart Home” event in Phoenix next month!

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Healthy Turkey Lettuce Wraps

These PF Chang’s copycat turkey lettuce wraps, made in only 15 minutes, are prepared with lean ground turkey, making them a healthy & gluten free option! 

These PF Chang's copycat turkey lettuce wraps, made in only 15 minutes, are prepared with lean ground turkey, making them a healthy & gluten free option!

If you’ve ever been to a PF Chang’s, there’s a 99.9% chance, you’ve had their famous lettuce wraps!

While I don’t frequent many chain restaurants, (I’m lucky to have so many amazing local options in San Diego!) I do have to say that I don’t mind a little PF Chang’s every once in a while, some Chicken Lettuce Wraps, followed by Sweet & Sour Chicken, delish! But, I also love being able to make these recipes at home for a little less money and a lot less calories!

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Easy Chicken Lo Mein

Chicken Lo Mein is so easy to make at home in only 29 minutes! Instead of ordering Chinese take out, whip up this quick and simple recipe for dinner tonight.

Easy Chicken Lo Mein Recipe

There’s not much that makes me happier than grabbing a big ‘ol bowl of delicious noodles, a couple of chopsticks and posting up in front of the TV to watch some Netflix… and by Netflix, I mean every season of Gilmore Girls on repeat! 

This chicken lo mein recipe will have you in and out of the kitchen in under 30 minutes and watching Gilmore Girls (or insert your favorite binge-watching show here) in no time!

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20 Minute Kung Pao Chicken

In one skillet and 20 minutes, whip up this deliciously spicy Kung Pao Chicken recipe that’s so easy to make and gluten free!

20 Minute Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

Oh hey y’all! I’m back in action after a week in Texas visiting family and attending the BlogHer Food conference, and I’m so excited to share this deliciously spicy recipe with you!

Making Kung Pao Chicken in your own kitchen is a simple way to eat the Chinese takeout favorite at home, in a healthier and gluten free way!

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Sweet & Sour Chicken Fried Rice

Two delicious Chinese recipes come together in this easy One Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken Fried Rice Recipe that’s made in only 20 minutes!

Sweet & Sour Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

Man, oh man, the last month has been absolutely insane! I started the moving process at the beginning of August and after 3 weeks I was totally moved-in. I’m now officially living in my new little beach house with the worlds best boyfriend! (I might be slightly biased! 😉 )

Of course, two days later was the boyfriends birthday, so that entire weekend was spent at Dave Matthews Band Concerts, steak dinners, country bars and beach picnics!

Two days after that, I was cooking and Snapchatting live from the Cox Smart Home event. It was a super cool event showing how to use their Gigablast High Speed Internet throughout your home using smart appliances.

I was, of course, using their internet to post live from the event. I was also feeding the attendees delicious Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies, Bacon Wrapped Dates, Fig & Brie Puff Pastry Bites and Antipasto Skewers.

Once I wrapped that event up, two days later I was hanging out on San Diego 6 News sharing my favorite recipes for game day!

Then it was Labor Day weekend and college football of course!

So now, finally this week, I’m back in the kitchen cooking up new recipes in my new kitchen! This new kitchen also happens to be the worlds smallest kitchen!  (Y’all pray for me for the next 6 months while I cook in this teeny tiny kitchen while we look for a house to buy!)

With a new smaller kitchen, I’m trying to keep the dishes to a minimum. This means more One Pot Dishes than ever coming your way, starting with this scrumptious One Pot Sweet & Sour Chicken Fried Rice!

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Chinese Orange Glazed Salmon Foil Dinner

An easy Chinese orange sauce is prepared & brushed over Orange Glazed Salmon & colorful vegetables in this healthy, simple, 29 minute foil dinner recipe!

Chinese Orange Glazed Salmon Foil Dinners

One of my favorite things about living in San Diego is the abundance of fresh seafood, right in my backyard!

I recently moved from downtown to the beach and just up the hill from my new home is a place I love called Catalina Offshore. They provide seafood for all of the best restaurants in San Diego. They’re also open to the public, so you can go in and buy the best seafood that restaurants use to serve at home in your own kitchen!

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General Tso’s Broccoli & Shrimp Recipe

Easier & healthier than takeout, this General Tso’s Broccoli & Shrimp recipe is made in 20 minutes, in only one pot, right in your own kitchen!

General Tso's Broccoli & Shrimp Recipe

I love me some General Tso’s Chicken, and apparently so do a lot of other people!

My recipe for Gluten Free General Tso’s Chicken is one of the most popular recipes on the blog. It’s quick and easy to make, really delicious and much healthier than take out, I totally get it’s popularity!

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Grilled Vegetable Lo Mein

Fresh vegetables are tossed in an Asian marinade, grilled, then mixed with Lo Mein noodles and a simple Asian sauce for an easy summer vegetarian dinner!

Grilled Vegetable Lo Mein Recipe

Yesterday was the first official day of summer, and with the start of summer comes the start of grilling season!

When most people think of grilling, they think meats, like Coffee Crusted Tri Tip, Chili Lime Shrimp, or Chicken Fajita Skewers. While I love all of these meaty dishes on the grill, I also love grilled vegetables!

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Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Beef and broccoli stir fry is a delicious, quick and easy recipe made in only 25 minutes, perfect for weeknight dinners in a hurry!

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe

About a week ago I was craving Beef Chow Fun from my favorite local Chinese restaurant.

Instead of heading into downtown to grab a bowl at the restaurant, I decided to come up with a recipe to make it at home. And of course I had to share it on the blog!

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Sriracha Steak Fried Rice

This quick and easy Sriracha Steak Fried Rice recipe is made in one pot, in under 30 minutes, perfect for weeknight dinners in a hurry!

Sriracha Steak Fried Rice Recipe

Yesterday marked the first day of the Chinese New Year. I celebrated by whipping up this Sriracha Steak Fried Rice recipe!

It’s everything you want in a Chinese recipe at home, quick, easy and delicious! The entire recipe is made in one pan, and in only 15 minutes!

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General Tso’s Chicken Wings

General Tso Chicken Wings are a delicious twist on the Chinese favorite, they’re the perfect appetizer for game day or parties!

General Tso Chicken Wings Recipe

Happy Monday everyone! I’m about to head over to see my friends at San Diego 6 News to host a live cooking segment all about Chinese appetizer recipes that are perfect for celebrating Super Bowl & the Chinese New Year!

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Chicken Fried Rice Egg Rolls

Two classic Chinese dishes are combined in this delicious recipe for Chicken Fried Rice Egg Rolls. Perfect as an appetizer or party snack!

Chicken Fried Rice Egg Rolls

About a month ago, I spent an evening lying awake in bed with my mind wandering, thinking up new recipes for the blog.

I took to my Facebook page the next morning to see which of my “random midnight recipe ideas” were actually of interest to people, and which were simply delirious thoughts!

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Honey Walnut Shrimp

The Chinese restaurant favorite, Honey Walnut Shrimp, is made healthier in this delicious, gluten free recipe, made in less than 30 minutes!

Healthy Honey Walnut Shrimp

My go-to order at Chinese restaurants is Orange Chicken and Honey Walnut Shrimp. I love the delicious, slightly sweet sauces that accompany each dish!

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Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork Tenderloin

Sweet and sour pork tenderloin is slow cooked with fresh peppers & pineapple for a deliciously easy, gluten free dinner recipe!

Slow Cooked Sweet and Sour Pork Tenderloin

Last week I was in Oklahoma visiting my family and decided to make my Slow Cooked Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tenderloin Tacos.

I knew this was an easy recipe that I could put in the crock pot in the morning and the family could eat for dinner that evening.

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Pineapple Sesame Teriyaki Baked Chicken

Fresh pineapple, sesame seeds and homemade teriyaki sauce are added to this baked chicken recipe for a flavorful, simple and gluten free dish!

Pineapple Teriyaki Baked Chicken

Last week I wanted to create a baked chicken dish and was having a hard time deciding between Sesame Chicken and Teriyaki Chicken, so I combined them both in this one delicious dish!

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