I would like to introduce you to a lovely lady, Sharon Wong of Nut Free Wok. Sharon is a truly impressive gal, with degrees in Molecular Biology, English Literature, Masters of Education and her teaching credential – whoa! And she is also an incredible cook and has created a plethora of delicious recipes to tantalize everyone on her blog, Nut Free Wok. You are going to have so much fun with this list as you pick your favorite Asian menu!
Sharon’s two sons have life-threatening food allergies, so she has adapted her cooking to become allergy friendly. Any exposure to peanuts or tree nuts can send them to the hospital, and there are other foods that also cause concern. Sharon has her hands full but still manages to put together incredible foods that pay homage to her heritage while keeping her family safe.
Sharon grew up in San Francisco and learned to cook by watching her mom and then taking the lead with her mother at her elbow guiding her because there were no written recipes – they were all passed down from one generation to the next. Her Chinese immigrant parents cooked simple, healthy, home-style Cantonese food. Her dad was also an Army cook during the Korean War and created essentially the first Asian fusion food – how cool is that! You will see a variety of flavors and techniques in Sharon’s recipes, all with a comforting feel, compiled so her sons can carry on the family culinary traditions.
When I looked through Sharon’s recipes, there were too many that I wanted to make that I couldn’t make up mine about which one to share with you. So I decided to give you a collection that you can browse through and choose your own dinner to share with your family!
So, without further ado, here is a selection of Sharon’s amazing recipes. I know you will have fun putting together a meal your family will love!
Japanese Sweet Cucumber Salad (Sunomono)
Pork and Napa Cabbage Chinese Potstickers
Broccoli Stir Fry with Ginger and Garlic Sauce
Aromatic Cilantro Onion Ginger Fried Rice
Baby Bok Choy with Garlic and Ginger
Shrimp Stir-Fry with Spring Vegetables
Quick and Easy Chicken with Green Bean Stir-Fry
Asparagus Beef Stir-Fry and Tips for Stir-Frying Success
Slow Cooker Kalua Pork with Bacon and Cabbage
Better for You Butter Mochi, a Hawaiian Dessert
Chinese New Year Cake “Nian Gao” Recipe
Can you believe how fabulous those all sound? Now you understand why I couldn’t choose just one! Thank you Sharon for sharing your wonderful recipes with us.
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