I've had the book Authentic Chinese Cuisine for the Contemporary Kitchen by Bryanna Clark Grogan sitting on my book shelf for a few months without trying out any of the recipes. I read it on arrival, of course, but have never cooked anything from it.
So, tonight I wanted something quick and easy to throw together after work. This stir-fried peas and tofu was really simple. I put some rice in the rice cooker and aside from the seasonings the only major things I needed for this recipe was peas, tofu, and ginger.
The flavors were very mild and kid friendly. It was the most authentic tasting Chinese food I've ever made at home. The ingredients were common things people have on hand and the recipe was very easy to follow.
I can't wait to try out more recipes. Now all I need is a wok to use instead of my cast iron skillet. That could just be because I'm slightly obsessed with kitchen tools/gadgets seeing as the skillet worked fine. Ok, a lot obsessed.