The Healthy Wok Chinese Cookbook: Fresh Recipes to Sizzle, Steam, and Stir-Fry Restaurant Favorites at Home (Paperback)

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The Healthy Wok Chinese Cookbook: Fresh Recipes to Sizzle, Steam, and Stir-Fry Restaurant Favorites at Home (Paperback)


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Want to make easy, healthy Chinese food? Go for a wok.

In the time it takes to call for takeout, you could make a delicious Chinese dinner at home! The Healthy Wok Chinese Cookbook shows you how to create nourishing, satisfying versions of Chinese restaurant favorites using just a wok. With this one versatile pan, you can stir-fry meats, steam veggies, simmer soup, and more.

This Chinese cookbook uses lower sodium and sugar, heart-healthy oils, lean cuts of meat, and fresh produce—no deep-fryer or MSG in sight. Many recipes include substitutions and variations, so you can experiment with ingredients and customize flavors just the way you like them.

In The Healthy Wok Chinese Cookbook, you'll find:
  • A complete wok walk-through—Master the techniques and tools for cooking Chinese cuisine in just one piece of cookware—a wok.
  • 88 favorite recipes—Using this Chinese cookbook, recreate popular restaurant dishes like Orange Chicken and Honey-Walnut Shrimp, or cook up Chinese family comfort food like Yangzhou Fried Rice and Steamed Egg with Ground Pork.
  • Stir-fried, not deep-fried—Keep meals nutritious by stir-frying—one of the healthiest cooking methods, since it uses lots of vegetables and very little oil.

Skip the takeout and enjoy quick, healthy Chinese food with The Healthy Wok Chinese Cookbook.
CHARMAINE FERRARA was born and raised in Malaysia where she first learned to cook from her mother and grandmother. When she learned to cook for herself, Charmaine discovered how easy it was to make many Chinese dishes using her wok. She is the author of the food blog Wok & Skilletwhere she shares her passion for creating simple and delicious recipes with the world. Learn more at
Product Details ISBN: 9781623158989
ISBN-10: 1623158982
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2017
Pages: 192
Language: English
“Charmaine’s healthy approach to Chinese cooking solved our household dilemma of wanting Chinese food but not the greasy, calorie laden options available with Chinese takeout. The easy, straightforward instructions transform accessible ingredients into delicious, healthy, authentic Chinese meals that you feel good about serving your family, and usually in less time than it takes for delivery!”
—Michele Hall, blogger,

“I have always had a passion for Chinese cuisine. I am excited I can now use this amazing book to expand my knowledge and enjoy my favorite Chinese restaurant foods at home.”
—Kathy McDaniel, chef, blogger,

The Healthy Wok Chinese Cookbook is a comprehensive guide to Chinese techniques, ingredients and tools. It eschews deep-fried chicken with gloppy red sugar sauce in favor of authentic Chinese cuisine that accommodates today’s drive towards healthier eating.”
—Shelley Blechar, blogger,

“Charmaine’s The Healthy Wok Chinese Cookbook will show you how easy it is to make your favorite Chinese takeout dishes at home. Not only are her recipes easy and accessible, they’re also healthier without compromising taste. You will find yourself instantly inspired to get in the kitchen and fire up your wok!”
—Julia Foerster, blogger,

The Healthy Wok Chinese Cookbook is the perfect guide to Chinese cooking. Charmaine’s love of Chinese food shines through and makes preparing Chinese recipes fun and easy. I love her healthy alternatives and serving tips!”
—Chris Huston, blogger,

“As a rookie in Chinese cooking, it’s so exciting to find a cookbook that not only features authentic and healthy Chinese recipes, but also provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of this style of cooking.”
—–Jessica Freimann, blogger,

“Charmaine has taken the fear out of diving into a new cuisine, showing us all how quick and easy it can be to make delicious Chinese food at home.”
—Katrina Kajganic, blogger,

“Charmaine Ferrara combines her background and knowledge of Chinese food—and totally demystifies Chinese cooking. With easy-to-follow recipes, step-by-step instructions, and easy-to-source ingredients, this book will have home chefs cooking fabulous Chinese meals immediately!”
—Kylee Ayotte, blogger,

“The vibrant flavors and colors in this cookbook add delight to my family table. Whenever cravings for authentic Chinese food strike, I turn to The Healthy Wok Chinese Cookbook.
—Mira Crisp, blogger,

The Healthy Wok Chinese Cookbook doesn’t just give you recipes and wish you well on your way. Char’s experience and insight helps you understand the techniques and products necessary for success so you don’t end up wasting your valuable ingredients or time.”