It feels like aaaaaages since I last worked a full five-day week, what with Easter and bank holidays, and my habit of taking days off on weeks I have college on the weekends. I’ve learn from experience that I can’t eat more than 3 days of the same food in a row for lunch. So … More Mid-week Stir Fry
I went to Cornwall for Easter and it was an amazing holiday. So relaxing. I think holidays make me sleep more and more lazy though, as I absolutely couldn’t be arsed to make a large week’s worth of stir fry today.. so I made a beef stew in the slow cooker instead. This was a … More Slow Cooked Beef Stew
Home made broth / soup / stock is great!!….. when one has time…. But when I don’t and I fancy noodle soup but I DON’T fancy instant noodles… what happens? Hmmmm…. What do I need for dinner… or what do I need for any meal really? Carbs? Noodles. Vege? chinese leaf & spring onion. Protein? … More Home made….. instant noodles?
What happens when you throw 1 sliced onion, a few slices of leftover sandwich-meat (of any sort), 4 leafs of black kale (or any leafy green veg), 4 stalks of parsley (or any other herb, if available) half a teaspoon of capers (or any chopped pickles), 2-3 sliced mushrooms, 1 serving of straight-to-wok udon noodles, … More Dinner for one?
Some weeks I over-shop, which is great because for that week I have plenty of choice of vegetables when I want to cook. However it usually means I have a very random assortment of half-servings of vegetables the following week, and the usual ways of getting rid of them, depending on what they … More Overshopping & stir fries
Dinner tonight was a falafel & halloumi hot wrap from pret’s before I rush off to an evening meeting. Yes – that’s not homecooked. It cost £4.25 and it was filling and delicious. but it was £4.25! I’m meeting a friend for dinner tomorrow at a Vietnamese restaurant so that will be about £15 at … More
Delicious stir fries can be made from the simplest ingredients. Today’s baby corn & green beans, flavoured with garlic, preserved turnip, and soy sauce cost about £1.20 for two servings. Delicious on it’s own with rice, or with perhaps a fried egg, or in the specific case of what was already the lunch box for … More Baby corn, green beans & preserved turnip
Instead of making a stir fry today, I decided to try some fusion with my grill pan. I grilled some minute steaks, bittergourd, and made an awesome sauce to wrap it all together. I grilled the steaks with just salt and pepper.. nothing special there. The bittergourd – after slicing, I bunked it all in … More Minute Steak, Grilled Bittergourd & Rice with a Buttered Chilli Lime sauce
My essay is done!!! Which means I have time to cook. I made a kale, celery & tofu stir fry for lunch & dinner (today) and lunch (tomorrow), and i’ve got a large pot of ragu simmering on the stove so I can make a lasagne tomorrow in preparation for my very busy week beginning … More Kale, Celery & Tofu
Another of my favourite chinese preserves is the preserved turnip or 菜脯. There are two types.. a very salty type and a sweet-salty type. I prefer the sweet-salty type… and when I searched for it in the UK, and tried all the types, I was surprise to discover that the brand I like is actually … More “Preserved Turnip”