My basic fried rice is covered here, but there are a million different variations on this theme, and each one I make is different. I’m trying to go into a week of healthy eating at the moment, and my goto vlogger for this is The Domestic Geek. I’ve got three ‘lunch bowls’ in my fridge … More Another easy fried rice
My family never cooked much with kelp. But I’ve started experimenting with it, even incorporating it into dishes I already make, and here are two I’ve tried which were very successful. Stir-fried steamed aubergine with kelp This is a dish I’ve made and written about before, but in this version I added sliced kelp which … More Adventures with Kelp
NO, not chow chow the dog!! Chow chow the vegetable! Chow chow is possibly the cheapest non-european vegetable you can get from the chinese supermarket. (Some months it is cheaper than courgette!!) It is a squash and thus similar to courgette – but denser. It is quite bland, and because of it’s density, it doesn’t … More Lamb’s Liver with Ginger & Spring onion & Steam Chow-Chow on Rice
Today it is back to the theme of everyday stir fries, and due to the ingredients I had in the fridge, i decided to make two smaller stir fries instead of one large one. One using bittergourd and mince with chilli bean paste, salted bean paste & fish sauce, in the theme of the dish … More Bittergourd with mince & leek with salted egg omelette
Which is identical to pack lunch really… I didn’t take any photos of this stir fry when I made it in Sunday because it didn’t look great. But since I’m on my phone, at my work kitchen, eating a pack dinner before heading out, I have the time and the boredom to do it now. … More Dinner before a night out..
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
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