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
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
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”
Hi there! There are so many Chinese preserves I can barely list them all. Each region has their own, with different processing techniques, from different vegetables, with different spices etc. Growing up where I did, I knew the ones my mother used and the ones I saw in the market. When I came to London, … More Stir Fry with Tianjin Preserve
even for a stir fry…. …the slow cooker comes to the rescue!! I haven’t posted since Christmas – partly because i’ve been too busy, partly because I haven’t been in the mood when the food looked good, partly because when I have been in the mood, the food didn’t look good. Well.. it’s the ‘no … More When life gets too busy…