Posts Tagged ‘chinese food’


“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

I wanted to get some of those ‘cookery book type shots’ – you know the kind that are either inside the book or on the front cover. The sort that make you want to buy the book but probably never use it, just have it placed somewhere strategically because it looks good. Well I didn’t quite get to the goal, nevertheless here is a recipe from this evening, with pictorial evidence too!


3 Large chicken breasts
6 tbsp Soy Sauce
1 teaspoon of lazy chilli (or 2 dried chillies broken into lengths minus the seeds)
1 teaspoon of sweetener
1 tbsp plain flour
1 tbsp tomato puree
300 ml chicken stock
Spring Onions/Peppers/3 Garlic cloves
1 Can of water chestnuts
1 Can of bamboo shoots



I marinated the chicken chunks in 1 Tbsp of Soy sauce for about half an hour, also added a little amount of chilli. Whilst this was marinating, I made up the ‘sauce’ by putting the Soy sauce into a bowl, adding the rest of the chilli, tomato puree, some garlic and the sweetener. I used the flour to thicken it slightly and added the 300ml of chicken stock.

I used fry light to fry the chicken and then added the chopped up vegetables (Pepper, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, spring onion and fresh garlic). Once this had cooked a little, I added the ‘sauce’ and let everything mix up nicely whilst I cooked the noodles.

It was a really tasty meal, when we have Chinese food I always order Kung Pao chicken and the taste of this homemade version wasn’t any different, if anything the fresh vegetables made it better. This was an altered recipe from the ‘Taste of Asia’ slimming world cookery book. The original recipe works out about 2 Syns per serving on an Extra Easy day.



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“Nearly everyone wants as least one outstanding meal a day.”
― Duncan Hines

Spending time as a child in Hong Kong has made Chinese food the most amazing thing in the world. When I was younger and all my friends were having birthday parties with jelly, ice cream and sausages on sticks – I was requesting Chinese dishes. I was a special child, after all.

So I thought it about time I made a blog entry about Chinese food! In fact it’s long overdue -we’ve gone past day 130 and I haven’t even taken one tiny picture of chinese noodles! (Sweet and sour chicken noodles on day whatever doesn’t count – no really!)

We have a beautiful serving set in the house that I think was brought back from the Hong Kong days. So the best way to eat Chinese food is to try a bit of everything in the little bowls and struggle through with the chopsticks.

I think I used to have training chopsticks, I remember them in Hong Kong – where the sticks were joined together so they were more tongs than bits of long wood that were impossible to eat with! I miss those, truly. But now we have beautiful Jade chopsticks – a little heavy but wonderful to look at!

And that’s just about it for today. The sun is shining – finally! So I’m off out this weekend for some sunny weather shots. Happy Friday!

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