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Slow-cooker Chinese pulled pork

I bought a pork shoulder in Morrisons a couple of weeks ago, intending to make a classic pulled pork recipe- I didn't get around to it, and then a friend threw her husband a 40th birthday party that had an AMAZING hog roast, and then gave me a whole leg that was left over! We were just about to head off on holiday, so I took off the meat and managed to squeeze most of it into my jam-packed freezer (I desperately need a chest freezer- just not sure where to put one!). By that point I had ...

Slow-cooker honey garlic chicken

It just takes 5 minutes to put together the sauce for this easy and delicious honey garlic chicken, a simple combination of ingredients, slow-cooked with chicken breasts which are shredded into sauce at the end of cooking. Perfect served with egg-fried rice, stir-fried vegetables and smothered in spicy sriracha.   I've always loved the slow-cooker- it's an easy way to make great tasting food without having to put in a whole lot of effort! A slow-cooker is also a really cheap ...

5-minute Singapore Noodles

  As much as I love to cook from scratch, I'm all for a short-cut every now again, but unfortunately I struggle to find convenience food that is up to scratch for me. Generally I'd rather not have anything than a lot of the convenience food that is around! It's been years and years since I've tried a noodle-in-a-pot type snack- the only time I have ever really done it is when I spent a long, wet, cold British summer working in an ice-cream van on Dartmoor where lunch options were ...

Chinese Tenderstem broccoli and beef stir-fry

I’ve had a revelation in my kitchen in the past year- frozen ingredients! I’ve only ever really used my freezer to store leftovers and emergency fish-fingers, but I’ve started to see the power of using my freezer to store my everyday ingredients. Not only is it so convenient for  me as, aside from being a very disorganised shopper, I don’t live somewhere where I can just ‘pop’ to a shop; but there has also been a lot of publicity recently about how frozen ingredients are ...

Soy, orange & ginger chicken and squash traybake

  I love a dish that you can cook all in one, and I really fancied finding a new way to use butternut squash- entering into Autumn there are lots of lovely squash and pumpkins around, and i had an inkling that soy sauce would go really well with baked squash, giving it a bit of caramelisation. I mixed in some orange and zest to help it along with some sticky, sweet flavour, and then some ginger and garlic to finish it off. This all baked together beautifully with the chicken, ...

Easy sweet and sour chicken

I've looked at lots of sweet and sour recipes, and as I always like the easy route I couldn't really find any that just seemed quick and easy to do, so I came up with this one. I wanted to avoid adding cornflour, but to still have a thick sauce, and I really wanted to have it packed with flavour but full of healthy ingredients. This is so so easy to make, and tastes great.  

Chinese char siu pork (bbq pork)

I wanted to have a go at making my own char siu pork as I love the look of it! We never get takeaway as there isn't anywhere to get it where I live, but I still love the takaway experience (lots of dishes to help yourself to!) so will often do a Chinese, Indian or Mexican at the weekend. Because there are so many amazing flavours in these cuisines anyway, you really don't need all the fat and oil that you would get in a takeaway dish in order to have something that still tastes amazing. ...

Chip shop style curry sauce

Up until about 3 months ago I had actually never had chips and curry sauce- it passed me by even with all those late night takeaways in my youth! I had it for the very first time at our 'local' (and it's a pretty special local) Glazebrook House. The Executive Chef is Anton Piotrowski (he won Masterchef professionals in 2012). My husband and I had a rare day off together, both kids were at school/nursery and we had a gorgeous walk up on Dartmoor and stopped off on our way back. It ...

Simple chicken stir-fry

It's so easy to overcomplicate things like stir-fries- I have 2 fairly fussy little eaters on my hands and this is the stir-fry I make for them which is very quick and simple, but still tastes really good! They love the carrot in ribbons- usually one will only eat cooked carrots and one will only eat raw, I do a mix with the ribbons and they both eat both!  

Spring rolls

I was very dubious when I saw the 'lasagne sheet' method of making spring rolls, but I tried it, and they were good! For one thing because I always have lasagne sheets in the cupboard and some odd veg knocking around so don't have to do a special shop for the ingredients, and for another they are a great accompaniment to a home-cooked Chinese meal without adding anything deep fried. I've written down the vegetables that I used- but this is completely flexible, just use what you have! ...