Tag Archives: Chinese

Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Day Recipe Idea Under 200 Calories. Chinese Style Steamed Eggplant Salad.

I adore eggpant. Cooked well it’s meltingly soft, smooth, creamy and delicious. We regularly enjoy it in so many of its different guises; fried, battered, grilled, stuffed, pureed, stewed, roasted and even pickled. It marries well with robust Mediterranean and … Continue reading

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Eat, Fast And Live Longer. It’s All About The Chicken. 5-2 Fast Day Hainanese Chicken With Broccolini And Steamed Rice.

One of our favourite family meals is Bill Granger’s Silky Hainanese Chicken.  Soft, delicate, fragrant poached chicken. Served with onion rice,  ginger relish and a generous drizzle of broth. Warming and comforting. Simple and satisfying. For a long time I have been curious … Continue reading

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Slow Food. Neil Perry’s Chinese-Style Braised Beef Ribs.

For a fleeting moment I was tempted to title this post ‘More Weekend Dude Food’, this recipe for Chinese Style Braised Beef Ribs torn from last Saturday’s Sydney Morning Herald  by my very own resident dude.  With my son home … Continue reading

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Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Recipe Idea Under 400 Calories. Lions Head Meatballs With Bok Choy and Shitake Mushrooms.

Meatballs are a perennial favourite in our house, managing to hit the spot with each family member. No mean feat considering the pickiness of their individual palates and food preferences. Fast days always throw up a particularly interesting challenge,  my … Continue reading

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Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Diet Meal Idea Under 400 Calories. Spicy Chinese Style Roasted Green Beans With Stir Fried Pork.

Inspired by a glorious platter of Szechuan green beans recently enjoyed at a favourite Chinese restaurant, this meal idea is incredibly tasty and  highly addictive. Traditionally the beans are deep fried in hot oil until blistered, then stir fried with … Continue reading

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Comfort Eating At Its Best. Pork Wonton Soup With Deep Fried Tofu Puffs And Shredded Snow Peas.

This must be my family’s all time favourite soup. Comfort eating at its very best. Simple to prepare. Delicious to eat. Combining three fabulous ingredients. Chicken soup, pork wonton and deep fried tofu puffs. Homemade chicken soup is pretty much … Continue reading

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Easy. Healthy. Light. Wok-Seared Chinese Style Fried Rice.

Monday night dinner is always a simple affair. On Sunday night my son cooked a Thai Green Chicken Curry. There was a veritable mountain of leftover steamed rice. Perfect excuse for fried rice. Wok-seared with ginger, chilli and garlic. Egg, … Continue reading

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Slow Roasted Beef Short Ribs with Orange, Star Anise and Cinnamon. Chinese Style

I think of Slow Roasted Beef Ribs and two words spring to mind. Rich and unctuous. This is a gorgeous dish. Meltingly rich, flavoursome beef perfumed with orange, cinnamon and star anise. And so easy to prepare. Sear the ribs … Continue reading

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Chinese Master Stock. Soy Poached Chicken with Soba Noodles and Greens

My family loves chicken soup. In all its many guises. Chicken Noodle Soup, Chicken Soup with Wontons, Tofu and Bok Choy, Chicken and Sweet Corn Soup, Chicken and Leek Soup, the list goes on and on. It’s fair to say … Continue reading

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