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TUESDAY, 26 JULY 2016

Kimchi and water chestnut and enoki mushroom stir fry


Mid-week I always want something fresh, healthy and quick to prepare.  More time for relaxing with a glass of wine!  Tonight I am going with my Kimchi and water chestnut and enoki mushroom stir fry.  I love my Asian fusion dishes, what I like to call "Fusian" - the combination of spicy pungent Kim chi stir fried with crunchy water chestnuts and tender sweet enoki mushrooms makes for a delicious marriage in Lotus wok heaven. This unusual flavour combination is my invention and makes a simple but beautiful dish.  

The full recipe is here.  Would love to hear what you think!

Love, Ching x

MONDAY, 25 JULY 2016

National Parks Week


It’s National Parks Week - a celebration of everything that is unique and wonderful about Britain’s open, green spaces. With the emphasis on adventure, let’s all go out and enjoy the diverse landscapes, activities and events that are all waiting for us. 

Nothing clears my head better than a long walk in the fresh air.  It helps with my creativity too when thinking up my next recipe.
Of course, I don’t go anywhere without a snack to see me through the day.  My Sweet & Sour Cherry Tomato Salad is a great dish when you are on the move. Inspired by the traditional recipe, I decided to make my modern take of sweet and sour - by dressing the tomatoes with rice vinegar tossed together with light soy and brown sugar. If you want to make this dish healthier and you are watching your sugar content, just a small sprinkle will do. Fresh, easy, delicious and fast - pack it up and you’re ready to go!

Full recipe is here http://www.chinghehuang.com/page/showrecipe/?rid=43 for you all to enjoy. 

Love, Ching x
TUESDAY, 19 JULY 2016

Spicy Wild Rice Salad

 

Wow, I am loving this heatwave!  The long, warm, summer days are so welcome.  I am craving something light and healthy for lunch and my Spicy wild rice salad seems the obvious choice! This is a mouth-wateringly good salad and it couldn’t be easier to make.  It’s perfect on its own for a light lunch or serve with fish, shellfish or meat as an tasty accompaniment to a main meal.  The best thing about this salad is that it keeps in the fridge and is better when it has had a little time to marinade in the dressing and soak up all those wonderful flavours of the soy, lemon juice and sesame oil. YUM!

 
Full recipe is in Ching’s Chinese Food in Minutes or here 
 
Enjoy the sun and don’t forget the suncream!
 
Love, Ching x
MONDAY, 18 JULY 2016

Lorraine Show

 

 

It was lovely to be cooking with the lovely Gaby Roslin this morning on ITV’s Lorraine.  My Smoky Bacon 'Vietnamese' lettuce wrap recipe is now on the website www.itv.com/lorraine.   These Vietnamese inspired lettuce wraps have the combination of smokey bacon and tangy Vietnamese seasoning with the freshness of the gem lettuce and pickle gives bags of complex delicious flavours. Perfect for summer entertaining or a mid week light supper dish. Versatile once you master the recipe!

 

Hope you managed to catch the show, if not it will be on catch up at ITV Hub.  
 
Love, Ching x
FRIDAY, 15 JULY 2016

Durian honey puffs with vanilla ice cream and maple syrup

 
 
 
Fancy an ice-cream with a twist this weekend?  How about trying my Durian honey puffs with vanilla ice cream and maple syrup.  I love durian - it is the king of fruits: smelly, thorny, meaty, it is not one for the faint-hearted.  You may need to hold your nose whilst eating this dish but I promise you it is divine!  These puffs are a real treat - delicious on their own or served as in this recipe.  
 
Have a fabulous weekend!
 
Love, Ching x