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FRIDAY, 26 AUGUST 2016

Bank Holiday Hunan-style Shredded Pork

 
A lovely long bank holiday weekend ahead of us. 3 whole days of rest and relaxation! As you have a little more time to play with, why not try a recipe that is a little more challenging, with lot of ingredients, but worth the extra effort. My Hunan-style Shredded Pork with chillies and black beans on crispy noodles, is all about layers of flavour. Slivers of meat stir-fried with chillies, black beans and leeks is a classic flavour combination in Hunan.  I love using organic lean pork with the crispy noodles.  Full recipe can be found in Exploring China: A Culinary Adventure.
 
Just so delicious, my mouth is watering at just the thought!
 
Have a wonderful weekend.
 
Love, Ching x
THURSDAY, 25 AUGUST 2016

Sweet & Sour Duck - a classic dish!

 
I thought that I would embrace the hashtag and leap upon #throwbackthursday.  How about a classic retro dish that is still very much loved today?  My Sweet & Sour Duck is a real crowd pleaser.   The Cantonese are known for their love of sweet and sour combinations and this recipe come from that region.  It’s a home-style dish - easy, fruity and ready in minutes in the #LotusWok.  It is much fresher flavour than your average takeaway dish. For a vegan option, use smoked firm tofu strips. Full recipe in Ching’s Chinese Food In Minutes.  
 
I hope you enjoy it!
 
Love, Ching x
TUESDAY, 23 AUGUST 2016

Eat Clean Raw Coleslaw

 
 
Coleslaw shouldn’t just be the forgotten side dish at the summer bbq.  The supermarket pots can be very rich and full of fat but my Raw Chinese leaf rainbow ‘coleslaw’ is fresh, zesty and adds a crunchy, flavoursome punch to liven up your bbq.  Red cabbage and kale add the fibre; mangetout adds some sweetness while the almonds and olive oil are great sources of healthy fats. Delicious!
 
Full recipe in Eat Clean: Wok Yourself to Health. http://bit.ly/eatcleanbook 
 
Let me know what you think!
 
Love, Ching x
FRIDAY, 19 AUGUST 2016

World Humanitarian Day

 
 
It’s World Humanitarian Day. With 130 million people living in crisis and facing impossible choices every day, the UN's Agenda for Humanity provides hope for a better world.

I love this quote from the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon "In a world that is ever more digitally connected, each of us has the power and responsibility to inspire our fellow human beings to act to help others and create a more humane world.” 

Every day, humanitarian aid workers stand on the front lines of war and disaster, braving tremendous dangers and difficulties to deliver assistance to those who need it most. Events will be held around the world today, 19 August to honor the work of humanitarian workers.  For more information, go to https://worldhumanitarianday.org

What can we do for a kinder, compassionate world?  I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Love, Ching x

WEDNESDAY, 10 AUGUST 2016

National Allotment Week



It’s National Allotment Week.  The great thing about an allotment is that it can appeal to all sections of society from the unemployed to the professional, all races and religions and all levels of ability. Not everyone is lucky enough to have their own garden but with an allotment, you can manage your own plot, enjoy some fresh air and gentle exercise and even grow your own fruit and veg!  

A friend of mine loves pottering around on her allotment and recently gave me a bag of homegrown courgettes to enjoy.  Not only were they all different shapes and sizes, they were fresh and oh so delicious! In my cookbook Eat Clean: Wok Yourself to Health there is a lovely recipe for Grilled courgettes with pineapple salsa verde.  A seasonal recipe, ensuring that you are getting the very best flavours with all your homegrown, organic vegetables and fruit.  

For more information about how to find an allotment and some excellent tips got to http://www.nsalg.org.uk.
 
Love, Ching x