Category Archives: Chinese & Far Eastern-style food

Chilli Apple Jam

A delicious alternative to chilli sauce.  Vary the variety of fresh chillies used to alter the heat of the jam. Makes about 2 jars. You will need to get 2-3 small jars with lids, and some waxed paper discs, ready … Continue reading

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Vegetable stir fry

A tasty, fragrant vegetable stir fry, this is an excellent way of getting your 5-a-day, which works either as a meal by itself or as an accompaniment to something else.  Depending on how you prepare the meal and what you … Continue reading

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Beef stir fry

A favourite in our house, this is usually served with copious amounts of sweet chilli sauce – which, unlike many commercial sauces, is one I am safe with!  If you are sensitive to chilli or cannot tolerate sweet chilli sauce, the recipe … Continue reading

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Chinese five-spice powder

This seasoning appears in so many Chinese dishes and is impossible to tolerate due to it containing large amounts of cinnamon and cloves. But if you are patient and have either a good pestle and mortar, a coffee grinder or … Continue reading

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Soy sauce

In the spirit of developing Eastern recipes, the first and most essential ingredient has to be soy sauce. Obviously we cannot have the ‘real’ thing but here is a soya-free alternative. 250ml good vegetable stock (see earlier recipe) 1 tablespoon … Continue reading

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