Put the pak choi or Chinese leaves
into a large salad bowl with the sugar snap peas or mangetout, bean sprouts, peppers, chilli (if using) and mint.
Nothing beats having your very own home grown supply of fresh leaves on your doorstep and this year T&M has introduced Chinese leaves
richi F1 hybrid.
INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 teaspoons sesame oil 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce 5 sprays calorie controlled cooking spray 2 medium skinless chicken breast, raw, sliced 100g sugar snap peas, halved diagonally 300g Blue Dragon fine rice noodles 2 portions pak choi, or 1/2 head Chinese leaves
, roughly chopped 200g beansprouts 1 medium red pepper, deseeded and sliced 1 medium yellow pepper, deseeded and sliced 1 individual chilli, green or red, deseeded and thinly sliced (optional) 4 sprigs fresh mint 20g dry roasted peanuts, for sprinkling METHOD First make dressing by mixing together rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil and sweet chilli sauce.
prawns, scallops, mussels, cod 100g (4oz) Chinese leaves
, shredded Four spring onions, thinly sliced 125g (5oz) beansprouts Small bunch fresh coriander Chilli sauce to serve One teaspoon sugar Three teaspoons cornflour One stick lemon grass Method Put rice noodles in a bowl, pour over boiling water and soak for four minutes.
25cm/'in piece root ginger, peeled and finely chopped; or 1 tsp powdered ginger, 1 green chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped, or 1 tsp chilli powder, 450g/1lb lean pork, trimmed of excess fat and sliced into thin strips, 2 tbsp dark soy sauce, 2 tbsp water, 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced thinly, 1 bunch spring onions, trimmed and shredded, ' head Chinese leaves
or white cabbage, shredded, 1 tsp clear honey, '-1 tsp chilli powder METHOD: Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil and add the noodles.
There are three varieties for frying - Pork & Prawn, Beef & Chilli and Pork & Vegetable - and three for boiling - Pork & Coriander, Pork & Chinese Leaves
3)Mix together the beans, chinese leaves
, chilli and coriander.
Try eating more good mood foods including wholegrain bread, wholegrain cereals such as porridge, brown rice, pearl barley, oatcakes and unsweetened breakfast cereals, root vegetables, cruciferous plants such as broccoli, cauliflower and Chinese leaves
, legumes, pulses and beans, fish, white meat, and fresh and dried fruit.
Cruciferous plants, eg: broccoli, cauliflower and Chinese leaves
l Legumes, eg: lentils and kidney beans
SOW Chinese leaves
for winter use, either for cooking or using in salads.
Stir in the Chinese leaves
and prawns and simmer gently for a further 15 minutes or until the chicken cooked through.
With the Chinese New Year celebrations in full swing, get a taste of the Orient with this delicious combination of juicy prawns, fresh Chinese leaves
and a tangy chilli sauce.
It doesn't matter if you choose cheese and tomato on white, French brie and black grape on malt, or sun-dried rhubarb on malt-loaf, you still need steady hands to open the packaging and an even steadier hand if you're to avoid Chinese leaves
falling into your briefcase.
l 60g/2oz Chinese leaves
like pak choi, finely shredded
A meat lover, and having been won over by Janet Street-Porter on the F-Word, I threw political correctness to the wind and opted for the veal patties wrapped in Chinese leaves