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Spicy Green Beans

Spicy Green Beans Ingredients 500g Long or Green Beans 100g Ground Pork 1 Packet (100g) Ya Chai (Sichuan Preserved Vegetables) 1 Tbsp Dark Soy Sauce 1 Tbsp Chili Oil With Sediment Freshly Ground Black Pepper
 Peanut Oil
 Sea Salt to taste


 Remove any strings from the edges of the long/green beans and top and tail them. Break them into short sections (about 5cm long). 
 Heat 1 ½ Tbsp of oil in a wok over a low to medium heat. Add the long/green beans and stir-fry over a medium heat for about 6 minutes, or until they are cooked and tender, with slightly puckered skins. Remove and set aside. 

Heat 2 Tbsp of oil in the wok over a high heat. The add the Ya Chai, ground pork, dark soy sauce, chili oil with sediment, and stir-fry until the meat are cooked and fragrant. Toss in the beans and stir and toss the ingredients together, adding pepper and sea salt to taste. Serve immediately.

Grilled Chicken Salad

Grilled Chicken Salad 4 Pieces (800g) Organic Chicken Breast, boneless and skinless Marinate ½ tsp Ancho Chili Powder ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper 1 tsp Cumin Powder 2 tsp Coriander Powder 1 ¼ tsp Sea Salt ½ tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper Juice of 1 Lime (about 2 Tbsp) 2 Tbsp Olive Oil Salad 3 Small Romaine Lettuce, halved, rinsed and pat-dry 6 Stalks Scallion 1 Can (540ml) Chickpea, rinsed and drained 1 Can (15oz/425g) Organic Black Beans, rinsed and drained 1 Packet (227g) Small Tomatoes, halved 1 Avocado, sliced, grilled lightly (if desired) A Handful of Toasted Pine Nuts, or Slivered Almonds A Handful of Fresh Coriander Leaves A Handful of Fresh Raspberries (optional) A Handful of Fresh Blueberries (optional) Sea Salt Freshly Ground Black Pepper Olive Oil Dressing Juice of 1 Lime, or more to taste 6 Tbsp Extra-Virgin Olive Oil 3 Tbsp Finely Chopped Fresh Coriander/Cilantro 1 tsp Chili Flakes Fresh Ground Black Pepper Sea Salt, to taste Method Grill

Kiwi And Berries Jelly~Agar-Agar

Just last week, I lamented that the weather was not Summer like over here in Vancouver. Guess what? The sun is finally out, and I couldn't be happier. Got the kids to join me on a stroll along the beach and we enjoyed a little picnic as well over the weekend. I packed some salad with grilled chicken and a refreshing Kiwi And Berries Jelly to cool us down. Anyway, my summer vacation starts tomorrow, and I will try to share some new recipes with you whenever possible. So, have a great summer everyone! Kiwi And Berries Jelly~Agar-Agar Ingredients 2 Kiwi Fruits, peeled and sliced 125 g Blueberries, rinsed 170 g Blackberries, rinsed 70 g Raspberries, rinsed 10 Medium-Sized Strawberries, hulled and sliced 4 Cups of Water 3 tsp Agar-Agar Powder ½ Cup Rose Water 6 Tbsp Sugar, or more to taste 1-rectangular baking dish or tin Method In a large saucepan, combine water, agar-agar powder, rose water, and sugar and bring it to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until agar-agar and sugar compl