Homemade wontons

Step 1 filling chop and mix together 1x cleavers hot dog, 1 handful vegepod wombok, 1 green shallot, 1 organic carrot, 1 free range egg, 1tb thai oyster sauce

Step 2: in wonton wrappers place 1tsp mix then 

Step 3 lightly wet all sides w water then fold diagonally corners sealing sides then bring bottom triangle corner over front then other side overlap

Step 4 non stick skillet spray w cookig oil fry on both sides until golden

Step 6 serve w salad or slaw and dipping sauce hoisin, soy, sweet chili or vietnamese dipping sauce

 

Tuesday’s menu

Breakfast

Zucchini and bacon soup with lactose free cheese

Morning tea

Lunch

Herb & garlic schnitzel burger (gluten-free roll, lettuce, tomato, organic mayo, herb & garlic schnitzel, sweet chili sauce) and baked straight cut chips

Bake chips and schnitzel in preheated 180*c oven for 25minutes sprayed with cooking spray

Dinner

Chinese curried prawns and organic basmati

800 Calories Day 2

Breakfast: not shown 1 slice sourdough toast

The 8 week blood sugar diet cookbook : speedy spicy beans recipe (no red pepper flakes) page 250

Morning Tea : kombucha 1/2 cup

Lunch:

Asian chicken salad

Afternoon Tea:

1/3 cup Rockmelon 1/2 slice lite ham, 2 crackers

Dinner: Chinese banquet (no rice)

Steamed Mini Dim Sum with lite sweet chili sauce

Homemade white garlic sauce w prawns

Asian greens (wombok, shallot, snow peas) & mushroom with chinese oyster sauce

Supper :  1 cup dry ginger ale zero sugar

Sauces: Chinese Honey

Honey sauce is quick and easy to make. We are fortunate to get 100% honey straight from beehive.

Ingredients makes 1 dish

  • 1tsp gluten free cornflour
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 3Tb honey
  • Option add 1Tb sesame seeds

Method

  1. Mix cornflour and water together in as jar with lid on and shake until no more lumps.
  2. Add honey and shake jar until all mixed.
  3. Heat it up when adding to battered or braised poultry, prawns or beef.

Sauces: Chinese Sweet and sour

Sweet & Sour Sauce with gluten free Sausages & organic basmati rice

This is the perfect sweet and sour sauce to go with pork, chicken or fish, sausages .

Sweet and sour sauce

Ingredients serves 2

  • 1tb organic passatta
  • 3tb organic ketchup or salt reduced tomato sauce
  • 1tsp organic minced garlic
  • 1tb shao xing (chinese cooking wine)
  • 3tb Brown sugar
  • 1Tb white vinegar
  • 1tb gluten free cornflour mixed with the water
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 chicken stock cube salt reduced Massells.
  • 1tb 100% pure sesame oil

Method

  1. Place ingredient in saucepan
  2. Stir over heat until boils then turn off heat
  3. Stir until thickens
  4. Serve with pork, chicken, fish, sausages

Sweet and Sour sausage with vegetables

Sweet and sour sausages with vegetables 

Ingredients serves 2

  • 4 Gluten free Sausages
  • 1qty sweet and sour sauce

Vegetables :

  • 1 Celery,
  • 1 Organic carrot,
  • 1/2 Brown onion,
  • 1 green shallot,
  • 1/4 green capsicum,
  •  5 baby corn spears

Serve with

  • Steamed organic basmati Rice

Method

  1. Cook sausages in non stick skillet until cooked through. Shake pan often for even cooking.
  2. Prepare vegetables while sausages are cooking. Cut with crinkle cutter on diagonal or slice on diagonal with knife.
  3. Cut each sausage into 4 pieces.
  4. Cook rice by absorption method in microwave for 10 minutes. Fluff with fork.
  5. Add vegetables and cook for 4 -5 minutes shaking pan.
  6. Add sauce and mix through until sauce steams.
  7. Serve with boiled rice.

Sauces: Garlic

Asian White Garlic sauce

Ingredients makes 2 small mason jars of sauce/serves 4

  • 1tbs minced organic garlic
  • 1tb salt reduced chicken stock powder
  • 1cup water
  • 1tsp sesame oil
  • 1tb shao xing cooking wine
  • Fresh coriander leaves
  • 1tb gluten free Cornflour slurry
  • 1/2 tsp raw organic sugar
  • Restaurants add soy/oyster sauce for Brown garlic sauce

Method

  1. Place all ingredients into saucepan
  2. Bring to boil
  3. Then simmer until sauce starts to thicken.

 

Garlic Brown sauce 

Garlic Brown Sauce

Ingredients serves 2

  • 1/2 qty Asian white garlic sauce (recipe as above)
  • 1tb lite soy sauce
  • 1tb chinese oyster sauce
  • 1tsp organic ginger minced

Method

  1. Same as Asian white garlic sauce
  2. Then add remaining ingredients for Brown Garlic sauce

Both Asian Garlic sauces can be used with prawns, fish, chicken or vegetables served with steamed rice.

Brown Garlic sauce can also be used with beef and served with asian greens, broccoli, snow peas.

San choi bau

San choi bau

San choi bau

Ingredients Serves 2

  • 2qty wonton filling mix
  • 1tb chinese oyster sauce
  • 1tb lite soy
  • 1tsp chinese 5 spice
  • 2 handfuls fresh bean sprouts
  • Serve in 6 cos leaves or iceberg lettuce cups

Method

  1. Cook everything except lettuce in non stick skillet until rissole is cooked through
  2. Serve in lettuce

Easy Homemade wonton

Chinese short soup

Homemade Chinese wontons with Thai sweet chili sauce 

Pot sticker, wonton, dim sim, shu mai

(Photo shows just before being cooked)

Pastry makes 16 wonton wrappers 

  • 1/2 cup 00 flour + dusting
  • 1/4  cup cold water
  • Light twist of sea salt

Filling

  • 1/8 cabbage leaf shredded finely
  • 1/8 organic carrot diced
  • 1 organic button mushroom diced
  • 1/4 green shallot diced
  • 1 rissole or pork mince
  • Optional 1tb water chestnuts diced

Method

  1. Make pastry mix all together until smooth
  2. Knead to a smooth ball on lightly floured board
  3. Set aside for 15minutes
  4. Then knead 2min
  5. Roll out into thin pastry
  6. Use a glass (I used shot glass to get easier shape) and cut into round discs
  7. Lightly flour both sides
  8. Leave to rest while you prep the filling
  9. Cut ingredient as listed
  10. Put all filling into bowl and mix well
  11. Use a melon baller to get a round ball of filling.
  12. Place in centre of disc th e n bring up sides of pastry to form a moon shape. If dough splits work gently use a little of the off cuts to patch the dough nor it will explode when cooking.
  13. Get a fork and press the edge to seal it. Do this on both sides.
  14. Place on plate and rot steps 12-14 until all dough is used.
  15. Place plate on fridge to firm up the dough. Approx 10min.
  16. Then to Cook wontons
  • place wontons in microwave steamer (water in bottom of steamer) cook for 2 minutes

or

  • boiling water with chicken stock powder.

Or

  • Pan-fry in non stick skillet with 1tsp 100% pure sesame oil

Chinese new year

They use red table setting for prosperity and good fortune. They don’t wear black  or white as they are for mourning colours. So bride is usually in red at weddings.

Foods to serve for chinese New year

  • Lettuce and asian green vegetables is for wealth and prosperity
  • Whole chicken means family is together
  • Whole fish for abundance
  • Dumplings increased wealth for the coming year
  • Rice cake (nian gao) starts the year with higher prosperity than the previous year
  • Noodles are kept long  not cut symbolic of long life
  • Tangerine, oranges, Dragon fruit means health and good luck
  • Prawns represent happiness and good fortune
  • Spring rolls symbolise wealth similar to a gold bar
  • Rice means fertility and luck.
  • Sweets/candy/dessert is a sweet life
  • Hot Pot (is a soup with meat, dumpling, vegetables, seafood, noodles and broth) family and friends gather around the hot pot.

Chinese recipes

I am using what I have available before doing grocery shopping so these recipes are  not authentic but yummy!

Chinese Beef in Oyster sauce

Chinese beef in oyster sauce

Ingredients serves 2

  • 2 grass fed beef steak

Velveting mix together

  • 1tb bicarb of soda
  • 1tb shao xing chinese cooking wine
  • 1tb kepjap manis

Stir fry vegetables

  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 1 organic carrot sliced on diagonal
  • 1 bok choy quartered
  • 1 green capsicum sliced
  • 1 green shallot sliced

Sauce

  • 2tb chinese oyster sauce
  • 2tb lite soy sauce
  • 1tb organic garlic minced
  • 1tb organic ginger minced
  • 1tsp organic raw sugar
  • 1tb pure sesame oil

Method

  1. Slice beef into thin slices
  2. Mix together velveting ingredients into bowl and mix well.
  3. Add beef to velveting mixture and mix well. Cover bowl with cling film and place in fridge for 30minutes.
  4. Prepare vegetables and chop as listed.
  5. Mix sauce ingredient together.
  6. After 30 minutes wash the beef well so the bicarbonate doesnt cause  bubbles when you cook it.
  7. Pan fry beef in non stick skillet.
  8. Add vegetables and sauce. Stir Fry until vegetables are cooked.
  9. Serve with steamed rice.

Oven Baked Vegetable Spring Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce

Oven Baked Vegetable Spring Rolls with Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

Ingredients serves 1

  • 5 Coles Vegetable Spring Rolls
  • 1Tb Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Cooking Spray Coconut Oil

Method

  1. Preheat oven 180*C
  2. Place Foil on baking tray or line with baking paper
  3. spray spring rolls on all sides with the cooking spray
  4. Place spring rolls on tray and bake for 20-25 minutes
  5. Add sauce to sauce ramekin and serve with hot spring rolls

 

1/ Chicken and mushroom hot pot

Serves 2

  • 1 Chicken breast fillet cut chunky strips
  • 2 Portobello mushrooms sliced
  • 1tb gluten-free cornflour
  • 1tsp raw organic sugar
  • 1tsp organic garlic paste
  • 1tb shao xing cooking wine
  • 1tsp chinese 5 spice powder
  • 1/2 cup water

Method

  1. Cut chicken into thick strips
  2. Cut mushroom into strips same size as chicken
  3. Place with remaining ingredients except water and oil in bowl and mix well marinade 30 minutes minimum
  4. Heat pan with oil
  5. Add chicken mushroom mix to oil and cook until chicken is brown on both sides
  6. Add water to pot to make sauce
  7. Serve with rice

2/ chinese almond satay

Ingredients serves 2

  • 1 large chicken breast fillet cubed

Marinade

  • 2tb almond butter
  • 1tb coconut cream
  • 1tsp dried onion powder
  • 1tsp sugar
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1tb tamarind paste
  • 1tsp tumeric
  • 1tb arrowroot powder
  • 1tsp madras curry powder
  • 2tb lite soy
  • 1tb dark soy

Sauce to serve with

  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 2tb sesame oil
  • 2tsp organic sugar
  • 2tb almond butter
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 2ts organic garlic paste
  • 2tb coconut cream
  • 1tsp tamarind paste

Method

  1. Cut chicken into chunky cubes
  2. Mix marinade in bowl and or container with lid and mix well
  3. add chicken and mix
  4. Marinade chicken for min 30min or overnight *if you are wanting to put chicken on skewers do before chilling.
  5. Cook chicken on all sides
  6. Make sauce in separate saucepan
  7. Add all sauce ingredient to  pot and gently simmer stir often so it doesn’t burn on bottom.  Add a little water up to a cup to make it a sauce you can dip chicken skewers into
  8. Enjoy