Lettuces may have bolted or been damaged by slugs and if they are, lift them and replace them with other crops such as Chinese leaves
and spinach, while mustard seeds can also be sown for green manure.
From midsummer on, a mixture of Chinese leaves
, mustards and mizuna is good.
PICK'N'MIX LUNCH/DINNER Choose EITHER mixed raw salad: Fill a standard dinner plate with at least four of the following: lettuce (any kind), carrot, cabbage, celery, corn, cucumber, beetroot, mangetout, salad onions, peas, peppers, radish, spinach, courgettes, sugar snap peas, endive, Chinese leaves
, fennel, beansprouts, watercress, fresh herbs.
INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoons sesame oil 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce 5 sprays calorie controlled cooking spray 2 raw skinless chicken breast, 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, deseeded and thinly sliced (optional) 4 sprigs fresh mint 20g dry roasted peanuts, for sprinkling METHOD?
Resist the temptation to sow Chinese leaves
Asian chicken noodle salad with mint and peanuts PROPOINTS' VALUE PER SERVING: 11 SERVINGS: 4 PREPARATION: 15 min COOKING TIME: 15 min LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Easy Ingredients: * 2 tbsp rice vinegar * 1 tbsp soy sauce * 1 tsp sesame oil * 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce * 5 sprays of low calorie cooking spray (like Fry Light) * 2 medium chicken breasts, sliced * 100g sugar snap peas, halved diagonally * 300g Blue Dragon fine rice noodles * 2 portions of pak choi or roughly chopped Chinese leaves
* 200g beansprouts * 1 red and yellow pepper, deseeded and sliced * 1 red or green chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced (optional) * 4 sprigs of fresh mint * 20g dry roasted peanuts for sprinkling Method: * Make the dressing by mixing together the rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil and sweet chilli sauce.
are becoming an increasingly valuable crop for the kitchen and an ever more familiar sight in the supermarkets.
But when it came it was served on a bed of Chinese leaves
and oven-roasted tomatoes and so didn't really need any further accompaniment.
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, broccoli, cauliflower and Chinese leaves
, legumes, pulses and beans, fish, white meat, and fresh and dried fruit.
John chose Baked Chicken which was dusted with Smoked Paprika and served with sauteed Chinese Leaves
, Beansprouts and wild Mushroom essence.
The produce items discussed run from apples, through barley, butter, Chinese leaves
, damsons, game, kale, loganberries, oxtail, pork, salmon, swedes, tomatoes to yogurt, with many more in between.