Nugget Stir Fry: Turns out any meat will do, even when it’s fake!

So I’m designated chef tonight and decide to go for stir fry. It’s the same edamame bean goodness I did last week with rice noodles and soy and ginger sauce.

Rooting through the fridge, I just can’t find the chicken we bought to put in here.  I look behind the veg, behind the yogurts, even in fridge 2 (I know, we have 2 fridges, it’s a rented house and we just, acquired another one ha) but nothing to be found.

Before blaming my other half I realise that yes, I didn’t buy the imaginary chicken after all. What to do? What to do?

I head to the freezer, and raid the drawers and find a packet of frozen quorn nuggets. Fake meat at its finest. We bought them a while back through a bad chicken nugget phase hoping we would ween ourselves off them. Suffice to say, the bag was never opened.

“Can I really use fake chicken nuggets in a stir fry?”

Well, it’s all I’ve got, so in the oven they go. It’s quorn, it’s relatively healthy so why not.

Quorn Nugget Stir Fry: For your tum!

15 minutes later and I’m munching down some of the tastiest noodles and nuggets I’ve ever had. It actually works really well! After weighing up the ingredients turns out to be around 600 calories, perfect for an everning meal.

It could be a new invention, or maybe just the same as sweet and sour chicken if you had noodles on the side. I still feel like a food genius!

So if your ever stuck with ingredients, there’s always something hiding in the cupboard to make it work!

Food Diary: Oven cooked Haddock with baby potatoes and green veg


This super tasty tea was made in about 25 minutes.

I had a couple of Haddock fillets that I foil wrapped with a blob of butter (we have dairy free stuff) and whipped into the oven for 20 minutes at 190°C.

The veg I chopped…… nope…. It was actually all pre packaged and microwavable. Now I know that microwaving veg is supposed to rip out the nutrients etc but I was in a bit of a rush and hey ,this all could have easily been a huge pizza or something, so I think for now this process is fine.

Morrisons packaged baby potatoes with mint and then a pack of mixed green veg (Kale, Broccoli and Green Beans), all cooked in about 8 minutes.

Job done!

Fish is my new best friend at the moment, so easy to cook and always amazingly tasty, and pretty cheap too!