Chinese inspiration

This past week has not been a particularly eventful one. So what I have done with all my time over the last 7 days?

Work has been the same, although one of people I work with, was just walking along with her husband and they got by a cyclist. Not only that, but the person was drunk. How does that work?? The couple were both hurt, thankfully not seriously, but oh my gosh, it could have been so much worse.

I know lots of people say vegan food has got to be boring and not tasty, but I am determined to try new things. With that in mind, I went shopping at a local Chinese wholesale market on Saturday and came home with some fantastic ingredients and lots of new ideas.

Sunday was a rather productive day. I managed to do some laundry which got hung up on the line outside in the sun. I even did some gardening including mowing the lawn with the help of my dad, before sitting down to watch the very controversial Italian Grand Prix, followed by the T20 cricket.

The star of the whole day was the fantastic sweet and sour meal I made. I added to the recipe I found at by adding some water chestnuts, bamboo shoots and grilled tofu. All in all, a real success and one I will absolutely make again.

I have always loved Chinese food and was very fortunate to visit China a few years ago. There were so many places we saw and experienced. Below are just some of the hundreds of photos I took which I am sure more people would recognize :).

A view of a small selection of Great Wall of China
One of the tombs discovered of the Terracotta Army in Xi’an, China
And of course, one of the cutest looking animals on the planet.

2 Replies to “Chinese inspiration”

  1. Wow, I’m so glad your friend from work wasn’t hurt badly! So scary.

    That tomb is incredible – what an amazing place to visit. Oh and thanks for trying our recipe, glad you liked it! PERFECT additions!

    1. Hi Jen
      Thanks so much. She is doing so much better now.
      If you ever get the chance to visit China, you really should as the culture and the people are fantastic

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