Chinese Takeaway alternative!

This week I am sharing some delicious Chinese takeaway alternative recipes! Recently I had to go gluten free, and generally Chinese takeaways are packed with gluten and sugar, not so great for me! The only thing is I love Chinese food! So I have been trying some homemade recipes that contribute valuable nutrients to the body, and taste absolutely fantastic!

In no way am I saying you cannot have a treat on the occasion, but for people who prefer to eat home-cooked food, this post is a perfect read!

So in this dish, we have sesame and ginger salmon, stir-fry vegetables, kimchi fried rice and crispy kale!

Serves 2


Calories: 639
Carbohydrates: 50g
of which sugars: 11g
Protein: 47g
Fat: 27g


Ingredients list - Chinese takeaway alternative

2 fillets of salmon
2 inch of finely chopped fresh ginger (or grated)
2 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp sweet chilli sauce
1 tsp Chinese five spice
Black pepper to taste

125g rice (dry)
3 tbsp kimchi
2 tsp soy sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
Dash of white vinegar (or Mirin)

Vegetable stir-fry:
1/2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 juice of a lemon
2 tsp sesame seeds
2 carrots
1/2 tin sweetcorn
1 pepper (colour of choice)
1 courgette
1/2 head of broccoli
1 medium red pepper
1/2 green chilli
4 cloves garlic
2 inch piece finely chopped fresh ginger (or grated)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp Chinese 5 spice
Black pepper to taste

Crispy kale:
2 handfuls of kale
sesame oil
1 tsp cinnamon
Sea salt and black pepper

Method for the salmon:

sesame and ginger salmon - Chinese takeaway alternative
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

2. Line a tray with baking paper and place the salmon fillets on the tray.

3. Sprinkle with ginger, sesame seeds, Chinese five spice and black pepper. Now drizzle with sesame oil and sweet chilli sauce.

4. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

5. Once cooked, sprinkle with fresh coriander and serve.

For the vegetable stir-fry:

stir-fry vegetables - Chinese takeaway alternative
  1. Chop up all of the veg, and then heat the coconut oil in the wok.

2. Fry of the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli with all seasonings.

3. Next, add in all of the veg (apart from sweetcorn), lemon juice, soy sauce and sesame seeds.

4. Fry this off for around 10-15 minutes and then stir in the sweetcorn.

For the rice:

  1. Cook 125g of brown rice.

2. Once cooked, drain the rice and place it back in the saucepan. Next, add the oil, kimchi, soy sauce and vinegar and fry this off for a couple of minutes.

For the crispy kale:

crispy kale - Chinese takeaway alternative
  1. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Wash the kale and then spread over the baking tray.

2. Next, drizzle over the oil and honey, followed by the cinnamon, salt and pepper.

3. Bake in the oven (same as salmon) for around 8 minutes (until crispy).

Finally, serve up all the dishes and enjoy! 🙂

Chinese takeaway alternative

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Delicious Banana Brownie Recipe!

This week I am sharing my delicious Banana Brownie recipe! This dessert is healthier than most and is a perfect alternative for when you fancy something sweet!

As you can see in the macros below, this recipe has a fairly low caloric content, and the carb content is listed for your insulin ratio. The banana brownie has 9g of sugar which is slightly higher than some of my other recipes, so I recommend adding some organic peanut butter to slow digestion down. Also add some berries to make it fresh and to add antioxidants and vitamins.

So keep reading for my delicious Banana Brownie recipe and give it a go!

Serves 15


Calories: 148
Carbohydrates: 15g
of which sugars: 9g
Protein: 3g
Fat: 8g


200g pitted dates
80ml boiling water
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 large ripe banana
75g wholemeal flour
75g raw cacao powder
130g vegan butter
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence


1.Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (gas 4) and line a square baking tin with baking paper.

2. Roughly chop up the dates and place them into a glass bowl with the baking powder.

3. Pour the boiling water over and leave the dates to soften for 20 minutes. The baking powder helps to get the dates as soft as possible!

soaking dates, delicious

4. Next, place the soaked dates and banana into a food blender, and blend into a paste.

blending banana brownie recipe

5. Now add the rest of the ingredients into the blender, and blend until the ingredients are combined. If you don’t have a big enough blender for all of the ingredients, combine the rest of the ingredients to the blended banana and dates in a mixing bowl.

Combine ingredients banana bro

6. Pour the mixture into the baking tin and bake for 20-25 minutes.

7. Once the brownie has cooled, cut into squares.

8. Now, enjoy!

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