* This is a sponsored post for Redmond *
If you are thinking of ordering a Chinese takeaway this weekend, save yourself some money and some calories and try making it yourself with this delicious Sweet and Sour King Prawns dish.
If there is one area of our eating that we struggle with, it’s ordering takeaways. They are just so convenient and not to mention tasty, as we have some really good options here in Manchester. We actually have some really good healthier options that we can order, but they are still not as healthy as making them ourselves.
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If you have picked yourself up a copy of my book, Hungry Healthy Happy, then you might recognise it, as it is in there. I have had so much great feedback from that recipe that I thought I would share it here too, as I know it’s going to be popular. If you haven’t got a copy of my book yet, then what are you waiting for? It’s available on Amazon and in all good book stores.
Due to our love of takeaways (takeout to those in the U.S), we are trying to make our own healthier versions as much as possible and that is definitely the case when it comes to Chinese food as that is probably one of the unhealthiest that you can order. Usually dripping in grease, it really doesn’t have to be and it’s much easier to make yourself than you think.
Does anyone else feel like there are less and less hours in the day recently? I mean, I know that actually isn’t happening, but time seems to be going so quickly and we can’t fit everything in. As much as I would like to spend hours in the kitchen, that is having to take a back seat at the moment, which is why we use our Redmond Multi Cooker. This multicooker really does do everything: soups, stews, oats, cakes, steams, yoghurt, pasta, fondue, bread. In fact, there is not much that I have found that it doesn’t do. I haven’t tried any cakes in it yet, but that is next on the list.
You are probably thinking “do I really need something else in my kitchen? This isn’t just another kitchen gadget that you don’t have room for. In fact, it is the one kitchen gadget that you do need, so you could technically get rid of all the other ones (not that I am suggesting that), as this one combines them all. For those of you that are heading to uni or you only have a small amount of kitchen space, then the Redmond Multicooker is ideal. I wish I had of taken one in to student accommodation with me when I started uni and I might have saved myself a fortune of takeaways and not gained so much weight.
What I am loving about it at the moment is it is a massive time saver – you just put everything in and it pretty much does it all for you. It’s small, it’s quiet, it’s easy to use (although I would recommend thoroughly reading the instructions so you can see just how much you can do with it) and it’s easy to clean too.
The weekend is nearly here (YAAAAAAAY) and the last thing you want to do it cook, but this is so easy! You could also serve it with my healthier egg fried rice to get the real takeaway experience. I am going to be experimenting with some other healthier versions of takeaway, so is there anything in particular that you would like to see?
Sweet and Sour King Prawns recipe:
Sweet and Sour King Prawns
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 carrots, peeled and diced
- 2 celery ribs, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 thumb size piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
- 200 g cooked king prawns (jumbo shrimp)
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp runny honey
- 200 g pineapple chunks in natural juices
- 1 tbsp tomato puree (tomato paste)
- 1 pinch Sea salt and black pepper
- Put all of the ingredients into the bowl of the REDMOND Multicooker, close the lid and then press STEW and FISH.
- Set the cooking time to FAST and cook until the program ends. Serve with rice.
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**This recipe was comissioned by Redmond, however all opinions are my own**