Sunday Sizzler – Chinese Fakeaway

Hello everyone! Sorry we have missed a couple of Sunday Sizzler’s as I have been away on holiday, eating lots of tasty foods and visitings a few countries and cities in Europe. This week we are back and we give you the Chinese Fakeaway! We all love a good Chinese takeaway but they can be pretty unhealthy and full of salt. So Dee has come up with an alternative the fakeaway. As always we have a book to go alongside your fakeaway, this week I have chosen a character who is pretty fake herself and may not be who she says she is…

Fakeaway 1
Fakeaway 2

Serves 2
*Uses the sticky chicken recipe*

This recipe makes chow mein noodles, salt and pepper chips and stir fry tender-stem broccoli to go with it.

– Straight to wok Singapore noodles
– Packet chow mein sauce (slight cheat here!)
– Mushrooms
– Spring onions
– Red pepper
– Fresh red chilli
– Tender-stem broccoli
– Baby potatoes


Sticky Chicken:
Make the sticky chicken as per recipe from a previous week.
Click here for that recipe if you need it.

Salt and pepper chips:
Cut the potatoes into wedges and boil them for approx 6-8 minutes
Chop the red pepper and chilli very finely,
Drain the potatoes and mix the red peppers and chilli together
Place onto a preheated baking tray and drizzle with a little oil
Bake for approx 25-30 minutes

Chow Mein:
Chop mushrooms and spring onions and fry in a little oil until cooked.
Add the straight to wok noodles and the chow mein sauce and cook for a few minutes until warmed through.

Fry the tenderstem brocoli lightly in a little soy sauce

Plate all together and you have a chinese “fakeaway”

This week I have chosen Based on a True Story by Delphine De Vigan. This is a a slow burning psychological thriller, but it’s a good one! When Delphine meets L. at a party, she seems like the perfect friend- beautiful, confident and unusually intuitive. The two women quickly develop a close bond, sharing stories about their past, their favourite books and their personal lives. But when L. starts wearing the same clothes as Delphine, and even starts to answer her emails, it becomes clear that there is more to her than meets the eye. What would you do if your best friend started to steal your life? Is L. just a best friend or is there something more happening? This novel is creepy and eerie, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. If you would like to know a bit more I have a full review you can read here. 

We hope you enjoyed this weeks Sunday Sizzler. If you decide to make any of our recipes or read the books we recommend, let us know! We would love to hear from you. As always thanks for reading. Katie & Dee x

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