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Charity Chomp: Veggie stir fry for a busy day

Charity Chomp: Veggie stir fry for a busy day

Friday 11 November 2022

Charity Chomp: Veggie stir fry for a busy day

Friday 11 November 2022

If you struggle to eat your five-a-day, this recipe from Caring Cooks is just the thing for you...

This week's Charity Chomp is an easy-to-cook stir-fry packed with vegetables.

Caring Cooks, which provides nutritious food to families across the island as well as hot meals and cooking education in schools, described it as a "super quick bread recipe, containing no yeast, which can be made in the hour".

Following on from their loafly soda bread, the charity has shared a recipe which they promised would be perfect for when "busy days call for easy weeknight meals." "This stir-fry is a quick, easy and healthy meal, packed with flavour and goodness," they said.

"When done properly, stir-frying is a healthy cooking technique," they added. "The quick cooking at a high temperature preserves nutrients, giving you at least two of your five a day."

(serves two)

Vegetable stir-fry


  • One garlic clove

  • 5g fresh ginger

  • 50g broccoli

  • 30g sugar snap peas

  • 30g baby sweetcorn

  • Half carrot

  • One spring onion

  • Half red pepper

  • Three stems fresh coriander

  • Half tbs olive oil

  • 60g dried egg noodles

  • One tsp honey

  • Two tbsp low-salt soy sauce

  • Half lime, juiced


  1. Combine the sauce ingredients in a bowl and put to one side.
  2. Prepare the broccoli into small florets.

  3. De-seed the pepper then cut into thin strips.

  4. Slice the baby sweetcorn and sugar snap peas thinly on the angle.

  5. Peel and grate the carrot.

  6. Pick the coriander and roughly chop.

  7. Peel and crush the garlic.

  8. Finely grate the ginger.

  9. Cook the noodles by following the instructions on the packet. 
    Drain into a colander and refresh under cold water.

  10. Heat the oil in the wok until hot. Add all the vegetables into the hot pan along with the garlic and ginger. Cook for two to three minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon to ensure the vegetables cook evenly. Add the noodles to the vegetables and mix through to heat thoroughly.
    Finally, stir through the sauce, remove from the heat and serve.  

Remember, there's one key rule with Charity Chomp... if you think it's delicious, donate!

Click HERE to support Caring Cooks

This recipe first featured on Bailiwick Wellbeing, your free guide to wellness in work and island life to help you start the weekend - and week ahead - in the right way. Sign up now here.

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