Chicken with pumpkin
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It’s November! Are you into all the festivities?

November! How time flies, soon it will be Christmas.

Happy Diwali!! … Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire night are the main celebrations in November.  Don’t forget Singles Day 11.11 which is a Day in China, where unmarried people have a day of their own, as opposed to Velentine’s day. And Black Friday, too!

Singles day has evolved into a massive sales day by retailers. This day’s sale exceeds that of  Black Friday.

If you haven’t noticed by now, small businesses do not normally do Black Friday deals as they are small business. It is usually a one person show or a small family business.  Small businesses do not have the financial clout to give massive discounts.  When you purchase from a small business, you are supporting the family.

What’s Up?

This week, I had a pleasant surprise. I was mentioned in the BBC GOODFOOD magazine and one of my photos was in. It is a nice surprise and it is good that the magazine includes many festivals.  The Snow Skin Moon Cake is mentioned. It is the moon cake festival that was in September.

The page where my photo appears
This is my photo on the 1st left. Snow skin moon cake.

Friday Night Take-away

Since it is Autumn, pumpkins are a plenty. So for this month’s take-away, it will be Chicken and Pumpkin Stew, Chinese style. The skinless and boneless chicken thigh is cooked in pumpkin and flavoured with ginger, garlic and dried prawns.

Chicken with pumpkin
Chicken with pumpkin garnished with spring onions.
Here is the menu.


Wonton Soup

(wonton, vegetables, in a delicious soup)

(soy, celery, crustacean, gluten, sesame)

  Chinese Style Chicken with Pumpkin Stew

Chicken, butternut squash/pumpkin, dried prawns, garlic, onions, ginger, spices,

(soy, celery, crustacean, gluten, sesame)

Seasonal Vegetable Stir-Fry

vegetables, vegetable sauce, mushroom (soy, gluten, sesame), garlic/shallots, tapioca flour

Chocolate Cake


Click Chinese Style Chicken and Pumpkin Stew to order.

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Halloween is just past and I made pumpkin soup out of the pumpkin. The pumpkin is not as dense or as tasty as regular pumpkins. The flesh is spongy.  I suppose this is because it must be soft enough to carve.
Here is the visual instructions: Pumpkin Soup – Blended.
Forth coming events:
Saturday 20th Nov 10:00 to 16:00
Not Just a Corner Shop, Wigston Fields

I will be there with all things vegan. Vegan pasties, new cocktail (small)
sized pasties for your selection.

A limited number of chilled meals. Chicken Rendang and a Chicken Stew, a Nyonya specialty.

( you can pre-order and collect in the venue to save on shipping)

Please  pen the dates in your diary and see you there.

Friday 26th Nov Friday Night TAke Away

Chinese Style Chicken and Pumpkin Stew

Vegan Options are available. Please contact me for details.

Here are the links for you if you need it.

Click here for Friday Night Take away  to order.

Shop here for  plant based.

For blog, recipes and the regular shop, it is here.

Learn to cook with me videos – Flexitarians You Tube

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Best wishes, and,
Remember to stay safe and follow the guidelines.


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