This week saw the start of the Chinese Year of the Dragon and as Z is a dragon*, I though it only fair that she could choose tonight's menu. As luck would have it she has chosen a Chinese dish for our Friday night take-away.
A simple stir fry of prawns and baby vegetables in black bean sauce with noodles. Good food doesn't get much quicker. Unfortunately the food miles on the veg stick in the throat. I'd prefer to eat locally and seasonally whenever possible. In a toss up between organic veg from Peru and its equivalent non-organically grown plant from around the corner I'll have the local one thanks.
The reason that we have baby corn and sugar snap peas in the house at all, boils down to yet another food preference. I hate the idea of good food going to waste, especially if it has travelled from the other side of the world. So when we saw the packet, reduced for a quick sale, we bought it.
Looking back at this week's meals we have eaten a lot of different vegetables, a fair proportion of which have been in season and at their best right now. As with all things foody, balance is the key, so I won't be racked with guilt over my stir fry veg for too long.
*now I'm for it.