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Here at LaterLife we have compiled some recipes in association with Waitrose for you to enjoy at home.

Why not try something different using this Month's Health Food, Noodles?


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Sweet and Sour Pork with Noodles and Sesame SeedsSweet and Sour Pork with Noodles and Sesame Seeds

Celebrate Chinese New Year with this quick stir-fry dish, which cooks in just 10 minutes.

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes 

Serves: 2


  • 1 bunch salad onions, washed and trimmed
  • 3 tsp oil
  • 300g pack Waitrose British Pork Stir Fry
  • 2.5cm piece fresh root ginger, peeled and cut into thin strips (optional)
  • 150g pack trimmed mangetout peas, halved lengthways
  • 350g jar Waitrose Perfectly Balanced Sweet and Sour Sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 300g pack Waitrose Egg Noodles Fresh To Wok


  1. First prepare the salad onions. Cut each one into 4 lengthways, then into long thin strips. Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a large wok or nonstick frying pan until very hot, then add the pork and ginger (if using) and cook over a high heat for 3-4 minutes until lightly browned, stirring often. Add half the prepared salad onions with half the mangetout and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.

  2. Pour over the sweet and sour sauce, stir well, then bring to the boil and simmer for 2-3 minutes, or until the pork is thoroughly cooked through.

  3. Meanwhile, place the sesame seeds in a small frying pan and lightly toast over a medium heat for 30 seconds to 1 minute, stirring all the time. Remove from the pan.

  4. Heat the remaining oil in the frying pan. Add the rest of the mangetout and salad onions (reserving a few strips to garnish) and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes. Add the noodles and continue to stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until piping hot. Carefully combine with the pork mixture, sprinkle with the sesame seeds and garnish with the reserved salad onion. Divide between 2 plates to serve.

Cook's tips

A good stir-fry needs to be cooked quickly over a high heat. Ensure all ingredients are prepared ahead. Use chicken strips instead of pork, if you prefer.

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Witch's KnittingWitch's Knitting

Pasta is always popular with children. This fast, fun dish is based on ready-to-stir-fry Chinese noodles plus ready-sliced fresh vegetables and precooked chicken.


  • 4 x 150g packs Amoy Straight to Wok Noodles
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 salad onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 pack Waitrose Four Vegetable Medley
  • 190g pack Waitrose Cooked Chicken Skinless Breast Fillets, cut into shreds
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce


  1. Tip the noodles into a colander and loosen them with your fingers. Set the colander in the sink, then pour a kettle of boiling water over the noodles. Shake the colander to drain the excess water.

  2. Heat the oil in a wok, add the onions and stir-fry over a high heat for 30 seconds. Add the vegetables and stir-fry for 1 minute, then add the chicken and stir-fry for 2 minutes.

  3. Stir in the soy sauce and noodles and mix thoroughly. Check the mixture is piping hot and serve immediately.

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King prawn chow meinKing prawn chow mein

This quick and easy recipe can be ready in just 10 minutes.

  • Total time: 10 minutes

Serves: 2


  • Sunflower oil spray
  • 150g pack essential Waitrose raw king prawns
  • 300g pack Waitrose mixed pepper stir fry
  • 1 x ½ 160g pouch Waitrose Chinese-style stir-fry sauce
  • 300g pack Waitrose fresh free-range egg noodles
  • 25g LOVE life cashew nuts


  1. Heat a little oil in a wok and stir-fry the prawns and mixed peppers for 3 minutes until the prawns become opaque and pink in colour.

  2. Add the sauce and noodles, and cook for a further 2-3 minutes until piping hot.

  3. Stir through the cashew nuts, then divide between two bowls and serve.

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