Monday, March 30, 2009

Delicious Homecook Dishes

Surprisingly, some of my friends has missed out my other Blog.....
Delicious HOMECOOK Recipes for those who wish to explore for a slightly "complicated" process...

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Golden Porridge

Look at the beautiful combination of colors in this bowl of porridge. It is a simple meal for a hot afternoon, easy to digest and fast to eat. This bowl of porridge is boiled with minced meat and garnished with 2 types of preserved duck eggs - salted egg in white and century egg in crystal brown....beautiful combination. To complement the taste, add a dash of pepper and sesame oil to the porridge.... Yep, a simple recipe with great taste!

Time to prepare : less than 40 minutes

What do you require: Serve 4

  • a cup of rice
  • 1 pc lean meat - minced
  • 2 salted eggs - cut into small cubes (obtainable from hypermart)
  • 2 century eggs - cut into small cubes (obtainable from hypermart)
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • some sesame oil
  • sprig of spring onions - for garnishing

(L)salted eggs and (R) century eggs

Simple Process :

  1. Wash the rice and boil with 1.5 litres of water over low heat, stirring occasionally to avoid burnt
  2. Minced the lean meat, mix with a little cornflour, salt, sesame oil, when rice is boiling, add in gradually the minced meat into the pot, and salt to taste
  3. When porridge starts to get starchy, it is almost ready, stir well and half close lid of pot to avoid porridge becoming sticky lump. Incase it gets too sticky, just add warm water to dilute it.
  4. Serve with some cubes of salted eggs and century eggs, garnish with chopped spring onion and a few drops of sesame oil

* If you like ginger, just add in the ginger strips

A simple meal for either breakfast or lunch!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Zet Spaghetti Homecook Sauce

My little chef shall take over the wok today as he wanted to attempt the original home cook spaghetti more going for the bottle - Prego Bolognaise Sauce....Let's have a drum roll for him.....trrrroooooomph, pooomph, pooomph!

A short intro for him...His name is Zet. He is the youngest twin and has passion for cooking. Once a while he enjoys getting his hands dirty - that's taking over lazy mum's role... He has all the patience to learn to cook but little patience for his elder twin brother...they fought but patches up very quickly and next you see, they are good buddies.... That's part of growing up, I guess.

This is Zet's production.....

Yep! it is Yummy, minus the color as it is not rich in red. Well, it's because Lazy Mum did not manage to pick the ripe red tomatoes. So, that is the outcome - orangy instead of reddish! Anyhow, be rest assured it is a nutritious meal with no added preservative or MSG, pure homecook with simple recipe.

What is in the Sauce : Serve 4

  • 1kg ripe tomatoes

  • 5 pips of garlic - chopped

  • 2 big onions - chopped

  • some parsley - chopped

  • some cheese

  • salt, pepper and sugar - to taste

How to cook the Sauce?

  1. Wash and slit X on top of tomatoes
  2. Boil the tomatoes for 2 mins
  3. Peel skin off and cut into small pieces - side aside.
  4. Heat a little oil in pan and stir fry the chopped garlic, onions till fragrant
  5. Add in the cut tomatoes and parsley, stir fry and mix well for 5 mins
  6. Add salt, pepper, sugar - to taste
  7. Cool it and put into blender, blend into puree - set aside

What's in the Main Ingredients

  • Required amount of Spaghetti - to boil
  • 1 pc chicken breast meat - minced
  • some sausages - cut into small pieces
  • some button mushrooms - cut into small pieces

How to cook the Main Ingredients?

  1. Heat a little oil in pan and sir fry chopped onions, add in the minced meat and stir well
  2. Drop in the sausages and mushrooms, stir fry till meat is cook
  3. Add in the pre-prepared Sauce and let it simmer in low heat for 10 minutes or till required consistency
  4. Lastly, add in the preferred amount of cheese and off the heat

Here you are, a Home Cook Nutritious Meal!

Drop a comment to Zet in Lazy's Mum's Blog, once you have tried and find it delicious..........happy cooking!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spicy Fried Rice - Nyonya Style

Updated photo in month of Sept 09 - dish ordered by customer

We love this spicy fried rice and it is my grandma's original recipe - Nyonya Fried Rice. A must to try, it is a simple recipe and yummy to taste. I have occasionally served this during small parties or office potluck parties and I found it is classified under "favourites" simply because the tray is first to be cleared....hahaha I cant help to say it is "Yum! Yum!"

The good blend of chilly, garlic and dried shrimps brings great aroma to the fried rice, together with chopped cabbage and eggs. Wow! Taste real good...and beautiful color too.."hitam manis"

What do you require then ? See the photo...isnt it simple?

Yes...these are the only ingredients that will give a perfect meal..
Short preparation time : Pre-cooked the rice, frying time is less than 30 mins

Serve 4
  • 1.5 cup cooked rice - leave to cool if it is not overnight
  • 1/2 clove garlic - chopped
  • 2 Tbs chilly paste
  • 2 handsful of dried shrimps
  • 2 eggs
  • some chopped cabbage - if you like more, add on
  • 1 Tbs dark soya sauce and salt - to taste
  • a sprig of spring onion - for garnishing

Simple Process :
  1. Heat the wok with a little oil, stir fry the garlic, chilly paste and dried shrimps till aromatic
  2. Add in the cabbage, give a good stir
  3. Lower the heat, add in the rice, dark soya sauce, pinch of salt and mix well with the ingredients, keep stirring for about 5-8 minutes
  4. Make a hole in the centre of the wok of rice, knock in the eggs and let it cook slightly
  5. Then, cover it with the whole lot of rice and stir well to evenly spread out the eggs to the rice.
  6. Voila......Ready to serve, garnish with chopped spring onions to give it some "greens"..

Simple Recipe and Yummy to taste!

Fried Noodle Mamak

This was my first attempt and it turns up perfect...taste great and my husband comments was "wow, it taste real good" ....well, that is truly motivating!

The Penang locals call it Mee Mamak. This recipe is originated by the Indian-Muslim in Penang. It is simple as there are not many ingredients to add in, just need to apply a little frying skill to ensure the noodle has the right consistency, not to dry or too wet. I have turn it to a "vegetarian style" by excluding the prawn fritters, as again, being a lazy mum, prefer "no-fuss" ingredients.

What are the ingredients: - Serve 4
  • 1 pkt yellow mee (noodle)
  • 3 pcs fried beancurd (taukwa) - cut into small pieces
  • 3 boiled potatoes - cut into small pieces
  • some beansprouts
  • 3 lime - squeeze the juice
  • 1 big onion - chopped
  • some lettuce - for garnishing
  • 1 red chilly - for garnishing
  • some fried shallots - for garnishing
  • Ingredients for frying
  • 2Tbs grounded chilly paste
  • 3 Tbs Tomato sauce
  • 1 Tsp dark soya sauce
  • salt and sugar to taste
  • some grounded roasted peanuts

Simple Frying Process :

  1. Heat the wok with some oil, stirfry the chopped onions and grounded chilly paste for a minute
  2. Add the noodle, tomato and dark soya sauce (mix the 2 with a little water), stir well over medium heat
  3. Drop in the cut boiled potatoes, fried beancurd, beansprouts and stir well, add salt to taste. Sugar is optional - your preference
  4. Keep the noodle moist, lastly sprinkle some grounded roasted peanuts over the noodle and stir to mix
  5. Garnish with chopped lettuce and red chilly, fried shallots and squeeze some lime juice on it
  6. Serve hot...

** Eggs may be added, it takes a little skill or else the whole wok of noodle will have a soggy look...

It's Delicious, Happy Trying!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Yummy Hot Dog Bun

Tired of rice, noodles, well, it is time for bread story..... It is a simple and easy to prepare Yummy HotDog Bun for lunch.

My kids loves this quick bites and sure Lazy Mummy is more than happy to get this simple meal prepared. I serve the bun meal with a bowl of hot mushroom soup (Campbell). Simple and yet filling.... It is not spicy, the kids would love it as the color itself brings excited "Yeah...I wanna eat it, mummy!"

It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare

Look at the simple stuff you require.......

  • 8 sausages - slice @ centre

  • 1 pc chicken breast meat - minced

  • 1 big onions - chopped

  • 4 Tbs tomato sauce

  • 1Tbs curry powder for meat

  • 8 Hot Dog Buns

Simple Process :

  1. Heat a little oil and fry onions till fragrant, add minced meat and stir fry for a minute. Mixed a some water to the tomato and curry powder and form a mixture. Add the mixture into the meat and stir well

  2. Simmer the meat for 15 minutes at low heat

  3. When the chicken in the sauce mixture has thicken, it is ready, keep aside

  4. Get the sausages steam for 5 mins

  5. Slit the hotdog bun in the centre, put in the steam sausage and put the meat toppings on top of the sausage...

Here you are.......a simple and easy to make nutritious meal!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Long Beans Yummy Rice

A simple and easy to cook "all in 1 pot" tasty rice ready to be served on a busy day or perfect for a lazy mum.... is the LongBeans Yummy Rice. I love the crunchy bites of the long beans plus the aromatic fried dried prawns and dried scallops, you will like too? Just add slices of chinese sausages (red) to enhance the color if you love chinese sausages (non-halal) - optional.

It is fast to cook and it takes less than 40 minutes to get this beautiful tasty pot of rice for the family...the kids would love it as it is "no-fuss" to eat, care to try?

Simple ingredients: Serve 4

  • a cup of rice
  • 8 long beans - cut into small pieces
  • some dried prawns
  • some dried scallops
  • a piece of chicken breast meat - cut into cubes
  • 5 shallots - chop
  • 2 chinese sausage - cut into thin slices (optional)
  • 2 Tbs light soya sauce
  • salt - to taste

Simple Process :

  1. Heat a little oil and stir fry the long beans till slightly soft. Set a side.
  2. Heat a little oil, fry the chopped shallots till aromatic, drop in the dried prawns and dried scallops, stir fry till aromatic, add the chicken meat and stir for 2 minutes..
  3. Add in the rice, drop in the light soya sauce and salt, stir fry till rice looks dry.
  4. Put all the mixture into the rice cooker, add required amount of hot boiling water and leave it to cook.
  5. When rice is cooked, add in the cooked long beans and mix well, ready to serve
  6. Garnish with fried shallots.

Simple and efficient - great taste too!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Mami Soup

Nutritious soup for the day... Agree with me it looks colorful? My kids call it "Mami Soup" and they just love to put rice into it and its a complete meal for them, no other dishes required especially during mummy's busy day. Dont try using the slow cooker, it is not so tasty, not for this soup....

The Soup is made up of chicken, carrots, lotus roots, potatoes together with dried wolf berries (red seed) and yuk chok (refer photo from Nutritious Corn Soup) - can be obtained from hyper mart. Yuk chok brings natural sweetness to the soup.

Wolf berries is good for our eyes. I used to encounter frequent dry eyes and mum would boil dried wolf berries + chrysanthemum for helps! - have to drink 2x a week continuously for 2 weeks.

To get a real tasty soup, you need to boil at low heat for about 1 hour..(using pre-boil water), else it is going to be an hour and a half.

What you require: Serve 4

  • half chicken breast - chop into pieces
  • 1 big carrot
  • 1 lotus root - say 15cm in size
  • 3 potatoes - or alternative use fresh yuk chok (obtained from hypermart)
  • some dried wolf berries
  • some dried yuk chok
  • 2 Tbs chinese cooking wine
  • salt - to taste

Simple Process:

  1. Cut the chicken, carrot, lotus roots, potatoes into small pieces
  2. Preheat 2 litre water, drop in all the above and use low fire to boil the soup for an hour or so..

** TIPS: low fire will produce "clear soup", if the fire is high, the soup will look cloudy


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mua-Yew (Sesame Oil) Minced Meat

Those were the days where I cannot wait to complete the confinement days and this dish brings back good memories as it is one of the dishes for my confinement meal. It is called "mua-yew bak" or meat cooked with sesame oil. My mum will add lots and lots of ginger in this dish for me, phew....good for clearing excessive gas in tummy.

I got this extract from one of the Nutrition webpage, see how wonderful Sesame Oil is. EXTRACTS : "The rich, almost odourless oil is also highly nutritious, rich in vitamins A, B and E as well as the minerals iron, calcium, magnesium, copper, silicic acid and phosphorus"

Till today, this simple dish is still part of my menu, as my kids loves it...yep, they love the tasty gravy made from the aromatic sesame oil and it is appetizing when mixed with hot rice. The meat are minced so I guess less fuss of chewing too.....I assure you kids prefer "no-fuss" dish too, not just lazy mum..

Get a good bottle of sesame oil and it will make a difference to the dish..I prefer the old renown brand from Penang - Ghee Hiang - get it from hypermart.

What you require: - Serve 4

  • 2 pieces chicken breast meat - minced

  • 2 eggs - optional

  • thumbsize ginger - shred

  • 6 pips garlic - chopped

  • 3 Tbs sesame oil

  • a little light soya sauce, salt - to taste

Simple Process :

  1. Heat the wok with 3 Tbs sesame oil over medium heat. Drop in the chopped garlic and shredded ginger, fry till aromatic

  2. Add in the minced meat and stir fry to mix well. Add a little water, light soya sauce, pinch of salt and let the meat simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. If you wish to have more gravy, then add 1/2 cup of water.

  3. Crack the eggs into the wok and let it medium cook before you stir around the meat for the final round.

  4. Well, it is now ready to serve

Have a Nutritious Dish for the family!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wheat Noodle Soup

We all enjoy this tasty "mi-hoon" in hokkein (wheat) noodles especially when the weather is wet and cool. I got these fresh wheat n egg noodle from the wet market. If you cannot get the fresh ones, alternatively, use the dried packet wheat and egg noodles from the hypermart..taste good too.

I like this fresh wheat n egg noodles as it is non-oily also free from boric acid and coloring as compared to the fresh yellow noodle. Give a try as it is very simple to cook, just make sure you get the soup right. The onion brings a natural sweetness to the soup, and gives the soup a nice aroma. Alternatively, the soup can be made up of a handful of lightly fried ikan billis (anchovis) - not so healthy for those with high cholestrol!!

You see the sambal belacan in the blends well with the noodle as compared to chilly padi in soya sauce! (Optional - depends on individual taste) For us in the family, the sambal is yummy and a good blend of taste to the bowl of noodle. Here it goes for lazy and busy mum.....

Simple Ingredients : serve 4

  • 600 gms of fresh wheat and egg noodles
  • 3 pieces chicken breast meat - 2 pc for boiling soup and 1pc to mince
  • handful of ikan billis (anchovis)
  • some choy sam (green mustard) - to blanch
  • 3 big onions - 2 for soup, 1 to chop
  • some salt, pepper, 1 Tbs cornflour

Simple Process :

  1. Heat 2 litres water in a pot, drop in 2 big onions and the 2pcs chicken breast meat, salt to taste, boil over slow fire for 30-40minutes..
  2. Minced the chicken meat, add in some salt, pepper and 1 Tbs cornflour and mix well
  3. Heat some oil and fry the ikan billis till crispy, drain well and put aside
  4. Next, fry the chopped onion till fragrant and add in the minced chicken meat and stir fry. Add just a little water and let the meat simmer for 8mins, dish out and put aside
  5. When soup is ready, time to blanch the veggie and also the noodle. It takes about 5 minutes to blanch the noodle in hot boiling water.
  6. Put the soup over the noodles and garnish with crispy ikan billis, cooked meat and some green veggie.

Simple and taste great! Enjoy Your Meal

Monday, March 16, 2009

Hot Pot Chicken-Cuttlefish Rice

This is another "one wok chicken rice" that comes with a yummy flavour. My kids called it dark chicken rice and they love the great taste. The rice comes with a nice aroma of fried jue-hu si (cuttlefish strips). Perfect for a lazy mum like me as I enjoy going for simple approach cooking with good taste and importantly attracting good appetite.....Viola! It's delicious and no fuss.

My definition of simple n easy approach is getting the dish without having to go through too many tedious steps but instead focusing on critical step found in the dish.

Time to prepare : less than 40 minutes

What do you require? - serve 4
  • 1/2 chicken - chopped into pieces

  • cup of rice - wash clean

  • some cuttlefish strips (jue-hu si)

  • 5 shallots (small red onions) - cut into slices

  • 1 Tbs fish sauce (optional) - obtain from the hypermart or grocery shop

  • 1 Tbs dark soya sauce

  • chopped spring onion and fried shallots - for garnishing

What to do next?

  1. Heat a little oil in the wok, fry the shallots till aromatic, add in the cuttlefish strips and stir fry till fragrant.

  2. Add in the chicken and stir fry for few seconds, add in the washed rice, fish sauce (if no fish sauce, add pinch of salt instead), dark soya sauce and stir around till the rice gets dry.

  3. Once step 2 is done, drop all into the rice cooker, add appropriate amount of hot water and let the rice cooker cook for you. Remember to garnish with chopped spring onions and fried shallots..

Enjoy your Meal - hot pot chicken rice!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Fried TomYam Beehoon

This is a yummy stuff, very appetizing! It can be described as not spicy or too can also be eaten by those having sensitive stomach. All you need to do is, you decide the level of "sour-ness" depending on our own preference. Most of all, it is well liked by young and old...

It is one of my favorites for home party. Hmmm...what so good about cooking at home, huh? Well.. the best part is we can control the amount of oil to our food...especially for those who are health conscious...right?

Lazy mum goes for it as it is simple, easy to cook N most important Good To Eat......wanna try?

Time required : Within 30 minutes

What do you require? - serve 4
1/2 packet beehoon - soak in water for 10mins
2 tablespoon of tomyam paste * get it from hypermkt - a bottle cost less than $5
sugar + salt - to taste

Cut all below into slices or strips
3pcs fishcake
6pcs crabstick
1 pkt abalone mushroom or button mushroom
5 leaves chinese cabbage
2 tomatoes
1 carrot
2pcs beancurd - optional
2 big onions

What to do next?
1. Soak beehoon for 10 minutes before frying

2. Heat the wok with a little oil and fry the sliced onions till fragrant, then add in all the other ingredients except the tomatoes, stir fry well.

3. Add in the tomyam sauce together with 1 small bowl of water, a pinch of salt and sugar and let it simmer for 5 minutes.

4. Drop in the beehoon and stir well, leaving the beehoon to get soaked in the sauce, lower the fire and close lid for 5-8 minutes. Check : once beehoon soften, add in the sliced tomatoes and
give a last stir in the wok

5. Ready to be served.....

Truly Appetizing .....Simply Delicious!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Evergreen Porridge

This is yummy, looks good, taste good and why I called it Evergreen Porridge.....

My overgrown baby daughter...till today, called this meal "Baby Porridge"...hahahha. It is a porridge where Ee-poh (grandaunty) used to feed her when she was a baby.... so here goes the name for the porridge as it has no age barrier...Evergreen ma.....! It is not cognee so you cant really see the starchy stuff cos mummy prefer the watery that's how it goes.

Simple and easy, just use the chopper and chop up the carrots, potatoes and spinach....drop it in the pot with the rice....done! Easy to cook and good nutritional values too... You see the brown thingy...that's dried oysters, it is optional...suit your taste. Can complement with 1/2 teaspoon Marmite too if dried oyster is excluded...

Time to cook : Less than 40 minutes

What do you require?

Cup of rice - serve 4
1 large carrot - chopped
2 potatoes - chopped
some spinach (bayam)
a piece chicken breast meat / lean meat
dried oysters - optional
thumbsize ginger
salt - to taste (less salt if you are putting in marmite)

What is next?

1. Boil 2 litres water drop in the big piece meat, chopped carrots, potatoes & optional dried oysters and ginger
2. Leave it to boil for 15 minutes, add in the rice and lower the fire, stirring constantly to
ensure no burnt rice for next 15 minutes
3. Lastly add in the spinach and constantly stir the porridge for another 5 minutes
4. It is done, ready to serve.

**If you are not serving immediately, leave the pot cover half close to prevent the porridge from drying up.

Sedap!.... a nutritious porridge on the table

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Delicious Yam Soup with Beehoon

Simple to cook and great taste......with natural sweetness that comes from the dried prawns.
If you love Yam, this is another way to cook it.... Try using the "fat strand beehoon", I did not use that cos' I am going by my family preference for the medium strand. The fine strand is for frying. Do not be deceived by the look - so white and no colors, looks boring right...hahahha....believe me it taste good if you cook it right..... I learnt this dish from my grandfather who loves to serve us this Yam soup whenever we visit him...he grows Yam at his wonderful! Those good old with big backyard, full of fruit trees and free vegetables to be consumed anytime...
Time to prepare : about 45 minutes
What do you require?
Fat or Medium Strand Beehoon
1 small Yam - cut into cubes
Handful of Dried Prawns
a sprig of spring onions
fried shallots or bawang merah - for garnishing
salt n pepper - to taste
How do you cook it?
1. 2 litres water into a pot and while it is put to boil, go to step 2
2. Heat a little oil in a pan and stir fry the dried prawns till aromatic
3. Put the fried dried prawns into the soup and let it boil over medium heat
4. Drop in the Yam cubes and boil till the soup looks powdery or till yam has soften
5. Blanch the beehoon
6. When soup is ready, serve it with the beehoon and garnish with spring onion
and fried shallots.....
Hmmm....yum! yum! Hot, nice smooth feel of the yam!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Nutritious Corn Soup

This is one of the soup well liked by my kids. It has its natural sweetness and great to taste and most importantly it has high amount of fibre, it helps us to stay happy...gee..
Do you know that Corn (Jagung) has high amount of nutritional values in them? By adding in wolfberries (kay chi) it is good for the eyes and red dates boost the production of our red blood cells... So much goodness for the body.
You can cook it the "vegetarian way" too, by just excluding chicken meat and instead add in beet choa or mud choa (big brown dates).
Wanna stay healthy, get this simple and easy to cook soup on the dining table... Time to prepare : less than 1 hour
What are the stuff you need?
a packet of corn (3 in a packet) - chopped into pieces
a chicken breast meat - cut into pieces
some wolfberries (red kay chi)
some yuk chok (sweet white strip stuff)
10 pcs red dates
salt to taste
What's next?
1. Boil about 2 litre water in a pot, add in all the stuff and cook at low fire
2. Boil for about 40minutes and soup is ready to serve.. taste so described "cheng cheng" - clear tasty soup!

Friday, March 6, 2009

One Wok Chicken Rice

Lazy Mum is going for a good hot and tasty meal today and it is going to be "1 wok cooked" affair ... Time taken to prepare - less than 40 minutes

With a buzy schedule everyday, we still need to ensure the people we love gets the best on the dining table ... This 1 Wok Chicken Rice is very simple and it is easy to cook as you just have to put everything into the Rice Cooker and get it to cook for you - no fuss at all!

The rice goes very well with the Lime Chilly aka "Mother-In-Law Sauce" to some Penangnites... It is very simple to make but if you find it too tedious, try this : Next time when you "tar pau" chicken rice from the stall, ask for more chilly packets and store it in the fridge for future use..hahahha, good idea! No, no, I dont do that, infact this Lime Chilly Sauce is my speciality...I am good at it.

Chicken Rice from the stall is rather unhealthy as some uses the fats from the chicken to cook the rice and it gives the rice an "oily" feel.

What you require?

1/2 chicken or 2 chicken thighs - chopped it into pieces

1 thumbsize ginger - chopped

1 clove of garlic - chopped

Sprig of spring onion - for garnishing

1 cup rice - serve 4

2 Tablespoon Light soya sauce

salt - to taste

What to do next?

1. Heat the pan with a little oil and fry the chopped ginger and garlic till aromatic and add in the chicken and stir for 5 minutes

2. Add in the washed rice and stir well over low heat. Add in 2 tablespoon light soya sauce and salt - to taste and fry till the rice looks dry in the pan

3. Lastly, drop all into the rice cooker and add the appropriate level of water to cook the rice.

4. Ready to Serve once the rice is cooked. Garnish the rice with chopped spring onions to add colors and complement the rice with "Mother-In-Law Sauce"....

Yummy, taste good and healthy too...less fats!

** How much water for the rice? You can first measure the water and the rice in the rice cooker with your finger, then drain out the water into a bowl, keep and use it later.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Healthy Antioxidant Soup

Care for a good healthy soup?

Pumpkin has a good source of Vitamin E and antioxidant, good for our body immune system.
I simply love this soup...yum yum!

It is simple to make and taste real good's rich and creamy to taste.

Do you like pumpkin? Why not give a try and the kids would just love it...... To get the savoury sweet creamy taste, just add a teaspoon of sweet condensed milk on top, just like in the photo..........

What do you require?

1 medium size pumpkin - serve 4
1 thumbsize ginger - pound to extract juice
salt - to taste, a little sugar if no milk is added

1 tsp sweet condensed milk - optional when serve

What is next?

1. Cut pumpkin into 4 pieces and steam for 20 minutes or till soften
2. Peel off the skin and cut into small pieces
3. Blend with a little water till it is completely mashed
4. Boil the mashed pumpkin with 1.5 litre water, add ginger juice, salt over low fire
5. Stir well and bring to boil

Soup is ready, to get the creamy taste, add 1 teaspoon sweet condensed milk..... Voila!

Pita - Food for Health

Tired of eating noodles, rice? Alright..try Pita then. I have posted the picture of the Wholemeal Pita which I got from the hypermarket for your view... It's fast to make and good to eat.
Pita is a healthy stuff and there are a few ways to "stuff" the pita. The one I made today is stuff with a tasty blended vegetables - french beans and round turnip (bangkwang). My kids love to eat with roasted chicken plus cucumber and tomatoe slices...
You wanna try this.....this is how it goes...
What is required for the stuffing ?
Some french beans - slice into thin pieces
Small round turnip (bangkwang) - shred
Small prawns - cut into small pieces
Chopped garlic
salt to taste
What is next?
1. Heat the pan with a little oil and fry the garlic and add prawns accordingly
2. Add in the french beans, turnip and stir well, add a little water and salt to taste
3. Lower the fire and simmer at low fire till vegetables soften
Here you's ready to stuff the Pita...Enjoy your Meal!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Grandma Marcoroni Soup

Big and small members in the family love this clear and "non-oily" soup with mum used to cook this "chinese style" when we were kids especially during the time when I was recuperating from sorethroat and I love this simple dish till today. She called it "marcoroni soup". my kids get to eat it...recipe inherited from Ah Mah. It's easy and fast to cook - truly no fuss to get it done. It takes less than 40 minutes....Get the soup boiling while you complete the other household chores. Wonderful isnt it.... Here it goes, Ah Mah's recipe goes like this....

What are the ingredients?

2 soup bowl full of pasta - Serve 3

1 piece chicken breast meat for soup

1/2 clove of garlic for soup

Cabbage and carrots - cut into pieces

Fish Roll - optional

1/2 clove Fried Garlic for garnishing - a MUST - it brings up the good taste of the soup

How to do it?

1. Boil the chicken breast meat and 1/2 clove garlic with about 1.5 litres water (3 mineral water bottles)

2. Add in cabbage and carrots 20 minutes later and boil for another 5-10 minutes till vege soften.

3. Boil the pasta till soft and ready to serve.

4. The "golden brown" stuff in the picture is fried's a MUST to bring the beautiful taste to the soup. Btw, the "green stuff" is actually chopped lettuce.

It is just so simple to cook..........and healthy to eat!

Ah Mah's Porridge

The kids will be rushing off for tuition by 3pm Mummy need to ensure they have something easy and fast to it's gonna be a rush, rush affair today...
Something Fast To Cook and Yummy To Eat, will be great......yeah, let's go for Ah Mah's porridge that is FAST to Cook and Easy to Swallow......
Time Required : Less than 40 minutes..... You can do it too....try lah!

What are the Ingredients needed?
- a cup of rice (serve 4)
- a handful of dried prawns
- 2 pieces white taukua (a.k.a tau-kon) - cut into cubes
- chopped spring onions
- a MUST fried shallots (a.k.a yeow-chorng)
What's to do Next?
1. Fry taukua over medium fire till golden brown
2. Put 1.5litre of water to boil in a pot
While the water is put to boil......prep the below..
3. Fry the washed dried prawns with a little oil till nice aroma
4. Add in the washed rice and stir fry with the dried prawns
5. Add in light soya sauce, dash of pepper and stir thoroughly for 2-3 minutes
6. finally....put all into the boiling water in the pot over medium fire-
DO NOT cover the pot
7. Stir well every 10 minutes to ensure rice not sticking at the bottom of pot
8. Porridge should be ready when the rice grains are "open up"
9. Serve with the "green" and "brown" garnishing as shown in photo..
ENJOY YOUR to cook and great to eat!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Yumi Yumi Bun

Hmmmm....what's lunch for today huh?

I got it...going for this easy and fast to make is no fuss and getting it done within 30 to get organised and zzroooommmm.......

Go for it as it is or just add mix salad with mayonaise into it....Yummy!

Would you like to try? Check it out.....

What do you require?

Hot dog Bun
Egg - beat it up
Spring Onion - chopped finely
salt to taste

Mixed Salad
- Shredded carrot, cabbage, onion
- Mayonaise

How do you do it?
1. Slice the bun in the centre till it opens up with a fold
2. Beat the eggs up and add in chopped spring onions, + salt
3. Heat the frying pan with a little oil under medium fire
4. Pour the beaten egg into the pan
5. Open up the bun and put it ontop of the egg in the pan

6. When egg is turning light brown, lift up the bun and add mixed salad
7. Spread with a little chilly or tomato sauce on the ready-2-eat bun (optional)
Voila!......ready to serve

Fried Fish Beehoon Soup

It's drizzling and thought good to have hot soup for dinner. Got a big fish in my refrigerator, what to do with it? Ahhh... why not let me try to dish out this dish for the family today... Wow! It came up yummy and the whole family enjoyed it....Believe me, it is easy and fast to cook. It took me only an hour to complete this delicious hot meal...

Would you like to try it's the recipe to share, do ask if there's doubt.

Ingredients for the soup
1 piece of chicken breast
1.5 litre water (eqvl to 3x500ml drinking bottle)
1 cube of Maggie ikanbilis
1 packet of preserved salted vegetable (kiam-chai)
Few ginger slices
Salt - to taste
Evaporated Milk - to taste

How to get the Soup?
1. Put chicken, ikanbilis cube, preserved salted vegetable, ginger slices and boil over low fire for about 40 minutes
2. Add in evaporated milk when the soup is ready.

Main Ingredients for serving
1 medium size fish - preferred "red fish - angchoe"
1 packet of soft taufoo - sliced into small pieces
2 tomatoes - cut into slices
1 sprig chopped spring onion for garnishing
2 bundle Vermicellli (beehoon) - soak for 10mins before scalding in boiling water for 1minute

What to do Next?
1. Cut the fish into small pieces and coat with cornflour and deepfry till light brown
2. Garnish the scalded beehoon with slices of tomatoes, taufoo and chopped spring onion and the fried fish.

Ready to serve once the soup is ready.

Cheers and happy trying.....