Thursday, February 25, 2010

Left-over Veg soup

Another recipe from d Women’s Wkly mzg. This recipe is very low in fat (2.7g) & calories (275cal). It also used up whatever bal veg u have in d fridge.

  • 2 cups veg stock
  • 250g corn cob, trimmed
  • ½cup bal veg
  • 1 small carrots
  • 30g snow peas
  • 1 green onion, sliced thinly
  • Add 500g lean meat if u preferred stronger taste.

Bring stock to boil be4 adding corn/veg/carrot. return to boil be4 reducing heat & simmer (covered) for abt 15mins. then stir in rest of ingedients & simmer (uncovered) for another 2mins.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Veg Stock

I saw this soup recipe in d Women’s Weekly mzg & decided to give it a try since it’s suppose to be part of a detox program…

End result – a very tasty soup even on its own. Hayden had 1 ½ bowls of it! Will take d pix d next rd.

Veg Stock original ingredients (I halved all of it)

  • 2 med onions 300g
  • 3 med carrots 360g
  • 3 med parsnips 750g
  • 2 med turnip 450g
  • 1 small fennel bulb 200g
  • 1 large red capsicum 350g
  • 1 trimmed celery stalk 100g
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 black peppercorns (I omitted this)
  • 4l water
  • 1 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley

Put all (except d parsley) into a slow cooker & cook over low heat for 4-5hrs. Then add parsley & simmer for 1hr more be4 serving.
Stock can be kept, covered, for up to a wk in d fridge. It’s also suitable to freeze for up to 3 mths.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Frog Congee with Lotus seed

With Hayden still coughing away, I decided to give this frog leg congee recipe from Amelia Liang’s Hearty Congee recipe book. Even though I have copied it onto my phone’s notebook, I still bought d wrong ingredient but I just went ahead & try it. Also, instead of congee, I cut it short by putting all into d rice cooker to go d lazy way.

End result – very tender legs! & Hayden took 1½ bowls of it!

  • 4 frogs - washed & cut into bit pieces.
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 5 slices ginger

Marinate these overnite in d fridge.

Rinse rice, drain & leave it aside for 15mins rinse lotus seeds & drain. Put rice into d rice cooker & pour in ard 1¾ cups of water. Add d marinated frogs & drained lotus seed onto d rice. Cook on fast cycle cause it’s not advisable to overcook d frog legs. If desired, add d marinated seasoning too but its good enough without it too.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

MIlk Cupcake

As Hayden has not been feeling well past wk, thus, I decided to steam up some cupcakes for him. This rd, I added raisin to it but Hayden still preferred w/o raisin.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Been trying to search d web but am not able to figure out where I got this recipe from. So if any of u recognizes it, do tell me where it’s from so that I can credit it back to d recipe’s owner.
End result – a very tasty dish. Definitely a keeper for being so easy & simple.


  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 500g collar pork
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 1 small red potato
  • ½ cup snow peas
  • ¼ cup chopped parsely
In a slow cooker, mix cream of mushroom soup, chopped onion and pot roast.
Cook on High setting for 3 to 4 hours, or on Low setting for 8 to 9 hours.
Add vegetables 1.5 hours before it's done.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Was surfing d ard when I saw that my fav blog has posted a new soup recipe so I gave it a try today.
End result - It’s not that bad except that it’s a bit too oily due to d frying. Maybe next time I use less oil on a non-stick pan..


姜片 : 3 – 6片 Ginger slices
鱼头: ½ 个/ 1个 (洗净, 用少许盐涂抹鱼头) Fish head - washed & season with little salt
米酒: 15g rice wine
水: 700ml water
嫩豆腐: 2块 (切小块) tofu, diced
盐、胡椒粉 : 适量 salt & pepper - small amt
芫荽: 5束 (洗净切段) Coriander 5 stalk

1) 烧热2汤匙爆香姜片
Heat 2 tablespoons & sauté d ginger
2) 投入盐腌制过的鱼头煎至金黄色时, 盏入米酒
Add d salted fish head & pan-fry till golden be4 adding d wine
3) 加入水煮至汤沸腾, 约15-30分钟至汤变成奶白色
Then add water be4 bringing to boil, abt 15-30 mins until soup turn into a milk white color
4) 放入豆腐煮约5分钟后
Add tofu & cook abt 5 mins
5) 加盐和胡椒调味, 撒入切成段的芜茜即可
if desired, add seasoning. Top with Coriander be4 serving

有祛风清热, 开胃健脾的功效不寒不燥, 适合一家大小饮用如受风寒或淋雨后, 或长期在冷气房, 常感觉头痛,身痛, 鼻塞等, 可再加青葱(大颗的葱白效果更好)煮食效果更好

Relieve/dispel pathogenic wind, clear internal heat, whet d appetite, & strengthen d spleen
Not cold or dry, thus suitable for whole family consumption
For those who :
a) was subjected to cold weather or rain;
b) was spending long hrs in air-conditioned rooms;
c) often feels headache, body pain, nasal congestion and so on,
Can add scallion or big green onions for a even better result/effect.