Spicy Tomato Pasta with Tuna (Pork) Meatballs

“Restaurant standard pasta dish which can be served easily at home. To impress your loved ones, or visiting guests.”

Cooked this for my lunch meeting yesterday. Knowing that the cakes and desserts were the “highlight” of the session, we tried to keep our main course simple. Yup, made this meatball tomato pasta as part of my contributions to the potluck meal, I was glad that many of them enjoyed it pretty well!

Really nothing fanciful, my pasta dish was just one of the many versions. Of course, with a twist to adapt the pasta cooking as my own.

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Smoke Salmon Bacon Cream Cheese Pate (with Sweet Potato Powder) on Cucumber

“Creative cream cheese pate on cucumber serves as a great appetizer for parties.”

Easy quick fixing appetizers, starter or party snacks that you wouldn’t want to miss to impress your guests.

Yes, minimal cooking, and simple all-dump-in method is all you need to whip this up. However, what you get is not simple, it’s certainly a restaurant standard creation.

Yields 10 – 15 pieces
Ingredients
250g cream cheese, semi cooled to almost room temperature
100g light sour cream
50g smoke salmon, chopped to bits
5 – 6 slices of streak bacons
1 sprig of fresh dills, finely chopped
1 – 2 tablespoons of purple sweet potato powder
1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
Pinch of coarsely ground black pepper
2 tablespoons of bacon oil (*yielded from sautéing streak bacons)

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Homemade Purple Sweet Potato Powder (自制紫薯粉)

“You need nothing else, but only the sweet potato for this. With my quick and easy recipe, it’s definitely a breeze to get it done without hassle.”

Yes, 1-ingredient recipe and less than 1 hour of your precious time, is what you need for the homemade ground sweet potato. This sweet potato powder is, basically, great to add into cake baking, bread making, kueh (chinese cake), snacks, and hot beverages. Yes, anything you like it with sweet potato. Oh, my favorite hot beverage, Sweet Potato “Latte” (Steaming hot milk with sweet potato powder). :)

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Easy Homemade Blueberry Chia Seed Jam

“Authentic and guaranteed freshness. This awesome homemade blueberry jam will definitely blow you away!”

Yes, this is. This is the easiest way to make your own fruit jam. Nothing fanciful, instead. Just for the freshness and goodness here. You might wonder why sugar if it’s healthier homemade jam. Low pectin fruits like blueberries, need it. Yes, you could either add the store bought commercial pectin from baking supplies stores, or add sugar, to preserve the jam in a more natural way. I choose the later, but all, I used towards healthier version of sugar which is the black sugar.

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My Valentine’s All-Day Breakfast

“Romantic coffee pancakes with smoked salmon, cheesy scrambled egg & flowers.”

Valentine’s Day is always romantic. Though we hope that everyday is just as great as the festive day itself, but who doesn’t wish it to be a little more special and memorable, and simply to mark the day.

If cooking dinner is not for you, you want to be brought to romantic candle-lit dinner, don’t you? Still, wish to do something for your loved one, how about a fanciful breakfast yo kick start your romantic day?

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Ee Mee Dry (干捞伊面)

“It’s not stir-fried noodle, it’s noodle dry where you mix the sides and sauce into blanched noodles.”

Making the Ee Mee its dry way is just to prevent the noodle from getting too soggy and greasy. I personally thought the dish taste more subtly, too. It wasn’t overly saltish. Loved it so much.

And of course, for spicy food lover, bring on the sambal chili! Yes, just add it in.

Serves 2-3
Ingredients
120g of dried Ee Mee (Yee Mien, Cantonese egg noodle, 伊面), soaked in hot water
1/4 of cabbage, diced
3-4 stalks of Kai Lan (or Chye Sim), chopped
100g of chicken, diced
2-3 pcs of crab sticks, diced
6-8 pcs of prawn, shelled

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