“It’s more than just tasty……”
“It’s more than just tasty……”
We don’t usually show up in an invitation or event empty handed, but finding the right gift for your gracious host can be quite a task, especially if you are not really know him/her well enough. There are plenty of good options out there, and there is something that will never go wrong, flowers. Yes, even if the invitation comes from a male (a nice pot would be good!).
For the same good reason, I brought a beautiful bouquet of flowers, carefully picked and customized according to my descriptions and purpose brought across to Flora Garage Singapore. I knew I wouldn’t need to worry and spend too much time in choosing the bouquets from the vast catalogue in their website. The florist will advise and help to arrange a special posy most suitable for my occasion.
Yes, mummy Soh was delighted when she received the flowers during our home dining event. Thanks to Flora Garage Singapore.
Next time, when you need a hostess gift in a pinch, I am sure these seasonal picks will show your gratitude, by lots.
P/S: A brand new food program, Home Dining, starting on 29 Aug, Wednesday, 8pm, on Channel 8. Together with a group of foodie/ blogger friends, we will show up as the guests to one of the featured home dining in the first episode. Do support me!
An express way to put two of my favorite rice dishes into one. Not that I am lazy, just trying to be efficient. 😬
1 cup of rice grain
2 cups of Japanese short grain rice
3 cups of coconut milk
2 teaspoons of turmeric powder
1 thick slice of ginger
1 teaspoon of salt
Pinch of sugar
4 screwpine leaves (pandan leaves), tied into knot
Cook your rice as usual in rice cooker. Instead of water, add in coconut milk. Stir in turmeric powder, salt and sugar. Place ginger and pandan leaf in the rice pot. Cook rice in cooker.
A serving of my turmeric coconut rice for a Nasi lemak dinner counts about 500kcal.
Tips: Get the instant Japanese rice which doesn’t need to soak for hours. If not, just follow the direction on its packaging to cook it.
* May use fresh turmeric. Mince it.
Like how we live in this modern and action-packed world, most of us have to juggle between work and life. Hence, it has increasingly become a challenge to enjoy a nutritious meal at home. With people today preferring more inventive food options that allow them to get hands-on and creative with their meals, wraps are gaining popularity as “the choice” of nutritious convenience food.
Constantly innovating to encourage creativity in food preparation, Mission Foods has launched a new Supersoft formula to its best-seller – the Original Wrap wraps. The Supersoft wrap is softer, more flexible, and has a buttery mouthfeel for a wholesome meal experience. Better now, this super soft wrap can be served as warm or cold wrap, and still remain soft.
Other than fixing quick meals to enjoy at home, I find wrapping our food to go is also the easiest way. I would prepare the food the night before, keep in the fridge, and pack to go for work, to enjoy as breakfast and lunch, it’s absolutely no hassle.
Here’s my quick and delicious wholesome recipe. Not only does it look appealing, the colorful ingredients in it bring out the most nutrients of it. :)
A serving of my prawn wrap pinwheels counts about 250kcal.
Tips: Shredded dried scallop in XO sauce in bottles can be found off the shelves at major supermarkets.
Peach Gum not only making the soup look more beautiful, it’s definitely heathy and full of nutritional goodness.
What is Peach Gum?
Peach gum is a natural resin secreted from the peach tree, formed in amber like crystals on the tree. Peach gum is pure plant base, it has soft & silky consistency, and will turn pale & translucent with long cooking.
What so great about having Peach Gum?
Not only consuming bird nest or fish maw help us to achieve better and more elastic skin & complexion, this peach gum (or peach resin) does the same with its richness in collagen, amino acid and fiber, and more. Peach gum also helps to achieve better digestive and cardiovascular systems. The best part is, peach gum is less expensive to consume regularly.
Similarly, there are different grades of peach gum. Try getting those with less impurities for better quality. Having said that, some black colored impurities are to be expected no matter what. Simply soak the peach gum in clear water for at least 5 hours, or overnight, to remove any black impurities. Also expect the peach gum to expand and soften.
Weather is getting hotter now, quick cook this to nourish yourself!
1 bowl of my snow fungus, papaya and peach gum sweet soup counts about 120kcal.
Tips: Adding of sweet sand bitter apricot kernels is a personal choice as I like the crunch adding to these soft gluey ingredients. These nutty goodness also helps to nourish lungs and heal coughing.
“Weight loss is just so simple”
Simple diet, for an effective weight loss
When it comes to eating greasy foods, it’s best suited to this. This refreshing salad dish was indeed made for my grilled ribs.
A serving of cucumber salad counts about 50kcal.
Tips: Dice the onion into smaller piece will be easier to eliminate its pungency after marination.
*Use Japanese cucumbers, if preferred.
“The simplest & tastiest way to fix an impressive dinner meal”
I was too engrossed in watching Hong Kong drama series. No time to spend in the kitchen, but I have my easiest “long hour” pork rib recipe to hide my obsession with the TV.
Simply marinate the ribs, bake it for long hours where I would get all my time to continue with my tv program while waiting for the ribs to cook. When it’s done, no one would ever doubt me for not doing my job in fixing up a delectable dinner! :D
1 full slab of pork spare ribs (about 8-10 ribs, 1-1.2kg)
A serving of my baked ribs counts about 300kcal.
Tips: Caribbean Jerk seasoning spice is a bottle of ready mixed spices, available at major supermarkets eg NTUC Finest. I used McCormick brand for this. No worries if you can’t find it, it’s a blend of red and black pepper, thyme and allspice. Mild hot flavor.
* All purpose seasoning herbs are a blend of onion, black pepper, garlic, parsley, celery seed, tomato powder, basil, thyme, oregano, sage and coriander. I used organic version, bought from online store.
* It’s not necessary to remove the membrane at the back of the ribs. The slab will stay intact better than without the thin layer.
* If you would like to retain the sauce, pour it out and set aside before proceeding with Step (3).
“Hainanese pork chop dish should be submerged in less viscous till almost diluted sauce. So, you do not need to thicken it with corn starch slurry.”
This is my version of Hainanese pork chop, and here’s my recipe for you. Taste guaranteed!
1 large potato, wedged
*Hainanese pork chop dish usually added with fried potato. I chose pineapple instead. It’s up to you!
A serving of my Hainanese pork chop counts about 450kcal.