All posts by PatriCa BB 雪冰

Hello! My name is PatriCa(雪冰). I love food. Cooking is my passion, and it's all about sharing. I want my loved ones to enjoy healthy home-cooked meals. So, that includes you! Come join me on My Wok Life FaceBook, Instagram & Twitter. Feel free to comment, PM or email me at mywoklife@gmail.com.

French Toast with Honey

“Makes breakfast/ tea break a wonderful moment.”

I always make this for tea time or when I can’t finish the loaf of bread purchased more than 3 days (it’s harden and not so nice to eat it plain).

One could easily swipe away 4 slices of toast made with this simply-easy recipe. I could at least eat 3 slices at one go, no joke. Milk bread, honey, and berries, I considered this dish as healthy snack and good breakfast.

As for weight-watcher like myself, snacking 2 slices of toasts with berries and 1 spoonful of maple syrup (30g) at about 300 kcal seems a little too “heavy”. So, I prefer eating only the toasts and berries without syrup. This helps me to save 90 kcal. If go with choice of light bread (low-fat), it’ll save you another 7 kcal. If just the toasts by itself counts about 183 kcal. read more

Mango Smoothie with Fresh Mango in Glass


“Healthy smoothie treats for everyone!”

This is a very simple homemade smoothie which doesn’t even need a blender to do the mixing. By all mean, go ahead with a blender, if it’s easier for you. The consistency between using a fork and into a blender differs a little. The later certainly yields more refine and smoother consistency.

This dessert takes less than 10 min to make 2 glasses.

Serves 2 large glasses
Ingredients:
2 honey mangoes, chilled and peeled
1 cup of plain yogurt (low-fat)
2 tablespoons of breakfast cereal (eg honey stars or cornflakes), lightly crushed
2 tablespoons of honey
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Stir-fried Broccoli with Vegetarian Mock Abalone

“Vegetarian dinner at home”

Yesterday was Chinese Lunar Fifteenth. We tried to keep Lunar First and Fifteenth of the month as vegetarian days.

Since I had broccoli in the refrigerator, I just bought a packet of vegetarian mock abalone steak from the vegetarian shop along the way home from work. I remembered first seeing this mock abalone at a grocery store (which also sells vegetarian products) in Bishan wet market. Unlike those canned fried-gluten mock abalone and the one made of oyster mushrooms, this vacuum-packed vegetarian abalone steak caught my eyes by its outlook, resembling the actual seafood. It was well recommended by the seller. read more

Low Fat Singapore Laksa

“Instant made ‘low fat’ Laksa with abundance of sides to go along!”

I wanted to cook up a quick meal, Laksa seemed like a good choice. Hadn’t gotten any chance to prepare the ingredients in advance (as I did my marketing of the day during lunch hour), I started to wash and peel the prawns, cut meat into thin slides and soak bean sprout, etc. Set them aside, I boiled a pot of water for making the soup base.

Since I usually did not have much time to cook extensively after work, I used readily packed laksa paste which commonly available in any supermarket (about $1.70 and $2.50 per packet). Guilty as charged, with no excuse, but I truly thought it does come in handy and eases my cooking, at times. :)) read more

Delicious Ham Rolls with Prawns & Vegetables

“Its sweetness and juiciness really whet your appetite”

So delightful to see my recipe creation appear in a popular women’s magazine – Her World (under 10-minute reader recipe column), in Oct 07 issue! It was also kinda sweet to be rewarded with a $150 gift hamper for my contribution. Yes.. :)

This is a simple dish with prawn, meat (ham), vegetable and mushroom, and it was very much likeable by everyone in the household. A tasty and nutritious dish which one would like it even if he/ she doesn’t take any green as the taste of the ham and prawn was over-powering enough to cover up the greens. read more

Thai Style Honey-Glazed Pork Chop

“Its sweetness and ‘lemon grassy’ flavour are just soooo yummy”

I tried this new creation for dinner last evening. Using of the tenderloin part, and I sliced the pork into very thin and small (about 1 cm thick, half the palm-size) pieces as my first trial, to allow quicker cooking. It really was, and so, with just about 25min of baking time, your dish would be up to serve.

However, I reckoned thicker slices for baking or grilling method, if possible. Instead of 1cm thickness, make it 2cm. Reason being, thicker slice tastes more “meaty” and juicier. Yes, my first trial told me. :) read more