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Seaweed Crisps (Air-Fried)

“One of the easiest air fried CNY snacks”

Yes, I considered this the easiest and relatively healthier snack for the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration, adding on to its healthier cooking method, air frying.

This snack could be made in various ways and flavors. No doubt, those added with seasonings taste better, at the same time, less healthy. I reckoned homemade with minimal (better types of) ingredients. Mine? Moderately good, in term of taste and nutritional value, good enough to let your older toddler to enjoy it. :)

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Devil’s Eggs

“Friday, the 13th, devil’s…….. eggs.”

Actually there wasn’t a relationship between Friday, the 13th, and Devil’s eggs. It’s just for fun!

Back to no joke, this egg recipe is great not only to serve on meals, it’s great to serve during tea or a treat during parties. Simple, quick to fix, presentable and delicious. The egg isn’t over-whelming, even to serve and eat on its own, it’s easy on the palate. Thus, nice as munch.

So, Christmas is coming.. Give this a try, to impress your guests.

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Guacamole Light

“Your healthy refreshing version of avocado dips!”

If you are a fan of avocado, you sure will like this version of guacamole. The sour cream honey guacamole. An option for quick snack, simple light lunch or even tea.

Yes, it’s simple, healthy, refreshing and, addictive. :)

And, I wouldn’t stop telling you how great and healthy benefiting avocado is. For both the adults and children. Other than the rich vitamins and mineral it has, it’s also one of the good fats our body needs. Regular consumption of avocado benefits our brain.

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Homemade Satay and Peanut Sauce Recipe

“Simple ingredients, for a good enough hawker treat at home.”

Satay, barbecued chicken on-stick, is one of the famous Singapore/ Malaysia hawker food that everybody loves!

I have always wanted to cook satay at home, but the extended peeling & chopping, blending and long simmering preparation put me off. Only until today, my satays are finally served on the dining table. It was simply for my son. He loved satay, but I was a little skeptical to let my 2.5yo son have much of the stall bought satays. No choice, hubby pressed me to cook it for son. I have to do it. :)

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Chinese New Year Goodies: Air-Fried Crab Stick Crisps

“A ‘copy-cat’ recipe that worth following, giving you healthier new year goodies!”

Obviously I did not create this recipe. I am not the first few to make this snack, too. I was just following the ‘trend’, if you already are making it or have done it many time. For Chinese Lunar New Year celebration, for your own consumption or as gift during new year visits. It’s surely healthier (it’s air-fried) for you and your wallet! It’s easy, too!

Yields 1 tub
Ingredients
1 packet of crab (flavored) sticks, 250g
Pinch of sugar
Drizzle of oil

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Silken Smooth Mashed Potato with Homemade Peppery Gravy

“It’s silken smooth, and flavorsome”

This is my mashed potato in super smooth consistency. The secret? No secret… Simply blend the potato instead of just smashing it with fork. :)

As for my peppery sauce, it was simple to cook, and flavorsome to taste, making the mashed potato side a hit on our New Year Eve dinner feast. We all loved it a lot. And since I used only milk to cook the gravy, it might not as smooth texture as using heavy cream. Hence, the alternative is to use chicken stock plus heavy cream, instead of milk ya. But for me, I’ll stick to this leaner recipe for now. :)

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