“Dong Quai” Prawn

“Prawns in simple & quick cooking tonic Dong Quai soup, cook this during rainy or cold night, hearty and healthy.”

Dong Quai (“Dang Gui“, in Mandarin), or its Medical name, Angelica Sinensis, has a unique pleasant sweet taste. This Chinese herb is also known as female ginseng. However, it could be taking by the whole family, including my little boy. :)

Serves 4-5
Ingredients
500g of medium sized whole prawns, trimmed
5-6 thin slices of Dong Quai (当归片)
1 tablespoon of Hua Diao rice wine
1 teaspoon of wolfberries
1 thick slice of ginger, peeled
Pinch of garlic salt
Pinch of brown sugar

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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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Teow Chew Style Fish Head Steamboat (潮州鱼头炉)

“Cook whatever you like even the famous local delicacies you have been enjoying only dining out!”

Hubby was craving for 鱼头炉 (“Yu Tou Lu” popular local Chinese soup dish, fish head pot), but we weren’t out to our favorite stalls for this. He was not feeling too well to go out for dinner after work.

Not to disappoint him, I was happy to cook it at home. Taste was 80% alike outside stalls, as my soup wasn’t as ‘sweet’ as those since no msg added, but homemade pot had the most abundance of ingredients. That’s we called homemade…

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Innovative & Fancy equipment for baking pizzas at home

“California Pizza Stones”

If you are a hard core pizza fan, and if you are thinking about trying your hands in making them too, then hold a minute, there might be a new solution for you. A place like californiapizzastones.com can have almost all your problems resolved as far as pizzas go.

Pizza fans are increasingly looking for new and innovative ways to turn their kitchens into mini-pizza making bakeries. All you need is a baking stone, pizza pan, pizza posts, pizza cutter, pizza rocker or, pizza shovel and a place like californiapizzastones.com could be your one stop shop for all these needs. All the right equipment that you need is now readily available and easily delivered to your door steps through these websites. Not just that, they are offering you quality things. And yes, how we can forget, they are also offering you handmade pickling crocks, now you say.

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(Air-Fried) Chicken Veggie Nuggets (for Toddlers)

“It’s not necessary to feed rice or porridge meals to your little one everyday, my all rounder homemade nuggets are great as a meal itself.”

I used air fry method since this was cooked mainly for my little boy. It was not oily, and less heaty, to my belief.

My boy loves it, despite the turmeric spice flavor, which he didn’t mind. I added turmeric powder, not only for liking its bright yellowish colour, I believed the health benefit of having some of these spices in our diet. It’s optimal though, if you do not like this mild Indian spice flavor.

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Easy Mini Orange Peel Raisin Cup Cake

“Quick fixing of mini sponge cup cakes with an instant sponge cake mix from Redman brand”

When you think the birthday treats are over, it’s just coming. The great and simply recipe.

Apologize if I took too long to deliver the post. The baking was simple, just that I was too busy as usual… To an extend that I baked with a great instant mix which I chanced upon on one of my trips to Phoon Huat the other day.. Hey, hey.. Don’t condemn me. Let me elaborate a little…

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