“My new adaption for snacks that give the kids the crunch. A ‘cheating’ way, with the simplest ingredients.”
My girl loves Milo banana bread, if you recall my recipe posted 4 years back that she has had my Milo banana sandwich almost everyday. Yes, now that she has reduced the frequency, not by her choice though, it was me wanting her to have varieties breakfast food, and also there were times just not able to have it. Hence, to please her again, I am still using Milo powder, with cheese this time, ‘created’ this crunchy cheese version, instead. Yea, a deceiving creation. What’s changed? Just the cheese… Hahaha :D
“You don’t need to pay restaurant price to get your no-frills ‘restaurant’ pasta”
In order to assemble quick and hassle free dinner, as I had to do up my rum raisin chocolate lava cake for supper, at the same time, I decided to air-fry a pasta dish.
Of course, you may cook this recipe as my usual ‘wok’ way, I just wished to save up the stirring and monitoring time in the cooking process so that I could fix up a supper dessert concurrently. Air-frying my pasta without the need of stir frying and watching out process, I was able to assemble our dinner within 15 minutes, and accomplished the two courses, from preparing to serving, both pasta and lava cake, within a total of 25 minutes.
“Sometimes, just cook and eat a simple, quick and easy vegetable dish is great.”
Did I tell you that I was on strict vegetarian diet for a period? It was on religious purpose. Hence, I eat pure vegetarian meals, without garlic, onion and spring onion, this time.
This was a dish I liked during these days. Easy and pure. Yes, unlike my previous Assorted Asian mushroom recipe, I did not cook this with garlic and ginger. Also, used only 2 kinds of mushrooms, this time.
The sauce in this dish goes perfectly well with steamed white rice.
Not many people like mussel, but this shellfish is very nutritious and low in calorie, in fact.
I liked my mussels to be stirred fried with strong chili and spices usually, but this time, I cooked it light in stew. More on a western style, but I considered it a fusion dish instead. I had it with chili Padi as well. Ha.
Anyway, this recipe yields light soupy dish. The overall flavor was subtle that you almost taste the natural flavor of the mussel flesh as though it’s steamed. So, you should eat the mussel together with its flavorful red wine soup sauce.
This dish was cooked last minute as an add-on side dish to my lesser-than-usual amount of dinner dishes this evening. Hence, I could only cooked with what I had in my refrigerator and things could be found in the kitchen pantry.
Nothing fanciful. It was just a very simple meat balls dish. To make it even easier, I air fried the meat balls instead of frying it on pan. Less oil and healthier, of course. Air frying these meat balls simply makes my job much quicker and simpler.
“Quick-cooking aromatic Kaya jam ready in less than 30 minutes.”
For those who aren’t staying in Singapore, Malaysia or nearby countries, you might not know what is Kaya jam. Kaya, is a sweet & creamy coconut spread made from coconut milk, eggs and sweetened with sugar. It is usually served on toast with butter slice as a great breakfast or tea time snack. It is also great as filling in bao (steamed bun) and cakes. Some Kaya will be flavored with Pandan juice or essence, but I still preferred the traditional brown color type, with just a hint of Pandan flavor instead of making it the strong flavor and in green. It’s just personal personal choice with no special reason.