“Eating vegetarian meal can be so interestingly delicious!”
Yesterday, 19th of Lunar September, the day of Guan Yin’s (in Sanskrit words: Avalokiteshvara; Chinese words: 观音) Renunciation, considered an auspicious day for Buddhist.
For me, I prohibited myself from ‘killing’ lives, means meatless diets for the day. It became my another day of vegetarian cooking.
It’s not difficult to trick our taste bud with some mock meat, and have it cooked in a way mimicking the taste of the ‘real stuff’ as close as possible. In fact, it’s very convenient to eat vegetarian dishes and taste or look like the real meat, nowadays, as there are so many artificial/ mock meat and seafood for vegetarian diets sold commercially out there in the market. In Singapore, not only vegetarian shops are selling these raw/ uncooked mock meat and seafood, even supermarkets are selling them, too. Mock meat and mock seafood are mainly made of flour, soy and/ or gluten. Some of these mock meat/ seafood items are made to look and taste almost the same as the real meat.read more
Another ‘sinful’ (but delicious) recipe today, the Asian dessert soup, Bo Bo Cha Cha!
I am surely not a fan of coconut milk based dessert, but not sure why, I was craving for this Bo Bo Cha Cha the other day. Missed the feeling of chewing the super chewy tapioca flour cubes in this dessert soup! I loved having yam cubes and different types of sweet potatoes altogether! So, I cooked it yesterday. Yummy!
Bo Bo Cha Cha (Bubur Cha Cha) dessert soup is an Asian dessert, porpularly sold at hawker centers and food courts in Singapore and Malaysia. I heard the original name of Bo Bo Cha Cha in Malay words is, Bubor Cha Cha. Bubur means ‘porridge’, and I guess it was due to its thick consistency of soup base resembling texture of porridge.read more
“Tiny Eggless Almond Cup Cakes, good for your vegetarian diet, perfect as healthy snack for your young ones! And, it is simple to make!”
As you might know, my family and I will be on vegetarian diet on specific days i.e. 1st and 15th of every Lunar calendar month due to religious belief.
Even though we are not a strict vegetarian (we take eggs), but I am happy to learn an eggless cake. That way, we can have better religious vegetarian diet for totally avoiding egg intake, even for my dessert time!read more
“Healthy and Wholesome Vegetables Fried Rice as Vegetarian Meal. It’s Delicious!”
This year, Vesak Day coincides with Lunar First day of May. Raised as a Buddhism devoter, we had no reason not to take vegetarian for the day! Everyone in the family had to follow vegetarian diet on each and every Lunar 1st and 15th of the Lunar month since young. So, for this special occasion, I cooked fried rice, with assorted vegetables and vegetarian (mock) meat. I called it Vegetables fried rice.read more
“Healthy Stir-fried Chinese Spinach aka Yin Choi (Leaf Amaranth) with Goji Berries (Wolfberries). Don’t forget it’s nutritional values!”
If Chinese Spinach does not sound familiar to you. Try read it in Cantonese – Yin Choy, or in Mandarin as Xiàn Cài (苋菜). It’s Amaranth leaves.
This is a well-known ‘baby vegetable’. When baby starts taking solid or semi-solid meal, Chinese Spinach has always been the first vegetable choice to be cooked in porridge. Mince or blend the vegetables, before adding into baby’s porridge cooking.read more
“Vegetarian dish as healthy meal. Cook it for both vegetarian and normal meals are equally good for you!”
Today is Chinese Chu Yi (初一).
We had vegetarian meals for the day, of course.
No time for extensive cooking after work, we had the simplest vegetarian dishes for dinner. This vegetarian dish is one of them, simple but flavoursome, with moderate nutrition contents. Express dinner recipe is always good for working class like you and me.
This dish takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and get cooked.read more
It’s about every food I’ve cooked with heart and loves