food 4 tots

Ridge/ sweet gourd (丝瓜)with prawn omelette

I always try to introduce as many variety of vegetables as possible in my son’s diet so that he has a more balanced diet but it is not an easy job. For instance, cooking ridge/ sweet gourd is a BIG challenge to me because it is not my son’s favourite. My past attempt (eg, braised sweet gourd with bean curb) was not well-accepted at all until I had tried out this cooking method based on my MIL’s...

French toast

I am not a big fan for french toast but eating french toast brings back many fond memories during my childhood days. This is my first attempt and the recipe is modified based on this website. Ingredients:5 slices leftover English breads3 eggs Seasonings:200ml fresh milk1½ tsp sugarPinch of saltDash of cinnamon powder (optional)Butter (for pan-frying)Kaya (idea from this food blogger), peanut butter, fruit...

Pan-fried prawn and minced meat patties

These patties are made by using the remaing ingredients from the dumplings. It turned out to be slightly salty. Therefore, I had made some slight amendment to the original recipe. Ingredients:100g prawns (peeled, deveined, chopped into small chuncks)120g minced meat40g carrot(chopped)80g waterchessnut (chopped)2 eggs (lightly beaten) Seasonings:1½ tbsp oyster sauce1 tsp soya sauce1½ tsp sugar1 tbsp cooking...

Homemade dumplings (水饺)

These dumplings are the so-called “joint-venture” products made by both my hubby and myself. I prepared the ingredients and he wrapped and cooked the dumplings. Ingredients:100g prawns (peeled, deveined, chopped into small chuncks)120g minced meat40g carrot(chopped)80g waterchessnut (chopped)Round-shaped dumpling skinsWater for boiling Seasonings:2 tbsp oyster sauce1 tsp salt1½ tsp sugar1 tbsp...

Stewed apple

Recipes adapted from Children’s Healthy & Fun Cookbook written by Nicola Graimes. 1. Peel and core 4 apples, then chop them into bite-sized pieces.2. Put them into a saucepan and add 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 4 tbsp apple juice and a squeeze of lemon juice.3. Half-cover the pan and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the apples are tender.4. Serve with a fruit muffin or stirred into yogurt.

Yogurt with stewed apples and raisins

This was what I had prepared for my son’s teatime. Ingredients: ¾ cup plain yogurt (170g) 1 tbsp 100% pure New Zealand honey (no water added) 3 tbsp stewed apple Handful of organic black and golden raisins

Pan-fried salmon with teriyaki sauce

Ingredients:400g salmon4 tbsp teriyaki sauce (referred to the picture below)Dash of salt and pepperSqueeze of lemon juice Methods:1. Wash salmon, cut into half. Pat dry.2. Marinate with salt and pepper for 15 mins3. Heat up 1 tbsp oil, grill salmon at medium heat until slighly golden brown, turn to another side to grill. (Be careful not to overcook it as the meat for 80% cooked salmon is very tender and juicy)....

Cream of mushroom soup (1)

Ingredients: 200g fresh button mushrooms (chopped) 1 large white onion (diced) 1 large stalk of celery (diced) 360ml stock (I diluted 1 tbsp concentrated chicken stock with water) 300ml fresh milk 30g butter 3 tbsp plain flour Salt and black pepper to taste Methods: 1. Melt butter in a cooking pot. 2. Bake onion until translucent. 3. Lightly brown the mushrooms, then followed by celery 4. Stir in flour and...

Steamed mashed beancurd and fish paste (老少平安) – 2

This is another version for 老少平安. Ingredients: 1 tube of beancurd (for steaming) – 200g 200g fish paste 1 egg (lightly beaten) Seasonings: 1 tsp salt 1 tsp light soya sauce ½ tsp chicken stock granules ½ tbsp sesame oil Dash of pepper 1 tbsp cornflour Bits of fried onion/ garlic oil Spring onions and coriander leaves (for garnishing) Methods: 1. Use fingers to combine all ingredients & seasonings...

Hey! Pancake

“Rrrrrrrriiiiinnnngggg…WHACK! Shhhhhhh, alarm clock. ………Why get up, for goodness’ sake?……..Wait…that smell….could it be….? Pancakes!…. I am flap Jack in the hotcake seat. Check out the stack that I’m going to eat. …….Shazzam! It disappears right before your eyes!…….save some for later in a secret place…..”...
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