food 4 tots

Fancy sandwiches with sardine fillings

Cookie cutter is my “effective tool” to encourage my son to eat more breads (especially wholemeal) during breakfast time. Among all the shapes, “gingerbread man” is his top pick because he loves the story of “Gingerbread Man”. This recipe is adapted and modified from Novum’s Kitchen Cooking for Kids cookbook. The sardine filling is both my hubby and son’s favourite. Usually I will cook...

Zucchini with prawns and tomato in sweet chilli sauce

“What is zucchini?” “How do I cook it?” I have been asked myself these 2 questions since I started cooking western food. Coming from a typical Chinese family, I have never tried zucchini before. After going through my cookbooks and browsing all online recipes, I just realized that there are so many ways to cook zucchini ie baked, grilled, stir-fry and stew. Below is a recipe adapted and modified from...

Special egg rolls with rice, salmon and spinach

This egg roll is not a pre-planned dish. The idea came to me when I was cooking lunch for both my son and myself on one Saturday afternoon when my hubby was away for his overseas trip. Basically, I just combined some ingredients from my cooked dishes and followed the method in this post. (If you can read chinese, refer to this site). Thus, I didn’t have the exact measurement. You may need to use your own...

Claypot chicken rice

  My weekends are always tied up with the routine “once-a-week” groceries shopping. Last Sunday was even busier. After all the housework and cooking, we have to rush for an appointment. Due to time constraints, I just snapped some quick shots of my chicken rice directly from the claypot. Later on, I only realized that my cooked rice had been fully covered by the ingredients. As we had started eating,...

Brillante Weblog Premio 2008

I would like to thank Alice of Bits of Life (cum Bits of Taste) for giving me this award. I feel so happy as this is my first time receiving such a special award. Brillante Weblog is a prize given to sites and blogs that are smart and brilliant both in their content and design. The purpose of the prize is to promote as many blogs as possible in the blogsphere.Here are the rules to follow:1) When you receive...

Not my usual lunch

This afternoon, I had created a very “fusion” combo for my son and myself.=> Cabbage omelettes + sesame seeds rice balls + stir-fried mushrooms.(However, my son who is a fan of soup, after finishing his meals, said “Mummy, where is today’s soup?” :-[ ) This lunch combo is also great to use as a bento set. Recipes for cabbage omelette rolls and sesame seeds rice ball are adapted and modified from...

Baked eggplants with cheese

This is a VERY VERY simple dish and it is my first attempt for finger food (“tapas”). Ingredients: Eggplants Grated cheese (I used mozellara) Method: 1) Sliced eggplants thinly. Soak them into the salted water to get rid of the bitterness. 2) Pat dry the eggplants with kitchen towels. 3) Cover the baking tray with aluminium foil. 4) Arrange the eggplants on the tray and sprinkle with grated cheese. 5)...

Creamy butter prawns

When my son was first introduced to prawn, he disliked it very much and even spit it out. I just can’t believe that things are so difference now. Prawn has started to gain its popularity in my son’s diet. He can eat as many prawns as we do! This recipe is adapted and modified from Quick and Easy Hawkers’ Fair. Because of my son who can’t eat spicy stuff, I had to omit 2 ingredients: chilli padi and...

Pan-fried patties

These patties are made using the following:a) 50% of the remaining ingredients from this stuffed tofu poks b) 1 egg (lightly beaten)c) Dash of sugar and pepper Methods:a) Heat up a non-stick pan with 1 tbsp oil. Use a piece of kitchen to wipe the pan so that the oil will be spread evenly on the pan.b) When hot, use a laddle to scoop up the mixture and make small batters on the frying pan. Make a few batches....

Stuffed tofu poks (beancurds puff)

This recipe is adapted and modified based on Stuffed Glutten Balls from Quick & Easy Hawkers’ Fair. Instead of using gluten balls, I use tofu poks. I had just bought 10 tofu poks and eventually only utilised 50% of the ingredients. Guess what did I do with the rest of the ingredients? The answer is here. Ingredients:25 tofu poks100g minced meat100g minced prawn paste100g fish paste2 water chessnut (chopped...
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