food 4 tots

Power-packed oat bars

  Health expert or nutritionist always stressed that good nutrition starts with breakfast, especially so for children. This is because good nutrition promotes health, and a healthy child learns better.   On occasions where a kid doesn’t have a good breakfast and needs energy to sustain through the day, getting a snack can be an important energy booster for them. But, how can one have a snack that...

Minced fish with tofu (鱼蓉豆腐羹)

Fish and tofu (beancurd) are great source of protein. What will you do if you have both in your fridge? I would have recommended steaming them as it is the easiest and healthiest way of cooking. But what if you or your family members are bored with the usual steamed food? The recipe I am sharing today may just be the alternative solution for you. It gives an interesting twist in the cooking method compared...

How to make muffins

  I have been baking muffins for couple of months. Throughout this trial and error period, I learnt 2 important tips in making muffins which I like to share with you in this post. For those who are first timer at making muffins or those whose muffins are still turning out to be less than (or like mine initially, far from) perfect, the following tips will definitely come in handy in your next attempt.   A)...

Chicken and cordyceps militaris soup (虫草花煲鸡汤)

  It was only in recent years that cordyceps militaris/ chong cao hua (虫草花), a Chinese medicinal herb became increasingly popular among Chinese traditional medicine practitioners, nutritionist, chef, and even homemakers. I was first introduced to it by my mother-in-law recently.   Translated literally into English, it means “worm grass flower”. But it is neither flower nor grass, nor does...

Homemade soybean milk

  Soybean milk (豆水)is a healthy, nutritious,and delicious drink for everyone. It’s also one of my family’s favourite drinks. For convenience, we usually consume those pre-packed ones even though they lack the wholesome freshness in taste. Beggar can’t be choosy, right?   But recently I chanced upon a very informative post written by Dr Leslie Tay of ieatishootipost...

Banana bread

Do you have problems clearing your fully ripen bananas at home? I always have, and don’t know how to deal with them except to gobble them up fast so as not see them go to waste. That was until recently when I chanced upon a wonderful banana bread recipe from Bits of Taste. The recipe and preparation were adapted from a YouTube video which demonstrated how to make this old fashioned banana bread in a...
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