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Recipes

IMPORTANT NOTES:

This blog covers mainly simple, healthy and practical recipes that are suitable for toddlers. For this, the recommended age is two and half years old and above.

[WARNING: Some of the ingredients and seasonings used in my recipes may not be suitable for kids below two and half years old due to allergy and health issues. So, please use them with extra care and make the necessary adjustments or omit them if needed. The most prudent option is to consult your doctor.)]

 

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ARTICLES
How to deal with picky eaters and mealtime problems

HOW-TO:
How to line a cake tin
How to make “smooth & springy” fish paste
How to remove tofu from the box
How to make muffins
How to make sushi
How to roast cashew nuts
Honey roasted almonds
How to blanch broccoli
How to make shallot oil and fried shallots
How to make pineapple jams (for pineapple rolls)
How to make fish stock
How to make chicken stock
How to make superfast congee
How to make tangzhong/ water roux ((汤种)
How to make fish cookie cutter
How to make basic tomato sauce
How to make fresh pasta
How to make red bean paste

RICE/PORRIDGE:
Orange pilaf
Pumpkin rice (1)
Pumpkin rice (2)
Yam rice
Mushroom rice
Kiddy “mushroom rice”
Indian vegetarian rice
Claypot chicken rice
Super fast meal (超级简单快餐)
Sushi rolls (寿司卷)
Special egg rolls with rice, salmon and spinach
Onigir (rice balls) with salmon and cucumber
Sesame seed rice balls
Millet porridge
Kiddy porridge
Superfast congee
Multigrain congee
Quick congee with grilled salmon

NOODLES/ PASTA:
Homemade pasta
Spaghetti bolognese
Meatballs and pasta – the Jamie Oliver’s way
Broccoli and bow-tie pasta
Pesto pasta
Tuna pasta
Creamy avocado pasta
Italian pasta soup
Pasta with minced meat and dried oysters
No-frying noodles
Stir-fried brown beehoon (rice vermicelli)
Stir-fry udon with prawns
Cold soba noodle salad
Rainbow seafood pasta salad

SALAD:
Cold soba noodle salad
Chinese chicken salad
Rainbow seafood pasta salad
Frozen tofu salad with creamy sesame dressing
Japanese potato salad

SAUCE:
Peanut satay sauce
Peanut sauce
Fine french beans with sesame dressing
Pesto sauce
Basic tomato sauce

SOUP:
Homemade fish stock
Quick and easy fish soup
Apple and white fungus soup
Apple soup
Borlotti beans (花豆) soup
Black beans soup
Burdock root soup (牛蒡玉米胡萝卜汤)
Corn soup
Corn chicken soup
Chicken herbal soup(玉竹鸡汤)
Chicken with cordyceps militaris soup (虫草花煲鸡汤)
Liu wei soup (六味汤)
Green radish and carrot soup (青红罗卜汤)
White fungus and yu zhu soup (银耳玉竹清润汤)
Fen ge herbal soup (粉葛药材汤)
Fresh huai san (淮山) soup
Pumpkin chicken soup
Cream of mushroom soup(1)
Cream of mushroom soup (2)
Cream of pumpkin soup
Corn chowder
Fresh corn soup
Fresh tomato soup
ABC soup
Beancurb seafood soup (豆腐海鲜羹)
Beetroot soup
Simple asparagus soup

BOILING:
Homemade dumplings (水饺)
Sui Kow (水饺)- Feature recipe for Rasa Malaysia
Mashed potato with corns
Chicken balls

BLANCHING:
Blanched broccoli
Fine French beans with sesame dressing

STEAMING:
Simply pumpkin
Siew mai (steamed dumplings)
Steamed silky eggs
Steamed meat patties
Steamed minced chicken with mix veg
Steamed minced meat with mix veg
Steamed egg rolls with fish paste
Steamed egg rolls with fish paste (2)
Steamed mashed beancurd and fish paste (老少平安) – 1
Steamed mashed beancurd and fish paste (老少平安) – 2
Steamed chicken with wolfberries and red dates
Steamed lady fingers with chili shrimp sauce
Okra with tomato sauce
Nagaimo with shrimp paste

STEWING/ BRAISING:
Pumpkin and cauliflower stew
Chicken and potato stew
Lentils with pumpkin and tomato
Lentil and vegetable curry
Chicken tikka masala
Loh Han Zhai (罗汉斋)- 1
Loh Han Zhai (罗汉斋)- 2
Braised tofu with corns and cucumbers
Braised chestnut with chicken
Braised Buddha’s hand gourd with mushroom
Braised dried oysters with minced meat (蚝豉松)
Braised taro with dried shrimps
Braised minced pork, potato and carrot

STIR-FRYING:
One-dish meal – Featured recipe for Delicious Asian Food (Hochiak)
Stir-fried cabbage
Stir-fried asparagus with prawn
Asparagus and chicken stir-fry
Stir-fried capsicums and cucumber with stewed veg mutton
Stir-fried pumpkin and cucumber with veg duck
Stir-fried french beans with chicken
Stir-fried fine french beans with mixed vegetables
Stir-fried long beans with tau gua
Stir-fried celery with mixed vegetables
Stir-fried brinjal with minced meat
Shiitake mushrooms stir-fry
Japanese eggplants with sweet and sour sauce
Zucchini with prawns and tomato in sweet chilli sauce
Scrambled eggs with cauliflowers
Scrambled eggs with tomatoes (黄金满屋,鸿运当头)
Fried eggs in tomato sauce
Jiu Hu Char (Stir-fried yambean with shredded dried cuttlefish)
Baked beans with tomatoes and potatoes
Minced fish with tofu
Sweet and sour tofu
Lemongrass chicken
Homemade pork floss

PAN-FRYING/ GRILLING:
Silver fish (银鱼仔)omelette
Simplified Kwai Fa Chee (桂花翅)
Cabbage omelette rolls
Ridge/ sweet gourd (丝瓜)and prawn omelette
Simple omelette
Long bean omelette
Korean vegetarian pancakes
Stuffed gluten balls ((酿面筋卜)
Butterflied butter prawns
Creamy butter prawns
Pan-fried prawn and minced meat patties
Tofu and crabstick patties
Stuffed tofu poks( beancurb puffs)
Pan-fried patties
Fish spinach patties
Chicken and corn patties
Chicken and apple balls with barbecue dip
Salmon cakes
Pan-fried salmon with teriyaki sauce
Cod fish with miso paste (pan-fry)
Zucchini cake
Zucchini cakes – revisit
Teriyaki chicken skew (Yakitori)
Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
Cauliflower paratha
Grilled salmon bones

BAKING (MAIN DISH/ NON DESSERT):
Sticky chicken drumsticks
Teriyaki salmon in a parcel
Baked eggplants with cheese – Feature recipe in Keys Ingredients
Baked eggplants with bolognese sauce
Chicken pie with cheesy mash topping
Honey balsamic chicken drumsticks
Oven baked fries
Oven baked fish fingers
Salmon potato fish cakes
Popcorn chicken
Crispy anchovies
Cauliflower tots

STEAMING (DESSERT/ SNACK):
Steamed pumpkin muffins
Japanese steamed sausage cakes/ mushipans
Steamed chocolate banana muffins
Steamed banana cupcakes
Steamed sweet potato buns
Pumpkin mantao
Wholemeal Pau with Red Bean Filling

BAKING (DESSERT/ SNACK):
Homemade pineapple rolls (pineapple tarts)
– Simple pizza bread
Homemade pizza
Thin crust pizza
Baked donuts
Baked mini chocolate donuts
Raisin and seed rolls (direct method)
Healthy multi-grain bread (sponge dough method)
Italian pesto bread (sponge dough method)
Wholemeal milk buns (sponge dough method)
Taro pumpkin buns (17-hour low temperature pre-ferment dough method)
Apple buns (tangzhong/ water roux method)
Sausage rolls (direct method)
Hot cross buns (sponge dough method)
Simple breadsticks (direct method)
Cheese breadsticks (tangzhong/ water roux method)
Cranberry scones
Raisin scones
Banana bread
Banana walnut cake
Apple muffins
Banana muffins
Blueberry muffins
Blueberry orange muffins
Coconut banana muffins
Double chocolate muffins
Oatmeal banana raisin muffins
Orange date walnut muffins
Orange cranberry wheat germ muffins
Basic butter cake
Lemon cheesecake (non-baked)
Almond butter cookies
Almond cookies
Cheesy cookies
Coconut butter cookies
Cornflake cookies
Gingerbread man cookies
Wholemeal cookies
Peanut cookies
Shortbread cookies
Oatmeal coconut fruit nut cookies
Tamago Boro (egg biscuits)
Gluten-free brown rice, quinoa and seeds crackers
Homemade goldfish crackers
Wholemeal thin crackers
Almond biscotti
Cranberry and pistachio biscotti
Seaweed sesame crackers
Sesame crisps
Almond crisps
Triple chocolate brownies (by Lee Mei of My Cooking Hut)
Homemade snack bars (no bake version)
Power-packed oat bars
Homemade granola
Applesauce granola
Apple flapjacks
Bread and butter pudding
Caramel popcorn
How to roast cashew nuts
Honey roasted almonds
Crispy roasted chickpeas
Over baked fries
Sweet potato crisps
Baked sweet potato fries

DESSERT/ SNACK:
Japanese egg salad sandwiches
Cherry yogurt popsicles
Konnyaku jelly
Avocado with banana dessert
Yogurt with stewed apples and raisins
Stewed apple
Egg in a basket (egg in toast)
Fancy sandwiches with sardine fillings
Wholemeal crepes
Mini fluffy pancakes
Hey! Pancake
Banana pancake
Grandma’s pancakes (aka mommy’s pancakes)
Wholemeal banana chocolate chip pancakes
Oaty fruit crumble
Strawberry crunch
French toast
Steamed sweet potato buns
Longan + lotus seeds + lily bulbs + wolfberries “tong sui”
Sweetened red bean paste with lotus seeds and lily bulbs
Gingko nuts, dried beancurd skin & barley dessert
Purple sweet potatoes tong sui (dessert)
Osmanthus poached pears
Fresh mango pudding

DRINK:
Mango lassi
Chrysantemum and wolfberry tea
Masala chai (Indian tea)
Barley drink
Water chestnut and bamboo cane drink
Lemongrass pandan drink
Homemade soybean milk
Avocado drink

JAM:
Homemade pineapple jam
Homemade pandan kaya
Homemade applesauce
Homemade peanut butter
Almond chocolate butter
Pumpkin puree
Red bean paste

103 Comments

  1. tia says:

    i love your blog, keep it up! 🙂

  2. Loves ur blog & photos!! the 1st recipe i tried is ur zucchini cakes!! yum yum!!!

  3. Paik Ling says:

    I’d stumbled upon your blog and it;s the best blog on cooking for toddlers that I’ve ever seen. Thanks soooooooooo much for sharing the recipes for helpless mums like me!!

  4. kaviitha says:

    i was surfing the website for cooking class so that i can learn how to cook!and somehow miraculously i got to your site!if no one told you before,i am going to! You are god sent! Amazing! Thank you so much!!! I am so excited and just want to run out to the nearest supermarket to buy groceries and cook!I have just started writing a blog and i must share about you!Once again,thanks!

    • food-4tots says:

      Kaviitha: I’m so FLATTERED with your super duper wonderful compliments and words of encouragement!!!!!! Hope my recipes will be helpful to you! Looking forward to reading your post in your new blog! Thanks so much for your kind support!!!! 😉

  5. kaviitha says:

    it was only a simple post – you can read it here > http://kaviithakumar.wordpress.com/2010/07/05/grin/

    i am gonna try your recipes and will let you know how it goes.

  6. Astrid says:

    Wowwww… I’m also really thankful that I found this website.. it’s very attractive and all the food look really yummy too. my baby turned 1 year old last week so I can’t wait until he can eat all this food when he’s a bit older perhaps 😀 but your website is already in my bookmark.
    I love the photo and your website design, very2 nice.. are you a food stylish?
    Thanks again!

    • food-4tots says:

      Astrid: Your wonderful compliments make me feel so flattered!! Thanks!!! Yes, you got to KIV my recipes to a later date. I’m just a homemaker. My food styling skill is still far from perfection. LOL! 😉

  7. Connie says:

    Thanks for all the wonderful recipes. There are so many interestng recipes that I can prepare for my 2 boys. I’ve quite a no. of cookbooks on the shelves, but most of them are not easy to prepare and requires a lot of ingredients. I must say, yours is very useful and not too difficult for mommie like me =))

  8. Celine Loo says:

    May i know how to make a butter cookies???

    • food-4tots says:

      Celine Loo: Sorry, I haven’t tried butter cookies before. But I recommend that you give my coconut butter cookies a try. The taste is quite close to butter cookies. 😉

  9. joey says:

    Hi, do u have any recipe for almond cookies?

  10. Adele says:

    Love your website! But do u have any beef recipe to share?

    • food-4tots says:

      Adele: Thanks for your sweet comment. My family doesn’t consume beef due to religious belief. Hence, I don’t have any beef recipe to share in this blog. Sorry about that. Hope you understand. 😉

  11. Ashley says:

    Your blog is great, you know I can’t cook for nuts but with your receipe my kids get to eat healtier food! 🙂

  12. keira says:

    Hi, ca u share a simple fish soup and spinach recipe for my 2 year old…she loves eating clear fish soup wenever she goes to thai rest…bt i dont ve a clue on hw to go abt it.thk you.

  13. Mei says:

    Thks so much for sharing! Your recipes are fantastic! Always look to your blog for my son’s weekend meals now! Look forward to more great recipes from u!

  14. corinne says:

    Hi!
    I so love your site. keep it up! love the simple recipes you posted.
    Thanks for sharing =)

  15. Yixi says:

    Hi just wanna tell you you are a great cook! I have tried a few of ur recipes, and everyone of them was great and accepted by my fussy 21 month old boy! Eg black bean soup, beetroot soup, steam egg, steam meat patty, long bean omelette, chicken potato stew, steam chicken with red dates and wolfberries, okra with tomato sauce and blanched brocolli ! Keep up ur good work! Thank you for sharing!

    • food-4tots says:

      Yixi: Thank you so much for your kind feedback and wonderful compliment! I’m so flattered!! So happy that my recipes suit your little boy’s taste bud. Well done to mommy too! 😉

  16. Yixi says:

    Thank you! Btw I just tried the pumpkin rice tonight. It is so so yummy!! I love it so very much! It tastes so much more wonderful than i imagined! Thank you again for sharing!

  17. ZY says:

    Hi

    Tried your pumpkin rice..whole family including my 1yr+ girl love it!

  18. gin says:

    Chanced upon ur blog and i got hooked looking thru ur recipes and pics! very nicely done! Printed a numbs of recipes hoping to try it asap.
    Thanks for sharing

  19. TK says:

    Amazing recipes with pretty pictures! Very well done!! Gona start getting busy in my kitchen 😉

  20. Jennifer says:

    Dear, what a great blog =D thank you so much for sharing. i will surely recommend you blog in the future. keep up the good work =D

  21. CN says:

    I have tried many of your recipes for my DD and husband. My husband is totally amazed how a cannot-make-it-cook like me can churned out so many delicious meals these days. Thank you for your recipes. Keep up the good work and keep them coming! 🙂

  22. Rach says:

    Am so so so so glad I found your blog, I’m a total failure at cooking and now that I have a 2yr old, I wanna be able to cook delicious n healthy food for her. Thank you so much for your recipes!!

    • food-4tots says:

      Rach: Thanks for your kind compliment. If you start cooking now, I believe you can do it too. I also have zero knowledge in cooking before that. Luckily I have 2 loyal supporters who swallowed all my “failures”. lol! Happy trying!

  23. Lily says:

    Hi! Love your recipes! Thinking of trying out the pineapple tarts. Could u pls advice where i can buy the pastry/dough press from? I could not find it anywhere 🙁 Thanks!

  24. Nikita says:

    Hi, I must admit it’s the best website I’ve ever seen. I’m a big fan of trying new stuff and I’ve a lot of recipe books and almost everyday I browse through different websites. This is really the best!! Thanks a lot for sharing such wonderful recipes:)

  25. Jo Teh says:

    Thanks for writing this amazing blog. We love it. Will be trying them out this weekend.
    Cheers.

  26. SL says:

    Hi, I’ve tried a few of your recipes and it has worked out every time. My family was never disappointed. My hubby recently said “I noticed we are having more home cooked food these days”.

  27. corinne says:

    Hello there,

    I bookmarked your site. Love the no fuss recipes. Thanks for sharing =)

  28. tiang says:

    wish u have a section for recipes for toddlers below 2…don’t know what to cook for my girl, everything seems not so tasty without salt and sugar. ;_(

  29. Jocelyn says:

    Its a loving web and once i chance upon it, i spend an hour going through what i can 🙂

    Had bookmarked your web and cant wait to try out the dishes 🙂 Thanks a lot for sharing ^^

  30. Debbie says:

    Thanks for the wonderful ideas! I’ve been sourcing around for cookbook recipes to spice up my 4 year old boy’s taste buds, and you have great looking mix of food here.. will be heading to the supermarket to get some of the ingredients! 🙂 thanks loads for sharing..

  31. Hema says:

    wow..itz amazing how much variety of food tht u have cooked for your family.It comes so handy to me.My 3 year old daughter is such a picky eater and i guess i found the right website to introduce some new food to her.Keep posting!

  32. GCY says:

    Hi, loves your recipes very much. It’s help me a lot as i no cooking experience at all. I have tried a few of your recipes, thumbs up.

  33. Jun says:

    Do you have any lotusroot recipe?

  34. carol says:

    I’m trying to learn some new dishes to feed my prince. Saw your blog, its awesome. just wondering which recipe is suitable for toddlers aged 13months?

    Keep up the good work!!

    • food-4tots says:

      Carol: Thanks! As I mentioned in my “ABOUT” page, my recipes may not be suitable for kids below two and half years old due to allergy and health issues. So please use them with extra care and make the necessary adjustments.

  35. Karyn says:

    Hi, I love your blog. Please share more recipe ^^

  36. Agnes Quek says:

    今晚煮了妳介绍的南瓜饭-小孩的保健食品
    好吃….可惜我的南瓜丁切的太细幼了..煮后也太軟不成形.
    接下來,想试yam rice…thanks again your recipe.
    😀

  37. Hani says:

    Hello. You have a really good blog!
    the pictures are also very nicely taken.

    I tried your recipe for egg basket toast
    and every single picture posted in ‘steps’ helped in giving me an image of how the egg basket toast should look like.

    its my first try and I had fun
    here’s how it looks like : http://i.imgur.com/dy92v.jpg

    I hope you can see it.
    Thank you very much !
    and uh, do you know how to make pancakes golden brown?
    is it possible to do so using instant pancake mix?

  38. Julia says:

    can I have the link for gingerbreadman.
    from your wite, it links me to pizza.
    I would like to seek your recipe of
    gingerbreadman. thanks

  39. sahidah says:

    I love your blog! The best ever. Thank you, thank you for sharing complete with pictures too. I’m always out of ideas, infact no idea at all what to cook for my 2 years old toddler. Im going to try the steam minced meat and mix veggie soon. >.< i do hope mine will turn out well.

  40. neetu s says:

    hey, i was searching for applesauce recipe and landed on your blog.i loved the recipe and the pics sure look like a treat.waiting to explore more recipes..!

  41. soh says:

    I thought I saw your recipe on mango pudding. But I cannot locate it now. Can you kindly direct me to it please. Thanks!

  42. Ruwani says:

    You have a lovely blog !

  43. vivien says:

    Hi, I really love your blog. The photo taken was great and helpful. Thanks much for sharing… 🙂

  44. Jacqueline says:

    Hi, my toddler is 2.5 yo and a fussy eater. Glad that I found your site and i really love it. Thanks for your recipe & keep it up!

  45. Jennifer says:

    Hi, I love your blog. Thks for sharing your receipes. I am looking for your recipe for the baked mini chocolate donuts but I could not find it on the link. Can you email it me instead? Thks

  46. Evelyn says:

    Hi,

    Got to know about you through a friend. Am happy to browse through all the recipes that you shared. I tried some of the soup recipes already.

    Btw, you mentioned that the recipes is suitable for toddler aged 2 1/2 years old but my LO is turning 2yo next month. Is there any recipes that i should avoid?

  47. Lilian says:

    Hi, I love your recipes. They are easy to follow and practical. My son is going to be four. He only eats meals cooked by me. He doesn’t like to eat outside food, esp deep fried. It sounds super healthy but at times when I don’t have time or energy to cook, he’ll rather just drink milk. I’m now worried when he goes to primary school, what are the snacks and lunches I can prepare for him which are simple and can keep in lunch box for a while. Can you come up with a school meal category? Thanks!

  48. Cheryl says:

    Hi just wanna say thank u for your recipes which are ideal for my young kids. Tried the banana choc cupcakes and it turned out really well! Pls keep this blog going!

    Thanks!
    Cheryl

  49. Sue says:

    I would like to say thank you because your recipe never failed me! And my kids like it very much. I’m so glad that I can bake eventually, from scratch (I never bake before). I hope you can load more baking recipe. TIA

  50. Jane says:

    The recipe is awesome. …can’t wait to try today.

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