Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Oven-Grill Potato and Carrot Wedges

A healthy snack to have..

Serves 2

3 large carrots
3 large potatoes
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon olive oil
pinch of salt and black pepper

  • Preheat grill at medium high heat for 10 minutes
  • Cut carrots and potatoes into wedges
  • Drizzle olive oil on baking tray, spread carrots and potatoes on tray
  • Sprinkle on salt, black pepper and parsley and mix evenly
  • Grill for 15 minutes, take tray out and flip to the opposite sides of wedges
  • Grill for another 10 minutes
  • Serve with mayonnaise or cheese dip
*You may leave the skin on potatoes if you like.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Wholesome Classic Chicken Soup

A favourite during my uni days in the autumn. It was my comfort food during examinations. It is easy to prepare, convenient to eat and very good for the soul.

Serves 5

1 whole chicken (large chunks)
4 stalks carrots
1 bunch celery
1 can Champignons (button mushrooms)

  • Chop carrots and celery into large chunks
  • Boil chicken pieces in a pot of boiling water on high heat for 5 minutes
  • Pour half of the water away and add in fresh boiling water until it covers the chicken is fully
  • Cover pot with lid and cook chicken on medium heat for 30 minutes
  • Add carrots and celery and boil on low heat for 30 minutes
  • Add Champignons and salt to taste
  • Cook for another 15 minutes and serve with steamed rice and freshly cut chilli (optional)
Alternatively, macaroni can be added to the soup if it is preferred over rice.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Deli Roast Chicken Sandwich


Sandwhich slices
Roast chicken *leftover (shredded)
Cheese slices
Rocket leaves
Tomato (sliced)
Black pepper

  • Squeeze mayonaise onto a slice of bread
  • Spread ingredients layer by layer - cheese -> tomato -> chicken -> rocket
  • Secure layers with drizzle of mayonaise in between layers
  • Dash of pepper and squeeze mayonaise over rocket
  • Cover with another slice of bread and serve

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Stir Fry Lady Finger in Chilli Padi

Serves 3 to 5

500g lady finger (okra)
3 to 5 Chilli padi (chopped, adjust to hotness)
30g dried shrimps (washed and soaked, retain soaked water)
1 teaspoon of canola oil
2 gloves of garlic (chopped)

Dash of salt

  • Heat oil in a thick-based metal pan.
  • Add dried shrimp and fried till crispy
  • Add chopped garlic and chilli.
  • Add lady finger
  • Stir fry everything.
  • Dash of salt to taste

Monday, July 27, 2009

Crispy Fried Chicken

Serves 1

1 or 2 drumstick or thigh meat (boneless)
5 tablespoons canola oil

KFC flour or Asian style fried flavouring flour
Dash of salt

  • Heat oil in a thick-based metal pan.
  • Sprinkle chicken with salt.
  • Coat chicken thoroughly with Asian flour.
  • Shallow pan fried chicken until golden brown.
  • Serve whole or cut into strips.


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