Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Shrimp & Brocolli

1 small carrot finely sliced.

I brocolli.

Do not throw out the stem. Trim off the rough edges and finely slice.

Remove the shell of the shrimp, de-vein and cut into bite size pieces.

Add oil and garlic to wok when the garlic turns golden brown add the carrot and borcolli stem. Fry till soft.

Add the "top" of the brocolli and fry till it starts to change colour.

Add the shrimps.

Fry till the shrimp is 70% cook add 1/2 cupwater, 1 tablespoon Oyster sauce and 1 teaspoon dark soya sauce. Simmer till soft.

Letitia's Verdict: 8/10 ( Her all time favourite)
Mummy's verdict: Simple enough to make. Adults can eat it too.

Baby Pak Choy with Mushroom in Chicken Broth

Baby Pak choy 1 packet.

Remove individual stalks and soak in water for 15 minutes, it has lots of soil.

I usually still trim the ends off.

I box Oyster Mushroom.

Washed and cut the stems out.

Bring water to boil and add dash of salt. Submerge vegetables into the boiling water and boil till leaves change dark shade of green. Remove immediately.

Boil mushrooms in hot water for a couple of minutes till cooked.
Place cooked vegetables and mushroon in a serving dish.

To make the sauce. Bring to boil about 1/2 cup of chicken stock, add 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil and 1 tablespoon corn flour that is pre-mixed with water. Once the stock thickens and turns from cloudy to clear turn of fire and pour over vegetable and mushroom.

Letitia's verdict: 7/10 (she likes the mushroom and loves the sauce, not so crazy about the baby pak choy)
Mummy's verdict: So easy to make, no oily kitchen. I ate all the vegetables.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Braised Beancurd and French beans

You will need 1 small Bean curd and french beans (I used half a pack). Finely slice the french beans diagonally and the bean curd into about 1 cm cubes.

Deep fry the bean curd in oil until golden brown. Remove from wok and drain excess oil.

Add garlic to wok and fry till brown.

Add french beans and fry till 90% cooked. It should be translucent.

Add 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce, 1 teaspoon mushroom sauce, 1/2 teaspoon sugar, 2 teaspoon corn flour and water. Mix well.

Add water into the wok with french beans and pour sauce into wok.

When the sauce thickens add the fried bean curd and stir thoroughly.

Let everything simmer for a couple of minutes or until the bean curd has absorbed the sauce.

Ta Da! Scrumptious!

After a 2 week break from eating normal food Letitia is back with a vengeance. Sorry for not updating more often. I have been cooking the same thing everyday because will only eat pasta for the last 2 weeks.

Letitia's verdict: 10/10 (YUM!)
Mummy's verdict: It's good that she is finally back to normal. Easy to make but the kitchen gets really oily. But its really yummy.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Letitia's Fried Rice

Carrot shredded, french beans finely chopped and abalone mushroom. But you can use any vegetables you want.

Mince beef or another other meat.

Oil, Salt (depends on how salty you want it to be and how much fried rice you making) and garlic in the wok.

Add minced meat after garlic is brown.

Fry till meat is cooked.

Add vegetables and fry till vegetables are cooked.

Add cooked rice that is cooled. Or your Fried rice will be sticky and lumpy.

Stir thoroughly.


Letitia's verdict: 9/10
Mummy's verdict: She has not been eating so I am kind of desperate. She ate 90% of it. So that is enough to make me happy. ;-P

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Baby Beef Stew

2 small potatoes diced.

1 carrot diced.

1/4 small Cabbage chopped.

1/2 a small broccoli chopped.

Mince beef.

Add stock to the pot, throw all the ingredients into the boiling stock. Except the broccoli. Boil till soft. Should take about 30 mins at low heat.

When everything is soft and mushy, throw in broccoli and simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes.

Done! Should not require much chewing to eat.....I served it with corn bread.

Letitia's verdict: 8.5/10 (she has been sick for the last 4 days will not eat anything but she ate this all of it.)
Mummy's verdict: Finally something that she will eat. She has been living on chicken wings, sausages and waffles for the last 4 days!!!!

Vegetable & Meat stock

Carrots, Corn, Leeks and Mushrooms.

Pork. Throw everything into large pot and boil for 3 hours.

Cool and pour into containers.

Freeze! Makes 6 feeds.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Fish Porridge

Boil frozen stock in a pot.

Slice ginger into thin strips.

1/2 a leek, slice finely diagonally.

Throw ginger and leek into stock with 1/2 cup of rice.

Cook at low heat till rice is 90% cooked.

Add sliced fish fillet and simmer till fish is cooked.

Add green leafy vegetables, stir and serve.

Fish porridge. Once the fish is cooked you can use the back of a spoon to break it up.

Letitia's verdict: 9/10 (she was licking the bowl)
Mummy's verdict: Must add the ginger and leek this is to counter balance the taste and smell of the fish unless your fish is really really fresh. Time taken 25 mins.