Thursday, January 17, 2008
As the rain took a rest, i walked, smelling the clean air,
blowing breeze aches the bone.
swimming so calm and gentle.
Keep warm everyone.
Let's wait for the spring, it will be there before we realize
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Lemongrass is a key ingredient in some of south east cooking.
Even we can purchase the ground dry lemongrass from stores,
If unable to find lemongrass, here's a substitute; it makes about 2 teaspoon
I came across this easy lemongrass substitution tip from a cooking book,
6-8 mint leaves
2 tsp lime juice
1/4 tsp granulated sugar
1/4 tsp chopped fresh ginger
Squeeze lime juice in a bowl and add sugar and stir until sugar dissolve. Then add the chopped ginger. Then add the finely chopped mint leave into the bowl.
In most cooking, the roots of lemongrass chopped and grind to used,
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
The preparation takes awhile, since needed grinding of ingredients, but the taste; I like it.
2 stalk lemon grass /serai - ground
1 inch galangal / lengkuas -ground
1 tbsp chopped ginger - ground
2 tbsp chopped garlic - ground
1/2 cup chopped onion - ground
3-4 chillies & 1 small tomato - grind to make a paste
1/4 cup shredded coconut - roasted and ground fine
1/4 cup peanut - roasted and ground
few kafir leaves / limau purut
On the stove, in a heavy pan, add 2 tablespoon of oil, then include chicken and all ingredients from A. Keep stirring as it cooks. Don't forget to add salt to it. When the chicken is all cooked, add ingredient B to it, continue stirring for 5 minutes.
Then ready to enjoy! Serve with rice.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
This is a Malaysian desert with a little twist in it; I mean the color and the longan fruit.
It's an easy to prepare and fast.
The ingredients are:
- agar-agar - 1 pack
- sugar - 1 1/2 cups
- thick coconut milk - 1 cup
- canned longan - 1 can chopped
- water - 5 cups
- yellow food coloring (can be color of your choice)
- After bringing the water to boil, add the agar-agar and let it dissolve in boiling for about 5 to 7 minutes.
- Then add sugar, keep stirring until sugar dissolve.
- Now mix the coconut milk and food coloring.
- Pour the mixture into a tray and let it thicken . It usually takes 2 to 3 hours
- Cut into your favorite shape and serve it.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Yup, like eating at a restaurant or even a fast food.
I do take my children out to eat, but not always... not everyweek.
I surely believe that we have to feed our children the best healthy food.... as we are raising them for their best future.....not only giving them best education is our duty... also providing the right food is our responsiblity. We as an adult... the most important person in our kids life... we are the role model for our kids... first we need to be an example ourselves. WHAT we eat is....what our kids grow up eating. Don't you agree with me??
We might think what eating out could do ....little mistakes today, can damage our body in long run... so does to our children. We all know too much fat is not good for body but why still we need them, the outside food certainly uses so much oil and sodium to make food taste great. We can do the best cooking at home with lesser oil and salt. Isn't it is possible to reduce fried food?
Little things that we do today for our children, would give them better living tomorrow.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
On the other side
cut the pickle
get a tickle.
Let your kid low 5 you, then turn your hand other side. put both your left and rigth pointer together and let your kid pretend cut in the middle with her hand. at the end tikcle your child in tommy. Your child surely will laugh in fun and want it again and again.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Tested and my kids loved it and cleaned the plate.
So I guess for kids to eat their vegetable, presentation of food is important. I prepared and made it to my kids taste and with all the possible colors in food that can be found. Of all, it is very easy to prepare and most of all very healthy.
I totally believe that, kids need to eat from every food group and have the correct portion of food. As we cook for our kids, I feel that it is our responsibility to prepare a good healthy rainbow dish. Then, can give a dessert at the end, it is not necessary for a kid to know what the dessert is. That will make a kid to give a plenty for excuse to finish the greens.....but I to agree for some group of children , you need to say 'if you finish this, then you get your dessert'. So as parents we need to act smart and fast, to judge the situation and keep our children healthy.
Don't you agree with me: "today's healthy children is tomorrow's brain of our country."
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Are you a working mom, and cooking does take up time? Then let's make it fun, get your children to involve, they would surely be excited do it. My girls love to shred, peel and cut the vegetables. Dad can help, too. Even a stay home mom, would like to get their kids learn to cook. Believe me, you child would surely like to do the dishes.
So enjoy preparing food and feed the correct food to your kid.