Oven Roasted Vegetables

I roasted potato, cauliflower, carrot by oven before. I always wanted to try roasting different kinds of vegetables at one time. And I did it today. Preheat oven to  200 Degree C. Prepare vegetables. I chose potato, carrot, cauliflower, broccoli, onion, baby corn, mushroom and cherry tomatoes. Wash them and cut. For potato, carrot, cauliflower…

Bento for Hubby (His First Day at Work)

My husband got a new job. YAY~! And today is his first day to go to work. That also means we cannot have lunch together at home. Since I need to teach in the afternoon or evening, we cannot have dinner together either. He will have his lunch at canteen. So I decided to cook…

Pan-fried Brussel Sprouts

My first try on Brussel sprouts was not bad, so I expected more from them. This time, I tried to fry them with a pan and to make them side dish for steak. Boil Brussel Sprouts in water for 3 mins. Don’t forget to add in some salt in the water before boiling. Rinse them…

Chinese Style Pickled Cucmber

This kind of pickled cucumber is really a perfect choice to go with porridge. And it’s very easy to make too. Because I didn’t want to make too many, I just used 2 medium cucmbers. Cut cucumbers into strips or any shape you like. But better not to be very thin. Put them in a…

Lady Finger (Okra) & Tofu Salad

This is a very simple appetizer. Ingredients: Okra 2 stalk silk tofu 1 small pack 100g sweet cooking wine 1 tsp light soy sauce 1 tsp salt water oil Boil some water. Drizzle in 2 drops oil and 1/2 tsp salt. Boil okra for 4 mins. Cut okra into slices. Place silk tofu in a…

Oven Roasted Cauliflower

This is the first time for me to try to roast cauliflower by oven. Surprisingly it tastes very nice. And it’s very easy to cook too. Cut cauliflower (about 1/4 head of a big one) into small chunks. Or you can just tear it by hand like I do. Put cauliflower pieces into a big…

Pork & Vegetable Pot

My husband had dinner with a friend. Somehow they talked about Spanish Iberico Pork. His friend said this kind of pork is very delicious. And my husband told me immediately after that dinner. Then when we shopping for groceries the other day, he found that Spanish pork in the frozen counter. What a coincidence. So…

Celery & Bacon Stir-fry

I seldom buy local celery, which is the thin type. But I think this stir-fry is a good way to cook local celery. Cut celery and bacon into small bits. Heat a little oil in the pan. Sear bacon bits first. When bacon turns a little brownish, add in celery. Stir fry for 1 minute….

Minced Pork & Eggplant

To me, the best way to cook eggplant is to fry them. And another secret is never add in any water while cook eggplant. My mom cooks eggplant well. My sister told me how to cook eggplant in my mom’s way: fry eggplant with low heat, add in salt or soy sauce and put lid…

Long Bean Stir-fry

I love green and crunchy long beans. And it’s a very simple dish to cook. Wash long beans clean. Cut into medium strips. Boil a pot of hot water. Add in 1 pinch salt and several drops of oil. Add long beans in and boil for 4 mins to make sure they are completely cooked….