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….

Lotus Root Salad

1, Cut lotus root into slices. Boil them in hot water for about 3-5 mins. 2, Rinse them under cold water and drain them. 3, Heat a pan. Add in 1 tbsp oil. When oil is heat, turn to low heat. 4, Add in chopped garlic, ginger and red chili. Fry till aromatic. 5, Add…

Radish Kimchi

Don’t know why I am so obsessed with spicy kimchi recently. There happens to be a radish in the fridge, so I decide to make radish kimchi by myself. 1. Prepare a radish. Mine is about 250g. Peel it and chop it into small cubes. Place them in a big bowl and sprinkle 1 tablespoon…

Oyster Sauced Shiitake Mushroom & Broccoli

It’s a healthy-looking dish. 🙂 Cut broccoli into small parts. Blanch in water for 3 mins. Then soak in cold water and drain. Heat a pan. Add in some oil. Fry shiitake mushrooms. 2 mins each side. Add in 2 tablespoon stock or water (stock is better). Simmer for 4 or 5 mins or till…

Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts

This is the first time for me to cook brussel sprouts. They do look like baby cabbage. But the taste is different. And this recipe is super easy and simple. I assume it’s healthy too. Wash brussel sprouts under water. And drain them. Trim off the bottom and cut into halves. Put them all in…

Vegetable Soup

Before anything. Yeah! That’s a whole potato in the soup. It’s a rally light and simple soup. And of course, it’s also healthy. Even my husband, a 100% meat lover, falls for this soup. Ingredients (serving for 2) potatoes 2 (peeled) carrot 1  (cut into thick strips) onion 1 (cut into quarters) 1/4 head of…

My Favorite Vegetable Stir-fry

How much do I love this Di San Xian? Hmmm……. If I have to choose one my favorite stir-fry dish, it must be the one. But I have to say it’s not very healthy, since it consumes too much oil. The name Di San Xian (地三鲜)Means 3 fresh vegetables from the earth and which are…