Thursday, January 31, 2013

*CREAMLESS" Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Step 1: Prep your ingredients

  • Remove leaves and stems of  one head of cauliflower. Cut into equal size pieces.
  • Dice onions and garlic cloves
  • Slice mushrooms

  • Melt soft margarine and add onion and garlic
  • Sauté till aromatic on med-low heat
  • Add cauliflowers and stir till all the ingredients are coated with the soft margarine            

Step 3: Simmer

  • Add in broth (vegetable broth works, too) and bring to a boil  
  • Simmer on low-heat for about 20 min
  • When make sure the cauliflower is softly cooked, season with salt and pepper, toss in mushroom slices and cover the lid for about 10 min till the soup has cooled and mushroom slices are cooked
Step 4: Blend  purée till  smooth          

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Mysterious Green Smoothie

Ingredients (Yield: 1 serving):

1/2 Banana
1/3 Cup of Cucumber (about same size chuck as the banana)
1/4 Apple
1    Cup Spinach
1/2 Cup Orange Juice
1/2 Cup Yogurt


Turn on the blender and blend, blend, blend~

I'm always scared to try any green-colored smoothie, but this recipe I pull together taste delicious! Diversify the flavor by substitute the orange juice with any fruit juice. You can also use yogurt of any flavor. In this recipe, I used fermented almond curd (a yogurt substitute . The vitamin C from fruit juice and spinach combined is a good source of iron. Love it, especially refreshing after gym :)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Steamed Custard Puddings

Steamed Custard Puddings:

  • 2 eggs at room temp.
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  • Turn on the steamer
  • dissolve sugar in milk and water mixture
  • beat the eggs and add liquid mixture
  • divide the mixture into 4 small cups (approx. the size of muffin tins, do no over-fill)
  • once start to see steam, reduce to medium heat ("4" on my stove setting) and steam for about 8-10 min

Ta-da! you have these cute pale-yellow colored pudding that doesn't taste too sweet, but satisfy your craving for desserts. The light, fluffy texture is so addictive~ Top with anything you like to decorate them <3

Woof...can I have some, too?

Recipe adapted from:

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Seafood Crispy Bites

Photo: Seafood crispy bites~

Seafood Crispy Bites:

  • puffy pastry sheet
  • seafood mix
  • tomato
  • fresh basil, chopped
  • garlic paste
  • Add olive oil to the pan 
  • Sauté seafood till translucent
  • Add diced tomato, chopped basil and garlic all at once
  • Sauté till seafood is cooked
  • wrap the cooked seafood in 2'' by 2'' puffy pastry squares
  • bake at 350F for around 15 min
These are perfect for appetizers, side dish or served as a quick treat! The pastry is fluffy but the seafood is juicy. Enjoy :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Stuffed Tofu Pockets-Vegetarian Variation #1

  • Slice open tofu pockets, remove the inside and reserve for later
  • finely chop carrots and celery

  • Add soft-boiled taro chunks with the inside of the tofu

  • Add Olive oil mayonnaise and mix well

  • Stuff it all in~

  • Completes the nutritious lunch with vegetables and rice
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds for decoration :)