Friday, September 20, 2013

Wholesome Home Cooked Food

A mean cook, I am not. I only have a limited repertoire of recipes to rely on in cooking. 

Most of my dishes are brewed soups which have all the natural goodness infused in the soup. They are easy to cook especially with today's many useful gadgets such as the thermal pot. Throw all the ingredients into the pot. Let it boil for 10 to 15 minutes. Put the pot in the thermal pot in the morning. Piping hot soup would be ready in the evening.

Watercress soup with pork ribs, red dates and wolf berries. A great cooling soup to beat the heat.

Bitter gourd with pork ribs, crushed peppercorns and generous cloves of garlic.

Another predominant type of dishes is steamed based. Steamed food is simplicity at its best. However it calls for absolute freshness in the ingredients and condiments.

Above are ingredients to be steamed by placing the metal container on top of the rice in the rice cooker minutes before the rice is fully cooked. The ingredients include prawns, salmon, chicken strips dressed up with mushroom, finely chopped fresh dill, drizzle with light soy sauce with dashes of pepper powder and lemon pepper.

Another steamed dish is minced pork with cubes of toufu and century egg, mixed in an whipped egg, seasoned with light soy sauce and dashes of white pepper powder. It is a simple and flavourful dish.

If you are like me, a vegetable lover, we can always stir fry greens like spinach, dou miao, with a clove of crushed garlic, and light soy sauce.

Cooking at home needs not be difficult. The above few dishes are real easy but pack a punch in terms of taste and awesomeness. My dear readers, are you tempted to whip up a cooking storm at home now? 

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