Monday, 29 April 2013

With Love from Dear Hubby - Onions Cheese Omelette using Happy Call Pan (Meatless Recipe)


Hubby suddenly offered to cook omelette for us for dinner. I was  grinning from ear to ear!  Why not?  I immediately offered to assist him - to be his photographer! Hehehe.....  Well, guess what?  The end result was ....... above average!  We had it with chicken curry and stir fried vegetables.  Our children enjoyed it too.  It was indeed a very satisfying dinner coupled with dad's and  dear hubby's love!  
Now, here's the recipe from the man of the house!

Ingredients :
- 6 eggs
- 2 big onions (sliced)
- 1 tbsp dried shrimps (washed, soaked and roughly chopped)
- 1 pc Cheddar cheese (cut into small pieces)

Seasonings : (to taste)
- salt
- pepper
- soy sauce

- 1 tsp butter 

Method :
1)  Break all the eggs and mix it with salt, pepper and cheese.
2)  Heat Happy Call Pan with 1 tsp butter.  Saute onions and dried shrimps until aromatic.
3)  Pour the mixture of beaten eggs into the pan.  
4)  Close the lid and let it cook until the egg is 80% set.
5)  Turn the Happy Call Pan to cook the other side until golden brownish.
6)  Turn off the heat and drizzle some soy sauce on top of the omelette.  Close the lid, turn the Happy Call Pan and let it stand for a while.  Do it on both sides.
7)  Dish up and serve hot.
You can have it with tomato sauce.
With steamed rice
Or even enjoy it as egg sandwich!
It's yummy, isn't it???



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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Simple Pan Fried Eggplant/Aubergine/Brinjal with Fermented Soy Beans (Taucu) - Meatless Recipe

This is a very simple pan fried dish using HappyCall Pan.

Ingredients :
- 2 medium sized brinjals (washed and cut.  Sprinkle some salt onto the pieces of eggplants and set aside)
- red chilies (washed and sliced)
- 3 pips garlic (crushed)
- 1 tbsp taucu 

Seasonings : (to taste)
- salt
- soy sauce
- sugar

Method :
1)  Heat some cooking oil in the Happy Call pan.  Pan fry both sides of all the brinjals until slightly brown.
2)  Dish out and set aside.  
3)  Saute garlic and chilies until aromatic.  
4)  Then, add taucu, sugar and some water.  Mix well and let it simmer for a while.  
5)  Return the brinjals to the pan.  Give it a quick stir.
6)  Dish up and serve hot.
Simple and yummy...



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Sunday, 14 April 2013

Spicy Fragrant Potatoes - Meatless Recipe

This dish follows the recipe of Spicy Fragrant Japanese Pumpkin which I posted earlier.  I just replaced the pumpkin with potatoes.

All the ingredients are very simple and easily available at the market.
- 5 medium-sized potaotes (peeled and cut)
- 3 red chilies (sliced)
- 1 bunch of basil
- 1 thumbsized ginger (crushed)
- 3 pips garlic (crushed)

Seasonings :  (to taste)
- 1/2 tbsp miso
- 1 tsp caramel sauce
- soy sauce
- salt
- sugar

Method :
1)  Heat enough oil in a wok to fry potatoes.  
2)  Fry potatoes until lightly brown.  Dish out and set aside.
3)  Leave some oil in the wok or pan and saute ginger, garlic and sliced chilies until aromatic.
4)  Add the fried potatoes, seasonings and some water.  Stir and mix well.
5)  Let it simmer for about a minute.
6)  Lastly add the basil, mix well and dish up.
This dish is simple and delicious.  Great for those who are looking for a meatless or vegetarian recipe.  Give it a try :)


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Monday, 8 April 2013

Healthy and Nutritious Burdock Root (Gobo, 牛蒡 niúbàng) Chicken Soup


Burdock Root contains a number of medicinal properties that have been used for hundreds of years. Traditionally herbalists all over the world use Burdock Root as a blood purifier. It is the root of the Burdock plant that is harvested for medicinal use.

A recent study showed that Burdock blocked dangerous chemicals from causing damage to cells, suggesting to the possibility that burdock may help decrease the risk of developing cancer from toxic chemicals.
Pls click Herbal Legacy for more info on Burdock.
Burdock Root can be prepared in anyway you like.  If you like it with chicken soup, then this is one simple and nutritious soup you can give it a try.


Ingredients :
- 1 free range chicken (washed, cut and blanched)
- half stick of burdock root (washed and brushed, cut)
- 2 honey dates (washed)
-  some red dates (washed)
-  some Chinese wolfberries or kei qi (washed)
- 4 dried longan (washed)

Method :
1)  In a pot, boil enough water for the soup.
2)  When the water starts to boil, put all the ingredients in.
3)  Boil at high heat for 15 minutes and then reduce the heat to low.
4)  Continue to simmer for about 2 hours.  
5)  Season with sea salt.  Serve hot.

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Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Chinese Violet (Telosma cordata 夜来香) Omelette (Meatless Recipe)


Chinese Violet, Yea Lai Xiang (夜来香) or Telosma Cordata is grown in many parts of tropical Asia not just for its alluring fragrance but also for culinary purposes as well!  Please click http://gardenlab.wordpress.com/2009/03/30/telosma-cordata-%E5%A4%9C%E6%9D%A5%E9%A6%99/ for more info on this Chinese Violet.
I first came to know about this edible flowers when a good friend of mine bought it for me from Ipoh.  She asked me to cook it with egg soup.  Since then, I am hooked to this flowers and I have cooked it in different ways.  I am trying to grow this fantastic plant on my own as I can't find the flowers in KL. 

For a start, here's a Chinese Violet fried with eggs.  There are more varieties of dishes using Chinese Violets in store for you!

Ingredients :
  - half bowl of fresh Chinese Violet (take the flowers only, washed)
- 6 eggs (beaten with salt)
- 1 big onion (finely sliced)
- salt (to taste)
- soy sauce(to taste)
- oil
Method :
1)  Heat oil in a wok.  
2)  Stir fry onions until aromatic.  
3)  Then, add the beaten egg to make an omelette.  Fry both sides of the omelette until fragrant.
4)  Add the fresh Chinese Violets.  Stir and mix well with the omelette.
5)  Turn off the heat and drizzle the soy sauce and give it a quick stir.
6)  Dish up and serve.
This is a very delicious and healthy dish.  Try this if you can get hold of the flowers :)


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