Thursday, 11 July 2013

Refreshing Aloe Vera Barley Drink

This is another simple healthy drink which I used to prepare.  Previously, I had posted a  healthy aloe vera  recipe and my children like it very much.  However, this time it's just a simple and easy but healthy drink suitable for all.

Ingredients :
- 1 cup of cubed aloe vera gel 
- 50g barley (washed)
- honeycomb sugar (to taste)
- some pandan leaves (washed)
- enough water

Method :
1)  Add barley into a medium sized pot filled with water. 
2)  Boil for about 15 minutes. Then lower the heat and let it simmer until barley is soft.
3)  Add honeycomb sugar and pandan leaves.  Continue to simmer for another 10 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved.
4)  Add aloe gel and stir.  Turn off heat.
5)  Serve hot or chilled it before serving.
It's very refreshing especially when served chilled.  Do enjoy :)

 To receive new updates, do LIKE me on FACEBOOK. Thanks! Follow this blog with bloglovin Follow on Bloglovin Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me comments.. I really appreciate all your visits and comments! Have a nice day :)

Friday, 5 July 2013

Fragrant Mixed Spices Salmon

This is another one of my salmon recipes.  This time, I tried to mix spices to this pan-fried salmon.  Different from my usual Sweet Fragrant Rosemary SalmonPan-Fried Salmon with Fennel and Coriander Powder or Simple Pan-Fried Salmon with Dried Basil.  As usual, I used Happy Call Pan too.

Ingredients :
- 2 pcs of salmon fillet (marinated)
- 2 tbsp ginger juice (juiced it from the grated ginger)
- some curry leaves
- some finely chopped lemongrass
- a dash of curry powder
- 3 cardamon pods (buah pelaga)
- soy sauce

- butter (enough for pan fry)

Marinate : (to taste)
- 1 tbsp finely chopped lemongrass
- 1 tbsp grated ginger
- a dash of ground cumin (jintan putih)
- salt

Method :
1)  Marinate the fish for at least 1/2 hour. 
2)  Melt butter in a pan.  Saute some lemongrass, curry leaves and cardamon pods until fragrant.
3)  Add salmon fillets and close the lid (I used Happy Call Pan).  Pan fry until both sides are slightly brown.
4)  Sprinkle some curry powder on both sides.
5)  Turn off the heat.  Season with ginger juice and soy sauce on both sides
6)  Serve hot.
The aroma of ginger and lemongrass is really great!

I'm linking this post to Little Thumbs Up organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY and hosted by Alvin of Chef and Sommelier.

I'm also linking this post to September 2013 Cooking With Herbs Blog Challenge hosted by Lavender and Lovage.

To receive new updates, please LIKE SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL AND HEALTHY LIVING ON FACEBOOK. Thanks!!!
Follow this blog with bloglovin Follow on Bloglovin Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me comments.. I really appreciate all your visits and comments! Have a nice day :)

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Ginger Lemongrass Tea

Haven't been feeling well for the past 2 weeks and at the same time I felt bloated on and off.  It's quite uncomfortable.  Then it crossed my mind that I should make Ginger Lemongrass Tea as this is a very popular natural home remedy for bloating and indigestion.  It is very easy to prepare and delicious too!

Ingredients : (adjust to your taste)
- 16 stalks of lemongrass (take the white stems, washed, slit and crushed)
- 3 thumbsized unpeeled old ginger (washed and crushed)
- some pandan leaves/screwpines (washed and knotted)
- some honeycomb sugar (to taste)
- some lemon juice
- enough water

Method :
1)  Boil all the ingredients (except the pandan leaves and lemon juice) in a pot of water for about 10 minutes.
2)  Then, lower the heat and let it simmer for about 30 minutes.
3)  Add pandan leaves and continue simmer for another 10 minutes.
4)  Serve it with lemon juice.
Note :  For bloating or indigestion, it is advisable to drink it hot.
You can also chill it for a refreshing drink.  
This slice of lemon doesn't look nice because I only realized I need a slice of it for photography after I had squeezed the juice! And it was also the last lemon I had on that day, hehehe...
Do enjoy :)

I'm linking this post to Little Thumbs Up organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY and hosted by Alvin of Chef and Sommelier


I'm also linking this post to September 2013 Cooking With Herbs Blog Challenge hosted by Lavender and Lovage.


To receive new updates, please LIKE SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL AND HEALTHY LIVING ON FACEBOOK. Thanks!!!
Follow this blog with bloglovin Follow on Bloglovin
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me comments.. I really appreciate all your visits and comments! Have a nice day :)