Wedang Jahe & Serai or Hot Ginger & Lemongrass drinks

All three of Us have been feeling under the weather lately and the haze around Singapore makes it getting worse. Whenever I feel sick, this hot drink recipe always soothe me. Its relax and warm the body. It’s also reminds me of the drinks I always had every time I finished a Spa session ( OH I need that too)

Ingredients

  • 200 gr ginger peeled and bruised
  • 2 lemon grass bruised
  • 1 gula melaka ( palm sugar ) about 100 gr
  • 500 ml water

Directions

  1. Put all ingredients in a pot, bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Turn of heat and place into two cups and serve immediately

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Cap Chay or Mixed Veggies Stir Fry

Cap chay is a Chinese dish that means Mixed veggies stir fry. This dish is very popular and its a must order food if you go to Chinese restaurant in Indonesia . I grew up with this dish, I think its the easiest way for my Mom to made me eat veggies. It’s very tasty, colourful, healthy and easy to make. Best to eat with steamed white rice.

You can put any veggies you like and add chicken or seafood such as squid or prawns for your liking if you want more merrier taste.

Cap Chay

Ingredients

  • 1 Carrot  sliced
  • 1 small bunch cauliflower
  • 100 gr Green beans
  • 100 gr baby corns sliced
  • 200 gr Bok Choi
  • 100 gr Shitake Mushrooms sliced
  • 100 gr fishball
  • 1 small onion slice
  • 2 cloves of garlics minced
  • 5 cm of ginger minced
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp corn starch disolved with 2 tbsp of water.
  • 1 cup chicken stock/ water
  • Salt & paper to taste

Directions

  1. Heat up veggies oil in a wok. Add the Onion first, wait until it become translucent and add the garlic & ginger, fry until their fragrant.
  2. Add carrots, green beans, baby corns, Shitake mushrooms Saute until they are soft, and add oyster sauce and soy sauce. Lastly add the fishballs and stir fry for few minutes.
  3. Drizzle the sesame oil to add more flavour
  4. Add chicken stock or water, and let it simmer for a while.
  5. Add the corn starch mixture, and stir until the gravy is thickened
  6. Remove from the heat and put on serving plate. Best serve while its hot with steam rice.
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Cap Chay

Full filling Kale Omelette

When it comes to breakfast, I usually want to eat something light. I can not eat heavy food after long break from sleep. The problem is if I eat light breakfast, by mid morning my stomach already scream for food , and that is not good. One of my favourites fulfilling  breakfast recipe is Kale Omelette with feta cheese. Super easy and quick to make. You can replace the Kale & feta with any veggies and cheese of your choice, but whenever I have the option of Kale in the fridge, I always go for it. Why? it’s full of Vitamin A & C, has powerful antioxidant, and also calcium! talking about full and complete breakfast folks!

Kale Feta Omelette

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 bunch of Kale ( remove the stems and chop to small pieces)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 7 small cubes of feta cheese

Directions :

  • Whisk eggs with garlic powder
  • Sauté the chop Kales with olive oil on medium heat about 1 minutes
  • Pour the egg mixture wait 1 minutes,  add the crumble feta cheese and ease the edge of the egg and flip to cook the other side.
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Kale Feta Omelette

Easy and Pretty Caprese Sliders

You’re invited to a party, and it’s a pot luck! The moment I received the invitation, I didn’t want to bring something ordinary or take out. However, between house chores and one active toddler, I absolutely didn’t have the energy to make something complicated. So, what to do? My fingers click to Pinterest automatically and stop at this Caprese sliders recipe. They are quick, easy, yummy and pretty too! All you need are cherry tomatoes, basil, mozzarella balls, tooth picks and balsamic vinegar. Voila! …

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Hearty Oatmeal Pancake

Who doesn’t love pancakes for breakfast?  It’s a sign of weekend or holiday if pancakes serve for breakfast. Since my family love them so much, I tried to find a healthier version of pancakes. Thank goodness, I found this great recipe from hotchocolatehits These oatmeal pancakes were easy to make,  fluffy & healthy  cause they consist oatmeal & yoghurt! to make it more healthier I skip the choco chunks and replace them with blueberries and bananas as toppings.  Made them on one weekend morning, and boom! the plate was clean immediately!

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