Monday, October 3, 2016
Been a long time since I used a slow cooker to cook tonic soup. Bought this ready packed chicken tonic spices from supermarket. Can get any brand. Instructions on the back of the packet. The different herbal spices. Rinse all the herbs except the bag of spices (looked like tea bag). I used chicken breast (500 gm), removed the skin, washed and blanced them. Throw the water away and refilled with fresh water. Add all the herbal spices. Boiled them for a while and transfer to the slow cooker(See video) Cooked on high for 3 hours or slow/auto for 5 to 6 hours. Finally after 3 horus, my soup is cooked and the whole kitchen filled with nice herbal aroma. Video on step by step on how to cook Chicken Tonic Soup using the slow cooker.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Decided to braise pork spare ribs in the slow cooker. Got some nice looking spare ribs from the wet market, about 500 gm of spare ribs. Mixed with some minced onion, minced garlic and minced ginger. Made a sauce or any BBQ sauce. Marinated overnight. Next morning, I just took the marinated spare ribs from the fridge and throw into the slow cooker. I placed some potatoes and carrots at the bottom of the slow cooker. Cooked on high for about 4 hours. After two hours, I opened the lid and turned the spare ribs over and continue to cook for another two hours (total 4 hours). It was so yummy and easy to cook(the slow cooker do all the cooking), no messy kitchen. Video on step by step on how to braised the spare ribs.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Bought a new Takahi Slow Cooker, I always thought slow cooker are for cooking porridge and soup only, realised we could roast or stew using the slow cooker, hahaha , learn all these from You Tube. Decided to roast/stew chicken using Seah Emperor Herbs Chicken Spices in the slow cooker. The instructions on the back of the packet required steaming the chicken for two and half hours wrapped in the plastic and aluminium foil provided. I did not use the plastic and aluminium foil provided as I was cooking the chicken in the slow cooker. Rub the chicken with spices all over and the inside too. Optional, add mushroom, carrots, chestnuts, etc I placed the carrots, at the bottom of the pot (see video) , then placed the chicken over the carrots. I forgot about my mushroom but added them later part in the cooking. No need to add any water. Covered the pot and cooked high for 4 hours, if auto cooking or low, need about 6 to 8 hours. Do not try to open the lid so often as it might affect the cooking time. I cooked for four hours on high but as I was still busy with my housework, I switched to auto for another half an hour. Some gravy formed in the pot, did not add any water at all. The chicken was so soft and tender that the wings and drumstick fall apart as I was scooping from the pot to the serving bowl. I did some cosmetics and placed all the falling parts and make it presentable hahaha. Was so good and the chicken tasted so soft.
Video on how to prepare and cook the chicken in slow cooker
Monday, September 12, 2016
Cooking more dishes using my electric lunch box. Adding hot water to the base of the box quicken the cooking time by half. Video on how to use the electric lunch box.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Just had a minor surgery, was so glad someone gave us this electric lunch box. Solve my problem of having some home cooked food when family members are not around to help me buy or prepare my meal. Before cooking, steamed fish with spring onion and ginger and some light soya sauce Before cooking, beat one egg with one and half shell of water. It took so long to cook about 45 minutes, by adding hot water in the base of the box instead of room temperature water will quicken the cooking time as I read in some reviews. Will try the next time with hot water. My final product, no messy kitchen.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Bought these frozen ready to cook Begedil from NTUC Supermarket. I simply love begedil, would order these whenever I patronize nasi padang stall. Very useful whenever I am too tired to cook after doing daily chores or running out of ideas on what to cook. Just followed the insructions on the back of the packet. I just popped them into my oven and they were ready after 25 minutes. No messy splatter of oil from all the deep frying. It tasted just like those sold at nasi padang stall. Yummy
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
On 2nd day of Chinese New Year, we had a family gathering at my brother's house and to pray respect to our late parents. We help to contribute to the food pot luck. I prepare some deep fried ready bought spring roll. Fried some sotong balls and prawn balls too. This is how the spring home prawn spring roll looked like. Each packet consists of 6 mini spring rolls, I bought 4 packets of the prawn flavour spring rolls. I also baked some char siew (BBQ pork). I marinated the char siew the night before and in the morning I just popped them in the oven. Took me about 1 hour to prepare and cooked my contribution. I also made some chendol agar agar the night before. Abalone yusheng (see the below video of us tossing the yusheng (no fish but abalone cause of the food poisoning cases of raw fish, we are boycotting raw fish at the moment.) So much food, most cooked by my eldest sister and my sister in law. A family friend of my brother gave him some chocolate in the shape of chinese chess. Oooo so beautiful. Hahaha I choose the king chocolate. Video of us tossing yusheng, noisy but the fun is there. Chinese New Year must have lots of food, noises, laughter and fun.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Today, I cooked Rendang Chicken again using Sheen Instant Rendang Paste, the instructions were behind the packet. Can substitue the coconut shreds with breadcrumbs if you are health conscious. For photography purposes, I arranged the food for one person set hahaha.