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Nutritious Peanut Soup

March 6, 2008

Peanuts are a rich source of protein. Its nutritional value is equivalent to meat and egg protein for human growth and health. I like to use it for making soup.

Ingredients:

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*70 gms raw Shandong peanuts without skin.

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*70 gms raw peanuts with skin
*200g of pork ribs
*800ml of water
*salt to taste

Methods:

1. Bring water to boil in a pot. Then pour it to the slow cooker.
2. Put in pork ribs and both type of peanuts. Cook it under automatic mode.
3. Let it simmer for at least 5 hours. Add salt to taste before serving.

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You can see that Shandong peanuts are larger than the common peanuts. Both are available in Tesco Hypermarket.

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Black Dates & Longan Tea

February 27, 2008

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Black dates and longan tea is a nourishing drink with natural sweetness. When both of the ingredients combined, it’s effective in fighting against anemia and fatigue, and boosting energy levels. Or in other words, they are good in building blood and regenerating Qi.

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Black date is rich in iron. It has a pleasant taste and high nutritional value, and is often used to disguise unpalatable prescriptions. It is recognized as valuable medicinal herb.

Dried longan helps to improve blood circulation, improve heart efficiency and reduce stress and tension.

Ingredients:
12 red dates, washed and pitted
10 dried longans, washed
5 cups of water

Method:

1. Boil and simmer ingredients in 5 cups of water for 45 minutes until the liquid is fragrant and tasty.
2. Serve warm.

ABC Soup

February 25, 2008

How to make ABC soup? Just follow the steps below to get a big bowl of delicious ABC soup.

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Ingredients:

1 medium sized carrots, peeled and cubed
1 medium sized potato, peeled and cubed
1 medium sized tomato, washed and sliced
1 onion, quartered
200g of pork ribs
800ml of water
salt & pepper to taste

Methods:

1. Bring water to boil in a pot. Then pour it to the slow cooker.
2. Put in pork ribs, carrot, potato, tomato and onion. Cook it under automatic mode.
3. Let it simmer for 4 to 5 hours. Add salt and pepper to taste before serving.

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CNY Peanut Cookies

February 2, 2008

I joined my parents to make our CNY peanut cookies during the Thaipusam holiday. Yes, don’t be surprise, my dad always helping my mum making cookies before CNY. We make it for our family members, not for sale, hehe…Mum prepared 1.2kg roasted peanuts, 1.2kg wheat flour, 1.2kg icing sugar, about 2kg “Knife” ground nuts cooking oil, and 3 egg yolks.

To prepare the peanuts, mum saute the peanuts (just the peanuts, no oil) in a wok under low fire. Continue to saute it non-stop to prevent the peanuts from over-roasted. This will ensure to get a nicely colored peanut cookies. Saute till the peanuts turn crunchy. Let it cool down and remove the skin. Blend the peanuts into powder, and pour it into a big container to mixed well with flour and icing sugar. When everything is mixed well, add peanut oil and knead until even.

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This is how it looks after mixing the peanut powder, flour, icing sugar, and ground nut cooking oil.

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The cookies are ready for baking now.

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Our home made cookies are ready, tada….

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Let it cool down before storing into an air tight container.

Home Cooked Fragrant Rice Set

January 13, 2008

Nasi lemak is very delicious, but it’s not a healthy food. As a nasi lemak fans, I have been thinking for a while to cook my own fragrant rice set to replace my favourite nasi lemak. Tada….here it is, quite successful, right?

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With all the nasi lemak ingredients like asam prawns, deep fried crispy anchovies, baked ground nuts, fresh cucumber slices, hard boiled eggs (omega-3), and most importantly the sambal, my fragrant rice taste marvelous. Hehe 🙂

Fragrant rice (for 4 persons):
2 and a half cup of rice
1 teaspoon of salt
6 pandan leaves, tie into 3 knots with 2 pandan leaves each
4 thin slices of ginger
Enough water

Sambal paste consists of onions, belacan, fresh red chilies, dried chilies, garlics, lemon grass – blended and saute with sliced onions and added with tamarind juice, a pitch of salt & sugar, and Maggie anchovy stock granules.