Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Baked Potato & Lentils Cutlet


Ingredients:

1. 6 large old potatoes (washed, skin removed and boiled until very soft)
2. 1 cup of yellow lentils (washed, soaked for 24 hours and rinsed)
3. 1 cup of rice flour
4. Sunflower oil
5. Sea-salt
6. 2 stalks of chives (washed and chopped)
7. 2 large eggs

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1. In a large mixing bowl, mash the potatoes.

2. Add all other ingredients and mix thoroughly.

3. Preheat oven at 210C.

4. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

5. Scoop about 2 tablespoons size of potato mixture onto the tray and flatten with the back of spoon. Repeat until tray is filled up.

6. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until golden brown.

7. Allow to cool.

8. Serve as snack.

Bon appétit!


Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Braised Chicken Wings with Tamari

Ingredients:

1. 6 chicken wings (seasoned overnight in the refrigerator with tamari sauce and sea-salt)
2. Sunflower oil
3. 1/4 cup of filtered water

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1. Heat a wok on high heat.

2. Drizzle some sunflower oil.

3. Add the chicken wings and water and turn the heat to low.

4. Cover the wok with a lid.

5. Allow to simmer until the wings are thoroughly cooked.

6. Scoop up onto serving dish.

7. Serve with hot rice.

Bon appétit!


Friday, 8 May 2015

Cashew Milk


Ingredients:

1. 1+ cup of soaked cashews (soak them overnight to get rid of the phytic acid)
I soaked 1kg of cashew nuts. I baked the rest of the nuts.

2. 800ml of filtered water

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1. My soya maker was used to blend this milk. It grounded the cashew nuts and boiled it for about 1/2 hour.

2. You can either choose to sieve the milk or leave it with the fine grounded cashews.

3. Serve it hot.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

A Trip to an Island (Part 3 - Beautiful Skies)


T-Rex in the sky!
A powerful light in the sky.

Rays of Light!

Armageddon at our doorstep.

A spectacular show of lights. 



Wednesday, 22 April 2015

A Trip to an Island (Part 2 - An Excrutiating Reaction & A Trip to the Hill)

On the way to the hotel, I was already feeling a bit unwell. By the time it was night time, I had a full blown attack which had me cringing in severe pain. I couldn't sleep and was in desperation. I swallowed so much medication - antihistamines, IBS medication, anti-nausea medication, reflux medication. By early morning I told my husband we had to go home.

And then I rushed to the bathroom to let everything out. And then again and again.

And then I just slept in exhaustion the whole day. We stayed in.

I still have no idea what triggered the attack.

Hubby went out to buy some rice. I boiled porridge chicken and lettuce iceberg lettuce to calm the intestines and system down. That helped a lot. We didn't go home after all. The trip wasn't ruined!


On the third day, we went out to the Penang Hill. I still wasn't 100% ok, but could trudge along with the guys.

The train!
A panoramic view of part of the island from the hilltop.
Awesome!


















All sorts of owl figurines!




The lane of love where many people express their love for each other and 'lock' it up for eternity.
That was some giant squirrel.
The Penang Hill Post Box which was put up during the reign of Queen Victoria. 

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

A Trip to an Island (Part 1 - The Journey)

Last Wednesday, we went on a short trip to the island called Penang.

You can click on LINK to read more about Penang.





It was a smooth journey as it was a non-school-holiday period.



The Hotel










The 'haunted' corridor! WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! 
The hotel was old but it had a small kitchen where I could reheat my frozen food. Both the hall and room aircons broke down and had to be serviced on the first evening itself. It blasted hot air and then rained during the night. And it was so noisy that we felt we were sleeping in a factory of some sorts.

But it was a nice short holiday.