Homemade ‘Seitan’ & Vegan Roasted Barbecue ‘Pork’ ~ 麵筋, 素叉燒

Homemade ‘Seitan’ & Vegan Roasted Barbecue ‘Pork’/Char Siu ~ 麵筋, 素叉燒  

  

It is a rare chance that I’ll make this ‘seitan’. Since I saw lots of my Facebook friend’s post ~ Roasted vegan ‘Char Siu’ 素叉燒 . Their mouth-watering photos impulse me to try it again.

Sounds I did have this experiment before. Yes! I have but not really like it at all. Why? Because it’ll wash away a lot of flour to get a small amount of seitan to make bbq ‘pork’. It is not really economical.

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Slow Cook Kale & Butternut Squash Dal (羽衣甘藍 & 南瓜, 印度豆)

Slow Cook Kale & Butternut Squash Dal (羽衣甘藍 & 南瓜, 印度豆)

 

Dal or dhal is a dried pulse which has been split. The outer hull is usually stripped off; dal that has not been hulled is described as chilka (skin), e.g. chilka urad dal, mung dal chilka.

Dhal is the Indian staple made from split pulses. They’re high in fibre, full of good protein, low in calories, fat-free, quick and easy to cook, reasonable cheap, substantial, versatile and delicious. It can serve with rice or naan bread. The chana dhal, an Indian chickpea, used most often to make dhal in India. But now, most of the people use the yellow split peas, red or green lentil instead. Split peas will give a slightly creamier dhal. If you can’t find fresh curry leaves, you can use frozen one like me.

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Stuffed Tomato/Pepper with Wild Rice Salad

Stuffed Tomato/Pepper with Wild Rice Salad

Stuffed pepper with wild rice salad

Hi, everyone, can I ask you all one of the questions? Will you randomly make something by your mood and without any instruction nor any recipe sometimes, I do! Actually, lots of time just depends on my feeling and adjust by my taste bud. I won’t mark down all the measurement on a piece of paper, I just too lazy and too much fuss for me, why should I do that? I have no idea, :p . Continue reading

South Indian Coconut Rice

South Indian Coconut Rice

South Indian Coconut Rice

Since the Thai have their popular coconut milk rice with mango, they’re decent, but I guess that is a bit sweet for me. But today I am preparing this coconut rice, that is one of my favourite Indian food, it’s lighter, also full of aroma and spice, the main factor is not too heavy.

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Fennel, Kale and Rice Gratin ~ Vegan Friendly

Fennel, Kale and Rice Gratin ~ Vegan Friendly

Fennel, Kale and Rice Gratin

Nothing much will do for tonight, and haven’t plan of anything, so try to find something to occupy and interesting to spent. Then I went to the supermarket and browse around to see anything attract me, and I found one of this: Fennel on the bargain corner.

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Rice Crispy with Nori & Peanut Bars ~ 花生海苔米果

Rice Crispy with Nori & Peanut Bars ~ 花生海苔米果

Rice Crispy with Nori & Peanut Bars ~ 花生海苔米果

I haven’t thought about I can make my own of this traditional snack since my in-law taught me. It is amazing and a yummy snack.

I know in nowadays, people like to use marshmallow or chocolate instead of the sugar to stick the puff rice together, but I still like the old fashion and traditional way to make it, stubborn ah?  😉

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Veggi Clay Pot with Yum (芋頭南瓜煲仔飯)

Veggi Clay Pot with Yum    (芋頭南瓜煲仔飯)

It has been a week now since the Chinese New Year, such a happy memory, lots of fun except lots of work and cooking. Worth it! 🙂

After all, I need some of free time to relax. Today, just make something simple and not much to prepare, meanwhile, it is good to finish off all the left over from New Years!

This is one of my favorite meal and always prepare for winter weather: CLAY POT

Veggi Clay pot

Just like the name, it must own a clay pot first, I have my clay pot was more than 20 years old now, I remembered that I bought it from a Japanese store long time ago.

And the other main ingredient is the rice, usually I use the brown basmatic rice, of course the other rice will suffice, (if I can get the wild rice, it will be really good, mix and match with the white basmati rice, it looks beautiful! ). Ok, of course I won’t tell you this recipe is only simply a clay pot and rice,Then comes with the really important sauce: sweet soy sauce, I prefer it is simple, so I just mix up with dark and light soy sauce cooked on the stove and add a little bit brown sugar with few dashes of hot Tabasco sauce , let it simmer until thick. Or if you like spicy, make some spicy barbecue sauce, but anyway you can get any of your favourite sauce, it’s really up to you. I want to tell you that I ate two bowls of the rice with the sweet soy sauce on its own. I know it sounds strange and crazy, but it’s such so yummy and this is definitely my comfy meal in winter.

Ingredients for veggi clay pot

Today, I bought some fresh yum from an Indian grocery, their size are not too big, just like our fist. I haven’t tried it before, that’s why I like to have a go in my clay pot.  And also add some green beans, carrots, butternut squash, dry shiitake mushroom and some button mushrooms.

Veggi Clay Pot

Method: First of all, I used my own way to cook the rice first (boiled the rice from rice cooker) to prevent burning. Set aside.

Next, I cook the yum, butternut squash and green beans by boil them; and stir fry the other ingredients with seasoning, then put the clay pot over the medium heat, add a tablespoon of oil in the pot and put the boiled rice in, arrange all the cooked vegetables over the rice. Cover with lid and turn the heat to small and continue for another 5 minutes more or less. Be cautious: don’t let the rice get burn. Serve with the sauces!

Kimchi Fried Rice/ Bokkeumbap (김치 볶음밥)

Kimchi Fried Rice ~ Bokkeumbap (김치 볶음밥)

Kimchi Fried Rice/ Bokkeumbap (김치 볶음밥)

Hi everyone, today, we are going to learn two korean words: Kimchi – 김치      &    Fried rice – 볶음밥 

Kimchi bokkeumbap is made primarily with kimchi and rice, along with other available ingredients such as diced vegetables or meats. Korean alphabet/ Hangul: 볶음밥, fried rice dishes,  a popular dish in Korea.   Information from Wiki.

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Shiitake Mushroom Risotto

Shiitake Mushroom Risotto

Shiitake Mushroom Risotto

Shiitake Mushroom Risotto

It is one of my favourite Italian cuisines, actually I love all the Italian food, start from the starter and end of  the dessert. I love them all!

I rememberd that during my work, I knew one happy couples, they’re so friendly and  always have a smile in their face. They told me that maybe they always have the fresh and healthy food, it lead to their happy life. I think they’re right!

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Beans & Sweet Potato Salad with Bulgar Wheat

Beans & Sweet Potato Salad with Bulgar Wheat

Beans & Sweet Potato salad with bulgar wheat

Beans & Sweet Potato salad with bulgar wheat

What is bulgur wheat?

Bulgur wheat is a whole wheat grain that has been cracked and partially pre-cooked. As a whole grain, it is a naturally high-fiber, low-fat, low calories vegetarian  and vegan food ingredient. Bulgur wheat is not suitable for those on a gluten-free diet.

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