Steam lemon garlic chicken for my 17mo

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I am getting bored of stewing and roasting chicken + plain steam chicken. So, I tried steam lemon garlic chicken.

Ingredients:
Half chicken, a piece
1 lemon, juice
1 1/2 bub garlic, minced
Dash of pepper

Steps:
1. Marinate chicken with the other ingredients. Leave it aside for 4 hours (you can put in the fridge).
2. Under high fire, steam for 10 minutes.
3. Under low fire, steam for 20-30 minutes depending on how tender you want the chicken to be.
4. Cool down before cutting into pieces.

It is tasteful but the sauce is too sourish.

Smiley face banana teething biscuit (* eggless)

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I didn’t want to waste the Earth’s best rice cereal that my lo rejected during our Taipei trip. So I turned it into teething biscuit, modifying the recipe from easy-banana-recipe . com. The remainder rice cereal I had was about 1 1/2 cup.

Mix all the ingredients:
1 1/2 cup flour (I mixed grind rolled oats, instant oatmeal & biscuit flour – no exact proportion)
1 1/2 cup instant rice cereal
2 tbsp olive oil
2 banana, mashed
Water (as needed to make it a dough)

I used:
Dried blueberries – for eyes
Dried cranberry – for mouth
Sunflower seed – for nose

Bake it in a preheated oven of 220 degree celcius for 20 minutes. Lower down temperature to 180 degree celcius and bake for another 10 minutes. (You can adjust the timing. I baked longer because my biscuit was thick)

10414623_10202924985078460_3930516545880881047_nIt is firm outside and inside, not crumbly at all. I love this as she eats it without kacau-ing me as I type this post! LOL!

Banana oatmeal bread loaf

 

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Ingredients:

1 cup water
2 tsp instant yeast
1 tbsp molasses sugar
1 cup Quacker instant oats
(leave them for 10 minutes)
300g bread flour
100g wholemeal flour
2 tbsp skimmed milk powder
Pinch of salt
2 bananas, mashed

Weight: 2llb,

Light crust,

Mode: Basic (my bread maker is Cornell)

Second trial was even prettier:

It was rising perfectly:

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Done:

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Our 17mo sweetie pie this week:

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1. She has become more clingy. =.=”

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2. She has become very talkative especially when she is in good mood (giving us ceramah session).
3. She makes use of her nose and tongue senses – smelling & tasting food like an expert.
4. She likes to store food inside her mouth and mummy only knows that there’s food in her mouth when she wants nen nen (she opens her mouth to show me).

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5. Just as I thought I could increase her potty training sessions, she starts to show rejection sitting on the potty (guess I need new toy in the toilet).
6. She knows how to remove her socks but not her shoes. She will sit down on the floor once returning home and tries removing the shoes herself.
7. She can say “ball”; she was screaming for other people’s “ball” in the playground.
8. She no longer just cry outside the kitchen for me; she will “yell” at me to come out which sounds like “cursing” me. =.=

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9. I added one of Twins’ CNY song in her play list which has an aunty calling “ah lui ah lui”, she thought the aunty is calling her – so will run to me/hide at the back of me! LOL!
10. She will get frustrated when her fringe irritates her eyes (time to trim hair…but mummy has phobia because after bringing her for a hair cut, she fell down hours later & needed stitches :P).

Looking back the photos taken in the past 4 months, I can’t believe you have grown so much though you are with me 24hours! Love ya!

Late lunch today: Fussili with tomato minced pork top with Cheddar cheese

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Today we had real late lunch since we went Jkids to celebrate my girl’s 17th month old (our outing day without having to bother about groceries). After playing for 2 hours, I direct latched her, gave her some watermelon juice and not long after she slept. So, mummy’s body itching for massage – so I step into the bali massage centre to have one hour foot massage with the toddler lying & sleeping on me! I eventually fell asleep too. LOL! A great break since turning a SAHM four months ago. She woke up right at the dot when the massage ended; i direct latched her once more and let her have one mango walnut muffin plus her Heinz teething biscuit before rushing back home for lunch.

Back to lunch topic: I have prepared this early in the morning.

For the tomato minced pork:
Marinate 400g minced pork with 2 blended tomatoes, half lemon juice, dash of pepper & one tsp dried rosemary (overnight)
2 onions, chopped
1 carrot, blended
3 tomatoes, blended
Olive oil

Steps:
1. Stir fry onions in olive oil until fragrant.
2. Add in minced pork and stir until half cook.
3. Add in blended carrot and tomatoes. Let in stew for 10 minutes and it is done.

*Amount should be enough for 3 adults & 2 toddlers – our lunch & dinner

Cheese – i used Bega extra tasty Cheddar cheese

She was so hungry that she finished all plus asking from me some more!

It’s real cute that my little girl shares with other toddlers. I am so proud of her that she is generally in good behaviour when mingling with others.

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Mango and walnut muffin.

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I am using the right term now (or no?). It is muffin and not cupcake.

Ingredients and steps:
50g unsalted butter
1 egg
(beat them together first)
1 tbsp caster sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence (optional)
3 tbsp fresh mango, pureed
(mix everything, at this stage, I saw that it is not smooth barter, so I put into the blender that has a mixer function – and blended it until smooth)
50g walnut, chopped (mix)
100g self rising flour (fold in)

I have reduced the amount of barter to 2 1/2 tsp per muffin sheet. Under preheated oven of 160 degree celcius (preheated 10 minutes), bake for 20 minutes.

It is still not perfectly smooth. Guess I will try without pre-heating the oven. Not sure if it is the quality of the mango, it has lacking mango taste.

I have read that with fan-assisted oven, we can lowered the temperature. I have done so as I followed one of the comments given by mummies.