Pressure cooker fragrant rice with honey turmeric chicken


Marinated chicken with turmeric paste, ginger paste, sesame oil and honey

In Phillips pressure cooker, under bake mode, stir fry garlic, onion, cinnamon stick, star anise, turmeric powder and cardamoms in olive oil. Then add in soaked mixed grains rice. Stir and add water (I used ratio of 2 cups grains to 1 cup water). Place the chicken on top of the rice grains. Turn to ‘rice’ mode. Immediately release pressure when done.

That will be our dinner with lunch’s curry fish and double boiled old cucumber soup.

Stir fry pasta for my 33mo


Cooking for dummies (aka my hubby) again – stir fry pasta for my 33mo

In the midst of finishing up my guide, so did the stir fry pasta, which is one of the meal plans.

Olive oil
Enoki mushrooms
Liquid amino
Cooked pasta

I made curry fish head for myself from scratch as my mum gave me pan fried fish head and some meat.


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My hubby and I are thinking of turning it into an ebook! We will let you know when it is out! tongue emoticon

Steamed rice with vegetables and cheese


Cooking for dummies (aka my hubby :P) – Steamed rice with vegetables and cheese

1 bowl cooked rice
Celery, diced
Carrot, diced
Enoki mushroom, diced
Egg tofu, diced
Coon cheese, shredded

Steamed for 8 minutes under high heat.

Still in progress cook guide for my hubby – added this recipe, which is very simple.

I also boiled water chestnut, snow white fungus, barley, red dates, wolf berries and honey dates (about 30 minutes on stove).

I ate dried egg mee hoon kueh, I think I prefer mee hoon kueh without egg.

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Lunch for myself – egg mee hoon kueh, just need to make the dough and pluck the vegetables (everything else from yesterday’s lunch)
Lunch for my girl – fried rice (I am planning to finish up my guide to cook for dummies aka hubby and this section is currently empty – need photos)

Her fried rice – mixed grains rice, olive oil, garlic, celery, carrot, enoki mushrooms, egg

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She wanted some of my mee hoon kueh

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Pressure cooker sticky rice with Chinese sausage


Thanks to a user in Phillips pressure cooker fb page sharing this recipe. I modified it to reduce seasonings.

1.5 cups glutinous rice grains, soaked
Shitake mushrooms, diced
Chinese sausage, diced
Handful of dried shrimp, chopped
Onion, chopped
Garlic, chopped
1 cup water + 1 tbsp dark soy sauce + pinch of seasalt + pinch of five spiced powder (water mixture)
2 chicken wings marinated in sesame oil and soy sauce (added this for hubby)
Rice bran oil

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Stir fry garlic, onion, dried shrimp, Shitake mushrooms and Chinese sausage with oil under bake mode until slightly browned. Then add in drained glutinous rice grains. Stir and then add in the water mixture. After stirring well, put the two chicken wings on top of all the ingredients. Cook under ‘rice’ mode. Release pressure immediately after done.

Taste ok to us, but not really my girl’s cup of tea – probably the sticky texture and not ‘yat lap yat lap’ kind of texture.

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We had it with stir fry broccoli with garlic, leftover double boiled lotus root and pearl beans chicken soup and petai from my mum.

Due to haze, I made chrysanthemums drink – just added red dates, wolf berries and honey dates to boil for 30 minutes.

Play-doh Shape a Colorful Community event at One Utama


After we received some play doh party packs for Blogger campaign, we were invited for the event (actually, you don’t have to get invite to enter). So, we dropped by after our visit to the gynae. The little girl was actually quite tired as we woke her up earlier than her wake up time. Therefore, she was rather ‘serious’ throughout the session – we went for the cupcake and ice cream making sessions plus build own sculpture book of records. She wasn’t really listening to any instructions, but just played on her own.
Anyway, we made a yellow snowman (but they thought it was a duck). With that, we managed to get a door gift. We noticed that generally adults are more excited than kids, creating sculptures and they are really good with them.

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Pressure cooker braised pork with yam


Me time ended too soon! tongue emoticon

Enjoyed my pre-natal massage a lot and also lunch with my lesbo!

Came home to find my girl napping! Hehe… So, quickly cooked the dishes – I have prepared ingredients before hand.

1. Pressure cooker braised pork with yam
Under bake mode, stir fry garlic with dried shrimp, add in marinated pork (red bean curd, sesame oil and kikkoman light soy sauce), yam and soaked black fungus.
Then turned to ‘stew’ mode, immediately off and release pressure after 20 minutes.

2. Stir fry yau mak with garlic

3. Double boiled lotus root and pearl beans chicken soup (I put this to boil before going out)


My hubby’s latest recipe – rice cooker rice without water (because he left out)

Prepared everything plus instructions, but he missed out ‘water’ note! He googled and Google answers ‘can with or without water’. Lol! So, he press the rice cooker start button few times until it eventually cooked (without any water).

Verdict: The girl ate..but not much (not because it isn’t tasty, but according to him, because she ate biscuits).

Pressure cooker bottle guord korma


Recipe adapted from:

But I used pressure cooker, bake mode to stir fry and then ‘chicken’ mode for 15 minutes, release pressure and off switch right after. Came out just nice!

A recipe to keep, especially for my confinement or next year, because it is easy to do with least ingredients that need to cut/slice/chop.

Pressure cooker braised peanuts


Thanks Vernice Tan for sharing this some time ago, when you said you haven’t try. Not sure if you tried it already. I was actually browsing my screen shots yesterday and found this. I am making this for my parents because no one going to eat this here (except me).

I used pressure cooker instead of slow cooker, which made it faster! Hehe

150g raw skinless peanuts, soaked overnight
1 bowl water
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1/4 tsp five spiced powder
Pinch of sea salt
Pinch of molasses sugar

Put under ‘beans’ mode (Philips pressure cooker). After done in 30 minutes, add some corn flour water. I turn on ‘bake vege’ mode, done in another 3 minutes.

Our lunch today
Mine: Dry zucchini mee hoon kueh topped with fried ikan bilis and blanched sawi

Hers: Mixed grains rice with leftover steamed minced pork with egg

Soup of the day: Double boiled ABC chicken soup

Steamed minced pork with eggs and stir fry baby bok choy


I made two separate ones – one for girl and another for adults – because I need to show my hubby how to make her one person portion, which could probably sufficient for two meals.

Girl’s portion: minced pork marinated in liquid aminos, pepper and sesame oil, Shitake mushrooms, carrot, 1 egg, 50 ml water

Adults’ portion: minced pork marinated in sesame oil, light soy sauce, pepper and oyster sauce, celery, long cabbage, 3 eggs, 120 ml water

Steamed for 12 minutes

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    She has been clingy since last week during her bedtime and nap time. The only way I can get away from her to cook is by placing the soft toy near to her cheek, as though she is leaning to me! Lol!

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    My girl is actually so happy to see her teddy bear shaped zucchini pan mee.

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    Actually not that time consuming to make them, plus it is easier for her to scoop them up.

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    Soup: Double boiled radish soup (chicken keel, half radish, two tomatoes, some long cabbage, 1 and half hours)

    Finished most of it

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One pot chicken pilau


I actually got this recipe from Phillips pressure cooker fb page. I modified the ingredients a little. I tasted it, nice! This is a recipe to keep especially for myself – next year! Easy and tasty!

Rice bran oil
Half chicken, cut into pieces
2 tbsp curry powder
1 tsp Turmeric powder
Pinch of sea salt
2 cups mixed grains rice
1 cup water
2 tomatoes, diced
3 tbsp raisins
Some, cashew nuts

Stir fry garlic and onion in oil until fragrant using ‘bake’ mode. Then add in chicken, curry powder, turmeric powder and seasalt. When chicken turned slightly browned, add in all other ingredients. Close the cover and seal it. Switch to ‘rice’ mode. Done in 14 minutes. Off switch to avoid overcooked!

Will serve with the leftover salmon bones miso soup and blanched broccoli.

I think all these for less than RM15 including my hubby’s packed lunch tomorrow. I bought the whole chicken about RM14 and used half of it only.

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We had mee suah in yesterday’s leftover pressure cooker salmon bones miso soup. I added more long cabbage, Shitake mushrooms and tomatoes to boil. I added evaporated milk into my bowl of mee suah – taste like fish head noodles!
And just pan fried a piece of mackerel – just coated it with paprika powder, pepper and corn flour.