Pressure cooker salmon bones miso soup with wantan noodles

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Dinner for less than RM10 for 3.

Salmon bones are cheap! Lol! I washed them with salt water, hopefully get rid of fishy taste (and it did)!

Other ingredients (a bit of everything):
Onion
Tomato
Carrot
White radish
Celery
Ginger
Long cabbage
Miso paste
Shitake mushrooms
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We still have a piece of the stew chicken breast from yesterday’s dinner, so no need to cook additional meat for hubby!

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Stir fry fusilli with hard boiled egg for my 32m22d’s lunch

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Ingredients: Fusilli, olive oil, Shitake mushrooms, Green zucchini and carrot

Pressure cooker stew chicken with vegetables!

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Dinner tonight

1. Pressure cooker stew chicken with vegetables!

Thanks Kate Loh for the tips. Now I know how to maintain the chicken’s tenderness when stewed in pressure cooker. Yes, release the pressure and off the switch, don’t let it keep warm too long!

I marinated the chicken overnight with red and green apples (blended), pepper and some corn flour.

Then in pressure cooker, under bake vege mode, I stir fry initial ingredients – garlic, onion, tomato, potato, carrot and celery. Then add in chicken, some water and covered with long cabbage. Under stew mode for 20 minutes (I still need to figure out how to adjust timing).

2. Stir fry romaine lettuce with garlic

3. Double boiled lean pork, century egg and salted egg porridge for myself

Both of them having leftover pressure cooker fragrance rice.

My girl’s lunch today at the coffee shop – steamed hot the leftover pressure cooker fragrance rice with steam minced pork and hard boiled egg

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Pork cutlets

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Just made one dish since we are going to have leftover chicken rice from yesterday.

Ingredients:
Minced pork marinated in sesame oil, liquid amino (or soy sauce), pepper and corn flour
Carrot, diced
Apple, diced
Egg
Potato, mashed

Shaped and pan fried!

Our lunch

Celine Tan's photo.
Celine Tan's photo.

Pressure cooker chick peas and dhal (or lentils)

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I recently got a new Phillips pressure cooker and find it so useful especially when it comes to cooking high protein beans for my little girl. Today I tried on chick peas, which usually take “ages” to soften.

Ingredients:
Chick peas, soaked overnight
Dhal or lentils, soaked overnight
Onion, chopped
Garlic, chopped
Tomato, diced
Carrot, diced
Water
1 tsp Turmeric powder
Some coriander seeds
1 tbsp liquid amino (you can omit)
Olive oil
Water

Under ‘bake vege’ mode, stir fry onion, garlic, tomato and carrot in olive oil until fragrant. Add the under ingredients. Then ‘stop’ and change mode to ‘beans’. Done in 30 minutes! Came out perfect!

*I am not a promoter for the pressure cooker and so won’t be answering any queries on it. Thanks! I bet it works in any brand pressure cooker!

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All cooked with my pressure cooker today!

1. Chick peas and dhal (or lentils)

2. Celery rice (white grains, brown grains, olive oil, celery, ginger, water) – use bake vege mode to stir before putting on rice mode

3. Stir fry sawi – using bake vege mode

4. Bake honey and apple pork chop – use bake chop mode (marinate – honey, pepper, egg, diced apple, corn flour, liquid amino)

Pressure cooker chicken rice and char siu

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> Char Siu
Marinated the pork overnight – sesame oil, soy sauce, dark soy sauce, molasses sugar, honey, garlic & five spiced powder

Under bake “chop” mode under Phillips pressure cooker, few rounds of baking

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>Chicken rice
Stir fry garlic and ginger in olive oil under ‘bake vege’ mode, add in soaked grains and stir for a moment. Pour in sufficient water. Then topped with chicken marinated in sesame oil and ginger paste. Cook under ‘rice’ – ready in 14 minutes!
The rice process

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> Stir fry siu bok choy with garlic

>Double boiled water cress chicken soup
– water cress
– chicken keel
-chicken carcass
-wolf berries
-red dates
-carrot

Under ‘soup’ for 1.5 hours

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Love the rice the most – water ratio was good enough, I used 1 cup white rice and 1 cup brown rice with 1.5 cup water

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 She had second serving when papa returns for dinner!<Video>

Roti pisang

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From mama’s leftover cheese chapati dough, added banana and virgin coconut oil

Dough: Atta flour + yogurt + cheese + olive oil + water

Roti pisang topped on banana and virgin coconut oil

Seems like she knows the way to eat it!<Video>
Lunch:
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Girl’s heart shaped yellow zucchini pan mee in double boiled beetroot chicken soup (leftover)
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My girl shaping her pan mee… It was rather fragile compared to her normal play dough or our cookie dough <Video>


Mine is cheese chapati with vegetables curry (leftover)

Pressure cooker baked grape chicken

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– marinated with fresh grape juice and paprika powder for 4 hours plus
– coated with egg and all purpose flour + cornflour + pepper + cream crackers

Under bake mode for chicken

*forgotten to seal my pressure cooker *sob*, so it is kinda under cooked, so I put into oven to bake further

Vegetables curry and double boiled beetroot chicken soup from lunch plus fried tofu

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Lunch: I made vegetables curry using the base of yesterday’s failed pressure cooker curry chicken sauce. Just sauté onions and curry leaves. Added more curry powder. Then add on long beans, brinjals, browned potatoes, tau pok and fu chok. Besides the remainder sauce, water was added too and finally after vegetables almost cooked, I added some whipped cream! Yummy! It’s really curry now!

This was served with kon lou spinach noodles.

My girl had spinach noodles with double boiled beet root chicken soup!

Shape A Colourful Community campaign

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My girl has never been really exposed to PlayDoh before, though she has many of the PlayDoh toys that she inherited from her cousins. Last week, we received an email asking for her contact details as the company (Hasbro Malaysia) wish to send us a sample PlayDoh Party Pack. Initially, I was skeptical until I saw the invite and decided “why not?”, especially after they let me know that I don’t have to necessarily participate in their roadshow (if I am not available).

We finally received the pack in two working days. And certainly glad that they use other courier company, other than the poor service Pos Laju. My girl was definitely excited and happy to receive it.

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 And, she wanted to play with it immediately.
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I can’t really give a feedback on the playdoh compared to homemade ones because it depends on which recipe we followed for homemade ones. The fact is when I was a kid, I used to play with PlayDoh, and it was a luxury those days. If I am not mistaken, it is no longer that expensive to play with PlayDoh (about RM4.90 per tub) as I did survey on them. It would certainly be a choice for parents who have no time to come up with their own homemade ones. Actually I would still prefer my girl to play with homemade ones, in the sense that she gets new different textures ones to play with – depending on which recipe I follow. Anyway, we are certainly thankful that we are given this party pack for free – and my girl get to “test” on its texture, compared to homemade ones. I would say it is really soft and its colours are really solid/sharp (in fact, I think I love their colours alot).
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There’s actually the sculpture competition to “reflect what most represents Malaysia to you and/or what a colourful community is to you”, but guess we will give it a pass this time. Moreover, at my girl’s current age of 32.5 mo, she is more into her imaginative play, whereby only she herself could understand what’s she shaping. <Video> We would also see if we will have time to make it for the roadshow, as it will be held on the day and its timing coincide with my gynae appointment.
#playdohmonth2015

Cheese biscuits

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No exact ingredients amount, but I know I used 80g flour tongue emoticon

80g all purpose flour
Dash of mixed herbs
Unsalted butter
Coon extra tasty cheese

Mix everything and knead until it comes to a dough. Then shape and bake under 170 degree celcius for 10-12 minutes.

This is easy that you can make this a home activity with your little one! <video>

My junior baker – cheese biscuits, this is simple and she did almost 80% of it with some guidance! @32.5 mo