Steamed pork rib with carrot, red dates and wolfberries 


Pork ribs (about half kg), coated with tapioca starch and pepper 

Carrot, diced

Red dates


Ginger, sliced finely

Dashes of liquid aminos

One tbsp sesame oil

Marinated it for an hour in the fridge. Steamed for 50 minutes under high heat. It came out tender! 

My first time cooking pork rib actually with the intention of letting Nikki try the different parts of pork – but she didn’t want to try it! 😴😴😴 Guess she prefers trotter! 🙄🙄 
Fortunately Noelle eats some of it!

Easy recipe to keep for confinement! 

Steam chicken with shiitake mushroom and carrot

We recently bought a new electrical steamer that comes with timer. So, I will be steaming food more often now. This is a simple and good recipe to keep for coming confinement.


  • Chicken pieces marinated with sesame oil and light soy sauce 
  • Carrot, diced
  • Shiitake mushroom, sliced
  • Red dates
  • Garlic, few cloves

Steamed for 35 minutes.

Garnish with spring onions.

I also made steamed silken tofu tonight!

Double boiled herbal chicken thigh in PPC

I’m experimenting simple meals for our coming confinement period! 

This is pretty simple and we just need to throw in stuff into it!

Ingredients used:

Carrot, diced

Shiitake mushroom, sliced

Dang guai 

Angelica root

Red dates


One chicken thigh


I fill everything into a little clay pot which I then put into the pressure cooker with water!

Mode: soup

Cream cheese from milk kefir

Thanks to the guidance from Healing Cultured World fb group members – I made my first ever cream cheese from milk kefir! 😁😁

1.Sieving milk kefir grains out after milk kefir fermentation 1

2. Using coffee grounds sieve cloth, sieve out the whey. Leave it in fridge for at least 24 hours.

This is how it looks like after 24 hours

3. Decide on your flavouring.

I decided on my basil leaves from the garden!

Besides chopped basil leaves, I also added seasalt and black pepper! 

4. Simply just mix and it is ready to serve/ store!

Store in a tiny container in the fridge!

Tried it on toasted bun!

Isn’t it that easy?

Pork cutlet

While I don’t have a wonderful relationship with my mum, one thing that always remind me of her is the pork cutlet she makes for me when I was a kid. It has remain a favourite food of mine till now! As I won’t know how my relationship with my girls will be in the future, hopefully through sweet, sour or bitter – they would also remember me through homecooked food. And this is also the reason I would persist in preparing healthy homecooked for my kids! 

Here is the pork cutlet recipe:

– Minced pork

– Mashed boiled potato

– Chopped onions 

– Shredded celery

– Shredded carrot 

– Dash of Five spiced powder

– Dash of Black pepper

– Egg

– Sea salt (is optional since I used mainly high sodium natural ingredients) 

Mix everything and leave it for at least 10 minutes. Shape it and pan fry/ air fry/ bake! Your choice! 

Finger size ones for the little one!