GOOD MORNING


BROWN RICE PORRIDGE 2
Brown rice has been one of the staples in our diet for the past 5 years or so. We hardly every cook white rice anymore. I even made fried rice with brown rice. I’m glad to say both of my kids do not care if they are fed brown rice or […]

BROWN RICE PORRIDGE


FLUFFY WHOLE WHEAT PANCAKES 2
Fiorina requested pancakes for breakfast. She usually never really requested specific food for breakfast. We have a pretty standard breakfast every morning. Usually one fried egg, refrigerated raw oatmeal with chia seeds, and sometimes she wants some unsweetened whole grain cheerios. Every now and then I may make some pancakes, […]

FLUFFY WHOLE WHEAT PANCAKES


thai rice soup khao tom
Rice soup or khao tom in Thai language is a very common Thai dish for breakfast or late night snack. This also holds true in other Southeast Asia countries and East Asia for porridge/congee. I remember back in college time when I was in Jakarta, Indonesia for a very short while, […]

THAI RICE SOUP/ KHAO TOM



BUCKWHEAT PANCAKES
Happy New Year everyone The year sure is short. I can’t believe here we are on the first day of 2015. It was a cold morning as expected here in the frozen tundra (though much better than when it was -1 F. At least it is 20 degrees today. We […]

BUCKWHEAT PANCAKES


REFRIGERATED RAW OATMEAL
I love having oatmeal in the morning. It’s comforting and it’s healthy. And now that I’m still nursing the baby, it’s good for milk supply too (Well, I won’t count on just oatmeal to boost supply, but it sure helps in that department). I like the old-fashioned (or known as […]

REFRIGERATED RAW OATMEAL


PANAKUCHEN / DUTCH APPLE PANCAKE / GERMAN APPLE PANCAKE 2
Want to start your morning right ? well, panakuchen will do just that for you. I’ve heard of Panakuchen before but I never tried it. My husband came home with a recipe of panakuchen (or known as Dutch apple pancake or German apple pancake) one night. The recipe is from […]

PANAKUCHEN / DUTCH APPLE PANCAKE / GERMAN APPLE PANCAKE



BASIL OMELETTE
Basil omelette is one of my favorite omelettes. I’ve always love eggs to begin with and often finding ways to utilize this cheap and amazing protein source into our meals. Using basil to make omelette is simply delicious (well, if you enjoy basil that is). I love basil and this […]

BASIL OMELETTE


BANANA BREAKFAST SANDWICHES
Fiorina doesn’t care for bread of any kind. And so, I made this banana breakfast sandwich from Start Fresh cookbook by Tyler Florence for her to try and to try my luck. Well, she still didn’t want it lol! When I made this of course, I was also making it […]

BANANA BREAKFAST SANDWICHES


BLACK SESAME PORRIDGE/GGAE JOOK
Rice porridge is also a popular dish in Korean cuisine. Just like in other part of Asia, porridge can be eaten as snack, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I personally love porridge or often called congee. What you can put in your porridge is also very flexible. It all depends […]

BLACK SESAME PORRIDGE/GGAE JOOK



pancakes
I love fluffy and light pancakes. I had made pancakes before, but they tasted so starchy and “heavy”. I wasn’t exactly sure what’s the deal. I found this pancake recipe at the back of original Bisquick mix and it’s a keeper. Print FLUFFY PANCAKES (6-7 servings)   What you will […]

FLUFFY PANCAKES


Cheese Omelet with Poblano sauce
The French-style omelet is a popular dish in one of the getaway spots in Cuernavaca, near Mexico City. I can absolutely see why. The Poblano sauce is really creamy, slightly tangy and a little spicy. This was actually my first time cooking with Poblano peppers. Huge pepper, not as huge […]

CHEESE OMELET WITH POBLANO SAUCE/ OMELETTE CON QUESO Y SALSA ...


RANCH-STYLE EGGS/ HUEVOS RANCHEROS 1
Huevos a la Mexicana and Huevos Rancheros are two favorite egg dishes of Mexicans. This popular ranch-style eggs were commonly eaten for the late breakfast, but now you can find them on menus all day long, served with extra tortillas. The old saying of “If you have eggs, you have […]

RANCH-STYLE EGGS/ HUEVOS RANCHEROS



MEXICAN-STYLE SCRAMBLED EGGS/ HUEVOS A LA MEXICANA
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day to me. I used to have patients tell me that they only drank a cup of tea or coffee or most of the time, just skipped it all together. Of course, I gave them an earful after that (just kidding!). I […]

MEXICAN-STYLE SCRAMBLED EGGS/ HUEVOS A LA MEXICANA


STIR-FRIED MILK/CHAO NAI
When I first saw this stir-fried milk recipe in Taste of China cookbook by Ken Hom, immediately, I scanned through the ingredient list and BINGO, I got all the ingredients and decided to give it a try. The title of the recipe definitely intrigued me enough to try it. I […]

STIR-FRIED MILK/CHAO NAI


Congee with walnuts, lily bulb and black sesame seeds
I got this cooking book “Nutritious Recipes for Children” from my brother-in-law (THANK YOU!!). It is a wonderful cooking book that involves lots of traditional Chinese herbs. I have not much knowledge about Chinese herbs and this book is loaded with easy recipe and explanation of usage of each herb. […]

CONGEE WITH WALNUTS, LILY BULB AND BLACK SESAME SEEDS



French Toast
French toast is typically made with bread, cinnamon and eggs. Milk or sugar is commonly added. According to what is popular in local cuisine, many of the spices that are added to bread or egg dishes are included in cooking. This versatile dish is often topped with sugar, butter, fruit, […]

FRENCH TOAST


Fried eggs
Well, the reason why I post this Fried Eggs “recipe” is because I did not know how to fry eggs properly. If I’m so eager to learn how to cook so many other things, it just did not make sense if I did not at least get the fried eggs […]

FRIED EGGS


fish porridge
Some people associate eating porridge/congee with “sick people” food. I guess in most Asian culture, or maybe let’s just say at our very own home growing up, whenever we were not feeling well, my mom would cook porridge. It is the belief that porridge is “easier” on our digestive system. […]

FISH PORRIDGE



kaya toasts 4
My husband and I have been craving for coconut and eggs jam/ Kaya. So I did make some the other day. I was reminded of this Kaya Toast few days ago. I used to have this when I lived in Singapore at this place called Ya Kun. Kaya Toast, Tea […]

COCONUT AND EGGS JAM TOAST / KAYA TOAST


YAM PORRIDGE
Enough of Congee already you would say ? Nope, obviously I couldn’t get enough. So here’s another variation I made. This recipe is from my mom’s dear friend and it is absolutely delicious. I always have soft spots for starchy roots, and yam is one of them. Including yam into […]

YAM PORRIDGE


congee/porridge
Lots of people who are not familiar with authentic Chinese food find Century Egg a turn off. Well, it doesn’t look particularly attractive with its black color and you may even think the egg is rotten, but it is far from that. Century egg, also known as preserved egg, hundred-year […]

CENTURY EGG CONGEE



pork congee
This is another variation of Congee I made. Instead of using chicken this time, I used pork balls and add in eggs. Some people will add in pork liver into pork congee as well. Print PORK CONGEE (4 servings)   What you will need: 1 cup of uncooked jasmine rice […]

PORK CONGEE


CHICKEN PORRIDGE
Rice is pretty much the staple in South East Asia. With that said, not only do we eat rice for lunch and dinner, we eat rice for breakfast sometime. One of the rice dishes that I love to have for breakfast is Bubur / Rice Congee or sometimes called Rice […]

CHICKEN PORRIDGE


SCRAMBLED EGGS
The Incredibe Edible Eggs. I think egg is such a versatile food item. It goes with almost anything and it is so economical. Scrambled Eggs brighten up our morning even more 😉 Print SCRAMBLED EGGS (2 servings)   What you will need: 3 large eggs 1 pinch of salt 1 […]

SCRAMBLED EGGS