Browsing articles in "Home-cooked Recipe"
Apr
17
2017

Cooking with Ayden: Steamed Chicken with Minced Bean Paste

Little Chef Ayden is back with this very simple recipe we learned from my mom. She often prepares this at home but instead of using pork ribs as she always does, we used chicken.  Steamed Chicken with Minced Bean Paste aka Taucu Ingredients: 6 Chicken Drumstick 5 Cloves Garlic (pounded) 1 Red Chili (pounded) 1 inch ginger (pounded) 1 tbs salted minced bean paste (taucu) Method: 1) Pound garlic, ginger and chili. 2) Add the pounded […]

Apr
6
2017

Cooking with Ayden: Dhal Curry

Today Lil’ Chef Ayden will be cooking Dhal Curry. Dhal Curry has always been the boys’ favourite whenever we eat Roti Canai so today I thought, why not guide him to cook it himself? The heat level of Dhal Curry can be adjusted according to your preference. If your kid can’t tolerate spicy stuffs, then go low on the chili or you may omit it altogether. Dhal is simply the Indian word for lentils. I […]

Mar
29
2017

Cooking with Ethan: Ayam Pongteh

During the school holidays, Ethan managed to spend some time in the kitchen. I guided him to cook this famous Peranakan dish, Ayam Pongteh.  Ingredients:  6 Chicken Drumsticks 2 Potatoes 4 Chinese Mushrooms 2 Tablespoon Tauchu 1 Teaspoon Dark Soy Sauce 2 Teaspoon Gula Melaka 5 Shallots (Pounded) 5 Cloves Garlic (Pounded) Method: 1) Pound shallots and garlic 2) Slice mushrooms 3) Heat oil in wok 4) Fry garlic, onion and tauchu  5) Once fragrant, add in […]

Mar
23
2017

Cooking with Ayden: Simple Steamed Egg Recipe

The weather is pretty hot these days. It is better to not eat too much ‘heaty’ food so I got Ayden to steam egg for dinner. It is pretty easy to prepare this dish. Ingredients needed: Egg Chicken Stock Pepper Sesame Oil Spring Onion Fried Onion Water Method: 1) Break an egg into a bowl 2) Whisk the egg 3) Add chicken stock 4) Add water and mix 5) Sieve the egg 6) Add pepper […]

Mar
13
2017

Cooking with Ayden: Ayam Masak O

We are going to share a Peranakan Nyonya dish today. It is a popular soup dish called Ayam Masak ‘O’.  One of the quickest and easiest soup to prepare, it is easily a favourite among children as well as adults with its soupy gravy, soft potatoes and flavorful chicken with lots of ginger. Though we use ginger to cook this, it is not gingery hot but rather just nice to complement the whole thing. Best […]

Mar
10
2017

Cooking with Ayden: Keledek Kukus

Sweet potato has many health benefits. They are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene). Our body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A. We need vitamin A for healthy skin and good eye health and vision hence it is an excellent food choice for growing kids. As sweet potato is naturally sweet, it is delicious eaten on its own. It is extremely easy to cook sweet potato. All we need to do is […]

Mar
8
2017

Cooking with Ayden: Chicken Stew

Little Ayden is getting really comfortable with our rice cooker these days. He uses it to bake cakes and recently cooked a chicken dish in it. I saw how easy it was to cook using the rice cooker and decided to let him try cooking Chicken Stew in it. There is a whole lot of ingredients required to cook this Chicken Stew but these are mostly basic stuffs that you’ll usually have ready in your kitchen on […]

Mar
2
2017

Cooking with Ethan: Bendi Goreng Bawang Belacan

After all the cooking videos I did for Ayden, I think it is only fair to have one for Ethan too. That boy has been so occupied with school, homework, co-coriculum and more that I hardly have time to speak to him on weekdays  Just a blink of an eye, Ethan is already 9 going to be 10 this year. He is growing up fast before my very eyes so I better take more pictures […]

Feb
28
2017

Cooking with Ayden: Ayam Satay Buah Keras

A couple of weeks ago my mom and I did a live Peranakan cooking demo at The Straits Hotel and Suites, Melaka. One of the dish we cooked is Ayam Satay Buah Keras. Today, Ayden cooked the same dish at home but instead of using the wok, he used the rice cooker because he is too young to be handling a wok and a gas stove. If you wish to try cooking this dish, do […]

Aug
3
2016

Evening routine

We look forward to playground time every day. It is our favourite time of the day where the big brother plays with his friends from the neighbourhood while little Ayden explores and spends more time with me. Once the daddy is back from work, he’ll join us, taking over Ayden and I’ll get to go for my 2.5km jog. After I get my heart pumping and work out some sweat, I’ll play with Ayden again and the […]

Jul
7
2015

Frozen Strawberry Yogurt Popsicle

After making so many frozen traditional popsicles aka ais krim potong, I guess it’s time to make some fruity frozen yogurt treat.  I bought some strawberries the other day.  I washed and removed the leaves. I sliced some and left the rest to be blended with yogurt later.  I juiced half an apple for some natural sweetness.  Combine apple juice, strawberries and natural yogurt in a food processor.  Blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle mould. […]

Jun
30
2015

Easy Frozen Durian Popsicle Recipe

My sister-in-law brought some durians for us from my FIL’s orchard last weekend. Thick, creamy and extremely sweet. Oh me, oh my. Yums! I ate them all immediately leaving 2 seeds (as shown above) to make durian frozen popsicles. Creamy durian flesh.  Boil a cup of fresh milk in a pot. Add the durian flesh and mash. I did not add sugar and salt since I’m making this for my 22-months-old Ayden. Once boiled, let […]

Jun
17
2015

Easiest Fruit Salad for Kids

Today while big brother Ethan is at school, Ayden decided to help me make fruit salad. Actually I have no problem feeding Ayden fruits. It is the big brother I am having difficulty with. He refused to eat fruits no matter what so these days, I make fruit salad for him. With fruit salads, he’ll at least eat maybe 2 to 3 spoon fulls, better than nothing right?  So let’s make this easy peasy fruit […]

May
1
2015

Easy Mee Hoon Kueh recipe for toddlers

Can you believe that I am still cooking porridge for Ayden at home? He is 21 months old now and porridge is still his staple food. He eats whatever else that we eat but still the bulk of his meal is porridge. Today, I tried making something different for his tea break. I made Mee Hoon Kueh.  Mee Hoon Kueh aka Pan Mee with only flour and water without eggs. I made a hole in the […]

Apr
25
2015

Homemade Red Bean Popsicle

It’s time to make popsicles again and this time, we are making red bean popsicle. Growing up, my favourite ais krim potong flavours are kacang merah, durian and jagung. I also like cendol and yam. I have tried making sweet corn popsicle and it turned out really well. You can refer to my popsicle posts here: http://www.submerryn.com/2015/06/easy-homemade-frozen-popsicles-recipe.html Let’s start with our red bean popsicle now. First, we need to make red bean paste.  But before […]

Apr
8
2015

Homemade Sweet Corn Ice Popsicle

After my first attempt of making the highly successful and delicious banana chocolate ice popsicle that is a huge hit with the kids, I am more confident to try on other healthy treats. Since the kids love corn, I thought of making sweet corn ice popsicle as we always buy sweet corn ais krim potong.  Ingredients needed are just a cob of sweet corn, a glass of fresh milk, a teaspoon of sugar and a […]

Dec
15
2014

WORLDFOODS Yellow Curry Recipe

I’ve mentioned numerous times that the long school holiday means being extra busy in the kitchen whipping out one pot wonders for the family. Why one pot? Because having a 15 months old toddler with me limits whatever time I can spend in the kitchen so I try to cook only fast and convenient food for them without compromising on the quality and nutrition of the food. One of my ‘speciality’ is this simple non-baked […]

Nov
28
2014

Simple Mac and Cheese recipe for busy moms

We are just at the end of week one of the long holidays and I’m already running out of ideas on what to cook! My boys, they are crazy. Constantly hungry, I need to feed them every 2 hours or so. Growth spurt? I’m not too sure but whatever it is, I need something quick but instant noodle is not the answer. I browsed the internet and found this simple 3 Ingredient Mac and Cheese recipe […]

Nov
25
2014

Cheese Stuffed French Toast

The year end school holiday is here and that means I’ll be doing a whole lot of cooking as I have two constantly hungry boys at home. That also means I will be sharing many simple recipes in the many weeks to come :D The first meal I prepared for the boys is Cheese Stuffed French Toast for supper. It was after dinner when they got hungry again so I whipped this up in a […]

Aug
13
2014

Apple Red Dates Tea

This is one of the very first tongsui I learned to boil several years ago. I love the refreshing naturally sweet taste of the apples and red dates combined. They are not joking when they say ‘An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away’ as apples is believed to attribute to healthy heart. The antioxidant compounds found in apples, help prevent LDL cholesterol from oxidizing and inhibit inflammation. Also, the soluble fiber in apples can lower bad […]

Aug
1
2014

A Color A Day Porridge For Babies

Ayden is exactly 11 months now and I am very thankful that he is still enjoying his porridge. I try to make his porridge more interesting by having color themes during weekdays. Weekends will be colorful rainbow porridge. The reason I make color themed porridge is for Ayden to be able to taste the different core ingredients throughout the week and not be bored down with the usual mix of everything. It’s also a great […]

Jul
23
2014

Easy Homemade Chicken Stock for Babies

Since Ayden started eating solid food, I’ve been cooking porridge for him every day without fail. You can check out some of the porridge recipes here. He’ll be 11 months old in a week’s time and I want to add varieties into his meals. I am feeling like feeding him pasta so I boiled chicken stock. Homemade chicken stock is better for babies instead of those commercial ones as it is not encouraged to feed […]

Jul
4
2014

Winter Melon Tea Recipe

Winter melon is slightly cool in nature. Drinking winter melon tea in these prolonged hot days is a great way to combat heat.  It is sweet in taste, helps to detoxify, clears out mucus and phlegm and promotes digestion. Winter melon’s diuretic effect helps to eliminate water retention. It contains potassium that helps flush out sugars and waste through our urinary tract. Not a fan of drinking packet drinks, I like to boil my own winter melon tea. […]

Jun
27
2014

Green Bean with Sago Dessert (Bubur Kacang Hijau)

I am on a tong sui frenzy and have been boiling a different tong sui every day for the past couple of weeks mainly due to the scorching weather we are experiencing lately. I’ve been repeating Barley, Loh Han Guo, Red Bean and Black Glutinous Rice and Sweet Peanut Soup as these are clearly Ethan’s favourite. I have always wanted to boil green bean or mung bean soup but always ended up procrastinating as both […]

May
30
2014

Homemade Chicken Essence

Lately I’ve been feeling fatigued and Darling said I look pale too. Maybe because I’ve not gotten enough rest when both the kids are down recently. He wanted to buy ready made chicken essence for me but I don’t want them. I told him I’ll make my own chicken essence so everyone in the family can drink it too. Chicken essence can reduce mental fatigue. It is also beneficial for students ie Ethan. I heard […]

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