All posts tagged: vegetables

Blanched Asparagus

Baby asparagus is so delicious and tender. when it’s the season for fresh asparagus, I love to cook it just use the basic method – blanching. It’s simple, but it also let the origin food flavour shine.  It’s the easiest way to enjoy the food. Remember to trim the ends of the asparagus. Although spears are tender, the ends usually can be tough. It is hard to chew and unpleasant. You wouldn’t want to spoil your mood of enjoying nice food. I like to drizzle a little bit of olive oil and add a pinch of salt to the water I use to boil the asparagus. It not only helps to seal the nutrition in the vegetables, but also gives a bright green colour after you blanch the asparagus. INGREDIENTS: Baby asparagus – 2 bunches Extra virgin olive oil – 1, 1/2 teaspoons and extra Black bean paste/Soy Sauce – 1 teaspoon Sea salt Black pepper – freshly ground INSTRUCTIONS: Rinse and trim the asparagus end. Prepare a large sauce pan and boil enough water …

Broccoli Tofu Bites

I have to say these are yummy and healthy. I made two batches last week. My husband loved it. He had some for dinner and then popped two more in his lunch box. Normally, he is not a big fan for broccoli and tofu. This recipe has three of my favourite ingredients. Broccoli is full of fiber and vitamins, and Tofu is a good source of protein, iron and calcium. Then, there is the black rice/Forbidden rice, which is packed with antioxidants and fiber. (Fiber! The more the better! 🙂 ) I reckon it’s another way to eat more vegetables and tofu. I used store-bought tea infused firm tofu. You can just use firm tofu instead if you can’t find one. They are super easy to make. If you have a food processor or a blender, it will do all the work for you. My food processor is not big enough, so I just let it chop everything for me. Then, I mixed it in a bowl with a spoon. I used a baking tray to bake …

Stuffed Patty pan squash

How can you say no to these eye candies? They look like little jewels. It’s impossible for me at least. I got these gorgeous baby patty pan squash from our local vegetable shop. They are easy to cook, and they are great source of vitamins A, C and magnesium. There are so many ways to enjoy this lovely summer vegetable. The easiest way probably is to slice the squash and grill or saute in a frying pan. Today’s recipe is for stuffed patty pan squash.   INGREDIENTS: patty pan squash – 10 bacon – 2 slices, finely diced shallot – 2, finely chopped garlic clove – 1, minced button mushroom – 2, finely chopped parsley leaves – 1 tablespoon, finely chopped salt and pepper olive oil – 2 tablespoons INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat the oven to 180°C. Trim both ends of the squash. Scoop out the flesh to make a shell. Reserve the flesh. Spray or brush some olive oil inside and outside of each squash. Set in a baking tray. Sprinkle some salt. Bake in the oven for …