Sunday, April 24, 2011

Light Snack- Egg & Mushroom Omelette @ Home

Date: 22 April 2011
Place: Home Sweet Home
Dish: Egg & Mushroom Omelette



It was one of those nights when you feel like having a snack, and don't feel like driving out to eat. This snack is a super easy healthy dish to prepare, anytime of the day :-) There are so many variations of this dish, and I have chosen one recipe that is closest to the one prepared below (from http://www.mrbreakfast.com/).

Happy Cooking :-)






Mushroom And Herb Omelet
(2 servings)    

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 and 1/2 cups fresh mushrooms -- sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley -- chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano
  • basil or thyme -- finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
In small bowl, wisk together eggs and spices. Set aside.

In a medium skillet at just above medium heat, sauté the mushrooms in half the butter (1 teaspoon) until tender; set aside.

In same skillet, melt half of the remaining butter (1/2 teaspoon). Pour half of the egg mixture into skillet. Cook, lifting edge to allow uncooked portion to flow underneath. When almost set, spoon half of the mushrooms over half of the omelet. Fold other half over the mushrooms; slide onto a serving plate.

Repeat with remaining ingredients.

This recipe has roughly 8 grams of carbohydrates.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Dinner- Fish Fillet Thai-style & Chicken Burrito @ Padi House

Date: 17 April 2011
Place: Padi House @ Equine Park
Dish: Fish Fillet Thai style & Chicken Burrito with Jasmine Tea
Price: RM31.05

This is one of the place where you will always be satisfied with the food and ambience, except for maybe the slow service. Serving both western and local food, you will have more than enough choice of food and drinks that you can order. Our choice for the day was Fish Fillet (Thai-styled) and Chicken Burrito and drink was Jasmine Tea. With nice music playing in the background, and relaxing ambience, and satisfying food, it is a highly recommended place to go, especially for those staying around Equine Park.


Fish Fillet Thai-Styled

Chicken Burrito

Jasmine Tea

A beautiful sight on the way back...

Address:
Padi House
No 34 Jalan Equine 9C
Jalan Putra Permai
43300 Seri Kembangan
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +603 8941 0713

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Dinner- Spaghetti Bolognese Beef @ Home

Date: 16 April 2011
Place: Home Sweet Home
Dish: Spaghetti Bolognese- Beef (Home-Cooked)

As you can see, I must love pasta a lot as my second post is also on pasta, but this time it is Spaghetti Bolognese (beef), home-cooked by me for the independent testers i.e. dad, mom, sis, brother-in-law, and bf :-). I hardly cook (maybe rarely is a better word!), so I am particular proud when I do cook (therefore I am including also the picture of the table-setting). As you can see below, I also prepared the salad and garlic bread. Not in the picture is the wild mushroom soup still boiling in the kitchen:-)

This is also another easy dish to cook for pasta and meat lovers.


The thick pasta sauce still cooking in the pot...

My spaghetti bolognese..


My table setting..


I found a rather simple recipe for Spaghetti Bolognese from http://www.foodnetwork.com/, and hope you can try it too:

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, coarsely chopped
  • 1 carrot, coarsely chopped
  • 1 pound ground chuck beef
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf Italian parsley, chopped
  • 8 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano

Directions

In a large skillet heat the olive oil. When almost smoking, add the onion and garlic and saute over medium heat until the onions become very soft, about 8 minutes. Add the celery and carrot and saute for 5 minutes. Raise heat to high and add the ground beef. Saute, stirring frequently and breaking up any large lumps and cook until meat is no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes, parsley and basil and cook over medium low heat until the sauce thickens. Season with salt and pepper. This will take approximately 1/2 hour. Finish bolognese with Pecorino Romano.


Enjoy:-)

My Food Journal

My food blog was finally born today, the 16th of April. Its birth was almost 2 months' overdue, due to various reasons, procrastination being one of them! Haha :-)

The idea really came from my better-half who knows well my love for writing, which if given the chance, I would love to do full time. Most weekends are spent scouring places to satisfy the palate, so what better way to record my food journey in a blog, allowing me to pursue my writing needs in a fun way!

In the end, it is not just the meal but also the company that you are having it with that makes the meal good, like enjoying the food with your family and friends :-)

I am thankful to be blessed with food all the time, and especially living in a country where you can practically find food anytime of the day!

To keep my first post short and sweet, let me welcome you into my food journal, my journey with food and lots of good memories in between! Bon Appetite..

Friday, April 15, 2011

Dinner- Seafood Aglio Olio @ Home

Date: 15 April 2011
Place: Subang Jaya
Dish: Seafood Aglio Olio (Home-Cooked)

I was craving for pasta, Italian-styled today, and I got just that and more, since it was home-cooked, with love :-) The dish is none other than the classic Seafood Aglio Olio!

Aglio Olio is a classic pasta dish that consists of two main ingredients i.e. garlic and olive oil, as you can see below. Surprisingly,  this is a rather easy  and quick dish to prepare, and really worth a try.

Heating up garlic in olive oil..

Clams and fresh prawns are then fried in the oil..

Seafood Aglio Olio 

 For those who wish to try this out, below is the recipe which I got from http://en.petitchef.com/.

Ingredients:
100g of preferred pasta
25g of scallops
75g of prawns
50g of squids
100g of clams
2 tablespoons of minced garlic
5 tablespoons of olive oil
Black pepper
Salt

Preparation:
Cook pasta according to the instructions at the back of the packaging.
Set aside and drain.
Heat 5 tablespoons of oil in a pan and stir fry the minced garlic under low heat till golden brown.
Toss in the seafood.
Season with salt and pepper when the seafood is done.
Return the cooked pasta to the pan and toss well with the seafood.
Add in grated cheese. (optional)
Serve immediately.

Happy Cooking! :-)