Saturday, November 6, 2010

Vegetarian Stir Fried Baby Asparagus

I know the asparagus in the photo look rather thin. These are very young shoots and they are very crunchy. Asparagus is sweet and there are many ways to cook it. One of the easiest ways is to fry them with garlic.

Asparagus, 1 bunch, cut in to bite length
Garlic, 3 pcs, chop finely
Salt to taste
Olive oil or vegetable oil

Heat up pan and saute garlic until fragrant. Put in the asparagus. Stir fry until it is cooked and pour in a little water. Add salt to taste. Serve while still hot.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Vegetarian Fried Brinjals (Eggplant) with Long Beans

Brinjals belongs to the nightshade family and is in the same group as tomatoes. This wonderful vegetable is very easy to cook and taste good too. In order to make it tastier, you can pre fried it so that it turns soft and caramelised. Then you can cook it with whatever ingredients that you think would be suitable and goes along well with it!

Brinjals, 2pc, cut into bite sizes
Long Beans, 4 pcs, cut into 1.5 inch length
Garlic, 3 pcs, chopped finely
Light Soya sauce, 1 table spoon
Salt to taste
Olive oil

Heat up non stick pan to brown the brinjals and long beans. Turn to medium low heat so that the brinjals would cook slowly until they turned soft. Put the brinjals and long beans aside. Pour a little olive oil on the pan and sauté the garlic till it turn golden brown. Add in soya sauce and a little water. Pour in the brinjals and long beans. Add salt to taste. Serve with steamed rice.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Vegetarian Mutt Cho (Preserved Chinese Dates), Lotus Fruit and Figs Dessert Recipe

This dessert recipe uses Figs (a sweet fruit, Wuhua guo, Ficus Carica) which moisten the lungs and clear excess heat from the body. Meanwhile, Lotus seeds (Lianzi, Nelumbo nucifera) nourish the kidney and spleen. In order to make the dessert more flavourful, I added in some mutt cho (preserved Chinese Dates).

Lotus Seeds (Lianzi), 10 pcs
Chinese Preserved dates (mutt cho) 10 pcs
Figs, 10 pcs
Water, 8 bowls
Rock sugar, to taste

Put all the ingredients in a pot with the water in it as well. Boil for around 1 hour. Add rock sugar to taste. Serve this wonderful dessert hot or chilled.


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