Thursday, 17 November 2016

Tom Yum Soup

Hello again!

Now first things first, don't feel intimidated at the look of the blog title. It's really an easy soup with the help of store-bought Tom Yam paste. So yeah, the perfect soup for lazy days.


1 thumb size ginger, sliced
1 onion, cut into thin wedges
3 stalk lemongrass, smashed
2 tomatoes
2 tablespoons Tom Yam paste
Some prawns (or your choice of any other seafood), deveined
Some broccoli
Some baby corn
Some fresh lime juice (optional)

My personal favourite brand of Tom Yum paste


Heat some oil and fry ginger, onion, lemongrass, and Tom Yum paste until fragrant. Add boiling water, tomatoes and baby corn. Boil at medium heat for 10 minutes. Add prawns and boil for 2-3 minutes. Add broccoli last and boil for 2-3 minutes so that the nice green colour of the veggie is maintained. Add salt to taste and djust sourness of the soup by adding lime juice. 

Ta-daah, a hot, spicy soup ready in 20 minutes. And yes, you are right! Protein and veggies all in one pot! You can skip cooking other dishes because the soup itself is already perfect to go with hot rice! Happy cooking!

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Lettuce, Pomegranate and Orange Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

If you missed my previous post on a similar salad with the same dressing, this post is for you! It's really easy and very versatile. You can basically switch the ingredients with any fruits or veggies in your fridge. Anyway, a combo of lettuce, pomegranate, and orange is really light, refreshing, and delicious. I simply love the vibrant colours of the salad!

What's even better? Pomegranate a superfood loaded important nutrients! Here's a list of the nutrients:
- Antioxidants
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K
- Potassium
- Folate
- Fibre

And yes, you can skip store-bought salad dressing! This homemade dressing is definitely healthier since we have complete control of what goes into it! :D

Ingredients for salad:

1 baby butterhead/ romaine lettuce, rinsed, torn into bite-size pieces
1 pomegranate, cut fruit into half, and remove seeds (arils) from the membrane
1 orange, peeled and cut into bite size

Ingredients for salad dressing:

3 tablespoon olive oil 
2 tablespoon honey
2 shallot, thinly sliced
Juice from 3 small limes


Mix all ingredients for salad dressing in a small bowl.  Combine lettuce, pomegranate and orange in a salad bowl. Toss with salad dressing. Enjoy!