2013-10-12

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins









INGREDIENTS

- 195g plain flour
- 1tsp baking powder
- ¼tsp salt
- 75g granulated sugar
- 50g poppy seeds
- grated zest of 3 lemons
- freshly squeezed juice of 2 lemons
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 170g fat free plain greek yoghurt


Grease a 12-cup muffin pan. Preheat oven to 180C.

Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl, and then make a well in the center of the bowl.

Mix lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla extract, eggs, and yoghurt in another bowl, until well combined.

Pour the liquid mixture into the well in the bowl containing dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

Bake for 25 minutes.

Spaghetti with King Prawns in Tomato Sauce

Number of Servings: 4








INGREDIENTS


240g spaghetti
180g cooked and peeled king prawns
200g mushrooms
2 bell peppers
1 brown onion
2 garlic heads
1tbsp olive oil
½tsp ground black pepper
½tsp salt
6tbsp tomato sauce
1tsp sugar


1. Sprinkle prawns with ground black pepper. Toss to coat.

2. Slice mushrooms, bell peppers, onion, and garlic.

3. Cook mushrooms in boiling water for 3 minutes, and have them transferred to a plate.

4. Cook spaghetti in the same pan of boiling water by following instructions on package.

5. Add half of the oil to the pan over a medium heat. Add half of the sliced garlic, until aroma is released. Add prawns and stir-fry for 1 minute. Have them removed from the pan.

6. Add the remaining oil to the pan. Stir-fry mushrooms, bell peppers, onion, together with the remaining garlic for 5 minute. Pour the previously cooked garlic prawns back to the pan. Add salt, tomato sauce and sugar, and cook for 1 more minute.

7. Stir in cooked, rinsed, and well drained spaghetti, before switching off the fire.

Vegetables Stir-fry: Mushrooms+Carrots+Onions+Broccoli

Number of Servings: 4




INGREDIENTS

380g mushrooms
300g carrots
2 brown onions
300g broccoli
1 tbsp olive oil
1 garlic head
1 hot chilli
1 tbsp soy sauce

1. Slice mushrooms, carrots, onions, garlic, and hot chilli. 

2. Cut broccoli florets into smaller pieces, if some are too big. Cook broccoli in boiling water for 3 minutes.

3. Add oil to the pan over medium heat. Stir-fry garlic, until aroma is released. Stir-fry mushrooms, carrots, and onions for 8 minutes.

4. Add soy sauce and broccoli, and stir-fry all vegetables for another 8 minutes. Add chilli 3 minutes before the end of the 8th minute.

5. Serve hot!

Easy Vegetarian Pasta with Bell Peppers, Carrots, and Onions

Number of Servings: 4

INGREDIENTS

- 280g penne

- 1 tbsp olive oil

- 1 garlic head, minced

- 200g carrots, finely sliced

- 2 brown onions, finely sliced

- 2 bell peppers, seeded and finely sliced

- 1 hot chilli, chopped

- ½ tsp salt

- 1 tsp sugar

- 6 tbsp tomato sauce


Cook penne according to instructions on package. Meanwhile, add oil to the frying pan over medium heat and then garlic until the aroma is released. Stir-fry carrots for 2 minutes. Next, add onions, bell peppers, hot chilli, and salt, and stir-fry all vegetables for another 4 minutes. Add tomato sauce and sugar, and cook for the last 2 minutes, before switching off the fire. Pour cooked, rinsed, and well-drained penne into the pan of vegetables. Mix well and serve hot.

2013-09-12

Spaghetti with Mushrooms and Spinach

Number of Servings: 2




INGREDIENTS

120g spaghetti
180g mushrooms, sliced
250g frozen spinach
2 garlic heads, sliced
1 hot chilli, sliced
1tbsp olive oil
1tbsp soy sauce
1tsp sugar


1. Cook mushrooms in boiling water for 3 minutes, and have them transferred to a plate.

2. Cook spaghetti in the same pan of boiling water by following instructions on package.

3. Defrost spinach and have it drained. 

4. Add ½ tbsp oil to the pan over a medium heat. Add half of the garlic and then mushrooms. Stir-fry for 5 minutes. Have them removed from the pan.

5. Add another ½ tbsp oil and the remaining garlic to the pan. Stir-fry spinach for 1 minute. Pour the previously cooked garlic and mushrooms back to the pan. Add chilli, soy sauce, and sugar, and cook for 1 more minute.

6. Stir in cooked, rinsed, and well drained spaghetti to the pan of vegetables, before switching off the fire.

Drunken Chicken

SO DELICIOUS!!!



1. Buy a bottle of Drunken Chicken Marinade in Chinatown.

2. Leave chicken in boiling water until cooked (around 15 minutes).

3. Have the chicken drained, let cool, and dried on kitchen paper.

4. Have the chicken bathed in Drunken Chicken Marinade, and refrigerated overnight.

5. Enjoy!

Vegetables Stir-fry: Romaine Lettuce + Onion

Number of Servings: 4



INGREDIENTS

- 2 romaine lettuce hearts, chopped

- 2 red onions, sliced

- 1 garlic head, finely chopped

- 1 tbsp olive oil

- 1 tbsp soy sauce


Add oil to the pan and stir-fry onions with garlic for 2 minutes. Add a few tablespoonful of water and cook covered for 4 minutes. Add romaine lettuce and then soy sauce. Cook for another 4 minutes.