Tuesday, March 29, 2011

my first attempt at roast chicken, by 240baon
And it was a success! Woot!

This is Kylie Kwong’s recipe but I tweaked it a little bit because at the last minute I couldn’t find my rosemary so I used oregano instead. I also used tarragon.

I used a lot of butter and honey. Honey was not in the original recipe. Using it was a good decision as it brought out the sweetness of the vegetables. And as always, don’t forget to season, season, season. I used a combination of sea salt, Himalayan pink salt, pepper and olive oil.

It was sooo good – the meat was tender and juicy and the skin was a bit crunchy. It was very filling too. We ate this with rice but you can actually just eat it with the veggies (carrots, new potatoes, onions) and you’ll be full in no time.

This success has inspired me to do more roasted dishes in the coming days!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Most of you know that when I’m not feeling well, I opt for soups as they help me recover faster. One day I decided to make a soup that is a meal in itself. My body was craving for vegetables and soup so I decided to combine them. I ended up with this:

tomato vegetable soup with ravioli, by 240baon

Although I wanted soup, I needed a full bodied dish for the rest of the family. I was sick and I needed something light. They were hungry and they wanted to satisfy that hunger so I added some ravioli.

This soup contains cauliflower, carrots, fresh button mushrooms, celery, Taiwan pechay, garlic, onions and fresh tomatoes. I used tomato paste and chicken broth for the soup. I also added sea salt and black pepper for seasoning. I know MB would love some bread with this so I got some mixed grains bread from Bizu and slathered on some butter on each piece then sprinkled them with garlic powder. I popped them in the oven for a few minutes and voila! A complete, hearty dinner.

This soup was so packed with nutrients that I was able to recover in no time. I think this will be a permanent recipe in my “Foods that heal” repertoire.


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