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[BAKING] Homemade Cauliflower Crust Mushroom Pizza

People getting more health conscious nowadays. Salad shops, yogurt shops etc are sprouting out almost everywhere in the City.

In the US, people has started replacing their carbohydrates with faux carbohydrates. Cauliflower rice is the perfect introduction to grain alternatives.

Cauliflower has an impressive array of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other phytochemicals. It is an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Folate, Pantothenic acid, Dietary fiber,Omega-3 fatty acids and Protein.

Most importantly, a cup of cauliflower is only 35 calories while a cup of white rice is 200 calories.

I decided to use cauliflower rice to replace flour for my pizza crust which turn out super delicious.

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[Cooking] Ma La Xiang Guo 麻辣香锅

I was first introduced to this dish, 麻辣香锅 last year by my boyfriend. I simply fell in love with this dish after I tried it at Chinatown People Park Hawker Center.

Ma La Xiang Guo 麻辣香锅 is like the fried version of Yong Tou Fu.

You can choose your desire ingredients like seafoods , meats or vegetables. After that, they will fried the ingredients with the spices.

You can also choose the level of spiciness : “Small , Medium and Super Spicy”

I chanced upon a sharing on the Ma La Xiang Guo 麻辣香锅 paste on Singapore Home Cooks 新加坡家庭美食分享 group on Facebook.

We decided to create our own version of Ma La Xiang Guo 麻辣香锅.

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Homemade Mango Ice Cream in 10 mins

I tried making ice cream a few years back with Ice Cream machine. However, I am unable to get the texture and tasted which I like.

The ice cream usually turned out tasting salty due to the salt content that was put in. I gave up making ice cream back then.

Recently, I found this amazing and simple recipe for ice Cream.

It only require you to have 2 simple ingredient, Heavy Cream and Condense Milk.  With this Ice Cream base, you can create all the different flavors of ice Cream you desire.

Since we are having the mango season now , I decided to make Mango Ice Cream.

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[Baking] Moist Banana Chocolate Chip Mini Muffin

I am a huge fan of banana and chocolate. Both banana and chocolate make the perfect combination for desserts.

Since I had some ripe banana, instead of letting it to waste. I decided to bake Banana Chocolate Muffin for my office’s Monday breakfast meeting.

This recipe is adapted from “Laura in the Kitchen”. You can check her out at her Youtube channel here. I love her cooking and baking tutorial.

This recipe is super easy and delicious. Perfect for all occasions especially picnic. You will definitely love them.

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[Cooking] Green Bean Barley Soup

The weather getting hotter each day and is getting more unbearable. I made green bean barley soup for my family to cool for the internal heat.

Here some benefits of the Green bean barley soup

 

Benefits of Green bean. It also known as mung bean :

i) Clear Heat & Prevent Heat-stroke

Chinese Medicine believes that the external environment has a strong influence on the body.  For example, in a hot summer the body will absorb more heat from its external environment.  If the body cannot release this heat, physical changes may occur, including: body will feel hot, red face, very thirsty, dry skin, constipation, lack of energy, headache, dizziness.
For the hot seasons, TCM recommends foods that are cooling in nature, can balance the body’s Yin & Yang and can release the heat.  These types of foods should be a part of the daily diet during the summer.

 

ii) Clear Skin & Help Acne

 

Mung beans are sweet in taste and cooling in nature.  One of the very old traditional Chinese books, Kai Bao Ben Cao, mentions that mung beans act more on the Heart channel and clear heat and toxins from the skin, and cool heat in the blood.  Therefore, mung beans can help acne and other skin symptoms, such as the common skin rash, cold sores, mouth ulcers, pimples and boils.

 

iii) Clear Toxins from the Blood & Body

 

Modern science now also considers that mung beans can help clear toxins from the body, including environmental toxins and chemicals.

 

(Credits: http://www.pingminghealth.com)]

 

Benefits of  Barley :

 

i) Control Blood Sugar Better
ii) Lower Glucose Level
iii) Lower Blood Pressure
iv) Slow digestion , may help in weight control

 

(credits: http://wholegrainscouncil.org)

 

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Almond Biscotti ~❤

I had been cracking my brain think of what should I bake for my boyfriend as part of his birthday present.Chocolate cookies , Peanut Butter cookies was too common and i had bake for him before.I was browsing through my cousin’s facebook and came across the almond biscotti that she had recently baked. I decided to give it a try.

Biscotti are twice bake biscuits that originated from a city, Prato from Italy.This biscults are oblong-shaped almond biscuits, made dry and crunchy through cutting the loaf of dough while still hot and fresh from the baking in the oven.
It does not turn out great at first. I went through couple of tries before I successfully baked the Almond biscotti.
Here my experiences when baking : 
First try : The Almond biscotti turn out too thin in width. I have problem cutting it up as it tends to break into small pieces. Also due to my carelessness , I overlooked the timing and I get the whole batch burnt during the second batch. 
Second try : Everything turn out well. However, I am unable to get the thinly slices of Almond biscotti. Other than that, I had added too little almonds into the dough. I ended up unable to get the nice almond marbled on each slices. 
Final try : I went to Daiso to get the bread serrated knife. It really works perfectly. I am able to get the thickness of the Almond biscotti that I wanted. (*The thickness of the Almond biscotti can be depend on each individuals) With the extra almonds added, I am able to get the pretty look on each Almond biscotti. 
Overall, It is a pretty easy recipe that give you great biscuits. 
Here the recipe :  
Indgrdients:
❤  1 cup of caster sugar 
❤  2 cups of self-raising flour
❤  2 eggs
❤  1/2 tsp baking powder 
❤  300g of almonds
❤  1/2 tsp Almond Essence
❤  1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract 
Methods: 
❤ Preheat oven to 170 degree celsius. Line large baking tray with baking paper.
❤ Place sugar, eggs, almonds essence and vanilla extract in a large bowl.Mix it well,beat till thick.
❤ Fold in flour,baking powder and almonds, then use your hand to lightly knead the dough until       smooth.
❤ Divide the dough into half. Form into 2 long logs about 25cm x 5cm wide and place it on the baking paper. Bake the dough for 25 minutes until the dough is firm to touch and golden brown
❤ Remove it from oven and set aside to cool
❤ Preheat oven to 140 degree celsius
❤ Once the dough is cool, use a serrated knife to cut the log into slices.
❤ Line slices flat on the baking tray and bake for 20 minutes.Make sure both side are all golden brown.
❤ Leave it to cool completely and it is ready to be serve
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[Cooking] Vegetarian Korean Bibimbap

Korean food had always be my favorite food. I never fails to fall in love with the rich flavors of the food. Bibimbap is one of many favorite dishes.

 

Bibimbap is a signature Korean dish , which mean ” mixed meal ” or ” mixed rice”. Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm rice topped with rain bow vegetables and gochujang. Egg and meat is also added to the dish, to give it a more balance diet and a richer feel.

 

The Rainbow colors of the dish will already make you drool.

 

Personally , I prefer “Dolsot Bibimbap”. ” Dolsot Bibimbap ” is served in a hot stone bowl.  Before the rice is places in the bowl, the bottom of the bowl is coated with sesame oil, making the layer of rice touching the bowl golden brown and crisp.

 

However , in my family only me and my dearest boyfriend enjoy Korean food. Therefore, i didn’t went to buy the stone pot ! I think i shall purchase it soon !

 

Since is our favorite food. I decided to cook my own bibimbap for me and my boyfriend. I did a bit of addition into the recipe. You will be able original recipe at THE KITCHN.

 

Here my only version. You will realise in the picture the quantity of the ingredient is different from my reciepe. I made extra ingredient for my family.

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