Eggs Soldiers!

When it comes to breakfast, it is either granola with yogurt and fruits or smoothies, nothing special. So one day I was up to some fun in the kitchen for breakfast. I decided to make eggs soldiers. img_9668

Eggs Soldiers is a pretty unique dish I would say, it is special and a smart way to consume. This dish is basically soft boiled eggs with bread but served in its own nature. The eggs are soft boiled, eggs still runny, bread toasted to crisp, I would say that is a perfect breakfast! There’s eggs and toast, great way to start your day!

You do not need much for this recipe, just eggs, bread of your choice and butter if you liked! fullsizerender-29

I did a little more for the butter, I did sun-dried tomato butter to spread onto the toast to be eaten together with the runny egg.

Sun-dried Tomato Butter

  • About 1 TBSP of sundried tomatoes
  • 2 TBSP of butter
  • Salt and pepper to season

Directions:

  1. Add sundried tomatoes and butter, with salt and pepper into a blender and blend away
  2. Once the tomatoes and butter have combined, transfer them into a dish and refrigerate

The most crucial part of this dish is the cooking time of the eggs. The eggs have to be cooked till the whites and yolks are still runny as you want to be able to dip the toast in them. I cooked my eggs for 6-7 minutes and it might have been a little too long, as the outer layer of the yolk have coagulated. So I reckoned the best cooking time for the eggs would be 5-6 minutes. That would ensure you a velvety and smooth runny yolk! fullsizerender-30fullsizerender-28

Overall it is such a great fun dish for breakfast for your kids and family! You could do this under 30 minutes with satisfaction guarantee!

Thank you so much for reading this short post as eggs soldiers are pretty self-explanatory! Do be on the look out for more recipes and till next time, See you!

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Smoothie Bowls Again!

Hi all! I am back with another smoothie bowl post, I hope you are not getting bored with these smoothie bowls because I am having the time of my life, making and eating it! I did a post a while ago with more smoothie bowl recipe, you can find it here! So without further ado, let’s get started!

My base for all smoothie bowls are standard. I add other fruits in later for the flavour and colour.

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My base for this smoothie bowl was plainly banana! Topped with peaches, passion-fruit and granola.

Base for Smoothie Bowls

Ingredients:

  • About 1 and 1/2 frozen banana (But it depends on how big you want your bowl to be)
  • 1/4 cup milk (I always use almond or soy milk, I enjoy the nutty taste in them!)
  • 2-3 tablespoon of yogurt (My love for greek yogurt are seen in these bowls)
  • Optional: 2 tablespoon of oat, Sprinkle of cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Blend them all together in a mixer!
  2. And you have your base!

For the past few weeks, I have been doing a variety of flavours in my smoothie bowls.

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Mango smoothie Bowl with mangos, desiccated coconut and granola as topping.

For the mango bowl, I merely added mango cubes into my base. I used fresh mango, but you could use frozen mango as well! Oh! Be sure to choose a sweet mango as you do not want to have a cringing face while eating a sour mango smoothie bowl.

Next we have a classic! Strawberry and Banana. I seem to always have strawberry on hand, therefore the frequent mixture of strawberry and bananas!

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Toppings are slices peach, granola and desiccated coconut. 

Now, last but not least, we have a blend of blueberry, strawberry and banana! The colour turned out a light shade of purple, which was stunning. The flavour of the blueberry burst in my mouth, freshness of the strawberries and creaminess of the banana went amazingly together!

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Topped with banana slices, desiccated coconut and granola! 
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Here we have banana slices, granola and passion-fruit toppings.

I hope you have enjoyed your time scrolling these recipes and I urge you to make your very own. Smoothie bowls are versatile and delicious. You could alter them to suit your own taste. Like for me, I add loads of granola because I love the texture it does to the bowls.

Thank you for reading and be sure to stay tune for Easter Special tomorrow! Till then, See you~

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‘Soothe’ me Smoothie Bowls!

I think my puns are getting cornier, however it gets the job done with what I want to deliver to you! And today, they are Smoothie bowls! These bowls are bright in colour, packed filled with fiber and vitamins and they keep you filled till your next meal!

They are gaining popularity and it’s pretty obvious why, because they are so god damn yummy! So without further ado, here are smoothie bowls that soothed me.

Some advices I would love to share are using fruits in season.

  • Please do not splurge to obtain these fruits as it would cost you bomb! Get local fruits which are in season, that way you would get them cheap and sweet.
  • To enjoy these bowls with full satisfaction, place your serving bowl in the freezer just before you start blending fruits. The coldness would keep the smoothie chilled and at the consistency you desire!
  • Oh! And one more, prepare all your toppings before blending the smoothie. I live in hot climate and my smoothie tends to melt way quicker than I imagine, therefore I have to act fast! So slice your fruit, pour out your granola and chia seeds or whatever toppings that you can think of!

Now that you have read the tips on making great smoothie bowls, let me share some of mine with you!

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Toppings: Granola, chia seeds and dragonfruit.

Here we got a simple and classic smoothie bowl. Classic ingredients for the base with 1 frozen banana, about 2-3 tablespoon of greek yogurt, 1/4 cup of milk of your choice, I used almond milk. Add honey for sweetness or peanut butter for the nutty flavour and a more filling bowl. Blend them the banana comes smooth. Add more milk if you would like a thinner consistency, I love a melting ice-cream consistency.

 

Next we have a favourite of mine! Green smoothie bowl, I consume green bowls as I want my fibers and eat my greens! Usually in my green bowls, I have the basic ingredients, which are frozen bananas, yogurt and milk. In the green bowls, I add a handful of kale and a kiwi. Then they would give you a gorgeous green! If you do not have kiwi at home, do not fret, just leave it out. Kale is the green factor here! If you are worried about the bitter taste, add a teaspoon of honey!

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Toppings: Granola, chia seeds, sliced kiwi and apple!
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Same green bowl with different toppings! Toppings: Mixed nuts (almond, sunflower seeds, peanuts), granola and mandarin oranges.
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A simple one… Toppings: Granola and chia seeds.

Now, we got a pink bowl! The hint of pink comes from strawberries! Basic ingredients are as follows, then add about 6 to 7 strawberries.

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Toppings: Sliced bananas and strawberries, granola and chia seeds.

Lastly, I made a massive bowl as I wanted to feed myself for breakfast and lunch and it did it’s job. I was stuffed with summer fruits and chilly smoothie. I used the basic base ingredients, with the addition of 2 kiwis. There was not a heavy kiwi taste however, the blueberries and pomegranate adds sweetness and texture and elevates the whole bowl! One of the best bowls I have made!

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Toppings: Cubed mangoes, sliced strawberries, blueberries, pomegranate and granola!

With the greatest bowl, I come to a conclusion. I hope you have enjoyed these smoothie bowls, and I anticipate them to be devour by you. Thank you so much for reading and till next time, Ciao!

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Warm and Fuzzy Breakfast. {Day 5 of 12 Days of Christmas}

Hi ya! I have interesting breakfast recipes for y’all today. So sit back and read on!

With Christmas coming up, having food that are beneficial for your body is necessary! So I am here with oatmeal recipes, however this are not plain old oatmeal you eat boringly. I am here to mix things up!

So the base of this breakfast superbowl would be the oatmeal! I made regular rolled oats in boiling water with a little of raw sugar to flavour. After the oats are cooked, I drain as much water as possible and transfer them onto a bowl and sprinkle about 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and  pour milk (I used almond milk) onto the oats. Then I mixed them up and leave them to cool.

Now this is the fun part! I added blended fruits on top of the oats! I would usually blend frozen berries, but now my favourite is blended frozen

This was blended frozen strawberries with granola and chia seeds.
This was blended frozen strawberries with granola and chia seeds.
I had blended frozen berries and mangoes with fresh cherries and chia seeds.
I had blended frozen berries and mangoes with fresh cherries and chia seeds.
This was the blended frozen mangoes which were amazing!!
This was the blended frozen mangoes which were amazing!!

mango! They are smooth and velvety and goes surprisingly well with the oats.

I would add granola and chia seeds to give it more texture! Then viola! The bowl of superfood are done!

The bowls are super refreshing and would fill your tummy for the morning and get your day started right! They give you a good blend of fiber and carbs. They are gorgeous to feast on too!

And there you have it! Lovely breakfast great for starting the day! Thank you for your time here and hope to see you tomorrow for Day 6! Till next time, Ciao~

Your Healthy Mix! {Day 3 of 12 Days of Christmas!}

Hi all! We are 9 days away from Christmas and I cannot be more excited!!! Today I would be sharing smoothie recipes! They are simple, easy and healthy. A good choice of drink after the feasting and booze.

I drink smoothies for breakfast to kick start my day and also help cleanse the body. And it really does it’s magic in cleansing the body!

First recipe I would like to share is Strawberry and Kale. Kale to provide the fiber and strawberries to give it the colour and sourness. However the smoothie might not be a desirable colour as the colour of the kale would darken it. But the taste is amazing! I would occasionally add oats in the smoothie to thicken it and feel full after drinking it.

Strawberry and Kale Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • Frozen strawberries (A handful of them)
  • A handful of fresh kale
  • Oats
  • A cup of almond milk (Or liquid of your choice)

Directions:

  1. Chuck all ingredients into a blender and blend away!
  2. Pour onto a glass and sprinkle chia seeds if you desire.
  3. And Enjoy!

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Next recipe is a simple, yet refreshing one. It cleanses your body almost immediately.

Kiwi and Kale smoothie

Ingredients:

  • A frozen Kiwi, sliced
  • A handful of kale
  • A cup of almond milk (Or water with lemon juice)

Directions:

  1. Throw all ingredients into the blender and whiz them all up
  2. Serve with chia seeds

Lastly, this recipe is very tropical and creamy and smooth.

Banana and Mango smoothie

Ingredients:

  • Half frozen bananas
  • A handful of frozen cubed mango
  • A handful of kale
  • A cup of almond milk

Directions:

  1. Blend all the ingredients up and Serve!  IMG_9297

There are many variations of fruit smoothies you could make. Simple, Easy and Delicious! Freezing the fruits make the smoothie cold and icy. That way you would not need any ice-cubes when you are consuming the drink.

I occasionally add peanut butter to my smoothie and it intensified the drink, it was creamier, smoother and more filling! I could drink smoothie for a snack anytime.

Change the smoothie flavours to your liking and own style, but it starts to turn into junk if you put in oreos, ice-cream and all the other empty calories food. It is a healthy and delicious fruit smoothie that all could enjoy without feeling sinful!

Therefore I hope you would have a good time blending smoothies and see ya tomorrow for Day 4 of 12 Days of Christmas! Till next time, Ciao~

Cinnamon Rolls!

As it is the starting of fall all over the world, except Singapore and Australia, I would like to share my recipe on Cinnamon rolls! These rolls are filled with cinnamon and sugar which makes it a sinful treat for the fall.  IMG_6863

I myself have always loved cinnamon rolls. I remember the times when my mum visits that bakery which sells heavenly cinnamon rolls, the only one in Singapore. She would purchase one cinnamon roll especially for me. And the moment she returns home with that familiar bag on her hand, I knew exactly what is inside the bag. I would warm the cinnamon roll up, just warm enough for the white glossy icing to melt and then devour it! So now I am big enough to make my own cinnamon rolls and have more than one to enjoy, let’s begin!

I chose to let my bread dough to proof overnight in the fridge, thus making this recipe a 2 day long procedure. However it is less-labour intensive and you would not find yourself worrying about the dough being underproof! The dough-making was simple and easy to follow. If I do not have much trouble mixing the ingredients for the dough, I highly believe you would not have any trouble as well.

I heated the vegetable oil, milk and sugar in a medium saucepan for the dough.
I heated the vegetable oil, milk and sugar in a medium saucepan for the dough.
Sprinkle yeast into cooled milk mixture.
Sprinkle yeast into cooled milk mixture.
Next up is to mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Next up is to mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into the milk/yeast mixture to form a dough.
Then I set the dough aside to let it proof and after an hour, it grew. *Use a bigger bowl for the proofing process.
Then I set the dough aside to let it proof and after an hour, it grew. *Use a bigger bowl for the proofing process.

Then after an hour, I kneaded and use another cup of flour and then cover it with cling film and leave it in the fridge for the night!

The very next day, all I had to do was assemble the roll! It took me less than 4 hours to assemble and bake those bad boys.

I spread a layer of melted butter before sprinkling the cinnamon sugar! Add more cinnamon for a more distinctive cinnamon flavour!
I spread a layer of melted butter before sprinkling the cinnamon sugar! Add more cinnamon for a more distinctive cinnamon flavour!
Then I rolled them and cut them...
Then I rolled them and cut them…
Cinnamon rolls are by far one of photogenic food.
Cinnamon rolls are by far one of photogenic food.
After putting them into baking dishes, allow them to proof for another 30 minutes before they enter the hot oven.
After putting them into baking dishes, allow them to proof for another 30 minutes before they enter the hot oven.

IMG_6868This recipe is indeed time-consuming but you cannot rush baked products. As I once said, all good things are worth the wait, or all good bakes are worth the wait! I had such a pleasant time baking the cinnamon rolls and cannot wait to make them again! IMG_6871

I gathered my recipe for the Pioneer Woman, Cinnamon Rolls. She made maple glaze for the rolls, however I made a simple vanilla glaze for the rolls.

Vanilla Glaze

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

  1. Whisk all ingredients together, add more milk for a thinner consistency.
  2. Pour the glaze while the rolls are warm.

Baking have brought me great joy and sorrow. I learnt so much from it and would not stop to educate myself further. Thank you for reading and I hope you have a good time baking this rolls! Till the next time, Ciao~

 

Breakfast and Lunch for under $8, Part 2!

Sorry for the wait for this series as it has been a rather hectic week.

This post is going to be about how I made breakfast with just 4 ingredients that are within the $8 budget for both breakfast and lunch! So here goes…!

In my previous post (Breakfast and Lunch for under $8, Part 1), I showed you the shopping! Now it’s time to show you the cooking! This is a very easy recipe which simply requires about 20 minutes for prepping and another 10 minutes for baking! So in total, 30 minutes minimum. Okay! Without any further ado, here’s what I cooked for breakfast!

However before I start the cooking, I would love to clarify that the basic seasonings are available! Salt, pepper and oil.

So for breakfast, I made ….. Baked eggs! Here are the ingredients I used!

3 eggs, about 1/3 carrot, 1/4 red and yellow capsicum and half the red onion.
3 eggs, about 1/3 carrot, 1/4 red and yellow capsicum and half the red onion.

Please do not use all the ingredients up as you have to save some for lunch…

Firstly, I cracked 3 egg in a measuring jug as it would make my ‘pouring’ job later much easier. Whisked them up and leave it aside while I cut my veggies! Add a little water into the eggs for a fluffier look and salt and pepper for flavour! IMG_9646

 

Slice the red and yellow capsisum into stripes, then dice into small cubes! Same goes to the carrots and onions!

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Grease your muffin tray with oil, and grease it well. If you do not have a muffin tray, a small porcelain cup or bowl would do the trick as well! However, the dish must be be bakeable! IMG_9650

I threw all my diced vegetables into the measuring jug and poured the mixture into the heavily greased muffin tray!

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I had some cheese slices left in the fridge therefore I added them in for flavour!

I filled a total of 7 holes in the baking tray, which was more than enough for a person’s breakfast! I baked it in a preheated oven @ 175 degree C for 10 minutes! And TA-DA!

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They were gorgeous and delicious!! I ate them with ketchup/tomato sauce and it was so yummy!!! I cannot wait to prepare this for breakfast again because it is cheap, healthy and delicious! I was stuffed when I finished the 3 one.

Healthy Baked Muffin Eggs recipe! 

Ingredients: 

  • 3 eggs (2 eggs if you want lesser portions)
  • Half red onion
  • 1/4 red and yellow capsicum
  • 1/3 carrot
  • Salt and Pepper for seasoning
  • About 2-3 tablespoon of water

Method:

  1. Preheat oven at 175 degree C (350 F)
  2. Crack eggs into measuring jug. Whisk them thoroughly.
  3. Add water while whisking the eggs. Season eggs with salt and pepper.
  4. Slice the capsicum, carrots. Then dicing them into small cubes
  5. Dice the red onions into small small cubes.
  6. Toss all vegetables into the measuring jug and mixing them till all veggies are incorporated!
  7. Grease the muffin tray, then pour the egg mixture till about 2/3 of the compartment!
  8. Let the eggs do their magic in the oven for 10 minutes and Viola! Breakfast is served! Accompany your eggs with tomato sauce or a sauce to your liking!

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I really hope you have enjoyed this breakfast recipe and tune in next week for the lunch recipe! I was really full and I hope you are too! Till the next time, Ciao~