Despite having a very hectic day each weekday, I try to dish out something healthy and yummy for my girls. In the past, I have tried ordering daily tiffin meals for dinner but each time I did so, it didn't last for a month. So I gave up and have decided that no matter how busy each day turns out for me, I will try to place something healthy on the dining table, though they may be something really simple and plain like steamed chicken or steamed fish with a vegetables dish.
This is a compilation of some of the dishes that I cooked over the last 10 days or so...
Braised minced pork with organic miso, tomatoes, onion and garlic. Pork used is Berkcious pork, free from antibiotics and growth hormones.
Pork ribs soup with radish, carrots and organic cabbage.
Pan-fried red snapper fish fillet and sauteed organic leek with Berkcious sliced pork chop and onions.
Kids-friendly braised brinjal with organic miso, organic fermented bean paste with toona sinensis, squids, tomatoes, grated carrot, shredded kafir lime leaves and garlic.
I discovered that tomatoes and grated carrots added to a dish impart natural sweetness and flavors to the dish. Thus, almost all my dishes have carrots and tomatoes in addition to garlic and onions. I hardly use oyster sauce and dark sauce, except for dark sauce naturally brewed purchased from the organic shop.
Steamed Japanese tofu with 100% fish paste, eggs and grated carrot.
This is another new dish that I chanced upon from the newspapers and is SO easy to prepare and SO yummy and healthy.
Just mash the fish paste, Japanese tofu and add them into some beaten eggs with a drizzle of soy sauce, pepper, sesame seed oil, water and throw in some grated carrots for the sweetness. Steam for about 15 - 20 minutes.
The girls loved this dish. Even the persnickety KING of the house who happens to be a foodie and perfectionist caterer loved it.
Another kids-friendly healthy dish is braised bitter gourd with pan-fried chicken fillet, black pepper, organic miso, tomatoes, grated carrot and onions. The grated carrot and tomatoes impart natural sweetness to the dish, masking the bitterness.
Sweet corn egg drop soup with organic miso, grated carrot, scallions and organic 'lai park' veggie.