Sunday, July 31, 2011

Meatballs in Marinara Sauce with Vegie Brown Rice

Made this for dinner last night. Prego's Marinara  sauce was on offer, so I bought a bottle for days when I'm too lazy to make the sauce. This time I served the meatballs with vegie brown rice. Just simply brown rice cooked in chicken stock with chopped onion, celery and french beans. I wanted to add carrots too but I didn't realize I ran out it it. The vegie rice complement the meatballs & sauce very well. Fat cheeks gave me the thumbs up & requested that I cook this again. I like it very much too coz not only it's yummy, I actually feel healthy eating it. It was also a great way to make hubby & Fat cheeks eat up their vegies and brown rice without any complains. =) The meatballs are from my earlier recipe here.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Our 1st Sushi Attmept

No baking today coz my baby Fat Cheeks is complaining of itchy throat. All heaty stuff is off the list for a while then. Instead we made sushi! It's our 1st attempt so nothing too complicated. Just some eggs, imitation crab meat, tuna & cucumber. I like it very much coz it's healthy, fast & yummy. Baby & hubby loves it much too. Will be making more of these during the weekends. =)

- 2 cups sushi rice
- 2 cups of water
- 1 tbsp Mirin
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar ( I got mine from Daiso)
- 2 tbsp of sugar
- 1 tsp salt

- rinse rice several times until water runs clear
- add rice & 2 cups water into rice cooker to cook
- when done, fluff lightly with spoon
- mix rice vinegar, sugar & salt in a cup
- sprinkle evenly over rice & toss to mix well
- cool rice before making sushi

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hot Dog Mushroom Bento

Much has happened recently & I need my kitchen therapy pronto!! I hardly have any time for baking so for a quick fix, I found bento making! It gives me my much needed space & peace in the sanctuary of my kitchen & makes my princess smile. I can't wait to see the twinkle in her eye when she takes a peep at her breakfast tomorrow morning. =)