Thursday, 29 November 2012

Sweet Corn Chicken Soup

My apologies for being silent again for more than a week.  It was indeed a challenging period  for me from now on, as we will be spare our weekends to hunt for whatever needed for our new house which we planned to move in middle of January.  While being busy with our new house renovations arrangement, suddenly I was hit by a bad news of the passing of my beloved uncle, that has made me lost of direction for few days.  I even had missed my regular participation in last week #SundaySupper, which I have planned to join.  Life still have to go on.....this is what being advised by Simon....and am agree with him.  Life indeed have to go on and we should live to the fullest as we can!

After a short absent from the kitchen for few days, I was actually started to crave for something comforting and of course it has to be easy to prepare and less hassle as is a weekday and I have limited time for preparation.  Sweet Corn Chicken Soup is my choice!  

This soup does not take much of time even though I prefer to make my own homemade simple chicken stock instead of using those ready made from store.  Of course, it will give a better taste to the soup especially when added with sweet corn and shredded chicken. I believe this creamy soup suitable to everyone at home.  It's goes well with toasted bread too! Let's get started and see how easy it this.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Moroccan Chicken Salad with Rice - Thanksgiving Leftovers #SundaySupper

Happy Sunday!  We have reached the third weekend of November and for those who are from the United States are celebrating Thanksgiving in another few days.  Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated primarily in the United States on the fourth Thursday of November.  Thanksgiving had roots in religious and cultural tradition.

I am glad to be part of the Sunday Supper team that have explored me to many of their celebrations in the United States.  Honestly, I have no idea what is "Thanksgiving" before this.  What I know all families will cook a feast for this celebration.

This Sunday, our Sunday Supper team was given a theme - Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes.  I am sure every house will have loads of leftover food from the celebration and how are you going to manage them?  Lets find out from how the Sunday Supper team has to suggest.  This Sunday is hosted by Nicole Cook from Daily Dish Recipes.  I named her as "superwoman" as she always very good in multi-tasking responsibilities as a writer, blogger, mother and also as a "Triberr Consultant" to Sunday Supper Team.....LOL!

I have done some online research for Leftovers recipes and I falls to this recipe called Moroccan Chicken Salad.  I love this salad that goes with cooked rice.  I am sure this recipe    favor to Asian taste too.  If you have leftovers of roasted chicken, it will be perfect!  The flavored shredded chicken meat goes well with the spices (ground cinnamon and cayenne peppers) and also the sour taste of dressing combined from the lemon and orange juice....YUM! 

Hope you'll like my idea with leftover roasted chicken and Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Homemade Chocolates - Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen #SundaySupper

The festive season is around the corner and can't wait for the Holidays to be arrived.   There is this convenient  shop selling household items  has attracted me and Simon to walk in after our breakfast this morning.  The colorful decor items for the coming season greetings in front of the shop is really alluring. 

Even though as a Buddhist, I don't  celebrate Christmas myself but I do enjoy the Christmas atmosphere especially the gift exchange part which I used to do with my fellow colleagues in the office, decorating the office and of course some get-together on the Christmas eve.

So, have you prepared your shopping list and have you figure out what you want to get for your family members, relatives, friends and you love one?  Have you ever thought to create to get something from your kitchen or from your own hands instead getting them from the store?  This Sunday our #SundaySupper team is sharing their ideas of Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen.  This was an idea from our team member Susan from  The Wimpy Vegetarian.  Love this theme so much.  Thank you Susan for this wonderful idea.  

I am sure whoever has received something that made out from the bottom of your heart will be a precious one for the receiver.  For me, I wish the one who received my gift with a sweet memory.  So, I have decided to make Homemade Chocolates, that's not only bring sweet memories but to show them my heart to them, as all my chocolates will be in heart shape :-).

Don't worry about the trouble of making it as this is a rather simple and easy steps to prepare.  Just go the bakery ingredients shop and tell them you wish to get cooking chocolate.  They are many choices for you.  You may choose those already with or without milk powder, sweetness, etc.  I have choose the one already mix with milk powder and sweetness in it.  I also wish to add some fillings in the chocolates and my choice is almond nibs.  You may choose others fillings like almonds, hazelnuts or something sweet like glazed cherries, orange peel, etc. Those of you who love nuts, please make sure you toss or roast the  nuts before you use it.  Oh ya, you also need to get the molds with shapes that you like, there are various choices for you and I prefer the heart shape.  Let's get started.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Spicy Udon Noodle Soup - Recipes to Keep You Warm #SundaySupper

It was two weeks ago since my last post and I wish to take this opportunity to apologize for being missing in action as I was travelling to the West to visit my family members and close relatives.  Although it was a rush trip but I am satisfied with it and the sad thing was, it took me few days to adjust my feelings when I am back here.

So, I am back again and start off by joining #SundaySupper this weekend with the theme - Recipes to Keep You Warm.  This week’s event is hosted by Susan from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen.  We are allow everything from stews, soups, main entrees and even some hot drinks and desserts which are perfect for this cold season.  Over here in Malaysia, we do not have four seasons but this week theme still can fit for us as it is raining season now.  

What's can really warm you if not a bowl of hot soup.  That's why I am bringing one of my favorite soup to you - Spicy Udon Noodle Soup to keep you warm!  This soup has similarity with Chinese Szechuan style of soup that combined of spicy and sour tastes that guarantee you with a good appetite!  I used chicken broth for the soup base and of course chili paste to spice it up and not to forget some fresh lime juice for the sour taste.  Another two ingredients in this soup are mushrooms and mustard tubers to make it more delicious.

Delicious hot and sour soup does not need to be complicated.  This is my quick and easy steps of making - ready in about half an hour.