Saturday, 12 December 2015

Minty Vinegatte Tomatoes salad with Shrimps

Christmas is around the corner. There are parties and gatherings with friends and relatives. This dish act as a very good starter. You do not need to spend a lot of time in the kitchen to prepare it. It is appetizing & refreshing. Why not add this healthy dish to your menu to impress your guests.

Minty Vinegatte Tomatoes Salad with shrimps  
Recipe by TAGlicious
(Serving for 3pax)

  • 3 Larges tomatoes, remove the seeds
  • 120g mini cherry tomatoes, diced it
  • 3 Large shrimps, seasoned it with some salt & black pepper (Remove the shell but remain the tail)
  • Some olive oil to pan fry the shrimps


  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
  • 0.5 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 5pcs mints, minced it 
  • Some black pepper to taste


  1. Put the diced cherry tomatoes in a bowl. Add in all the sauce items together and mix well.
  2. Pan fried shrimps till cook and set it aside for later use.
  3. Fill up the empty large tomatoes with the seasoned cherry tomatoes salad. Remember to add in the sauce too. 
  4. Put one shrimp to one tomatoes salad cup to complete the dish.

I hope you like this salad that I shared today. :) 

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Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Mushroom Rice

We are mushrooms lovers. We won't get sick of having mushrooms in my meals. I cooked this mushroom rice many times in a month for gathering. This dish is so simple to prepare yet delicious and well received by my friends. Christmas is coming! Trust me, cook this dish to impress your guests.

Mushroom Rice
(Serving for 3 paxs)
Recipe by TAGlicious

  • 1.5 cups rice  (Based on your rice cooker cup measurement)
  • 1.5 cups water (Based on your rice cooker cup measurement)
  • 150 grams Portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • 5 pcs garlic, minced
  • 2 pcs shallot, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • Pepper to taste
Pot: Le Creuset 20CM cast iron pot 

  1. Heat up the cast iron pot. Add in olive oil, garlic & shallots. Sauteed it till fragrance.
  2. Add in portobello mushrooms and stir fry for 1-2mins.
  3. Add in oyster sauce & pepper, stir well
  4. Add in uncooked rice and mix well.
  5. Add in water and mix well.
  6. Cover the lid and let it continue to cook in the cast iron pot for 15 mins under low fire,
  7. After 15mins, off fire and let it simmer for 10 mins. Give a good stir before serve.

  • You can use a rice cooker to do the cooking too.
  • Cooking time in cast iron varies due to size & stove used,
  • If you double/triple the recipe, please adjust your cooking time longer.
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Saturday, 28 November 2015

Waffle Bread with Chocolate

My kitchen was filled with nice buttery smell this morning. I am preparing these yummy bread waffle for my kids for breakfast. This is something new as I bake breads in the oven normally. Today, I bake my bread using my waffle machine. My kids love this change simply & all waffle breads are gone within mins. Next time, I am going to prepare more, freeze & reheat in a toaster.
A nice breakfast set served with green tea
Waffle bread with Chocolate filling
Look at the center of this waffle bread! Yummy!

Waffle Bread with Chocolate
(make 8pcs)
Recipe by TAGlicious


Bread dough
  • 100g bread flour
  • 95g cake flour ( I used Blue Jacket flour)
  • 1 egg + milk to make 110g ( I used full cream milk) 
  • 20g sugar
  • 3g instant yeast
  • 2g salt
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 8 tablespoons of chocolate chips

  1. Put everything in bowl except butter & chocolate chips in a bowl & knead with a mixer/bread maker/hand till it form a dough.      
  2. Add in butter and continue to knead the dough till smooth. (I used my Zojirushi Bread maker to do the kneading job, total time: 13 mins)
  3. Let it rest for 45-60 mins or doubled it size.
  4. Place the dough on lightly flour surface.
  5. Divide the dough into 8 pcs and roll it into balls.
  6. Flatten one of the dough and put 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips in center.
  7. Seal it up and form a ball. Repeat the same steps for the rest.
  8. Heat up your waffle pan. Place the bread dough in it and "bake" it for 3-4 mins or until it turn golden brown. It is best to serve it warm.

  • The bread dough it easy to handle because of the amount of butter used.
  • Any extra can freeze it in the freezer and warm it in toaster/oven for 5 mins before served.
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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Teriyaki Chicken Wholesome Aglio Olio

Teriyaki Chicken Wholesome Aglio Olio
(serving for 2-3pax)

Teriyaki marinate for 2 pcs boneless chicken thigh
  • 1.5 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1.5 tablespoon raw sugar
  • 2 tablespoon Mirin
  • 2 tablespoon Ryorishu

 ***Marinate the chicken at least 30 mins.

Aglio Olio

  1. Cook the spaghetti in a pot of water (add in 1tablespoon olive oil + dashes of salt) for 10 mins. Drained the spaghetti and set aside for later use. Save some spaghetti water aside too.
  2. Heat up skillet & pan fry the marinated teriyaki chicken. I will sear the meat with skin down first to achieve nice golden brown skin. Each side about 10mins (Depend on the size of your chicken)
  3. Use the same skillet, you can dispose of the extra oil fat obtained from the chicken. Add in olive oil and sauteed the minced garlic till fragrance.
  4. Add in sliced shiitake mushrooms and give a good stir fry.
  5. Add in cooked spaghetti, baby spinach salt & pepper & some spaghetti water and continue to stir fry till it is well combined.
  6. Lastly, add in sliced teriyaki chicken before serve. 

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Monday, 19 October 2015

Traditional Kimchi Sauce

I got this recipe from my new neighbor. Melissa is a Korean's wife. She told me she can't cook well before she got married but she is able to cook a table of authentic Korean Cuisine now. That is what we called Love for family. I love Korean food a lot and hope to improve my Korean cuisine skill from her too. You can refer to here on how to prepare the cabbage. Enjoy!
Must wait for a couple of days for Kimchi full flavour. My hubby commented it tastes good!
Kimchi Sauce
Recipe from Melissa (A korean’s wife & friend of mine)
(Enough for 2.5kg of cabbage)

  • ½ cup rice flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 cups Korean hot chilli flakes
  • 1 cup korean fish sauce (Note: You can reduce it if u find it salty)
  • 1 medium size onion
  • 1 cup fresh garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 3pcs of fresh oyster, chopped (optional but it help to ferment the kimchi better)
  • 3 stalks green spring onions
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  1. Mix ingredient (A) in a sauce pan and bring it to boil. Keep stirring it till the rice porridge is thicken. Put aside and let it cool down.
  2. Blend ingredient (C) in a blender.
  3. Add in the ingredient (B) & blended ingredient (C) to the cooled rice porridge and mix well.
  4. Add in ingredient (D) and mix well. The sauce is done You can use it to rub on your dehydrated cabbage.
How to prepare the cabbage(Decide to paste the pictorial shared previously here too):

  • Buy fish sauce from Korean mart because it is for making kimchi. The smell of the fish sauce will be stronger.
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Friday, 16 October 2015

Butter Rolls

Simply love these buttery, fluffy & soft butter rolls. To make these butter rolls is simple. Just knead the dough to window pane stage and let it proof, shape it and bake it. These rolls goes well with jam, sausages, soups or even itself.

I am glad to receive a parcel of Blue Jacket flour for trial. I get to know more about these flours from Baking Taitai & some bakers mentioned that Blue Jacket Flour is close to Japanese high quality flour too. This made me very keen to give it a try. Result of this rolls using Blue Jacket flour is really good with light and soft texture. 
I am going to use these buttery rolls to go with sausage for my kids tea break later.
Soft & Fluffy butter rolls
Buttery Rolls
Recipe by TAGlicious
(Made 14 pcs)

  • 330g Bread Flour (I used Blue Jacket Bread Flour)
  • 170g water (Room temperature)
  • 40g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 50g butter, soften
  1. Mix all the ingredients except butter in a mixing bowl, combined and knead till it form a dough (I used my Zojirushi BM (Dough setting) to do the kneading).
  2. Add in the butter and continue to knead till it become a elastic and smooth dough. Cover it with cling wrap and let it rise till double it's size. It normally take 45 mins for weather like Singapore.
  3. Divide the dough into 40 g each and roll it into balls and let it rest for 10 mins.
  4. (Look at the pictorial) Dust the working top with flour, take a small dough, use a rolling pin to flatten it. Close 2 ends like a roll. Try to shape it like a cone and flatten it again. Roll it up like a swiss roll. Place the rolls onto a baking tray with baking sheet (Simple love my new buy, Tovolo silicone baking mat). Repeat the rest. Let it proof for another 30-45 mins.
  5. Before sending the buns into the pre-heated oven (180C),  Bake it for 15 mins or till it's top become golden brown.
  6. Cool it on a wire rack before serve.
Measure everything and ready to sent to zoji BM for kneading
Stretch...Stretchy bread dough...:)
Pictorial to shape the butter rolls
All set and ready for 2nd proofing before sending to bake
Freshly baked buttery rolls....who can resist it! I am sure u love to have 1 too! Heavenly smell too~
Thanks to Blue Jacket for the trial flour sponsored
If you are keen to know where to get Blue Jacket Flours, click here to find out more.

Disclaimer: Blue Jacket Flour sponsored some products as mentioned for TAGlicious to try out and all opinions are honest & are my own.
2nd batch buttery rolls within 2 days. I used it to make some sausage sandwich for breakfast! :)
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Sunday, 11 October 2015

Golden Ginkgo

Ginkgo are found in some Chinese desserts like Ginkgo Barley, Snow fungus with Ginkgo & red dates. Ginkgo should be consumed in small quantities, normal people try not to consume more than 10 cooked/raw Ginkgo each day. They are believed to ease asthma, bronchitis & urinary tract ailments. I get my source of information here. We can get ready consume Ginkgo (in CAN form/vacuum packed) easily in the supermarket nowadays but I still prefer to prepare it from myself at home and store it in my freezer for my sweet desserts. This is my 4 hours of hard work for 1 kg of fresh Ginkgo. 

Golden Ginkgo
  • 1kg shelled ginkgo
  1. Remove the shells.
  2. Remove the core, it taste bitter if u don't remove it. U can cut it almost 1/2 to remove it or use a tooth pick to poke thru the middle to remove it. 
  3. Boil a big pot of water. Soak the ginkgo in it for 3-5 mins. This step helps to remove the skin easily.
  4. Last, cook the de-skinned gingko in a pot with enough water to cover them & add in about 10 tablespoon of sugars. Boil it for 30 mins under low fire. 
  5. Let it cool down and store it into air tight container in freezer for later use.
My hubby asked why should I tired myself with this when I can get the ready made ginkgo in most supermarkets? My replied: Home made is still the best! No complain for doing it for my loved ones! Pls cherish every single bite of the food I prepared. 

  • You can get the gingko nuts from chinese medical hall or chinese provision shop
  • During Chinese new year is Gingko best season. You can make more to keep for later use.
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Monday, 5 October 2015

Seafood Tomatoes Soup in 30 mins

It’s a Monday blue again! After a long day of work, what I need is simple and nutritious meal served to my family. Best is minimal washing of dishes. Haze is bad today, it is affecting my mood too. I can’t crack anymore idea! Look into my cabinet, I found a bottle of Alce Nero Organic Chunky Tomato Puree with Basil sauce. It's my savior. I can simply whip out a Tomatoes Seafood Soup within 30 mins and I do not have to worry about the preservative, pesticide & chemical as the sauce is ORGANIC. I am going to stock up more cans of these organics tomato puree for rainy days!

No mood to cook yet want a simple heart-warming dinner on your table for your loved one? Try this. 

Simple & Healthy Seafood Tomatoes Soup

Seafood Tomatoes Soup in 30 mins         
(Serving for 3)
(Recipe by TAGlicious)

  • 1 bottle Alce Nero Organic Chunky Tomato Puree Basil 500g
  • 100g shrimps
  • 200g Squid
  • 300g Seabass fish fillet
  • 1 medium size yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil (I used Alce Nero Organic Extra Virgin olive oil)
  • 2 fresh tomatoes
  • 500 ml water
  • Pepper & Salt to taste
All you need. :)
  1. Heat up the Pot, Add in olive oil & onions and sauteed it.
  2. Put all ingredients into a pot(I used my Le Creuset Cast iron pot). Close lids and simmer under medium low fire for 20 mins. Ready to serve. 

I cook some Alce Nero Organic Animal Pasta for my kids to go with the Seafood Tomatoes Soup. Isn't cute? 

  1. You can add in your preferred seafood in the soup.

Disclaimer: Alce Nero sponsored some products for TAGlicious to try out and all opinions are honest & are my own. 

Thanks Alce Nero & Singapore Home Cooks to give me this opportunity to take part this 30 minute Organic Meals challenge.  

Want to know more about their product, go to this link.

Alce Nero Singapore Facebook
Get their products online
I saw NTUC finest Organic section sell their products too.

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Loves, TAGlicious

Monday, 28 September 2015

Garlic Balsamic Vinegar & Olive oil salad dressing

Recently, I took up the challenge by Alce Nero & Singapore Home Cooks to whip out delicious and nutritious meal within 30 mins using their products. Friends who know me, they know that I am a salad person. Today I am going to share with you a simple salad dressing using balsamic vinegar & olive oil. I love the aromatics, sweet fruity taste of this Balsamic vinegar & the smooth olive oil by Alce Nero. It adds good nutritious value to my meal & they are chemical, preservative & pesticide free! Do you want to reduce your overall fat & calorie intake from the normal salad dressing? Try this, I am sure u will love it too.

Oh yes, my 5 years old boy had a big serving and he gave me a good thumb up. I am delighted to find a new way to coax my boy to eat more green. 
In my salad bowl, I have lettuce, cherry tomatoes, eggs, yellow onions, grilled chicken breast
(Just marinate with salt and pepper & pan fried for 15 mins till cook) & fresh strawberries!

All done in 20 mins time!
Pour in the Garlic Balsamic Vinegar & Olive oil salad dressing...Yummy~
Toss it well before serve!
Garlic Balsamic Vinegar & Olive oil salad dressing
(Serving for 2 persons)
Recipe by TAGlicious

Ingredients need: 
  • 0.5 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
  • 0.5 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 0.25 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon Alce Nero Organic Balsamic vinegar
  • 1.5 tablespoon Alce Nero Organic Extra vigin olive oil

  1. Add all items together in a small bowl, whisk well and serve on salad prepared.

  • Different Balsamic vinegar taste may varies. Good Balsamic do not need a lot of sugar in the dressing. You may adjust the it to your liking. 
Disclaimer: Alce Nero sponsored some products for TAGlicious to try out and all opinions are honest & are my own.

Want to know more about their product, go to this link.
Alce Nero Singapore Facebook
Get their products online
Anyway I saw NTUC finest Organic section sell their products too.

Join in the big Singapore Home Cooks family too to have cooking/baking/sharing fun with others Mummies & Daddies!

Cheers & stay well!

Loves, TAGlicious

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Honey Orange Popsicle

We are disturbed by the horrible bad air recently. This remind me to appreciate things around us and do not take thing for granted. During the hazy day, do stay indoor and loads ourselves with lots of water, fruits & vegetable! We are happy today as the haze is better and we can go outdoor for fun. I decided to let my boy to make some refresh, simple yet loads of goodness. I add in honey as honey is good for our body & it is natural sweetener. Honey is anti-cancer & Immunity system builder too. Let make some this cold treat today!

Honey Orange Popsicle
  • Oranges & Lemons
  • Honey (I used Alce Nero Organic Wildflower Honey)
  • Ice cream mould

Squeeze some fresh Orange & lemons juice
Add in honey & mix well! Look at the thick & creamy organic wildflowers honey by Alce Nero.
Pour into the ice cream mould
Pop in the ice-crea stick & freeze!
Happy boy with his yummy Honey Orange Popsicle! :)
Disclaimer: Alce Nero sponsored some products for TAGlicious to try out and all opinions are honest & are my own.

Want to know more about their product, go to this link.
Alce Nero Singapore Facebook
Get the Organic wildflowers honey

Anyway I saw NTUC finest Organic section sell their products too.
Cheers & stay well!