Basil leaves Fried Free-range Eggs (Taiwanese dish)

I bought this small pot of Basil from Tesco one month ago.  It looks very healthy. I am lucky this time. It still keeps growing bigger and bigger.  I have cut some for cooking 3-cup sauce chicken for a few times during the past few weeks.  I don’t know how long I can keep it. …

Sweet corn with minced beef potato cakes

I love thai food very much, like spring rolls, green curry chicken, satay sticks, pat Thai and so on.  They are all yummy dishes.  Last month, my daughter and I went to Bangkok for a three-day short break.  The weather was very lovely.  We went shopping, enjoyed the tasty dishes and had great and relaxed…

Baked Egg with Spinach

During the 3-week Asia visit, I ate a lot and got fat again.  I keep stick to a healthy diet and have regular exercises after coming back.  I keep doing 1-hour Yoga three times a week and 1-hour Pilates once a week.  This afternoon I made a healthy light lunch.  I have this yummy dish…

Spicy Tofu with Minced Meat

We loved tofu very much.  It is a versatile ingredient with many health benefits.  It is an excellent source of amino acids, iron, calcium and other micro-nutrients.  The dish is like ‘Mapo tofu’ (a Sichuan dish) but it is not so strong and spicy.  It is because we cannot eat too hot and spicy.  Then…

Fried Pork Belly with Spring Onions

This morning I was very busy.  Today is the first day I start to be a volunteer at Oxfam.  I find people here are very kind-hearted and generous.  There are many bags of items donated by them within 3-4 hours, like books, shoes, clothes, accessories, sports equipment, toys, etc.  Some of them are new and…

Vietnamese Rice-cake (BÁNH CUỐN)

It is quite cool this morning.  Autumn is here and leaves are falling down.  The sky is so clear.  I go outside and walk around for a while.  It is a perfect day to take a walk in the park.  Some people are jogging, some are running and some walk their dogs with friends.  I…

Coconut Red Bean Pudding

Two lovely families have visited us during the past weekend.  We had great time together and enjoyed a lot. Thank you for bringing us nice gifts.  They are so sweet.  I prepared my favorite coconut red bean pudding for them for a sunny afternoon.   Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Serve: 2…