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A few things I cooked in the past months.

I am consciously trying not to write about babies and hormones. So I am going to blog about food instead.

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A while ago, I attempted to make Seremban beef noodle, one of my favourite things to eat pre-preggers.

Seremban beef noodle is quite different from KL’s. The former is lighter and has a variety of textures while the latter is richer and more punchy in flavours.

It was easier to cook than I initially thought, and the recipe I used was from this lovely blog.

# – My first Seremban beef noodle attempt.

I used Korean udon noodles, which were a tad too stodgy for my taste, so stick to chinese rice noodles!

I have since developed a disdain for innards of any kind, so I probably won’t make this dish until after the baby has arrived.

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Another thing I really loved pre-preggers was salt beef. The only place I know that serves good salt beef is Nutmeg at Bangsar Village 2.

Salt beef is just a cheap cut of beef that has been cured and then boiled, so instead of paying extra I decided that I should make them myself.

The recipe I used is from The Telegraph.

# – Cure brisket in spiced brine.

# – After 7 days…

# – Poach for 3 hours until tender.

# – Salf beef, DONE!

We ate it with potatoes and Dijon mustard. Well, must say I was a little underwhelmed despite the amount of effort put in to make the dish.

So, I think I will stick to going to Nutmeg (after baby comes cause the idea of eating salf beef right now makes me want to hurl), hehehe.

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I friggin loveeeeeeeee hummus. I could eat it everyday. It’s quite a pity that hummus is not a more common sight at supermarkets here.

Fortunately, it’s very easy to make hummus, if you cheated….

The traditional way of making hummus is complicated, you have to pre-soak and grind the chickpeas, grind sesame seeds till they become paste, boil olive oil till it’s scalding hot etc etc but the angmoh way of doing it is very easy…just blitz with a food processor. Don’t even need cooking.

The recipe I used is from BBC.

# – Stick canned chickpeas, tahini (sesame paste), crushed garlic, lemon juice, ground cumin, olive oil, salt and water into the food processor.

# – Blitz and season if needed.

# – Serve with flat bread….so healthy and easy.

Use it like a bread spread too in sandwiches..healthier than butter. Yummy!

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I had leftover pears, so I made a pear cake. I used a recipe from this blog, and it’s easily one of the easiest things I’ve ever baked.

Looks quite beautiful too I must say. The sponge was light and fluffy, the pears were soft and chewy. Yums.

# – Italian pear cake.

# – Served with vanilla ice cream.

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Lastly, I made Gordon Ramsay’s pork neck curry again. I used shoulder loin (funnily, they are also called butt) and it worked very well.

Instead of mango salsa, I made apple salsa because I forgot to buy mangoes and I had loads of apples in the fridge. They worked well…just cubed apples, halved tomato cherries, lemon juice, salt & pepper and a handful of pea sprouts.

# – Yummy yum yum….served with rice.

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That’s all, kthxbai.

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Stuffed meatballs

Made stuffed beefballs for dinner.

Meatballs are one of the easiest things to make and I just put in cubes of cream cheese to fancy them up :)

If you’re interested, here’s the recipe for a pork version.

# – Woman at work.
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# – Stuffed meatballs with rigatoni.
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# – Creamy core.
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Here’s to more homecooked food!

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Homemade buffalo burger patties.

Since I’ve posted about how to make burger buns, it’s only natural to follow up with how I made the burger patties.

Everytime after I’ve made things like meatballs or burgers, I do get to wonder why people buy the frozen stuff.

Firstly, you’d have to thaw them and secondly, they taste gross. It’s almost as time consuming, if not more to eat frozen burgers!

Homemade meatballs and burgers are so incredibly easy and delicious in contrast. It’s not even messy to make, as some might believe.

# – Homemade buffalo burgers.

I’m using buffalo mince in this recipe, which was delicious! You can use beef of course :)

The ingredients:

  • 300 grams of buffalo mince
  • 1 egg
  • 2 pickled gherkins, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons of tabasco sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
  • 3 teaspoons of of salt
  • # – First, dump the buffalo mince into a mixing bowl. Add the diced pickled gherkins as well as the 1 diced medium onion (not in picture).

    # – Flatten out the mixture and spread dijon mustard all over for an even seasoning.

    # – Add the salt.

    # – Followed by the tabasco sauce.

    # – Finally, crack an egg over the mixture.

    # – This is the fun part…using your fingers to massage and knead and mix everything until it turns into a smooth blob.

    # – Shape into 4 patties. Don’t have to be perfect…I advocate a rustic approach :D

    # – Cover and let sit in the fridge for 1/2 hour to firm up and allow the flavours to amalgamate.

    # – When ready to cook, just throw them on a hot well greased pan or griddle for a few minutes on both sides.

    # – Assemble the burgers. Lettuce, mayo, cheese, tomatoes…whatever rocks your socks.

    # – All ready for devouring.

    # – Hmmmm…juicy, meaty homemade burgers!

    Juicy, meaty and all natural. I implore you to make your own burgers!

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