I might not be a domestic goddess and I don't often post recipes on the blog. But that does not mean I don't cook for my family. Before I went to Sweden, I could only whip up instant noodles and at most, fried rice. Four years of training on that land has helped me adapt to the kitchen and it now becomes stress-free to cook 3-dishes-1-soup. But no, in case you are thinking fwah, she's a crazy mum, I must tell you I cook relatively simple, straightforward and can't-go-too-wrong dishes most of the time.
One thing I have always been quite concerned for my family is healthy eating. So, I make it a point not to use any MSG and also refrain from using processed food or artificial flavourings as much as possible. If not for my own personal liking for fried food, I might even try to abstain from frying anything in the kitchen but let's just say that will be plain torture for the taste buds.
With the Philips Avance XL Airfryer which works wonders in the kitchen, read about Chef Angel's cooking adventures here, I feel empowered, energised and enabled to make healthy yet tasty food for the family around-the-clock.
Mini Hawaiian Toast for Breakfast
°C for 6-8 minutes.
Stuffed Chicken Wings with Fried Rice for Lunch
video shows you how to do it and with a little practice, you can easily finish a wing under a minute. I did these with a baby slung on my chest, so if I can do it, you definitely can.
Once you have stuffed the chicken wings, seal the openings with toothpicks and airfry at 200°C for 10-15 minutes.
Chinese Roast Duck for Dinner
I must admit, my initial plan was to make a crispy duck but my final product turned out to be a Roast Duck. Since it tasted delicious and was a new addition to the dinner table, I guess no one was complaining.
- Half a duck, cleaned
- 2 tbsp Shaoxing wine
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1.5 tbsp honey
- 1 thumb sized ginger, sliced
- 1.5 tbsp cornflour mixed with 1 tbsp water to form a paste
- 2 tbsp Chinese five spice powder
- Pinch of salt
(Adapted from Simon Rimmer's recipe)
Put 500ml of water, the wine, vinegar, soy sauce, honey and ginger in a pan large enough to hold the duck and bring to boil. Add the cornflour paste and stir until thickened. Place the duck in the simmering sauce and spoon the mixture over repeatedly for about five minutes. Put a skewer through the duck and let dry overnight at room temperature. Rub the five spice powder and salt evenly over the duck, wrap in aluminium foil and airfry at 200°C for 45-55 minutes. Check at intervals and five minutes before it is done, apply a coat of honey. For those who are keener on crispy duck, you might try without the foil and airfry at 160°C for the first 30 minutes and increase to 180°C for the next 30 minutes.
Chocolate Apple Cupcakes for Dessert
Ingredients for 8 cupcakes:
- 60g butter
- 90g castor sugar
- 1 egg
- 100g self-raising flour
- 12g cocoa
- 1/8 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 30ml water
- 1 small apple, peeled, cored and chopped
(Adapted from All About Cupcakes' recipe)
You know why I love this recipe? It is because all I need to do is to pop the ingredients into my trusty Philips food processor, blend until well combined, scrape sides and spoon into cupcake moulds. We like to use an ice cream scoop so that the portion is consistent. Airfry at 160°C for 15-20 minutes and do a cake test to ensure that skewer comes out clean.
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