Wednesday, October 13, 2010

WRAP it up!!

Hey guys long time no see!!

haha I know the title's lame but I'm not in thinking mode right now!!

I'm going to teach you the fine art of wrapping (as learnt from my previous employment at a sandwich shop.. ) It's also a quick easy and healthy way to make lunch instead of spending $7 on one at the store.

First off, get your ingrediants!

Today I have some beef, salad, mustard and tomato sauce and a square wrap. You can use any kind like a round one its the same process.
TIP: For the wrap if you've kept it in the fridge it's better to microwave so it won't tear when you fold it.

Start with the meat and place it sort of in the middle but more towards the bottom.

Put whenever you want on it after, but not too much or you won't be able to wrap it. Mine has abit of salad and sauce as shown above.

Take the left side and right side and fold it in

Then take the bottom bit and roll it over your meat and salad and stuff. Just keep rolling it over, the same way you would roll sushi if your making a sushi roll.

It should look like this in the end.

And here's the final product!
Happy eating guys!!

Monday, October 11, 2010


SYDNEY SIDERS!!!! The time has come to experience and relish the wonders of food!!!



Steak, stuffed mushroom and Mushy Peas =]

Alright... so I know the peas look super green... but it was soooo yummy!

So I cleaned the mushrooms and separated the caps from the stem and hollowed the inside...
Baked the Caps in the oven with a tiny bit of butter for 8mins

-The Stuffing
In food processor put insides of mushrooms, 2 cloves of garlic, A bunch of Bacon and a bit of tasty cheese... process till makes a kind of mince.

Fill the semi baked caps with stuffing... Cover in Cheese... =]
Bake for another 8-15 mins on 180 degrees... or till insides and cheese cooked and nicely melted..

That's the mushrooms...
again in processor... a whole bunch of peas, 2 cloves of garlic, a couple of generous dollops of butter and a few spoonfuls of milk... add salt to taste.... NOMNOMNOMNOM

Steak.... for Med rare.. (best way) 4 mins on each side. don't touch or flip too much or it gets chewy etc... 
in short... twas easy to prepare, quick yumnomnom meal. DOOOO IT

WOOLWORTHS is wonderful: $1 produce sales

So I went to woolworths (supermarket) and over the PA i hear... "Good Afternoon Customers, woolworths is currently holding a fresh produce sale. Any of the selected fruits and veggies on our sales trolley for only one dollar a bag."
*runs to fruit and veg section*

MUSHROOMS!!! AHHHHHH... twas amazing... anything you can fit in a bag for only $1!!! I got potatoes and mushrooms and corn and broccoli and mushrooms and sweet potato and mushrooms... I got alot of mushrooms >< HAHAHA
See below...

the trolley with all the ladies fighting it out....
one of my goodie bags :)
MUSHROOMS normally $10 a kilo!!! I got it for $1!!!

Some of the outcomes of my fresh produce bargain buy =]
steak, stuffed mushrooms and mushy peas!!! Recipe in next blog!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Quick and Easy Pancit

Today for lunch was my first time to make pancit (with the help of mum of course)

Things you would need:

Bok Choy: Stems chopped in small pieces, Leaves in larger cuts. In separate bowls
HANDY TIP FROM MOTHER: when using bok choy, have them soak in water and salt to remove any bugs/dirt.

Snow Peas

Fish balls, chopped
Carrots, sliced
Onions,finely sliced
Cooked chicken, shredded
Spanish sausage, thinly sliced
Hokkien noodles, warm in boiling water and then drain

Raw Banana prawns, peeled

Sotanghon(Vermicelli), cook in boiling water and drain
Mama Sita Achuete achiote annatto powder

Chicken stock, soy sauce, fish sauce and pepper(no picture)

NOW, how to make it :D

In a wok with a little oil:
~ fry the onions
~ add about 2 teaspoons of mama sita powder
~ add the spanish sausage
~ add the prawns
~ add the shredded chicken
~ add some chicken stock, mix and let it cook for 5-10 minutes
~ place mixture in separate bowl and put to the side

In the wok again with a little bit of oil:
~ cook the carrots
~add snow peas
~ add bok choy stems
~ add bok choy leaves
~ mix for a couple of minutes, then remove from wok into another separate bowl and put to the side.

Back to the wok:
~3 cups of chicken stock
~sotanghon noodles
~ dash of pepper
~ splash of soy sauce
~ splash of fish sauce
~add hokkien noodles
~ mix well till liquid is evapourated
HANDY TIP FROM MOTHER: if there is too much excessive liquid, add a small amount of cornstarch and water. It will help to get rid of the liquid.

Mix in first bowl of ingredients(onion,chicken,prawn,sausage)
Mix in vegetables

Friday, October 1, 2010

Hunter Valley drool-fest fancy snack attack

Ohhh Hunter Valley... How I love thee.

The best cheeeeeese!
If you've never had lavosh bread, go to the markets and grab some.. it is AMAZING
I can't explain it, but you have to try it for yourself.
It is quite pricey, at $8.00 a packet. But it's worth it. With any cheese. *drools*
Also try olive bread.