Sunday, December 27, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
1 cup almonds
5 cups water
maple syrup @ sugar @ rotab dates (blend dates together with almond)
25g ground almonds
25g castor sugar @ maple syrup
1/4 tsp of salt
1/2 cup of milk to mix
* You may add 1 cup of cream cheese in the ingredients if you wish to.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
2 cups castor sugar
3/4 cup cocoa mix with 1/2 cup of hot water - stir well
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup of milk (I used 4 tbsp milk powder plus 3/4 cup of water)
1 cup of corn oil OR 250gm butter OR cooking oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 tsp salt
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl then set aside.
Mix sugar and egg. Add milk and cocoa. Stir until smooth.
Add the oil/butter and beat thoroughly.
Add in the flour mixture. Combine well. Spread into baking pan.
Preheat oven to 170 C and bake for about 50-55 min. Done!
Fresh chicken cut into 12 OR smaller pieces/bite size. Clean and drain it. Season with salt and white pepper well. Set aside.
Later put chicken pieces into a mixing bowl and mix well with all ingredients above and then mix in the corn flour. Marinate for about an hour. Deep fried to golden brown.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
100 g of mustard greens
6 shallots - blend
4 garlic - blend
5 dried chillies - soak and blend OR *red pepper, de-seeded and cut into small squares :)
1/4 cup of soy sauce
1/4 of tomato sauce
sugar and salt to taste
4 tbsp cooking oil - for frying
1/2 cup water
Heat oil in a deep wok. Add in the blended ingredients and fry for about 3-5 minutes. Add in beef and fry until browned all over/soft. Add in the greens *(and red pepper) and cook briefly until they begins to wilt. Stir in the sauces, water, sugar and salt (balance the taste). Bring to boil and then add noodles and warm through, loosening them until they are all coated in sauce. Garnished with tomato and green/red chillies. Enjoy!
Cooking for me is all about balancing the taste. With that done, any dish would be a master chef creations :)
Sugar and salt to taste
Fry shallots, garlic and chili for a while. Pound all ingredients in 'lesung batu'. Add in lime juice, sugar and salt and also a little bit of oil remnants from frying the anchovies earlier. Ready to serve.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDILFITRI...MINAL 'IDIL WAL FAIZIN
Have A Joyous Eid Mubarak!
p/s kalau balik raya jgn lupa pakai mask dlm kapal terbang. Penting. Jgn malu2. Ingatan ini khas untuk Rania ;)
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
2 biji bawang besar - kisar
5 ulas bawang putih - kisar
1 inci halia - kisar
1 inci lengkuas - ketuk
1/2 ketul gula melaka
2 gelas air
1 senduk minyak
10 tangkai cili kering (buang biji,rebus agar lembut dan dikisar dengan sedikit ikan bilis)
Tumis bahan yang dikisar dalam 1 senduk minyak sehingga hampir garing dan masukkan lengkuas. Apabila sudah agak garing sedikit masukkan gula melaka dan juga asam jawa atau pun asam keping. Masukkan 2 gelas air (1000 ml). Masukkan kacang kisar, gula dan garam secukup rasa. Jika anda pandai mengimbangi 3 rasa manis, garam, pedas dan asam anda tidak perlu menggunakan sebarang kiub perasa tambahan (jika perlu gunakan Knoor/Maggi ayam). Pekatkan dengan tepung jagung ataupun mashed potato tanpa garam, butter atau pun susu. Didihkan tetapi rasa semula masinnya kerana garam akan mula hilang rasanya pada suhu didih.
Nota: Kuah dihidangkan dengan cucur tepung (resepi di bawah), ayam goreng yang dihiris, mee (celur), kentang rebus atau goreng, tahu goreng, sengkuang dan timun dihiris memanjang, telur rebus, artificial crab atau fish cake goreng/rebus dan taugeh atau apa-apa sahaja yang bersesuaian :)
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Surah Al Nur ( 24:35) (The Light)
Not all oils are created equal, and the ancient Egyptians, the Persians, the Romans, the Greek and the Italians understand best the different strengths, flavors and aromas that distinguish one oil from the other. Olive oil is pricier than their comparative others, and in
Choosing an olive oil is very much down right to personal taste. The right selection would successfully capture the diversity of flavors that makes cooking with olive oil so delectable and enjoyable. It is an art form, so enjoy each cooking when you do with olive oil. I am not an expert at olive oil, but my father who hails from a Middle Eastern origin has taught us some basic tips on olive oil and even some more on its cooking. As for me, I would alternate between my cooking with olive oil and our natural Malaysian palm oil which is cholesterol free and rich in Vitamin E. To me, both of them are healthy. But if you want that extra taste, try olive for a change. But do take note, some traditional Malay dishes such as Rendang, kuih-muih and Serunding would definitely go better with our local palm oil. Don’t try it any other way :)
Well, anyhow here is a list of some simple table guide at selecting olive oil to enliven your cooking concept in Ramadan. It would give some of your cooking an unmistakable Mediterranean flavor.
This is a somewhat mild olive oil with broad flavor suitable for most dishes. As it remains stable at very high temperature of up to 250C, it is also ideal for baking, BBQ or frying dishes.
This is made from the first harvesting and the first pressing of olives. It is packed with superb fruity flavors and has a very soothing fragrant aroma. This is also suitable in the preparations of salads and especially superb to go with the Iranian dish Sabzi Khordan. It could also just be eaten fresh with bread! This is table olive oil.
This is mellow oil, with a sweet, fruity flavor which won’t overpower the taste of delicate dishes such as fish, prawns, crab, or chicken set for slight frying or roasting.
This is the full flavored, peppery olive oil that’s delicious with antipasti, red meats and hearty pastas and even the risotto. Robusto would stand high heat almost similar to Delicato, and I would use this kind of oil in making meatballs or roasted lamb.
This is the unfiltered variant and the one that would sometimes requires “acquired taste” to its liking. It’s very peppery and raw in taste and texture. It would stand high temperature of up to 220C. It is suitable for roasting and BBQ of lamb.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
It has been 100 years since the word “allergy” was first coined in 1906 and yet we have not found a cure for it. Therefore, prevention remains the only way to curb allergy. And it is every parent’s duty to give his or her child an allergy-free life.
In the present threat of A-H1N1, it would also be prudent for us to watch our diet intake as the wrong food, could always induce our allergies into going hyper active in mere minutes! Always avoid foods that have rich preservatives/bacterial contents. Belacan, cheese, udang kering, ikan kering (all the good stuffs!) & etc…well you know the drill, different people different food groups! Eat healthy food and enjoy a healthier life style. Make it a part of daily living.
What Every Parent Needs To Know About Food Allergy
Allergy is on the rise in many countries across the world including
Let’s Start By Getting To Know The Basics About Food Allergy
Is your child at risk of food allergy?
Food allergy is increasingly common and is distressing for both parents and children. Although it has no age barriers, food allergy usually begins during the first year of life. Most children outgrow certain allergies by the time they go to school: however, in many others, they persist into adulthood. Those at highest risk are those with family history of allergies.
How does food allergy come about?
Normally, the immune system attacks harmful bacteria, viruses and foreign substances in the body while recognizing food as harmless. Food allergy arises when the immune system mistakes a particular food component, usually as protein, as dangerous and attacks it.
What are the symptoms of food allergy?
The symptoms of food allergy include itchiness, eczema, dermatitis, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, wheezing, asthma and bronchitis. Most reactions are mild but some individuals may have severe reactions that can be fatal.
What kind of food can cause allergy?
Any food is capable of causing allergy, some more than others. Highly allergic food includes cow’s milk, egg white, soy, fish, shellfish, crab, shrimp, lobster or crayfish, and peanut. Allergy to cow’s milk is particularly common in infants.
Why is allergy prevention important?
Although affective treatments are available, there are currently no cures for allergies. Therefore, it makes sense to prevent allergies, if possible, in infants and children. Furthermore, the incidence of allergies is increasing (35%) and presents a major childhood problem. Long-term protection is needed as the development of one allergy can predispose your child to further allergies – for example, food allergies, later in life. The cost of treating allergies is also constantly increasing not only in terms of healthcare but also the hidden cost of poor quality of life for your child and family.
What should I do to prevent my child from developing allergies?
The best way to prevent allergies is to breastfeed your baby exclusively for at least 6 months. it is It is the perfect hypoallergenic milk and an important source of antibodies called immunoglobulin A (Ig A). The following measures have also been proven to be highly affective in preventing or reducing the food allergy risk:
· Recognize your baby’s allergy risk by recording your family allergy history
· If you are unable to breastfeed due to medical reasons, discuss with your doctor other options such as hypoallergenic formula
· Soy milk and goat’s milk formulae DO NOT effectively reduce the risk allergies
· Wean your baby only after the sixth month onwards. Introduce one new food a week but avoid highly allergenic foods for the first year ( refer to the Guide for Prudent Weaning for more information)
· Take measures to reduce the amount of dust in the house
· No pets at home or at the child care center
· No smoking during pregnancy or in the presence of your child
What is hypoallergenic milk formula?
Today, advanced food research can modify cow’s milk proteins to become less allergic. Using a process called hydrolysis, the potential for allergic reactions of the proteins is reduced by breaking them down into smaller particles by using enzymes such as alcalase. A hypoallergenic milk formula is one in which its protein is less allergenic and is formulated to prevent allergies.
Is soy formula better at preventing allergies than cow’s milk formula?
No. Studies have shown that the use of soy formula does not prevent the development of allergies in children. About 15-50% of children who are allergic to cow’s milk are also allergic to soy milk. In fact, studies have shown that the use of hypoallergenic milk formulas in high risk infants reduces the risk of developing eczema and cow’s milk allergy in infancy and childhood.
And Now, For More Interesting Facts and Finding About Allergy
Our intestine is the larger immune organ of the body
Let’s take a peep at our intestine. Apart from being a digestive organ, our intestine contains about 80% of all antibody-producing cells in the body, making it our largest immune organ. our intestine is also home to trillions of bacteria, both friendly and unfriendly, forming what we call the intestinal micro flora, which apart from keeping us generally healthy, also plays an important part in the prevention of allergy.
Introducing the friendly bacteria, Bifido-bacteria (or Bifidobacteria)
A newborn’s intestine is sterile but within hours of birth, it becomes colonized by microorganisms from the mother’s birth canal and the environment. In exclusively breastfed infants, a particular type of friendly bacteria, the Bifidobacteria, becomes dominant and eventually makes up 99% of the total bacterial count.
Bifidobacteria plays an important role in the prevention of allergies
At birth, your child’s immune system is immature and so is susceptible to infections and allergy. Bifidobacteria stimulates the maturation and functions of your child’s intestinal immune system. In fact, it was found that young children suffering from allergies have less bifidobacteria compared to those without allergies. In addiction, bifidobacteria also offers protection against intestinal infections caused by harmful bacteria. An example of such an infection is gastroenteritis which leads to diarrhea. Diarrhea is still the leading cause of infant mortality in many underdeveloped countries.
Unfortunately, the population of Bifidobacteria can be jeopardized through several ways…
Method delivery of an infant:
The mother’s gut, skin and vaginal flora are sources of bacteria for colonizing the newborn’s intestine. Hence, the method of birth influences the infant’s intestinal microflora. It was found that an infant born through caesarean section, where there is no contact with his mother’s vaginal flora and faecal flora, experienced a delay in building of their normal intestinal microflora and this microflora may be disturbed for up to 6 months after birth. Caesarean-born infants also have less bifidobacteria, especially if they were not breastfed or were breastfed for only a short time.
The introduction of solid foods leads to changes in the intestinal microflora where the number of bifidobacteria decreases. Incidentally, weaning is also a high risk period because new foods given to the child naturally bring with them risks of food allergy.
But fortunately, the Bifidobacteria population can be restored with bifidogenic nutrients or probiotic
Breast milk has special bifidogenic properties that encourage the growth of Bifidobacteria. For example, breast milk has high lactose, low phosphorus and good quality protein. For mothers who are unable to breastfeed due to medical reasons, milk formulas added with these bifidogenic nutrients are available.
Probiotics are live cultures of friendly bacteria that are used as food ingredients. When ingested, these friendly bacteria offer health benefits to the host, which include:
- Protection against allergic diseases
- Protection against intestinal infections which may cause diarrhea
- Help in the absorption of minerals
- Help in the synthesis of vitamin B and K
One good example of probiotic bacteria is bifidobacteria, which has been successfully added to children’s foods like milk, yogurt and yogurt drinks. Clinical trials have also shown that bifidobacterial cab help improve intestinal health of infants and young children and improve their bowel movements.
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) and its role in the prevention of allergies
DHA is a long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LC-PUFA), which not only is required for optimal brain and visual development, but also helps in your child’s immune response with its strong anti-inflammatory actions. Two recent studies have shown that giving DHA-rich fish oil to infants during the first year of life, decreased their risks of allergic rhinitis and asthma up to their fourth year in childhood.
Guide to Prudent Weaning
Food which are least likely to cause allergic reactions:
Foods which are usually well tolerated, but occasionally cause allergic reactions:
- corn (and corn oil)
- egg yolk (must be fully cooked)
- legumes (Soya bean, beans)
Food which are highly allergic:
- seafood (e.g.: prawn, crabs, dried and fresh scallops)
- egg white
Consult your doctor today and protect your baby against allergy.
You may read further at this web site, just click: http://www.xyzofallergy.org
Persatuan Alergi Imunologi
Malaysian Society of Allergy and Immunology (MSAI)
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
KUIH ONDE ONDE @ KUIH KELEPONG @ BUAH MELAKA @ KELEPON @ KEKOH CHA @ WOH MULONG = semuanya sama sahaja :)
1 cawan tepung pulut
1/2 ketul gula melaka - potong kecil2
1/2 biji kelapa parut - buang kulit arinya
1 sk garam
a) Mencegah Penyakit Kronik Seperti Penyakit Jantung & Kencing Manis. Berdasarkan kajian Prof. Madya Asiah Zain, Pensyarah Sains Makanan, Fakulti Sains Makanan dan Bioteknologi, Universti Putra Malaysia (UPM) menyatakan "Dari segi perubatan, amalan memakan kurma setiap hari boleh mengurangkan risiko seseorang diserang penyakit kronik seperti jantung dan kencing manis kerana mengandungi zat galian seperti potasium, kalsium dan zat besi yang boleh menyihatkan sel darah merah". (BERITA HARIAN, SELASA, 20 FEBRUARI, 2001)
b) Merangsang Dan Memudahkan Kehamilan. Buah kurma mampu memanaskan badan dan merangsang kesihatan wanita hamil dan anak yang dikandung, memudahkan wanita bersalin dan memberi tenaga.
c) Membunuh Kuman Dalam Badan, Saidina Ali r.a. meriwayatkan "Barangsiapa yang memakan 7 butir tamar setiap hari, ia akan membunuh semua kuman di dalam badannya".
a) Bagi tujuan mencapai kecerdasan minda dan membantu proses tumbesaran, kanak-kanak digalakkan memakan lebih banyak buah kurma kerana ia memberi khasiat dari segi proses pembesaran, sekaligus membentuk minda kanak-kanak yang sihat.
b) Tenaga Segera dalam Maksud Firman Allah s.w.t. di dalam Surah Maryam: Ayat 25-26:"Dan goyangkanlah pangkal pohon kurma itu ke arahmu, nescaya pohon itu akan menggugurkan buah kurma yang masak kepadamu, maka makan serta minumlah dan bersenang hatilah kamu".
Kurma adalah sejenis tumbuhan (Palma) atau dikenali dalam bahasa saintifiknya sebagai Phoneix Dactylifera yang berbuah dan boleh dimakan sama ada yang masak atau yang mentah. Kebanyakan pokok kurma tumbuh di negara-negara Arab dan mempunyai berbagai-bagai jenis. Antara kurma yang terkenal ialah kurma Mekkah dan Madinah yang dikatakan mempunyai berpuluh-puluh jenis.
Dikalangan penduduk di negara-negara Arab kurma adalah makanan utama mereka, malah dikalangan orang kita juga kurma sudah menjadi bahan makanan yang digemari. Selain rasanya yang manis dan tahan lama serta tidak perlu dimasak, kurma juga mempunyai khasiat yang banyak dan menjadi makanan utama Baginda Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam.
Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam telah menyebutkan tentang khasiat sejenis kurma yang diriwayatkan oleh Imam Bukhari yang bermaksud :"Diceritakan oleh Jumaah bin Abdullah yang disampaikan oleh Marwan yang mendapat berita daripada Ibnu Hashim bahawa Amir bin Saad mendengar bapanya meriwayatkan Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam bersabda : "Sesiapa yang memakan 7 biji tamar ‘Ajwah’ dia akan terkawal daripada kejutan syaitan dan sihir pada hari itu".
Khasiat kurma "Ajwah" sebagaimana yang tersebut di dalam hadis di atas merupakan satu kelebihan yang dikurniakan Allah Subhanahu Wataala sesuai dengan kemuliannya sebagai jenis kurma pertama yang ditanam sendiri oleh Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam.
Berdasarkan ini juga Baginda Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam menganjurkan kita supaya berbuka puasa dengan buah kurma sebagaimana sabdanya daripada Anas bermaksud :"Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam berbuka puasa dengan beberapa biji buah kurma sebelum sembahyang. Sekiranya tiada terpadat kurma, maka Baginda Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam akan berbuka dengan beberapa biji anggur. Sekiranya tiada anggur, maka Baginda meminum beberapa teguk air. (Hadis riwayat Ahmad)
Komposisi Nutrisi Buah Kurma bagi setiap hidangan 100 gram
(Nutrient units value per 100 grams of edible portion )
Energy in kcal: 277
Energy in kj: 1160
Protein: 181 g
Total lipid (fat): 0.15 g
Ash: 1.74 g
Carbohydrate, by difference: 74.97 g
Fiber, total dietary: 6.7 g
Sugars, total: 66.47 g
Sucrose: 0.53 g
Glucose (dextrose): 33.68 g
Fructose : 31.95 g
Lactose: 0.00 g
Maltose: 0.30 g
Galactose: 0.00 g
Calcium, Ca: 64 mg
Iron, Fe: 0.90 mg
Magnesium, Mg: 0.54 mg
Phosphorus, P: 0.62 mg
Potassium, K : 696 mg
Sodium, Na: 1 mg
Zinc, Zn: 0.44mg
Copper, Cu: 0.362 mg
Manganese, Mn: 0.296 mg
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid: 10.0 mg
Thiamin: 0.050 mg
Riboflavin : 0.060 mg
Niacin: 1.610 mg
Pantothenic acid: 0.805 mg
Vitamin B-6: 02.49 mg
Folate, total: 15 mcg
Folic acid: 0 mcg
Folate, food: 15 mcg
Folate, DFE: 15 mcg-DFE
Vitamin A, IU: 149
Vitamin A, RAE: 7 mcg-RAE
Vitamin K (phylloquinone): 2.7 mcg
(USFDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release #17 Year 2004)
Hadith Berkaitan Kurma
Abu Abdillah a.s. bersabda: "Orang yang memakan 7 buah kurma yang baik sebelum sarapan, maka pada hari itu dia tidak akan tertimpa racun, sihir dan tidak diganggu syaitan".
Imam Ja'far Ash-Shadiq a.s. bersabda: "Barangsiapa memakan 7 buah kurma yang baik, maka cacing-cacing yang ada di perutnya akan mati".