Vegetarian..........The best vegetable muffin I ever invented. It is composed of carrots, kumara and potatoes with yougart, cheese and other flavours with a little surprise of cream cheese inside. Best consumed fresh from the oven with a side of butter and a cup of your favourite coffee or tea. I am hungry! Sounds like I want to eat breakfast now....................Did you know that this muffin is loaded with vegetables.
Cupcakes……….This is a Ben Ten Cupcakes we give as a birthday gift to my daughter’s classmate GAB who celebrated his 7th birthday few month ago. The cupcakes were super awesome. It was design by my wife. My very own Pastry Chef! It is a super moist chocolate cupcake served with a chocolate cream cheese frosting! YUMMM!! Sinfully chocolatey!!!
Chocolate and Cream cheese frosting:
- 200 grams cream cheese
- 50 grams butter melted
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 300 grams icing sugar
* Combine all ingredients together and mix using an electric mixer. mix until soft peak.
White Icing (ready-made) and some food color for topping
Ingredients: makes 20-25 pcs cup cake
- 250 gms butter
- 250 gms dark chocolate for melting
- 3/4 cup caster sugar
- 1/2 cup self raising flour
- 1/2 cup bakers flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup cream
- 3 pcs eggs
- 1/2 cup chocolate bits for filling
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- in a large plastic mixing bowl, combine dark chocolate and butter, microwave for 30 seconds then stir and back again for 30 seconds and stir. do this procedures until chocolate are melt. we don’t want to burn the chocolate.
- add in eggs and beat. then add the rest of the ingredients. continue beating, this is a wet mixture.
- In a muffin tray, spread sheets of muffin paper, and pour in chocolate mixtures half way.
- Pre-heat oven at 170 celsius and bake for 8-12 minutes.
- cool down and garnish with white icing. Design may vary depending on your occasion.
Kids burger patties….. I will call this kid’s burger patties as this patties is loaded with meat and vegetables. Yes it is not a common 100% pure beef patties as i used lots of extenders such as vegetables specifically carrots, onions, potatoes, leeks and many more and I used lean pork mince instead of beef. Because my daughter hardly eat veggies so that’s why we hide it inside the burger. At first she is separating those tiny chopped veggies but since this is her regular meal n her lunch box at school, she doesn’t have time to do it. Now she love does tiny little veggies present in this burger patties. ……
Ingredients: makes 20-25 patties depending your desired size
- 1 kilogram minced lean pork mince
- 4 cloves minced garlic
- 1 large minced onions
- 1 big carrots small diced
- 2 potatoes small diced
- onion leeks chopped
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 2 pcs eggs
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 2 tbsp seasoning soy sauce
- salt & pepper to taste
- In a bowl, mix all ingredints together and form a patties at approx 80-100 gms each
- Then place in a container and freeze. last up to 3-4 weeks.
- Method of cooking – pan-fried or grill
Another options for a healthy snacks – Pumpkin , feta and spinach. Just made from the fresh vegetable ingredients such as pumpkin (roasted) and blanched spinach. Assembled together in a mini muffin tins. Its like putting your favourite omelette into a muffin tins… Yumm!!!!! ……………… Did you know that spinach nutrition is amazing. The calcium content in spinach strengthens our bones. The A and C vitamins in spinach plus the fiber, folic acid, magnesium and other nutrients help control cancer, especially colon, lung and breast cancers. Folate also lowers the blood levels of something called homocysteine, a protein that damages arteries. So spinach also helps protect against heart disease. Ingredients and Preparations:
Roast pumpkin into small dice seasoned with salt and pepper, Blanch spinach, beaten eggs , some feta cheese.
Assemble all ingredients into a mini muffin tins, pour in beaten eggs and feta cheese. Bake for 5-8 minutes or until ready. Carefull eggs are east to cook. Enjoy!
Want an east to prepare appetizer? you might even try this one – It’s a Tandoori chicken wraps canapé’s style!…….. This is a great idea to add-on to your menu. A great starter for a cocktail party or even on your buffet table. It is a very healthy combination of marinated grilled tandoori chicken wrap with loaded of fresh vegetables….YUmmmm!!!!!
Ingredients and preparation:
Tandoori chicken – marinated with yogurt, curry powder and tandoori paste seasoned with fresh garlic and ginger salt and pepper. (seasoned depending on your taste buds)
Julienne slices of carrots, red cabbage and spinach.
Optional sauce of mango chutney or aioli dressing or any thing you have on your fridge.
Assemble all ingredients into a pita wraps and roll it. that as easy as one two three!!
Slice as shown on the pictures or simply have it that big!!!
Just a simple recipe “catch of the day” – Thai Salmon Kebabs!…….This turns to be one of the popular dish into my work place. Sometimes great dish are made from simple ideas. Easy to prepare, not much funcy ingredients with the food but it is loaded with healthy nutrients that you need in your everyday diet. YummMM!!!!! ……………….Did you know that salmon is the healthiest food in the planet? Aside from its high content of omega-3 fatty acids, it is also a good source of Vitamin D as well. Vitamin D has been shown to play a crucial role in lowering the risk of several types of cancer, including breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer. Salmon contains particularly high levels of vitamin D and selenium, which is also associated with prevention of certain types of cancer, including colorectal cancer.
Ingredients and preparations:
Fresh salmon cubes, onions and slices of courgettes or any vegetables you have in fridge. Using your imagination stick in all ingredients together and seasoned with salt and pepper, little bit of thai sweet chili sauce. That’s it! grilled or bake!
Enjoy!!! Great for parties and even everyday meal!
I am happy to share you guys one of the recipe we did last night when we had a big event in our work place. It is a healthy recipe for those conscious people on their diet. This recipe is loaded with all that healthy nutrients you need without sacrificing your crave to your favourite dish. Lots of vegetables on this meal. So here are the recipe, lets go and eat healthy!!!!! …….Watch out for more!!! This recipe is mainly made with pumpkins …………..Did you know that pumpkins are also high in Lutein & Zeaxanthin which protect the eyes against free radical damage and prevent formation of cataracts and degeneration of the eye tissues….
Ingredients: Makes atleast 6 standard muffin tins
100 grams roasted pumpkin, 1 pc dice roasted carrots, 1 stalk dice roasted celery, 1 pc dice roasted onions, salt and pepper, 6 pcs of eggs, some chopped spinach, chives for garnis
Using your creative imagination, assemble all ingredients in muffin tins and pour with beaten eggs (seasoned all your roasted veggies with salt and pepper and some mix herbs)
Bake at 170 degrees at 10-12 minutes or until ready (eggs are easy to cooked so watch out carefully)
Enjoy and serve hot
…………..Just introducing one of the favourite dish back home in the Philippines. Inspired by my first proper restaurant work place, I would like to share this plate made of rump steak and alternate seasonal veggies served in a bed of rice pilaf……………..Watch out for more ala carte dishes!!!!
Ingredients and preparation:
alternate dice cuts of rump steak and courgettes and onions grilled your way! seasoned with lea perins and salt and pepper
served in rice pilaf