Breakfast in Tasmania

During our stay in Hobart, Tasmania, we did not even go to any cafes for a breakfast because we have a cozy kitchen and great chef who prepared the breakfast every morning. Most of the days, I prepared my own breakfast which consists of bread, hard boiled eggs and a cup of hot drink, either the tea or hot milk.

Cheese and Ham Sandwich
Yea, probably the presentation of this sandwich may not look appealing. I placed few sliced of hams, some butter and topped with a piece of cheese. It would be great if I heat up the oven and toast the sandwich for a while.

Hard Boiled Eggs
With some salt and pepper, it completed my daily breakfast.

Coffee
My friend recommended me to try this brand of its chocolate and coffee drinks. I took the coffee to try, it is quite nice and rich taste. You can drink it cold from the fridge or you can heat it up using the microwave, both tasted good.

Plain Yogurt with Strawberry
On my last day in Tasmania, I managed to open the tub of yogurt and took some of the cut strawberries and put into the bowl together with the yogurt. The colour looked great, white and red. Both go well with each other.

It is not expensive to prepare your own breakfast in Tasmania. A big loaf of bread which we can get in the Coles or Woolworths will cost less than $3.00, their dairy products are generally quite cheap and a box of 12 eggs cost $3.00. These easily can last you for a week or more.

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Broccoli, Egg & Cherry Tomatoes

The broccoli, hard-boiled egg and cherry tomatoes are the good friends when we want to prepare some vegetables for our appetizer.

Although egg is meat, not vegetable, it is a high quality protein. More than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white along with vitamin B2 and lower amounts of fat and cholesterol than the yolk. The whites are rich sources of selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper, according to the website, bbcgoodfood.com.

Meanwhile, broccoli is a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin E, vitamin B1, vitamin A, potassium and copper. Broccoli is also a good source of magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, zinc, calcium, iron, niacin and selenium accordfing to website, whfoods.com. And, cherry tomatoes are nutritious, contains proteins, vitamin C and fiber.

Putting them together as our appetizer is one of the good choice to eat healthy. Share with me if you have other combinations of healthy vegetable appetizer.

Chicken Breast with Salad

I stayed overnight at my cousin’s house and I watched a lot of the Asian Food Channel programmes which made me feel trying to make a lot of great food. While having so much ideas on my head, I tried my hand to marinate the chicken breast with some mixed herbs, chopped garlic and salt and left it marinated overnight.

The output after I pan grilled it the next morning was the white-brownish cooked chicken breast meat with great aroma from the mixed herbs and garlic. Next, I made some lettuces with red cherry tomatoes in a container and placed the sliced chicken breast meat on top of it.

I think it should be alright to eat without sauces.

Cold Sweet Pear with Longan

The weather is getting warmer lately and it is good to have some cold and refreshing drink. I try my luck to boil the sweet pear with longan and wolf berries. The ingredients can be bought from any supermarkets. Clean or wash all of it, bring the water to boil and put all the ingredients into the pot.

Boil it for an hour in low fire. Once it is ready, you can add rock sugar to make it sweeter or just leave it as it is. Cool off before you add the ice cubes or put it into the refrigerator to make it cold.
 The cold sweet pear with longan and wolf berries is ready to refresh your day.

Big Breakfast

Making my own big breakfast at home on a lovely Saturday before leaving the house to meet my friend later in the afternoon. I was a little big shock to see my wholemeal breads grew some fungus on it after expired for two days.

To play safe, I removed the affected parts and placed it on the hot pan to toast it. Sorry, I do not use toaster. After about 3-5 minutes, I removed it from the pan and placed my ham on to the pan and spring some mixed herbs on top of it to make it more aromatic.

And, lastly I fried an egg. Tada, my big breakfast is ready,

It can simply safe me S$3-4 for a breakfast outside.
Happy Saturday.

Steamed Chicken with Silver Anchovies & Salted Black Bean

Steamed Chicken with Silver Anchovies & Salted Black Beans.
A simple steamed dish you can do with electric lunch box. I marinated the chicken with little salt and sesame oil before mixed the silver anchovies and black beans into the upper container to bring it to steam. Since we are cooking chicken, it is quite fast to cook so do not need to steam it for long, you can just put in the chicken when it is about 10 minutes before your rice is ready.

Chee Cheong Fun

I bought some chee cheong fun from the supermarket to try. It is not a good choice as we know it is not going to be as fresh as those from the wet market. I tried to make the steamed chee cheong fun using my electric lunch box. I put in the vegetables and fishballs in the miso soup base in the bigger container and the chee cheong fun on the top container. Then, steamed it until the soup is boiled and ready to be served.
chee cheong fun