Monday, February 14, 2011

Watermelon Juice

Fuhh!!! It's a hot, hot, hot day .... and night. The global weather is unpredictable with extreme cold in certain part of the world, extreme hot in the other, and rainy days for another. And the flood situation in Johor is not 100% recover yet after sooo many days. Apa hal le pulak dok cerita ceriti pasa weather ni? Ye la, bila hari-hari panas macam ni, kalau dapat minuman yang menyegarkan alangkah enaknya .... nyaman.

Ini kepelbagaian jus tembikai.


You can enjoy the watermelon juice the way you like it.

Cut the watermelon into small pieces. Place it into the blender or juice extractor and let the machine do the wonders. And you, just pick up a glass, pour the juice into the glass and drink it. You may add some sugar if you like it sweet. For blender, dont forget to add water or else your blender wont work. Or, you can make an ice-blended water melon juice by adding few cubes of ice into the blender and blend it together with the melon.


For the top juice, cut the melon into cubes, prepare the milk, you can use either fresh milk, condensed milk (up to your own preference). With fresh milk you may want to add a little bit of sugar. Place the cubic melon in the glass. Serve chilled.

Hmmm.... lazizah ... thnak you Allah for bestowing us with all the delicious food and drinks all around us.




Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Eggless Mayo Fruit Salad

Salam All,

Hmm ... yummy, yummy.
It's lunch time. Looking at the photo below is really mouth-watering (at least to me, I'm not sure about others)

This a fruit salad that I made together with the potato salad (from my previous posting). What's important is that it is EGGLESS!!!! Suitable for my dear Sabrina.

The Ingredients:
2 red apples - peeled & diced
1 green apple - peeled & diced
5 strawberries - cut into half
2 kiwi - peeled and sliced
few baby tomatoes
2 table spoon olive oil*
3 table spoon EGGLESS mayo*
1 teaspoon sugar*

How I did it:
1. Mixed all ingredients labelled * in a large bowl. Mixed well till homogeneous.
2. Add all the fruits. Mix well but gently
3. Serve chilled.

Mmmmm...... really delicious!

Eaten with the fish fritters and potato salad.

Enjoy! Cheerios!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Potato Salad

Salam,

Ini selera Western. Done this before but forgotten due to the time lapse. I searched from the internet, from several web pages and I conclude it with my own style.

Most of the potato salad found used mayo ... alamak! Sabrina kan elergik to white eggs - one of the main ingredients in mayo. There's eggless mayo, but the taste is different.

So, here it is:
3 potatoes - boiled to tender, then peel- don't forget to add salt to the boiling water, cut into cubes
1 table spoon of olive oil
sprinkle of mixed herbs
sprinkle of black pepper
pinch of coarse sugar
some spring onion

First, place the olive oil in a bowl. Add in other ingredients except potato and spring onion. Mix well. Finally, add the potatoes and mix well but gently. Spring onion should be added last.






Here it is ...... potato salad eaten with ready made Fish fritters








Cheerios!!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Labu Air Goreng Halba @Fried Gourd

Salam All,

Let's talk about the GOURD (labu air) today. From a reading in a book on the food that Rasulallah SAW likes, the gourd is one of his favourite. But, sorry, I forgot the exact name of the book.

To those who are not sure how the gourd or labu air looks like (ye la... maybe other people called it differently), here it is .... pic obtained from Pusat Maklumat Rakyat.


Here are some benefit of the gourd or some call it the bottle gourd for it's shape that is like a bottle. I found this on lifestyle.iloveindia.com.

  • High in sodium and potassium, bottle gourd is an excellent vegetable for hypertension patients.
  • It is a suitable vegetable for light, low-cal diets as well as for children, people with digestive problems, diabetics and convalescents.
  • It helps in treating urinary disorders, since it serves as an alkaline mixture for treating burning sensation in urinary passage, caused by high acidity of urine.
  • Bottle gourd is recommended by ayurvedic physicians for balancing the liver function, when the liver is inflamed and cannot efficiently process food for maximum nutrition and assimilation.
  • Drinking a glass of bottle gourd juice once in the early morning helps in treating grey hair.
  • Mixing the juice with sesame oil provides an effective medicine for insomnia. Massage the scalp with this preparation every night.
  • Bottle gourd juice is very helpful in treating insanity, epilepsy, stomach acidity, indigestion, ulcers and other nervous diseases.
  • A glass of bottle gourd juice, mixed with a little salt, helps in preventing excessive loss of sodium from the body. It quenches thirst, prevents fatigue and keeps one refreshed during summers.
  • The juice extracted from the leaves of bottle gourd is beneficial in jaundice.
  • Bottle gourd juice is also very useful for shedding extra calories and maintaining optimum health.
I like the last one best - shedding extra calories. Hihihi

The dish I am sharing with all of you today is my own 'trial & error' recipe. Tapi, Alhamdulillah tak error. Success!!! This is based on the dish that Restoran Mamak usually sells. While eating it at the kedai Mamak I tried to figure out the ingredients. And here it goes ....


The Ingredients

1 biji labu - dibuang kulit dan dipotong setebal lebih kurang 1 cm. Marinated with the salt and tumeric powder
2 cloves of garlic - crushed
1 onion - sliced
2 stalks of dried chillies
2 table spoon of dried shrimps
1 teaspoon of halba
1 table spoon of cooking oil

How to:
1. Heat the cooking oil in a pan.
2. Fry the onion, garlic, halba, dried shrimps and dried chillies till fragrant.
3. Add in the gourd.
4. Cook the gourd till it soften. You may add about table spoon of water if you like it watery. And it's ready to be served.

My father loves it because it is tender. Very suitable for a person with few teeth. My husband likes it too. But, my mother ate quite a lot of it, the last time I cooked it. Yes, Atikah also enjoys this simple dish!! As a conclusion, everybody likes it !!!!

Adios!!