Fun with leftovers

Leftover fried rice (leftover chicken, leftover sausage, leftover carrots, leftover sweet corn, leftover green pepper and one hot habanero) with a strawberry-watermelon smoothie. The rice was incredibly spicy ( I put a whole habanero…seeds and all, thought it wasn’t going to be hot enough and over shot…luckily the refreshing strawberry-watermelon smoothie (with a mild ginger kick) cooled everything down.

Ugly babies

I GET IT! I finally understand why parents of ugly babies are so proud.  So I’ve been obsessed with steamed buns, ever since I went to Malaysia with my sister, but they were so magical, that I dared dream that I could make them from scratch.  I usually just settled for the frozen ones at the international market.  Anyway, after being empowered by tastie strawberries this week, I decided to bite the bullet try and make some sweet red bean (with strawberries) bun and some savory pork steamed buns.  I’ll spare you the details of countless internet searches for a recipe that was ‘doable,’ before I actually got down to the kneading and steaming.  I’m sure you can tell from the picture that my bun wrapping skills are incredibly lacking.  I watched a bazillion videos, but alas, this is my current level.  I quickly, forgave myself the wrapping when I bite into the first bun…Success! May I never go bunless again.

Strawberry time

I recently bought some strawberries for my breakfast smoothies. They turned out to be a lot sweeter than anticipated, so I guess I’ll be making a lot more than smoothies  in the near future.  Anyway, today’s salad is the easiest, spinach + pecans + strawberries (with a sweet balsamic vinegar dressing) = awesome.  You can also add more other fruits or some feta cheese to the salad but I personally loved this simple version. Threw in some leftover chicken, the usual tangerine and called it a day.