Friday, June 22, 2012

Italian Herb's Dory with Yogurt and Broccoli sauce


I'm back! Go wipe your saliva. As promised, here is one of the recipe of the dishes that I cooked some times ago.

Italian Herb's Dory with Yogurt and Broccoli sauce 

(1) For Dory
Dory Fillets
Olive Oil
Italian's Herb (you can get this at Tesco or you can mix Oregano, Basil, and Thyme for alternative)
Black Paper
(2) For the sauce
Yogurt (original fat free)
Lime Juice (Half a lemon)
Olive Oil
Cheddar cheese

Step 1: The Fillet

Clean your dory fillets and mix together all ingredient no 1. You may marinate it for few hours if you wish or you can simply baked in the oven right after you mix it all. 

Working Mum tips #1 : 
I normally prepared my fish upfront, pack it nicely and leave it in the freezer overnight. The next morning, I transferred the fish to the fridge before I go to work. Not only it will be full of flavors from the marinating process, it also will be soft by the time I get home and I have 1 less thing to worry about. Even if I'm stuck at the office, the husband can baked the fish himself and don't have to wait for me. Get it? 

Step 2 : The Sauce

Boil (or saute, or leave it raw if you like) the broccoli and carrots with a pinch of salt until soft. Then throw the veges (leave half of the vegetable for side), in a blender together with yogurt, olives oil, lime juice, and blend. Done. No cooking required.

Step 3 : The Side & Garnish

Set up the table, arrange your dishes in a plate and don't forget to garnish it with chili flakes, salt and paper. 

Easy? Go try it.

P/S: I blend the vegetables together with yogurt because I had a hard time to make my daughter eat vegetables. So I thought maybe if I make it invisible she'll eat and yes, she loved it!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

We are trying to eat healthy now.

No joke.

By eating healthy means we try our best to control the nutrient and the calories that we take. Of course it will not always be "perfectly healthy". Come on! But it is better that what we used to eat.

It stared early this year when I tried to slim down a bit but I couldn't accept the fact that I have to starve myself. Exercising is another option but for lazy person like me, it doesn't sound like an option. Hehe.

1st step is, we have to stop dining out because we cannot control what they put in the dishes. So I have to try cooking at home and being a working mom, you already had an idea how busy life is and to cook at home...well, not that we cannot do it but face it, the earliest that we can get off the office is by 5pm or for some people is 6pm. Driving all the way home will take you at least 1 hour, another hour to prepare and clean up before you can eat. That means 3 non-stop hours before you can finally stop and relax. Imagine if we get off the office at 7pm or 8pm? Dine out will be much easier, right? Some of you might nod while reading this. hehe.

Whatever. A women gotta do what she gotta do (to be skinny) right? I tried and being inspired by Jamie Oliver's 30 minutes meal tv show, I succeed in cooking every single day (except when we have things to outside or mum is cooking something so nice we couldn't ignore the call). Talk about achievement.

So, I have this mini album in my facebook showing off all my "masterchef" skills and because I am nice..... heheh.. I am planning to share the recipe here. 1st thing, don't judge. If it suits you, follow. If it's don't, stay away. And please note that everything that I cook takes less than 30 minutes. Easy huh?

My 1st recipe is............

Next post lah. Too long already. And of course I want to keep you coming back for more! :p
I'll give you a hint. Go drool and come back tomorrow for the recipe. hehe.

Monday, June 18, 2012

TM Fan Run for 2012 Olympic Games ~ A great bonding Sunday

I have soft spot in anything relates to Malaysia. So when I heard that they were organizing a fun run in support of Malaysia's olympic team, I quickly submit my registration.

This time, only 3km run for me. This is not my 1st fun run tho, my 1st run was loooong ago in 1997! Talk about ancient history.

I spread around the news and quickly gathered a team to run together with me. Most of my friends are already on top of the game (they ran half and full marathon!) so having them around as support is a blessing! I asked my sister, nephew and hubby to tag along as well. Oh well, good things will be more meaningful when we share it, right?

Nephew,Sister,Me and the husband after the run
Gedik gedik before all get wet

The boys

3km clan and serious haze

It was 7.30am when we were at Dataran Merdeka and the park was already full with the supporters. The weather was nice (except for serious haze since it's been a week since the last pour in KL) and the spirit was really awesome. But it was raining when we were few hundreds meters away from the finishing line. We finished the run in style and all wet! Haha.
Sea of people and haze

Before the run all excited

I clocked around 25mins together with my sister at the end of the 3km run (i think). Put the blame on the heavy rain! It makes our soaked attire heavy, making our steps slower. Not to mention the wet shoes & we're freezing! Even fishes can swim in our shoes! But it was fun though. It's been ages since we run freely under the pouring rain. Super happy.

Our next aim is to run half marathon and eventually a marathon in future. Sure it'll take hard work and practices. We'll be there. In the mean time.. Fun run it is!

Notes: You can only said you have run a marathon when you have run a long-distance running race, strictly one of 26 miles and 385 yards (42.195 km).