Every year around Easter I will surely be tempted by the throngs of hot cross buns’ photos and advertisements. This year I said to myself that it’s time to stop the curiosity and get into action. These hot cross buns are the product of my curiosity.
Yohoo… Calling all the egg lovers out there. If you’re looking for a dish that’s delicious and simple but most importantly has that eggstatic wow factor, then this Chinese steamed 3 colors eggs is a must try! This is a basic steamed chicken egg dish made more desirable with the addition of 2 kinds of eggs; salted duck egg and century duck egg. All the 3 eggs have different colors hence the name Chinese steamed 3 colors eggs (三色蛋).
This leveled up steamed egg dish is a classic Chinese dish commonly made at home. Sometimes you can find it at the restaurant’s menu, but if not try requesting for this dish. The chef might cook it for you. 😛
I’ve been eying this recipe for quite a while, and finally made it happen after rounds and rounds of procrastination. 🤪 According to what I read, fried apples is a classic breakfast and side dish of Southern cuisine (of USA). This recipe of mine is by no means authentic, as it has some twist added such as speculaas (speculoos/biscoff) spice, smoked bacon and using honey while giving the sugar a skip. Cooked apples are sweeter than its raw form, so you don’t have to put lots of sweetener in it. You can even skip the honey if you want to.
I’m an egg lover if you don’t know by now. I’ve been a fan of egg since I was little. Egg lights me up! 😍 Egg on everything is a welcome sight. Years back when we were told eggs are high in cholesterol, so don’t eat too much, I was broken. Why?? Why is it the super delicious eggs are bad for health? Thing is my egg consumption and love for it never dwindled. And I’m glad I stayed through. Last year, I found out cholesterol is not a bad thing. Cholesterol is needed by our body for building and reparation. We need cholesterol to survive. In fact, our brain uses the most cholesterol. So yeah, don’t fear cholesterol ya. What you need to be mindful of is the processed and junk food out there. They are the culprit to inflammation.
Here’s another favorite ingredient of mine, chicken breast! While most people dislike chicken breast, saying it’s the most unappetizing/low quality part of the chicken and hail thigh, drumstick or wing as the saint, well, I beg to differ. I’ve been a fan of chicken breast since I was little and any sights of chicken breast will light me up! If you give me a plain chicken breast (ok at least salt it), I will eat it. Haha
If you think chicken breast is boring, well that’s because you haven’t eaten an awesome one. And since the breast is like a blank canvas, ahem plain, one can easily spice it up creatively. So, how to spice it up? Recently, I thought of making hasselback using chicken breast and include my favorite ingredients = bacon, cheddar, onion. That’s it and it came out beautiful and delicious. I hope the anti-chicken breast supporters will give this recipe a try and let us know what you think. 😉 Also, it’s gluten-free, grain-free, paleo-friendly and keto-friendly. To make it carnivore-friendly, skip the onion, rosemary and cashews (optional) and double up the bacon. If you don’t eat cheese, then remove or swap with other ingredients.
I love egg 🍳 and I love bacon 🥓. I eat them together but not when they are clump up and cook together like this all-day cheddar bacon egg muffin cups. It was unbelievably good when I first made them. Then I made them again and I caught myself giving an automatic thumbs-up to these umami-ful muffins. I didn’t know it will be this good at first. I thought, heh it’s just bacon and egg. What more can you expect? Ohh plenty, man. Plenty! Perhaps one of the reasons these muffins are so moreish is because I made my own smoked bacon. Hehe.