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Lovely, hearty Chicken Potato Pie

17 Oct

I made a simple lunch for some guests who came over for brunch today. They were really special bunch of people, hence, I have prepared a simple fusion menu. One of the menu items were the pita-based pizza which you probably have seen in one of my previous post, then was the salad and the ‘new’ Winnie’s Chicken Potato Pie. It’s a lovely combination of comfort food indeed that you probably would like give it a try for a hearty meal for your friends and family. .

Let me share with you my recipe for today, Winnie’s Chicken Potato Pie:

Ingredients:
2 Chicken Thigh, skinless & cut into small cubes
5 medium size Russet Potato, boiled & mashed
1 medium size Carrot, diced
2 medium size Onion, chopped
50g Butter
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
100ml Whipping Cream
1/2 Tbsp Low Fat Mozarella Cheese
1 Tbsp Ground Black Pepper

Ingredients to marinade the chicken:
Note: Depending on the availability. You may marinate it for at least of 20 minutes to overnight.

1 Tbsp Black Pepper sauce
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Brown Sugar
1/2 Tbsp Molasses
1 tsp Tabasco Sauce
Black Pepper

Methods:
1. Preheat the oven at temperature of 170°C.
2. Mix potatoes with 50ml cream and 30g butter, mix well until it is smooth and incorporated. Add salt, pepper and black pepper then take a quick taste.
3. To make the filling; add remaining butter and olive oil in a pan and sauté the onion till it turns slightly brownish, it will take approximately 20 minutes with medium fire. Then add in chicken, carrot then followed by remaining 50ml of cream. Allow the sauce to be thicken.
4. Place a thin layer of mashed potatoes, follow by chicken filling into baking cups and finally, top with mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with cheese for the final touch.
5. Bake in oven for about 20 minutes until the mashed potatoes and cheese turn golden brown.

Note: This recipe serves about 6 pax depending the size of your baking cups

Super Food

6 Aug

How much do you know the food that you are eating? It’s a common question asked, even for myself.

And, What does “Super Food” means?
For me, it means food that are “Extremely Nutritious”, some of these foods are so powerful which it does not only fuel our body, pack our diets with nutrients and protect our health, but also enhance it.
Recently, I’ve came across this article about “Superfood” which excites me to explore further. Below, I’m going to share with you some of the nutritious foods suggested by the experts.

1. Tomatoes
Contains: Vitamins A and C, Potassium, Beta-carotene, Lycopene and Fiber
Benefits: Help protect against some cancers
Did you know? There’s more lycopene in cooked tomatoes than raw, so you can feel good about using canned tomatoes and paste, tomato juice and ketchup.

2. Salmon
Contains: Vitamins A, B6, B12 and D, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Omega-3 fatty acids and Protein.
Benefits: Increases heart health by lowering blood pressure and triglycerides. It’s also thought to prevent memory loss.
Did you know? Salmon is rich in the Omega-3 Fatty Acids DHA and EPA, which studies have identified as the most beneficial of the omega-3s.

3. Blueberries
Contains: Vitamin A, C and E, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Fiber and Beta-Carotene.
Benefits: Have cancer-fighting properties and can also improve memory.
Did you know? Anthocyanins, the antioxidants found in blueberries, give the fruit its dark purple color.

4. Spinach
Contains: Vitamin A, C and K, Folate, Riboflavin, Thiamine, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, Beta-Carotene, Fiber and Lutein.
Benefits: Helps reduce the risk of cancer, stroke and heart disease.
Did you know? The magnesium in spinach helps to lower high blood pressure.

5. Oats
Contains: Vitamin E, Thiamine, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Selenium, Zinc, Fiber and Protein.
Benefits: Lowers cholesterol and the risk of heart disease.
Did you know? Enjoying oatmeal on a regular basis may decrease insulin resistance and help stabilize blood sugar.


6. Soy
Contains: Folate, Vitamin K, Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Selenium, Fiber, Omega-3s and Protein.
Benefits: Reduces blood pressure and has cancer-fighting properties.
Did you know? Soy is the highest-quality source of cholesterol-free, vegetarian protein.

7. Olive Oil
Contains: Vitamin E, Antioxidants, Mono unsaturated Fats.
Benefits: Improves cholesterol levels and cancer protection.
Did you know? Olive oil is easily digested and aids in fat digestion by stimulating the gallbladder.


8. Broccoli

Contains: Vitamin A, C and K, Folate, Phosphorus, Potassium, Fiber, Lutein and Beta-Carotene.
Benefits: Fights cancer and contributes to eye health.
Did you know? Broccoli has properties that kill bacteria known to cause ulcers and some stomach cancers.

9. Black Beans
Contains: Folate, Thiamine, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Fiber, Flavonoids and Protein.
Benefits: Combat free radicals, which can reduce cancer risk.
Did you know? If you like the convenience of canned black beans but are watching sodium levels, try canned organic black beans, which tend to have less salt.

10. Walnuts
Contains: Vitamin A and E, Folate, Riboflavin, Thiamine, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Fiber, Omega-3s and Protein.
Benefits: Lower the risk of heart disease and improve cholesterol.
Did you know? Walnuts are the only nut with a significant amount of ellagic acid, a cancer-fighting antioxidant.

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