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What are your unique dreams while sleeping?

Hormones and the changes of their levels can play great roles in our lives, for example pregnancy hormones can bring surprises. In my 2016 pregnancy, my sleeping dreams could be scary. Once in the first trimester, I dreamed being chased away by carnivorous animals in a zoo, perhaps as subconsciously inspired by Singapore Zoo where […]

How to cook pumpkin rice using rice cooker?

I was craving for Japanese simmered pumpkin (Kabocha Nimono) that I had in Autumn 2015, but lack of Japanese cooking ingredients made it challenging for me to cook such a dish. However, I thought of an South East Asian-style alternative of one-dish meal of pumpkin rice. Materials: 1tbsp dried shrimps 2-3 dried scallops (optional) 3 […]

How to cook Oriental chicken soup using rice cooker?

Recently, I felt tremendous fatigue and a friend suggested me to nourish myself with French free-range/organic chicken soup. How I missed the "ayam kampung" soup and black chicken soup that Mom used to cook for us. Materials: 0.5 baby chicken / 0.25 chicken ginger slices a pinch of salt wolfberries (optional) jujube/red dates (optional) Methods: […]

How to cook Chinese cabbage soup using rice cooker?

On 20160206, I attended a lunch invitation. I purposely ate less breakfast because the host told us that there would be plenty of food. I prepared two dishes and arrived at 12 noon, but I had to wait another 1.5 hrs in pain and dizziness. I tried to help myself by eating some fruits, knowing […]

How to cook congee or rice porridge using a slow cooker?

Have you ever craved for a bowl of hot congee as a comfort food when you are not feeling very well? I like congee served with spring onions and doughstick/YuTiao (especially HaiNan YuTiao) in DimSum restaurants for a breakfast or a supper of chicken congee (bubur ayam) of Selat Panjang. Methods: Wash 1.5 cup of […]

How to cook stir-fried tomato egg using rice cooker?

I remember a girlfriend hailed from Beijing, living in Cambridge, UK once cooked a dish of tomato egg (西红柿炒鸡蛋 or 蕃茄炒蛋) for our lunch together, very delicious! Since I have a lot of tomatoes in our fridge, I plan to cook a tomato egg dish. Materials: 1.5-2 tbsp oil 1 tsp Shaoxing wine (花雕酒) optional […]

How to cook steamed egg?

Steamed egg, known as chawanmushi in Japan and Gyeran jjim in Korea, is an easy recipe to prepare at home. It’s healthy and nutritious. Materials & methods: Pour 2 eggs in a bowl. Add water 2x the amount of the eggs. My mother-in-law used the egg shells as a measuring cup, or you can just […]