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Recipe For Sauteed Vegetables

mum cooks, home cooking

I simply love veggies and I do aspire for my little man to share the same passion for eating anything that is healthy and good. Apparently, I have to probably wait a few more years before he finally discover his love for eating greens as he is enamored with only the stuff that appeals to his palate at the moment. Nevertheless, I do make it a point to cook vegetables often and would serve it to him. This dish is one of those recipes I’ve stumbled online the same time I found a Citizen watch here and while I was on my quest to find dishes that would appeal to my little one. It was shared by one of my mommy blogger friends, but the links and the details have escaped me now.

Anyway,  I love that it has a number of my fave veggies in it, including the little man’s fave chayote, which is not only a good source of anti-oxidants that fight free radicals, helping the body combat diseases like cancer, as well as aging, but also a good source of potassium, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, to name a few. This dish is pretty easy to cook and even kitchen-challenged mums like me can cook it without breaking a sweat!

Here are the recipe for Sauteed Vegetables:

  • 2 medium-sized Chayote, sliced to thin strips
  • 1 big carrot, sliced to thin strips
  • 1 pack of Baguio Beans, sliced to bite sizes
  • 1 can of whole Corn kernels
  • cloves of garlic
  • 1 medium-sized onion
  • butter {for sauteing}
  • salt and pepper

How to cook:

  • Heat up your non-stick pan, add butter and saute onion and garlic
  • Add in the veggies
  • Add in the corn last
  • Simmer until the veggies are right to the bite {tender but still crunchy, that is!}
  • Add a dash of salt and pepper to taste

** You can simply play with the amount of your veggies depending on how much you want to cook and how many people you are cooking for. I am not also particular with the measurements for spices and butter, as I simply adjust it whenever I deem it necessary.

This dish is a perfect side dish for porkchop, fried fish or other meat viands, or since the Lenten Season is fast approaching and most people are steering clear of meat, you can simply serve it with steaming bowl of rice for lunch or dinner!

a very simple mac n’ cheese recipe

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I am a big fan of Mac N’ Cheese and will not miss the chance of ordering a serving whenever we visit Kenny Rogers. I also used to like the ones they serve at Chansel, yes that pizza chain, we used to frequent their Starmall branch in Mandaluyong.  Now as much as I would like to cook my own recipe, you are fully aware that I lack the culinary skills to whip up a delicious version so I decide not to. Until I chanced upon this very simple recipe from the Peach Kitchen, which I thought was easy enough to do.

For the ingredients, I used:

  • about 300g of macaroni small shells, which I cooked according to packaging instructions
  • 2 200g pack Del Monte Cheese Magic
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup of fresh milk
  • 2 tbsp butter

This is how I cook it:

  • heat butter in a non-stick pan
  • sauté butter until brown
  • pour in Cheese Magic and milk
  • put on low fire and stir in cheese until until it melts
  • add the macaroni shells and mix until all the shells are coated with sauce

Easy enough, right? I bet you can easily cook it in your own kitchen. My sister and I loved it, but the little man refused to even take a bite. Next time I will try to add in a few broccoli florets, as well as some meat bits so Jared will find it more appealing as much as a remo kids percussion konga at musician’s friend. I will also use a different kind of macaroni shells.