Spicy Bacon Egg Cups (Recipe)

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially people with gastric and acid reflux issues. I always looking out for breakfast idea but what’s better than the combination of bacon and egg for breakfast.

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I guess most of you have seen this on facebook but how many of you actually tried it? Frankly it’s relatively easy and perfect for beginner to impress your lover/family.

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There’s only a few ingredients called for the recipe, thick cut bacon strip, eggs, parmesan cheese, salt and paper.

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I marinated the thick cut bacon strip with Lingham Sriracha Hot sauce for at least 2 hours in the fridge.

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Pan-fried the bacon strip for 2-3 minutes and drain the oil on towel paper.

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Brush the muffin pan generously with melted butter and lay the bacon strip forming a bacon lined cup.

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Crack one egg into each bacon lined cup

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Topped each bacon egg cup with parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.

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Sent to the oven for 10-15 minutes and bon appetite!

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Ingredients (3 servings):

3 thick-cut bacon strip
3 eggs
2 tablespoons Lingham Sriracha Sauce
1 tablespoon of butter (melted)
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Directions:

1. In a small bowl, marinate the thick-cut bacon with Lingham Sriracha Sauce and refrigerate at least half an hour to 2.
2. Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.
3. Pan-fry the marinated bacon strip for 2-3 minutes in a non-stick pan and drain it with towel paper.
4. Brush the muffin pan generously with melted butter for easy removal.
5. Lay the bacon strip in the muffin pan forming bacon line cups.
6. Crack one egg into each bacon line cup.
7. Top each bacon egg cup with parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
8. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 10-15 minutes.
9. Bon appetite!

Spicy Brownies ala Mexican Brownies Recipe

I’m back in the kitchen! This round I’m testing a new recipe and glad it went well! You might not know, Brownies are well known as the America’s favorite bar cookie. Brownies is said to be the perfect end for any meal, what do you think? The classic brownies are more fudgy and gooey while i decided to tone down the texture a bit to be more cakey.

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Mexican brownies are more dense and fudgy with added spices, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. I decided to substitute the pepper with Lingham extra hot sauce as it added more kick to the brownies. Apart from being spicy itself, the hot sauce proceed to elevate the entire flavours as well.

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It’s quite easy to whip out this spicy brownies as you can complete the batter in a bowl. The electric mixer is not needed for this recipe.

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First you melt the chocolate with the butter with double boiler.

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Add in the cocoa powder and sugar, stir it well

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Add in the flour and stir it well too

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Whisk in the eggs, one by one

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Lastly, whisk in the cinnamon powder and Lingham Extra Hot sauce

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Ready to go into the oven for 30-35 mins

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Tadaaaa! You get a dry cracked crust brownies with the wonderful spicy moist texture! yums!

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Ingredients (16 servings):

150 grams bittersweet chocolate
113 grams unsalted butter
15 grams cocoa powder
180 grams castor sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
100 grams cake flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp Lingham Extra Hot Chili sauce

Directions:

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degree Celsius. Butter an 8 inch (20 cm) square pan, and line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper.
2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a large bowl placed over a pot of simmering water. Remove from heat and stir in the cocoa powder and sugar.
3. Whisk in the vanilla extract and eggs, one at a time, stir well.
4. Stir in the flour and salt.
5. Lastly, whisk in the cinnamon powder and Lingham Extra Hot Sauce.
6. Pour into the cake pan and bake for 30-35 minutes. You may test the doneness by inserting a tooth pick and comes out with a little batter and moist clumps clinging to it.
7. Bon appetite!

*Tips: The best way to clean cut the brownies is by using a plastic knife

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Crunchy Yogurt Chicken Recipe

My favourite food since young was Kentucky Fried Chicken, perhaps that is most of the children favourite food too. Given a choice, I would pick KFC over Mc Donald =P.

I was baking Warrior cake the other day and I still have some yogurt left over in the fridge. I personally don’t fancy or liking it, so I was thinking what can I make use of it. Out of curiosity, I decided to assemble my own yogurt panko chicken at home.

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Crunchy Yogurt Chicken

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I went to Aeon and got some skinless drumstick home, skinless just because I wanna cut down the fats content. Feel free to use the skin-on drums for the recipe.

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Adding in the Lingham Sriracha Chili Sauce for an extra kick for the yogurt marination. The mildly acidic in the yogurt is helpful in tenderising the meat and retain the moisture of it.

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Coat the drumsticks with the marination for at least 4 hours in the fridge

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Mix all the spices with the panko bread crumbs

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I did double coating for the chickens. Coat with the marination, roll it in the panko mixture, coat with marination again, and then panko mixture again.

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Deep drying the drums in a pot of hot oil for at least 15 minutes to 20 minutes.

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You can make these for party snacks or even to pair with rice for dinner.

Crunchy Yogurt Chicken

Ingredients (2-3 servings):

5 fresh, skinless drumstick (you may choose skin-on drums as well)
1 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon of paprika powder
2 tablespoons of Lingham Sriracha Chilli Sauce
1 Lemon Zest

1 cup of Panko bread crumbs
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon of cumin
1 teaspoon of dried oregano
1 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

1. In a medium bowl, mix in the plain yogurt, paprika powder, Lingham Sriracha Chilli Sauce and lemon zest. Stir to combine.
2. In a large plate, mix the panko bread crumbs and spices evenly.
3. Dip the drumstick in the marination and leave at least 4 hours to overnight in the fridge.
4. Roll the marinated drums on the panko mixture, dip inside the marination mixture, and roll on the panko mixture again.
5. Heat up a pot of oil (sufficient to cover the entire drums) and deep fried the drumstick for 15-20 minutes.
6. Bon appetite!

Celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri with Ayam Masak Merah Recipe

Since Hari Raya Aidilfitri is around the corner, I decided to dish out a Malay cuisine Ayam Masak Merah (Spicy Tomato Chicken) for dinner with my dad.

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A bowl of Jasmine fragrance rice topped with fried egg, stir-fry french beans and Ayam Masak Merah! I am salivating again!

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I spent about 2 hours dishing this meal, not much of skill required. Patient is always the key to successful cooking.

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Getting the spice paste ready!

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Fry the onion, garlic and ginger until it’s soft and translucent.

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Add more tomatoes to your like!

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These juicy chicken meats are ready to be coated with the spice sauce!

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Add in the secret ingredient Lingham Sweet and Spicy Sauce to elevate the flavour of the entire dish!

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The last step, coconut milk to thicken up the sauce and creamy-ness flavour!

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Ingredients (2-4 servings):

1/2 fresh chicken, marinate with salt and pepper
1 white onion, sliced
3 cloves of garlic, sliced
2″ ginger, sliced
1 star anise
1 cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon Lingham Sweet and Spicy Sauce
200 ml water
40 ml coconut milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar

Spice Paste
2 white onion
3 red onion
3 cloves of garlic
2″ ginger sliced
2″ galangal sliced
1 stalks lemongrass, white parts only, thinly sliced
10-15 dried chillies (soak in hot water for 5 minutes)

Directions:

1. Heat a wide non stick pan over medium heat, add in enough oil and sear the chicken skin side down and sear for 3-4 minutes each side. Set aside.
2. Place all the ingredients for the spice paste in a blender, add just enough water and blend until smooth.
3. In the same pan, over medium high heat, fry the sliced onion, garlic and ginger, star anise and cinnamon stick until soft.
4. Add the spice paste and Lingham sweet and spicy sauce in and fry for 5-10 minutes.
5. Add the chicken and stir so the sauce coats the chicken. Add the tomato and water, bring the sauce to a boil. Once boiled, stir in the sugar and salt. Turn the heat to low and simmer covered for 10-15 minutes.
6. Add the coconut milk and stir until incorporated.
7. Bon appetite!

The 5 Ways to Improve Your Cholesterol Level

As I have mentioned in my previous post about Cholesterol level, high cholesterol will increase the risk of heart disease and heart attack. It is crucial for all of us that prevention is better than cure. Even you are currently on medication, these methods would help to lower your cholesterol level too.

1. Food

All of us couldn’t resist the yummy delicacies in Malaysia, however making changes in our diet could improve our health and reducing the cholesterol level.

Oats is well known for lowering cholesterol level but the tedious process of getting it down just kinda – no to me. However, with the recently launched Nestlé Omega Plus® Milk with Oats, Nestlé has make it easy for you and me. I have no more excuse to escape from taking Oats.

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Some studies have shown that oats, when combined with other cholesterol-lowering foods, can have a big effect on cholesterol level. Nestlé Omega Plus® Milk with Oats combines both the Acticol®, plant sterols and Beta-glucan effectively battle down the cholesterol level.

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Honestly, I am not an oat person. However I am falling for this oat milk drink. Surprisingly it tasted yummy for me and it makes a healthy and filling breakfast. As I have gastric and acid reflux problem, I don’t have the luxury of delaying my meal time. Every morning before I walk my dog around the neighbourhood, I just pour hot water and the Nestlé Omega Plus® Milk with Oats from the convenient sachets into a cup, stirred; I’m good to go.

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As most of us are busy working adults, this would be a great way in managing our cholesterol level effectively by drinking two sachets a day. I kept some in my office so I would able to drink it if I am hungry to tea-hours.

2. Exercise

I remember that the consultants been telling me exercise is able to improve my cholesterol level. With moderate physical activity, it would help to raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. So, work up to at least 30 minutes of exercise a day and it also help us to lose weight.

Exercising alone is boring, thus walking/jogging with Warrior is always my favourite activity.

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3. Quit smoking

Yes, smoking does contribute to high cholesterol level. So stop smoking and make a difference. Within 20 minutes of quitting, your blood pressure and heart rate decrease. Within one year, your risk of heart disease is half that of a smoker. Within 15 years, your risk of heart disease is similar to someone who never smoked.

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4. Lose weight

If your body weight is hitting high, try losing as little as 5 to 10 percent of you body weight. It would definitely improve your cholesterol levels. Start by eating healthy and exercise to challenge the weight loss.

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I would always take the stairs instead of elevator whenever I work in the head quarters.

5. Cut down alcohol consumption

The consumption of alcohol has been linked with higher levels of HDL cholesterol. Too much alcohol can lead to serious health problems including high blood pressure, heart failure or even stroke. So cut down your alcohol consumption or drink in moderation.

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