Saturday, August 16, 2008

Instant Yam Soup

I really like this instant soup!!! I’ve checked the nutrition panel and ingredient list- looks really promising… artifical thickeners, high in fibre, low in energy….free of lactose…and it’s very creamy….love the coriander in it too… the only drawback is that it comes in a big pack of 16 sachets but I don’t think I will have any problems finishing them… the cold and wet weather recently has me craving for hot liquids most nights!
Just add the powder to 200ml boiling water, leave it alone for 5 minutes and viola! I wonder whether it’d be a good option for people watching their diet…perhaps can use it as a replacement for either lunch or dinner…it tastes really good and rich and doesn’t give you any sense of deprivation…

Black Glutinous Rice dessert

I m not sure what is the proper or correct way to cook this….but I just had a craving and decided to cook it in the crockpot…. ½ cup of the rice, 5 cups of water, 4 pieces of pandan leaves and switch the crockpot on high before leaving for work in the morning and viola, hot pipping ‘or bi ber’ upon reaching home! oh..and i added some caster sugar and coconut milk just before serving..

Asian desserts are really great (compared to rich, calorific ‘Western’ cakes and puddings)…the black glutinous rice dessert is high in fibre…relatively low in energy if u don’t add excessive sugar and coconut milk…but then south east asia don’t have to content with freezing winters…the bottom line? Eat according to ur body’s needs..u do burn more energy to keep warm in cold climates..but gimme summers and salads anytime…!

UPDATE: Please refer to Lily's recipe for the real deal!!! Her version should be much more silky/ smooth with the addition of some white glutinous rice..